El-P - Cancer 4 Cure 2xLP
Label: Fat Possum
Received an 8.5 Best New Music rating from Pitchfork. Independent rap icon EL-P's incredible solo album Cancer 4 Cure. Cancer 4 Cure takes another huge leap forward with a bombastic collision of synths, bottomless bass tones, live instrumentation, ear-worming melody, and tightly coiled drum patterns, setting the standard for hip hop production higher than ever. The obvious diversion from the previous album is the presence of El-P's ever-developing vocal style, continuing to raise the bar on his already highly verbose flow that swiftly and muscularly navigates a rapidfire explosion of syllabic conundrums and quick-witted elocutions full of heart, purpose, style and grit. Rounded out by feature appearances by a host of high profile guests including Killer Mike, Danny Brown, Mr. Muthafuckin' Exquire, Paul Banks (Interpol), and others.