Run the Jewels are in New York to perform live from the Garden with Rage Against the Machine, and while in the city, they stopped by the Late Show with Stephen Colbert to play their Run the Jewels 4 cut, “A Few Words for the Firing Squad.”
Killer Mike and El-P chose a stripped-back, lyric-forward presentation, with both men planted in front of mic stands. The crowd clapped along for the ominous, scene-building pulses, and let out a cheer at the climax, which in deference to the late-night censors came out as, “Last words to the firing squad was, ‘Damn you, too.'” Check out the performance below.
Run the Jewels’ long-awaited trek opening for Rage Against the Machine on their “Public Service Announcement” reunion tour continues with three more shows at Madison Square Garden. Another leg of North American shows takes place in early 2023. You can grab tickets here.