El-P - Cancer For Cure

A musical monolith
El-P - Cancer For Cure

Hip-hop’s favourite red-headed stepchild slaps us in the face with his first non-instrumental album in five years and it’s a doozy. Since the demise of backpacker staple Def Jux (El’s record label) in 2010 Mr. Producto has been re-establishing himself as full time artist and pioneer of the NY underground hip-hop scene. His latest offering is a synth heavy, angst ridden, paranoia-fuelled musical monolith filled with catchy hooks, heavy drums and nods of the cap towards Dubstep. The album is also filled with interesting guest appearances from Underground Hip Hop newbies Danny Brown and Mr. Mutha Fuckin’ eXquire to Interpol’s Paul Banks.

8/10

Words by ERIC THORP

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