Hip Hop duo Run The Jewels have shared a new song to be featured in the new Marvel movie Venom. Titled “Let’s Go (The Royal We),” the song was initially made for a different movie, Blade Runner 2049.
“The essence of the music actually came from a trailer that I submitted for the Blade Runner 2049 trailer, that ultimately they didn’t use,” El-P explained in an interview with Zane Lowe today. “I just loved it so much that I was like, ‘I have to use this.’ So basically, I had spent some time working on that, to kind of try and transform it into a beat for essentially Run The Jewels 4, because me and Mike both loved it, and we just thought it was nasty.”
Instead, the song ended up being used for the Venom post-credits. “We got a call that they wanted us to write a record for it, and we were like abso-damn-lutely we will write a record for Venom,” Killer Mike added. “My man Nate in high school introduced me to the Venom character, and I’ve loved it ever since. Just the duality of trying to do righteous, and this rogue is just fighting with you from the inside. I thought it was a perfect match up with the Run The Jewels spirit, so the record turned out dope. It gave us a primer for what I think is going to be a dope next album.”
RTJ’s last album was 2016’s Run The Jewels 3. Listen to “Let’s Go (The Royal We)” and watch Run The Jewels’ 2017 KEXP in-studio performance below.
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