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El-P and Killer Mike “Run The Jewels” – Mixtape Review

Fool's Gold (2013)

El-P and Killer Mike were bound to cross paths at some point. The former Company Flow frontman has carved a niche as a beloved independent producer and emcee, while the latter has become a counter-culture hero who has become a respected political voice (not to mention a critically acclaimed emcee). With Run the Jewels, released as a free mixtape by Fool’s Gold Records, El-P and Killer Mike serve up a […]


Weekly Mixtape: The Week’s Best Tracks (Edition 5.25.12)

Here’s this week’s edition of Weekly Mixtape—the week’s best hip-hop tracks, personally selected for you. Enjoy!   Justin Bieber ft. Mac Miller, 2 Chainz and Asher Roth, “Boyfriend” [remix] Say what you want about the source material, but this remix of Das Biebs’s signature track actually kind of rules. With the beat stripped to a minimalist guitar figure and Justin’s lyrics relegated to a tastefully deployed hook, “Boyfriend” serves as […]


El-P, “Cancer 4 Cure”–Album Review

Fat Possum Records (2012)

El-P has yet to content himself with resting on his odd laurels, of which the recent past has granted him significant new additions. Reviews of Killer Mike’s R.A.P. Music, for which El-P contributed the entirety of the production, have been effusive to the point of fawning, making El an unlikely addition to modern hip-hop’s cabal of hit makers. Cancer 4 Cure, emerging close on the heels of Killer Mike’s opus, […]


Cheat Sheet: El-P (El-Producto, Lazerface)

Our regular feature “Cheat Sheet” gives you the quick info on some of hip-hop’s top artists. Today we’re featuring producer El-P. Who: Like many of pop music’s square pegs, MC and producer El-P tends to gravitate toward others of his own type. Son of the well-known jazz pianist Harry Meline, the pasty, diminutive Jaime Meline (nee “El-Producto,” “El-P,” “Lazerface”) has carved a singular path through hip-hop’s various back alleys and […]