Run the Jewels LIVE in AZ
Details: 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29.730 N Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281
Killer Mike and El-P may be hip-hop's most dynamic duo, a point driven home in 2012 via Killer Mike's excellent "R.A.P. Music," which El-P produced. With Run the Jewels, they've taken on a more specific group identity, taking turns on the mike while El-P brings the ominous electro-rap production — or what he declared "that new bop" on their amazing self-titled debut. They more than lived up to the promise of that much-acclaimed debut on the aptly titled "Run the Jewels 2," an album that took what worked the first time out and, in most instances, improved upon the formula, bringing it harder with the beats and lyrics. And by the time they hit the Marquee stage, they'll be touring on "Run the Jewels 3."