Two years removed from the release of their last LP, 2020’s RTJ4, Run the Jewels join forces with an all-star cast of Latin American artists for their new remix album RTJ Cu4tro.
Co-produced by longtime collaborator Nick Hook, the 11-track project boasts guest appearances from Bomba Estéreo, previous collaborator Zack de la Rocha, Akapellah, Baco Exu Do Blues, Iggor Cavalera, Sarah La Morena, Sante Fe Klan, and Mexican Institute of Sound.
“We are honored and delighted to have had the opportunity to work with the amazing producers, vocalists, musicians, and artists who made this album happen,” El-P said in a statement. “We set out to make a remix album, but we consider the end result of RTJ CU4TRO to be more than that. It’s a reimagining of RTJ4 through the lens of collaboration and a fusing of numerous musical cultures and influences.”
He continued, “A rare chance for us to connect, create and be inspired by people who we may never have had the chance to get down with if we weren’t lucky enough to be in a position to put it all together. We thank them for all their generosity, energy, and creativity. This is a piece of music filled with love, respect and craft and everyone truly gave it their all, genuinely humbling us in the process.”
The album arrives ahead of Run the Jewels’ performance on Nov. 18 at Mexico’s largest music festival, Corona Capital, where the duo will also release their third craft beer courtesy of the country’s Cerveza Minerva.
Stream RTJ Cu4tro now on all major platforms.