Merry Christmas, hip-hop fans.
The critically acclaimed hip-hop duo Run the Jewels, consisting of El-P and Killer Mike, released "Run the Jewels 3" early Christmas morning, to the surprise of many fans.
As icing on the cake, the album was free on the group's site. The album was intended to be released January 13, Spin reports. The second album, creatively titled "Run the Jewels 2," was also released early.
The announcement tweet says it all.
OUR TECH-FORCE HAS JACKED IN TO THE MAIN FRAME AND AQUIRED AN EMERGENCY DOWNLOAD LINK TO RTJ3 BREAK GLASS FOR ALBUM https://t.co/azmQdausVy— el-p (@therealelp) December 25, 2016
Traffic to the site was so high, an emergency stream link was made available.
Unsurprisingly, fans lost their minds, and #RTJ3 trended on Twitter.
Every Christmas present is now competing with #RTJ3. Good luck Santa.— Christoph Sanbjorn (@BornInTheSand97) December 25, 2016
The bar has been raised this Christmas.
Not opened anything yet but #RTJ3 is out now and that's the best Christmas present I could possibly get.— Theo Smith (@TheO_Utopia) December 25, 2016
It's full of guest features including Danny Brown and Kamasi Washington.