MP3: El-P – “Whores: The Movie”
El-P is the Steve Jobs of hip-hop. Part pioneer, part cult leader, the guy’s been single-handedly reinventing the game for well over a decade.
He put leftfield rap on the map in Company Flow. He turned modern New York into a post-apocalyptic wasteland with Cannibal Ox. He hurdled rhymes into the abstract on ‘Fantastic Damage’. And none of this even acknowledges his role in revitalising the entire genre, as CEO of Definitive Jux.
So lately – while you’ve been pottering about the place like an underachieving nobody – what’s he been up to? Crafting the kinda soundscapes that will make your head combust, like that poor dude in ‘Scanners’ - that’s what.
His all-new instrumental mix, ‘Weareallgointoburninhellmegamixxx3′, is just a teaser of sorts for his forthcoming album-proper. But it’s also a tense, paranoid, face-melting reflection of his distinctive musical worldview. Just check out these two free mp3s. This is the sound of El-P facing off against our robot overlords, and going down fighting.
EL-P’s ‘Weareallgoingtoburninhellmegamixxx3′ is out 23rd July on Gold Dust