New York rapper/producer El-P, one half of Run the Jewels, has shared a section of demo score, which he wrote for a trailer for 2017 movie Blade Runner 2049, that ended up being rejected by the studio. You can check the demo out below.
Denis Villeneuve release the long-awaited sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi classic last October. The film garnered massive critical acclaim, but underwhelmed somewhat at the box office, despite starring the likes of Ryan Gosling, and a returning Harrison Ford.
El-P revealed back in September that he had been approached by the film’s producers, and explained in the notes accompanying the track that he was “honoured to even be thought of” by the producers.
“Almost every sound apart from percussion was created on the same type of synth Vangelis used for the original Blade Runner score. It’s unmixed as I only had about 2 days to whip it together and send over.”
Meanwhile, El-P’ Run The Jewels bandmate Killer Mike has come under heavy criticism, after he partook in a sit-down interview with controversial US gun lobby the NRA, receiving hearty backlash for some of his views on gun control. The context of the interview also stirred controversy, coming just hours after hundreds of thousands of Americans took part in the March for Life.
After initially going viral, Mike apologise, claiming his decision was motivated by Martin Luther King’s reputation for engaging in debate with opponents.
“I sat with people that I might not always agree with”, he explained.
“I sat with a group called the National Rifle Association and I did an interview about black gun ownership in this era.
Mike also shared the full interview, seemingly to illustrate his point that the NRA supposedly manipulated the interview for their own benefits. You can see the full 45 minute interview below.
El-P came to the defense of his close friend and bandmate, taking to Twitter to point out that their differences in opinion were part of what makes their friendship so strong. “He doesn’t need me to defend him but fuck that here we are and I’m doing that. Because I know the only way to have a perfect track record out there is to never try. And I know we need Mike out there trying, like he always has. Warts and all,” El-P wrote.
2 things i need to say. pic.twitter.com/q8GrxQeWPs
— el-p (@therealelp) March 26, 2018