At 1:28AM ET Thursday night (technically Friday morning), El-P and Killer Mike released Run the Jewels 2, the followup to their critically-acclaimed 2013 album, as a free download — a tweet and a zip file. And while we're loving the album a lot so far, our favorite part so far has been fan reactions on Twitter. Turns out listening to the album — or maybe even just downloading it — can cause spontaneous combustion of excitement*.
*Unnecessary disclaimer: we know this isn't how science works. This isn't a trope entirely new or unique to RTJ, nor are we condoning the destruction of any property, but we enjoy it all the same.
And so without further ado, in order of magnitude:
I SHOULDN'T HAVE DOWNLOADED RTJ2 STRAIGHT TO THE CELL @therealelp @KillerMikeGTO pic.twitter.com/tfwCFmL2Lg— QUANTUM $UPPLY (@quantumwashere) October 24, 2014
@therealelp RTJ2 had my comp like pic.twitter.com/yLwfuEeeQj— Jeremy Spooky Morin (@jmorin01) October 24, 2014
*gets handed the aux, plays #RTJ2* @KillerMikeGTO @therealelp pic.twitter.com/rrS7k6P1Ri— Mugen. (@thekingofokay_) October 24, 2014
Tried playing #RTJ2 in my car this morning.. @KillerMikeGTO @therealelp pic.twitter.com/SyCK14TKL2— Jonathan Warner™ (@JayWarner_) October 24, 2014
Blasting Run The Jewels 2 in the car got me like @therealelp @KillerMikeGTO pic.twitter.com/CzLxf0EQ0S— Sonny Kennedy (@sonny22k) October 24, 2014
#RTJ2 @therealelp @KillerMikeGTO pic.twitter.com/ICLBEw6eP3— Emmett Storts (@emoney320) October 24, 2014
RUN THE JEWELS 2 !!! http://t.co/aPTibXd3ME— history (@historyinflicks) October 24, 2014
hows everybody liking the album so far pic.twitter.com/6zJIjD8TMv— sasha geffen (@sashageffen) October 24, 2014