Run the Jewels have teamed up with the folks behind the popular video game series Gears of War to debut the first proper song we’ve heard from Run the Jewels 3—“Panther Like a Panther (I’m the Shit)”. The song makes its debut in the new trailer for Gears of War 4, which you can watch below. (It’s actually really hard to listen to thanks to an almost comic amount of video game sounds thrown on top of the track.)
The collaboration seems to run deeper than just scoring the trailer though. RTJ have actually launched GOW-branded merch! In fact, at the end of the trailer for GOW4, a message welcomes the duo “to the Gears family. Brothers to the end.” Interesting to see where this goes. Not that you can blame Killer Mike and El-P. Gears of War is a critically adored series with a massive following (the series has sold over twenty million copies so far). And that merch looks really awesome. Not a bad look at all.
According to Killer Mike, Run the Jewels 3 will be out this year.