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Killer Mike tells the story of how the Road Warriors influenced him

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That Road Warriors pop may now be that Run the Jewels pop. Pro wrestling is everywhere and the reach of the sport is truly massive. The power of the squared circle is so wide that it’s net now connects hip hop group Run the Jewels to The Road Warriors/Legion of Doom.

So what is the connection between the biggest pro wrestling tag team of the 1980s and one of the most popular hip-hop duos in 2018? Let Killer Mike and El-P explain how watching Road Warrior Animal and Road Warrior Hawk enter to Black Sabbath’s ‘Iron Man’ helped foster their love of heavy metal music.

Run the Jewels plus The Road Warriors is the new music to pro wrestling crossover we didn’t know we wanted and now we must have. Hopefully some YouTube highlight maker is feverishly splicing together footage of The Road Warriors running roughshod through Jim Crockett Promotions with Run the Jewels as the soundtrack.

Check out the full interview below

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