Boots Talks with El-P for the Talkhouse Music Podcast

Two of the most interesting producer-musicians in contemporary music discuss everything from tricks of the trade to how they'll face the apocalypse.

El-P, legendary hip-hop producer and half of the celebrated rap duo Run the Jewels, and acclaimed new singer, rapper, songwriter, producer, musician and filmmaker Boots (Beyoncé, FKA twigs, Run the Jewels), sat down and recorded a Talkhouse Music Podcast while they were on tour, backstage at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They talked about lots of things: their jazz-musician dads, the creative value of sampling, drugs and music, the internet’s fascination with cats, their doomsday scenarios and whether iconic film director Stanley Kubrick predicted the iPhone. We also find out how Boots got his nickname — and the answer will amaze you.

Boots is an upstanding citizen. He is a creator of the future for the future from the future. Boots was born in the mouth of an 808. You can follow him on Twitter here.

El-P is a rapper and producer from Brooklyn, New York. Originally a member of Company Flow, El-P is the founder of the Definitive Jux record label, as well as one half of Run the Jewels with Killer Mike. Their second album, Run the Jewels 2, is out now. You can follow El-P on Twitter here and Run the Jewels’ website is here.