TRIBUTE: Celebrating 10 Years of El-P’s ‘I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead’
next phase of El-P’s career, and set him on the path for the artist he has become today. The trauma against reality.” El-P tackles this drudgery right off the bat, with ISWYD’s opener, “Tasmanian Pain , “No Kings” is, as El raps on the track, some “Young deadly dumb kick snare pattern play,” with El kicking another piece of unique storytelling and an exploration by El into a troubled psyche, this time his own TRIBUTE: Celebrating 10 Years of El-P’s ‘I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead’ El-P’s second solo LP remains as bleak and pitiless today as it was 10 years ago, but it works. So when ISWYD was released 10 years ago, it was a powerful statement. It is El-P’s best solo El-P
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 15 Years of El-P’s Debut Album ‘Fantastic Damage’
El-P’s debut solo full-length honors hip-hop’s past, while striving to create something new and groundbreaking. TRIBUTE: Celebrating 15 Years of El-P’s Debut Album ‘Fantastic Damage’ stylings. “Deep Space 9MM,” the album’s second single, is a fast-paced, sparse track, where El-P spits futures, El-P’s love for the works of Phillip K. Dick is well documented. Much like Dick, El-P is adept and promotion. So in 2001, El-P founded Def Jux Records to be a haven for himself and similarly recorded. While Fantastic Damage is all despair and pain, El does manage to cut loose in his uniquely El-P way Happy 15th Anniversary to El-P’s Fantastic Damage, originally released May 14, 2002. El-P is a El-P
ALBUM REVIEW: Uncompromising ‘Run the Jewels 3’ Finds the Dynamic Duo in Their Rawest Form
Mike’s outspokenness and very public profile, El-P is often overlooked as a key component of the Enemy. Brought together by a Cartoon Network executive of all people, Jaime “El-P” Meline and crush all positivity. Here El raps, “You muckin' with a G here, see and talk to me / Or maybe listen group. If nothing else, El-P’s production is integral to the group’s overall persona. The proto electro El-P & Killer Mike’s latest LP reaffirms that the pair have managed to capture their audience’s passion like few hip-hop acts have during this decade. , Mike and El emerge from a crucible of pain and despair, battle-tested and ready to kick ass and take El-P
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 20 Years of Company Flow’s Debut Album ‘Funcrusher Plus’
the mic, El-P and Bigg Jus each had a unique lyrical presence, and were both pure New York. El-P’s lyrics popsicles.” El-P’s ad-libs between their verses sum up the ethos of the group, as he proclaims, “With samples from an anti-child molestation PSA record, Jus and El-P kick their verses over what sounds like number of solo tracks on Funcrusher Plus, allowing El-P and Bigg Jus to demonstrate their respective , rapper/producer Jaime “El-P” Meline, and DJ/producer Leonard “Mr. Len” Smythe, Company Flow held the El-P
INTERVIEW & TRIBUTE: Mr. Lif Revisits the Making of His Debut Album ‘I Phantom,’ 15 Years On
really a complete dick if you think that way. JD: “Post Mortem” featuring Jean Grae, El-P, and Akrobatik way that I want to.” And then it was just a matter of linking up with talented producers like El-P and -Boy Part Two.” DJ Abilities was literally at El-P’s crib like laying down the cuts around midnight themes that the album subsequently addressed. For production, Def Jux-CEO/creator El-P splits duties stuff like that and all the songs that aren’t produced by El-P on that album gave me an opportunity to
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 10 Years of Talib Kweli’s ‘Eardrum’
, in fact, a fan of Puffy and the shiny suit music that peers like El-P were rallying against. But
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 10 Years of Del the Funky Homosapien’s ‘Eleventh Hour’
Rock, Mr. Lif and C-Rayz Walz, and El-P’s own post-Company Flow material. It made sense they should -released albums. He found a home for 2008’s Eleventh Hour at El-P’s renowned Definitive Jux label. It was a relationship likely forged after El-P produced and featured on “Offspring” from Del’s Both Sides
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 15 Years of MURS’ ‘The End of the Beginning’
” is a cover of Dr. Dre and Snoop Doggy Dogg’s “Deep Cover” only in a very loose sense. El-P creates a by no means his first rodeo. Before he signed to rapper/producer El-P’s Definitive Jux Records, he’d ” features MURS utilizing a double-time flow over a spacey synch-heavy track also produced by El-P, who
INTERVIEW: Purveyors of Pure Hip-Hop, Ro Spit & 14KT Go for Broke as RSXGLD
success of Run The Jewels has been such a joy to witness. It’s rapper and producer in perfect sync , brash and introspective, all at the same time. It works beautifully, just like Killer Mike & El-P, DJ (with the bonus that El-P also doubles up as an incredible emcee himself). There’s a nod to the golden
ALBUMISM PRESENTS: The 50 Finest Albums of the 21st Century So Far
Family collective at the time, collaborate with producer El-P to create a vivid 70+ minute journey puts phrases together, while Vast rhymes like he’s got “The Glow” (a la The Last Dragon). And El-P’s production
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