El-P’s Cancer for Cure

To keep up with the New Yawk Cit-tay trip that Bobby and Kyle are on, it’s some coincidence to highlight a great new album outta Brooklyn. El-P, Def Jux labelhead, Company Flow founder, and reputable producer has put out his first album in four years and its a real cracker. If you aren’t familiar with his work, well, his brand of anti-bling hip hop is jagged, abstract and especially dense. His first record, 1997’s Funcrusher Plus, is a classic of the genre whose influence can be heard today and spawned thousands of bedroom rappers and producers everywhere. I swear to you: they are everywhere.

Cancer for Cure is another great record from him. It’s really future rap. The Full Retard just hits hard, refuses to be soft on the ears and demands to be heard. I mean seriously. “So you can bump this shit like they do in the future” is a command with a hint of truth. Also, I have to mention the video is cracked-out awesome. It is an absolutely ridiculous party, but I will warn you it is 100% NSFW. Definitely something to listen to this summer.

Alec Rojas

June 15, 2012 / By

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