Run the Jewels is one of the most exciting musical projects happening now. The collaboration between Killer Mike and El-P is having something of a heyday, raising an amount of money that surprised even them for a cat-related remix project called Meow The Jewels
, getting featured everywhere from Rolling Stone
. Oh, and the duo just released an album
. The frenzy continues with a graffiti project called Tag The Jewels,
where artists from around the world took on the Run the Jewels logo.
There have been entries everywhere from New York to New Delhi, but one of the most widely-circulated came from right here in Denver, courtesy of Gamma Gallery.
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The artist behind the project, Gamma Acosta, contributed a handful of variations on themes ranging from police violence to religion to Lord of the Rings. The one that's earned the most attention so far is Thrill the Jewels, featuring the duo as the werewolf and zombie from Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video. You can watch it come to life in the timelapse video above.
Acosta is a well-known street artist here in Denver -- you've likely seen his work around town. You can get in touch with him about commissioning your own mural or other artwork through his web site.
See also: Run the Jewels Came to Denver With OutKast Over the Summer
Go take your photo in front of one of the murals, go download Run The Jewels 2 and listen to it on an endless loop, and go see the madness in person at the Gothic Theatre November 18
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