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El-P + Killer Mike + Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire + Despot (presented by Karmaloop)

El-P + Killer Mike + Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire + Despot (presented by Karmaloop)

Sat. 06/23 | 8:00PM @ Mohawk Austin (map)

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Born Jaime Meline, El-Producto or El-P is an underground hip-hop producer & rapper from New York City. As a rapper, El-P's style can be characterized by his dense, aggressive, and verbose attacks, which include notable use of metaphor, science fiction and fantasy themes and references, and associative word play. Critic Steve Huey describes him as "one of the most technically gifted MCs of his time, spitting out near-impossible phrases and rhythmic variations that simply leave the listener's head spinning." 

As a member of Company Flow, he honed his production skills alongside DJ Mr. Len and Bigg Jus. His unique style helped Company Flow gain critical, then popular success, culminating in 1997 with Funcrusher Plus. Eventual differences between the group & label Rawkus, lead to El-P & Len leaving the label in 2000. El-P then decided to start his own record label, Definitive Jux. Of the many albums he has helped produce (most on Definitive Jux), the most influential and successful has been Cannibal Ox’s only full-length album, The Cold Vein (2001). In 2002 he released his debut album, Fantastic Damage, which received critical acclaim. 

His follow-up, I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead, hit stores in March of 2007. It featured a wide range of artists, including The Mars Volta, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, and Cat Power. El-P has also contributed productions and guest raps to albums by DJ Krush, Aesop Rock, Murs, Cage, Mr. Lif, Prefuse 73, Del The Funky Homosapien, Mike Ladd, The High And Mighty, Aceyalone, and Alec Empire on the first Handsome Boy Modeling School album. His third full-length studio album, Cancer 4 Cure, was released on Fat Possum Records May 22, 2012. 

@ Outdoor ALL AGES Doors @ 8pm. Show @ 9pm.

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