El-P, one half of rap duo Run the Jewels, treated fans to a few seconds of new music tagged #RTJ3 today on Instagram.
#RTJ3 A video posted by thereallyrealelp (@thereallyrealelp) on
But any elation about new tunes proved to be short-lived: an hour later, the producer/MC suggested on Twitter that RTJ3 is unlikely to see daylight this year due to the group's grueling tour schedule. El-P also blamed his perfectionist instincts for the delay.
fyi RTJ3 is almost definitely not coming in 2015. touring all year but every chance we get we are working hard on it. — el-p (@therealelp) May 14, 2015
im a subscriber to the "make the record great no matter how long it takes" philosophy. — el-p (@therealelp) May 14, 2015
Most of the duo's upcoming performances will be in Europe, but they're hitting a few festivals in America. Check out the dates here.