RUN THE JEWELS: DAY IN THE lIFE

Hip hop duo Run The Jewels, made up of Killer Mike & El-P, arrives in San Francisco for Treasure Island Fest. See behind-the-scenes photos as they gear up for their performance as well as reunite with both new and old friends. Captions provided by none other than RTJ themselves. Enjoy…

-Story originally photographed for Rolling Stone. Link can be found here.

El-P: Hat vs hat. Killer Mike: My money’s on Pokemon.

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Killer Mike: These records are either for breast cancer or Pepto Bismol, either way a worthy cause.

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EL-P: This looks like us walking but we are just standing like that. Killer Mike: It would seem giants and gnomes really do exist.

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EL-P: Me and my morning coffee. Thats coffee.

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Killer Mike: Yes, our tour manager has the hair of a serial killer.

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Killer Mike: Amaze 88 knows how to make me smile like a fat, happy 4-year-old child. That’s the Millennium Falcon, bitches!

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EL-P: Weed makes us smile.

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El-P: We demand this tunnel be built for us at every festival.

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El-P: Here we catch Mike in an illicit Hot Wheels transaction.

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Killer Mike: Bad-ass performance shots! Rockstar status.

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El-P: This is Mike rapping. Well.

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El-P: Raise your hand if you like seeing me in shorts. Killer Mike: Aww man, I fucking love those people, straight up.

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Killer Mike: El-P eating the world’s greatest chicken biscuit. Chick-Fil-A might be trying to knock her off, she should be careful.

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El-P: Jack Dorsey from Twitter. Twitter is a place. Killer Mike: Thanking Jack for inventing technology that has done everything from affect revolutions, to helping us. Congrats, Jack!

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El-P: The legend DJ Qbert. Always a joy.

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El-P: The great DJ Shadow and I.

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El-P: Mike with our big brother Big Boi. Killer Mike: Big is saying, “See, Bear, I told you. That boy done good!”

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Killer Mike: Me kissing “Sharkeshia Marley,” a.k.a., my wife Shay!

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El-P: Side stage before rocking with Big Grams. Killer Mike: We’ll be returning to our not-headliner trailers now …

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Killer Mike: Top tag team for three summers!