El-P and Killer Mike released their album Run The Jewels 3 in 2016. Last year the duo teased fans by announcing that they had plans for their next album Run The Jewels 4. Since then both have been busy with other projects. Unfortunately. El-P took to Twitter to reveal that RTJ 4 is still a work in progress.

“i know a lot of you are hoping we drop rtj4 this year so it’s only right i let you know clearly: we are not,” he explained on Twitter. “we just got off tour like 5 months ago. i scored a film and got married. we started and are working on it but it’s not even close to done. i tell you because i love you.” – El- P

The rapper/producer put a post on Instagram writing that they’re currently in the studio working on the record with hopes to release it in 2019. He also assured fans that this is not a delay and that they are excited to work on new music.

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a month ago i quit smoking. a few months before that i got married. a few months before that i scored a film. a few months before that i got off tour. now i am in full RTJ4 mode and it felt like a decent time to start fresh on this app. don’t panic. before you even realize it there will be hundreds of brand new photos of me that i think i look cool in and when the time comes there will be snippets and goodies relating to the creation of our next record (dropping in 2019). i want to thank you all for an amazing year. being in run the jewels has changed my life in more ways than i can explain and i can’t wait to continue this shit. we have really big things in store and we are taking our time making them all so we thank you in advance for your patience. i can say without a hint of doubt that it will be worth the wait. have a safe and sane holiday. ❤️

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