People be obssessing over the 'Illuminati'. RTJ on that next level 'Il-lion-nati' tip.
In their very first album, they kept the references minimal. On their song A Christmas Fucking Miracle, Killer Mike raps:
Into the wild, wildstyle ghetto child running wild.
Where the lions and the owls stay
With the untouchable Run the Jewels 2, El-P gets a bit more confident with the references:
I live to spit on your grave, my existence is to disgrace you
The kitten became a lion that look at your face like great food
All Due Respect
I hunt lions, tigers, rare vaginas
Hang where the cops seem scared to find us
On DJ Shadow's latest project RTJ don't miss an opportunity to tease you on the song Nobody Speak:
I am crack
I ain't lyin', kick a lion in his crack
And on the best album of 2016, Run the Jewels 3, we get three blatant allusions to their secret organization:
Legend Has It - El-P
We move among the ones you think are meek
You think I'm lion, you right, see my teeth
Stay Gold - El-P
I'll define it, nothing servile, all defiance
You're gonna love how we ride to the gates on a lion, high and smiling
Oh Mama - Killer Mike
You raised a lion, mama Now you lying, mama
The proof is out there. Don't be ignorant.