Killer Mike’s ‘fuck boy’ chant in response to fuck boy SXSW fan is all time

Proof positive why El-P and Killer Mike are brothers for life.

Killer Mike’s emotional soliloquy on police brutality starts St. Louis show with a heavy dose of real

The content of Killer Mike’s speech on Monday should go down in history as the quintessential reaction to the Grand Jury’s decision not to indict in the murder of Michael Brown.

The unexpected cult of Run the Jewels

SHOW REVIEW: RTJ have wisely relied on their audience, which is growing at an exponential rate due to their open relationship with both new and established media, while creating direct lanes with fans.

Meow the Jewels hits 10k in Kickstarter funding

Run the Jewels have captured the cultural zeitgeist by opening up their world to all cat-sourced production for a “RTJ2” remix experiment, but it’s going to take a shit-ton more small donations to make this a reality.

Five Outside Lands trends in 2014

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Headliners Kanye West, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and The Killers were the focus of the many knee-jerk reactions, but what does the lineup say as a whole?

Showbams Photography 2013: A year in review

BEST OF 2013: Take a look at some of the best live music photography snapped by Showbams photographers this year.

Showbams’ top shows of 2013

BEST OF 2013: The Bam Team looks back at our favorite shows that took place in the Bay Area music scene and beyond this year.

El-P and Killer Mike make ‘rap church’ a reality as Run the Jewels

SHOW REVIEW: After performing excellent solo sets, El-P and Killer Mike joined forces as Run the Jewels for one of the best live music experiences of the year at The Independent.

New Music: Run the Jewels (EL-P + Killer Mike) – Self-titled

“Put these two together and you have the best hip-hop album of the year so far, and one of the best overall albums of 2013.”

Win free tickets: EL-P + KILLER MIKE = RUN THE JEWELS

WIN FREE TICKETS to El-P & Killer Mike as Run The Jewels.

Big Boi and Killer Mike bring much-needed R.A.P. Music to SF

LIVE MUSIC REVIEW: While Killer Mike might say things some people don’t want to hear, San Francisco concert goers were treated Thursday night to a satisfying greatest hits show by Big Boi at Mezzanine.

Best tracks of 2012

BEST of 2012: Our contributors list their Top 10 tracks from 2012. What was your favorite song from 2012?

10 most important Political Protest Songs of the last 50 years

Showbams explores the 10 most influential political protest songs from the last 50 years, tracking from the Civil Rights Movement, through the Vietnam era all the way to 2012.