Run The Jewels (the group) Vs. Run The Jewels (the film)


By Barbi Martinez

Okay, just to be clear: the phrase “run the jewels” has long been used as a slang term for “to rob someone.” At least that’s what the Urban Dictionary advises us. Still, it’s become pretty synonymous with El-P and Killer Mike’s outfit, Run The Jewels, so while it’s probably not a phrase that can be copyrighted, you wouldn’t expect someone to just come up out of the blue with a NEW Run The Jewels.

Well, unless you’re Kevin Hart. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hart is producing an action-comedy film Run The Jewels for Universal, written by Alex Blagg and Neel Shah and featuring “a group of failed rappers who attempt to rob an eccentric hip-hop mogul.”

El-P is not too thrilled about the idea and has floated, via Twitter, the notion that he may have to sue:



excuse me while I go starve a savage pack of lawyers for 7 days.

If you’re going to make a movie and you decide to call it “Run The Jewels” why would you not at least CALL THE BAND?

@Clarknova1 prolly lost or number. its cool we’ll be calling them.

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