‘Run the Jewels 3’ is “Finished,” and Due Early Next Year

If you’re on Run the Jewels’ mailing list, you’ll have gotten a rather exciting email this morning: according to the duo themselves, their new album Run the Jewels 3 is done, and scheduled for release in January 2017. Specifically, the album’s release date will be January 13. Huzzah! There’s also a new single to listen to, and you can hear it right here, goddammit:

The album artwork is photographed by Tim Saccenti, and the email announcing the album includes the following quote from the duo about the imagery: “For us, the RTJ1 hands were about ‘taking what’s yours’ — your world, your life, your attitude. The RTJ2 hands were wrapped in bandages, signifying injury and healing, which for us represented the growth in ideas and tone of that album. For RTJ3 the bandages are off, the chain is gone and the hands have been transformed into gold. For us this represents the idea that there is nothing to take that exists outside of yourself. You are the jewel.”