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El-P

Hometown: BROOKLYN, US
Tags: hip-hop, hip hop, underground hip-hop

El-P is a rapper and producer from Brooklyn, New York. He used to be in a group called Company Flow which put out some records that people liked. He started a record label called Definitive Jux which put out a bunch of other records people liked. He has released three solo rap albums, a jazz album, five instrumental albums, and has been on TV a bunch of times. He has produced records for many people. He has performed for many people.

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  • No Ripcord

    No Ripcord on El-P

    over 1 year ago

    #32 The merging of El-P’s futuristic production with Killer Mike’s hardcore Southern-rap delivery is an original and potentially important moment in underground hip-hop. El-P released his (also great) solo record Cancer 4 Cure simultaneously, and whereas El-P’s lyrics are oblique and disorientating, Mike boasts the virtue of directness...full article here

  • No Ripcord

    No Ripcord on El-P

    over 1 year ago

    #36 Former Company Flow rapper/producer El-P’s third solo album follows in pretty much the same vein as its two predecessors. That’s not to say it’s not a great album, it just doesn’t necessarily bring anything new to the party...full article here

  • Obscure Sound Best 2012

    Obscure Sound Best 2012 on El-P

    over 1 year ago

    #35 Cancer for Cure is the first solo album in five years from legendary hip-hop producer El-P, the longtime alias of Definitive Jux co-founder Jaime Meline. For two decades he has been a central figure in underground hip-hop, not only with his own creations but also by discovering the under-exposed works of others...full article here

  • Rolling Stone Reviews

    Rolling Stone Reviews on El-P

    over 1 year ago

    3.5 Stars
    New York rapper-producer El-P's blitzkrieging fourth record is a paranoid reality show – and that's its appeal, from the psychedelic funk of "Drones Over Bklyn" to the nightmarish soldier story "Tougher Colder Killer.". more at rollingstone.com

  • Okayplayer Best 2012

    Okayplayer Best 2012 on El-P

    over 1 year ago

    #7 Of all the notable qualities that make El-P‘s Cancer 4 Cure a 2012 stand-out–articulate anger, unrelentingly original beats, post-apocalyptic anxieties–impeccable timing has to be counted near the top of the list...full article here

  • Pitchfork Best 2012

    Pitchfork Best 2012 on El-P

    over 1 year ago

    #45 El-P's 2012 collaboration with Killer Mike, R.A.P. Music, was the hard left hook to the jaw, but his solo record Cancer for Cure was the body blow-- the one that rumbled your guts, left you sickened and confused. Solitude has always suited El-P, and on this record, he emerged from it with a record so dense and internal that it was impossible to discern the hum of the machines from the hum of his mind...full article here

  • Pop Matters Best 2012

    Pop Matters Best 2012 on El-P

    over 1 year ago

    #35 Any performer with Oscar ambitions should “never go full retard”, warns Robert Downey Jr.‘s Kirk Lazarus in 2008’s Tropic Thunder. Prestige culture was the target, but outcry from disability activists was the response, leading to pickets and memes before reemerging as lead single “The Full Retard” of El-P’s Cancer 4 Cure...full article here

  • Pretty Much Amazing Best 2012

    Pretty Much Amazing Best 2012 on El-P

    over 1 year ago

    #20 Cancer For Cure opens with a sample of William S. Burroughs reading his 1961 novel, The Soft Machine, and I doubt there could be a more appropriate author for El Producto to invoke. full article here

  • Sputnikmusic

    Sputnikmusic on El-P

    over 1 year ago

    #13 El-Producto has shaped the very foundation of my music tastes throughout nearly every genre...full article here

  • Stereogum Best of 2013

    Stereogum Best of 2013 on El-P

    over 1 year ago

    #15 Cancer For Cure (Fat Possum)

  • Treble Best of 2013

    Treble Best of 2013 on El-P

    over 1 year ago

    #22 A little over two years ago, when El-P announced that he was dissolving Definitive Jux in order to focus on his own music and production work, it seemed that his future was uncertain...full article here

  • TheOwlMag

    TheOwlMag on El-P

    over 1 year ago

    Artist: El-P Album: I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead Label: Definitive Jux Genre: Rap/Hip Hop Rating: Buy it >>

    Imagine if El-P were a comic book superhero. Which would he be? He could be just about any of the postmodern comic heroes who possess amazing gifts to make positive change on the world, but can’t get their mind right in order to fight their own manic tendencies. With power comes great responsibility, and El-Producto completely lets loose irresponsibly in classic form without claim.

    El-P is hands down one of the most original cats in the hip-hop game and shows all his cards all the time. The honesty of his words is his super strength, but it’s also his krypto. Fortunately for us listeners, it’s the truth we crave and the reason why we appreciate his voice in the game. Too bad for him, but his honesty leaves his ass bare in the wind for everyone to look at. He’s an interesting bum, however. El-P drops mad crazy flows in ways over beats that are completely unprecedented. Not to mention the aesthetics and delivery, the personality behind it is fresh and deep, like a sci-fi apocalypse cosmo twist.

    - Review submitted by Grant Inaba.

    more at theowlmag.com

  • hiphopdx

    hiphopdx on El-P

    almost 2 years ago

    El-P "The Full Retard" more at hiphopdx.com

  • hiphopdx

    hiphopdx on El-P

    almost 2 years ago

    El-P "Smithereens (Stop Cryin)" more at hiphopdx.com

  • hiphopdx

    hiphopdx on El-P

    almost 2 years ago

    El-P "Meanstreak Instrumental [In 3 Parts]" more at hiphopdx.com

  • hiphopdx

    hiphopdx on El-P

    almost 2 years ago

    El-P "Lab Rat Bravely Escapes On Hovercraft Only To Crash Directly Outside Of Gates" more at hiphopdx.com

  • hiphopdx

    hiphopdx on El-P

    almost 2 years ago

    El-P "Drones Over Brooklyn [Prod. El-P]" more at hiphopdx.com

  • hiphopdx

    hiphopdx on El-P

    almost 2 years ago

    El-P "Rush Over Brooklyn" more at hiphopdx.com

  • hiphopdx

    hiphopdx on El-P

    almost 2 years ago

    El-P "The Full Retard" more at hiphopdx.com

  • Buzz Bands LA

    Buzz Bands LA on El-P

    about 2 years ago

    Here are your Thursday things: ► Indie hip-hop standout El-P visits Check Yo Ponytail at the Echoplex behind his first solo album in five years, "Cancer for Cure," joined by Killer Mike and more. ► U.K. funk-soul outfit the Heavy , with its third album "The Glorious Dead" coming in August [ here's a sample ], plays the Bootleg Bar supported by the Skins and Wake Up Lucid. ► Justin Townes Earle, touring in support of his March release "Nothing’s Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now," headlines the more here

  • Pitchfork Best Albums

    Pitchfork Best Albums on El-P

    about 2 years ago

    Album "Cancer for Cure" scored 8.5

    El-P's first album since putting Def Jux on hiatus in early 2010 marks a break from the old order and another call to arms. Dark, heavy, and richly rendered, Cancer 4 Cure is both reinvention and in...

    more at pitchfork.com

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