Still riding high after the release of the terrific Run The Jewels 2, El-P and Killer MikeĀ sat down with UPROXX to talk about their humble beginnings and future aspirations.

In the video, the duo explain their early rap attempts including Killer Mike’s teacher telling him he’s “too smart to rap,” and El-P’s mom finding his first ever rap, which he wrote on construction paper. There’s also a preview for a beat that’s said to be for Run The Jewels 3.

Watch the full video above, and here’s a rare recreation of RTJ history:

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