El-P and Killer Mike recently dropped a stellar mixtape, Run the Jewels—get it for free over yonder—and on Sunday, July 28, they'll take over the Hawthorne Theatre with what's got to be one of the best hiphop live shows in the world right now. Killer Mike? Don't let the name fool you. The man is a mountain of pure sunshine, and his refusal to fall into the trap of emcee-playing-it-too-cool-for-school makes him the most charismatic rapper currently in the game. And El-P is no slouch; Cancer 4 Cure was one of the finest hiphop albums of last year.
In other words? We're unbelievably stoked for for the chance to see El and Mike teaming up again—so stoked that we're giving away a pair of tickets to the show. To enter, fire off an email to contest at portlandmercury dot com with "Run the Jewels" in the subject line. Please include your first and last name in the email. We'll select a winner at random and send them on their way. This contest closes Monday morning at 9 am, so enter now and good luck!
El-P and Killer Mike w/Despot, Kool A.D.; Hawthorne Theatre, 1507 SE César E. Chávez, Sun July 28, 8 pm, $18-20, all ages, tickets here