'RTJ3' charts without physical even reaching the shops...
Run The Jewels

It's the opening days of January, and things are all round pretty bleak - so forgive us if we choose to look on the optimistic side of things...

Run The Jewels dropped their album on Christmas Day, a time when most artists were tucking into roast turkeys and devouring pigs-in-blankets.

Instead, 'RTJ3' leaped online, startling fans with the devastating creativity of Killer Mike and El-P.

Remarkably, the duo have managed to gatecrash the charts before physical copies even hit the shops. El-P just broke the news on Twitter:

That's pretty incredible, right? True independence in action, from two artists who have been around the block but still retain their hunger.

So maybe give 'RTJ3' a play, and see if it can brighten your prospects for 2017...

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