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* BookEnds: Done with [=RTJ=] 4's intro and ending songs "yankee and the brave" and "a few words for the firing squad (radiation)," both of which contain a portion of a tv-show style outro for a fictional, in-universe show titled, of course, ''Yankee and the Brave.''


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* MoodWhiplash: Done at the end of "a few words for the firing squad (radiation)," transitioning from a melancholy instrumental break after several rather heavy verses to a comedic, tv-show style outro that also serves as a call-back to the album's intro song "yankee and the brave."

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* CurseCutShort: Done at the end of Verse 6 in "Legend Has It," where the voice of El-P's wife cuts off the tail end of his rather egotistical and vulgar brag with a blunt "Stop."
--> ''You wanna kick it, I'll give you the rocks''
--> ''You kiss the wood chipper blade if you bark''
--> ''I'm fuckin' magic, in fact I'm a warlock of talk''
--> ''I got a unicorn horn for a--'' (stop)


* OriginalPositionFallacy: Discussed on "walking in the snow", which touches on how people who support policies that harm marginalized groups will one day face that same harm if they're in a similar economic status.

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* OriginalPositionFallacy: Discussed on "walking in the snow", which touches on how people who support policies that harm marginalized groups will one day face that same harm if they're in a similar economic or social status.

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* OriginalPositionFallacy: Discussed on "walking in the snow", which touches on how people who support policies that harm marginalized groups will one day face that same harm if they're in a similar economic status.

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* GratuitousFrench: There's some quick instances of this in some songs. They're made by El-P, generally.


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* RemixAlbum / SillinessSwitch: ''Meow The Jewels'', which sees every beat remade using only sounds made by cats.

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* RemixAlbum / SillinessSwitch: ''Meow The Jewels'', which sees every beat from ''2'' remade using only sounds made by cats.


* RemixAlbum: ''Meow The Jewels'', which sees every beat remade using only sounds made by cats.

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* RemixAlbum: RemixAlbum / SillinessSwitch: ''Meow The Jewels'', which sees every beat remade using only sounds made by cats.

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* RemixAlbum: ''Meow The Jewels'', which sees every beat remade using only sounds made by cats.


* AntiChristmasSong: "A Christmas Fucking Miracle."



* IntercourseWithYou: Occasionally referenced in their songs, but it's especially prominent in "Love Again" off of [=RTJ=] 2.

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* IntercourseWithYou: Occasionally referenced in their songs, but it's especially prominent in "Love Again" off of [=RTJ=] 2. Prince Paul's character Chest Rockwell also gets pretty crude on "Twin Hype Back."
* MushroomSamba: The subject of Killer Mike's verse on "No Come Down."


* DarkerAndEdgier: While all of their records have at least one dark song, [=RTJ=] 4 is considered to be the darkest of the bunch, as it covers powerful and controversial topics of police brutality and white inaction, and has no fun songs to ease up the tension like the previous three albums. The fact that it was dropped during the numerous Black Lives Matter protests/riots to avenge George Floyd's death at the hands of a police officer is just icing on the cake.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: While all of their records have at least one dark song, [=RTJ=] 4 is considered to be the darkest of the bunch, as it covers powerful and controversial topics of police brutality and white inaction, and has no fun songs to ease up the tension like the previous three albums. The fact that it was dropped during the numerous Black Lives Matter protests/riots in response to avenge George Floyd's death at the hands of a police officer is just icing on the cake.


* DarkerAndEdgier: While all of their records have at least one dark song, [=RTJ=] 4 is considered to be the darkest of the bunch, as it covers powerful and controversial topics of police brutality and white inaction, and has no fun songs to ease up the tension unlike the previous three albums. The fact that it was dropped during the numerous Black Lives Matter protests/riots to avenge George Floyd's death at the hands of a police officer is just icing on the cake.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: While all of their records have at least one dark song, [=RTJ=] 4 is considered to be the darkest of the bunch, as it covers powerful and controversial topics of police brutality and white inaction, and has no fun songs to ease up the tension unlike like the previous three albums. The fact that it was dropped during the numerous Black Lives Matter protests/riots to avenge George Floyd's death at the hands of a police officer is just icing on the cake.

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* ArcSymbol: The group's calling card is an image of two hands: one in the shape of a gun pointing at a closed fist. This appears on every one of their albums.

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* AllLowercaseLetters: The songs in [=RTJ=] 4 are styled like this.
* DarkerAndEdgier: While all of their records have at least one dark song, [=RTJ=] 4 is considered to be the darkest of the bunch, as it covers powerful and controversial topics of police brutality and white inaction, and has no fun songs to ease up the tension unlike the previous three albums. The fact that it was dropped during the numerous Black Lives Matter protests/riots to avenge George Floyd's death at the hands of a police officer is just icing on the cake.
* IntercourseWithYou: Occasionally referenced in their songs, but it's especially prominent in "Love Again" off of [=RTJ=] 2.


* Run The Jewels 4 (2020)

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* [=RTJ=] 4 (2020)

!! "Run the Tropes!"

* NumberedSequels: Every single one of their records is the shares the title of their debut record, just with a number next to it.
* PoliceBrutality: A very common subject in their music, and what arguably makes the group so popular in the first place. It helps that Killer Mike's father was a cop as well.
* RecurringCharacter: Or rather, Recurring Musician. Music/RageAgainstTheMachine's Zach de la Rocha has been a guest star on every
Run The the Jewels 4 (2020)album since the second album.

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