Kicked off with a free mixtape, Run The Jewels – a collaboration between El-P and Killer Mike – has reached undreamt of heights.
Appearing on prominent Stateside shows, the duo’s new album has won overwhelming critical acclaim and media attention.
Now Marvel Comics have decided to salute the rap pairing. Two upcoming covers - Howard the Duck #2 (see above) and Deadpool #45 (see above) – will come with special variants based on the group’s imagery.
"I knew it was happening potentially," Killer Mike told Rolling Stone, "but when it came all the way through, I was dancing around the room in my Polo underwear."
El-P continues: "Comic books are a part of the creative world of a kid in an urban environment. You might not admit it on record, but you talk to almost every rapper — we all grew up with that shit. I guarantee you like 80 percent of any rappers that you meet probably went through a large comic book phase."