Most hip-hop heads have had both El-P and Killer Mike on their radar long before their Run the Jewels conception. While both were legends in their own, very different realms, the combo not only proved to heads they had great chemistry, but were also able to rebrand themselves to appeal to members of the younger generation who are less in touch with the roots of hip-hop. Sitting down with UPROXX, the duo took a trip down memory lane, accounting the struggles and emotions they encountered when times were not as good. A highlight part of the interview is when El-P shares his first-ever rap verse — which he recalls was written on construction paper and found by his mom — at the 1:10 mark. Check the insightful dialogue above.
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