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El-P

El-P, aka El Producto, is one of hip-hop's most obstinate and adventurous pioneers, combining a lo-fi old-school aesthetic with a progressive rock musician's inclination to push boundaries. He has never succumbed to the demands of corporate rap, instead choosing to pursue his own decidedly non-commercial direction. In the mid-'90s, he developed a strong reputation with the groundbreaking trio Company Flow, a band whose achievements include El-P-produced LP Funcrusher Plus on Rawkus Records, a label considered by many one of the best for intelligent hip-hop. Over the group's auspicious stint together, he proved he was himself capable of intense lyricism as well as sonic production so powerful it could stand on its own. In the latter part of the '90s, El-P was also a collaborator with Blackalicious, Mos Def, and Dilated Peoples.

In 2001, after releasing one last album with Harlem rappers Cannibal Ox, the group chose to amicably pursue their own directions. El-P then started his own label, Def Jux -- later renamed Definitive Jux to avoid a suit from Def Jam. Between label operations and work on a proposed solo album from former Rage Against the Machine frontman Zack de la Rocha, he found the time to work on his own solo release, Fantastic Damage, which saw the light of day in May 2002. A critical masterpiece, it was followed by a real change-up, 2004's High Water, which was part of the Matthew Shipp-curated Blue Series and teamed the producer with Shipp, William Parker, and others from the fringe of jazz. Collecting the Kid, a collection of unreleased and hard-to-find tracks, appeared later that year. After nearly four years of work, El-P released his second proper production album, I'll Sleep When You're Dead, featuring contributions from the Mars Volta, Trent Reznor from Nine Inch Nails, and even Cat Power. In 2010, he declared Def Jux to be "on hiatus" and while the back catalog would remain in print, the lack of new releases meant El-P would have time to focus on his artistic work. The payoff came in 2012 with the release of two El-P associated full-lengths; R.A.P. Music, his collaboration with rapper Killer Mike, along with his own release, Cancer4Cure, which appeared on the Fat Possum label. The latter featured guest appearances from Danny Brown, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, and Killer Mike. ~ Kieran McCarthy
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Cancer 4 Cure

1. Request Denied

2. The Full Retard

4. Drones Over Bklyn

7. True Story

8. The Jig Is Up

9. Sign Here

10. For My Upstairs Neighbor (Mums the Word)

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Track List: Weareallgoingtoburninhellmegamixxx3 (Bonus Track Version)

1. Take You Out At The Ball Game

2. W***es - The Movie

3. Meanstreak (In 3 Parts)

4. DMSC

5. Drunk With A Loaded Pistol

6. Time Won't Tell

7. Secret Police Man's Ball

8. I Got This (El-P Remix) (Redux)

9. Jump Fence, Run, Live

10. He Hit Her So She Left

11. Driving Down The Block (El-P Remix) (Redux)

12. Honda Redux

13. How To Serve Man (Stripped)

14. Contagious Snippet

15. Eat My Garbage 2

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Track List: High Water

1. Please Stay (Yesterday)

3. Get Your Hand Off My Shoulder, Pig

4. Get Modal

5. Intrigue In The House Of India

6. Something Is Wrong

8. Please Leave (Yesterday)

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Sounds like I skinned my feet to the bone & then did a heavy-footed , African rain dance on shards of broken glass & rat carcasses. F***ING DOPE LIKE HEROIN.
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El-P is the man. Please adopt me and teach me to produce. I'm already a scumbag
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Respect
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pandora54131
Tasmanian Pain Coaster: Very unusual. Like, WOW.
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I cannot get enough of this. magnificent.
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Its about trail n error listen to it n focus
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Mad skills. His beats and flow feel like they belong in the 90's.....the golden age of hip-hop. Recently discovered RTJ.....blew my mind. Glad to know there is still relevant and relatable hip-hop, not that crap called rap now and days.
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Run the Jewels (Killer Mike and El-P) wasn't even mentioned. Those two make a wicked team!
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Can't understand half of what he is trying to deliver in his music but I do know he one of the all time greats
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xhidden99
Eh?
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Damn, this guy makes some creative music.
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el-p is life
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true lyricist.
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Best producer of all time
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jat1017
El-P always saying so much in a few minutes. One of the best tracks.
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Come check out my crew..Mr Cord on spotify..."M r Cord" ....5th Element..MHB . . M e n t a l l y Higher Beings... Spotify : "Mr Cord"...
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Definitely one of my favorites
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El Producto dropping urban poetry erryday.
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Do you think if your falling in space, if you'll go faster and faster?
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Run the jewels Baby
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EL-P CRAZY DOPE
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cheesutin
he and Killer Mike made the album of the year with Run the Jewels
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El-P sick genius.
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El p is a true rapper respect this pioneer robots
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SUK IT FAKE RAPPERZ.
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you crazy son!! lol
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jaimes.swens o n
The Man!!!
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That's gonna be called ''Urban Poetry'' in the year 2045. For now, Enjoy your crapppy Lil Wayne or whatever the flavor of the week is.
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And at twilight we'll skip stones and laugh about your poems
But a blood-red book when the others got funcrushed is a spot
The terror fabulously gets hot
Co Flow mossie
Walt Disney meets Kaiser Soze
There will be no grand comebacks unless Lazarus or Kotter
Inflicted b**ch styles in a cave with stigmata
We're locked in a box but you can't say Jack
Trying to paint them f**king red doors black
Like that spilled milk spoiled
When Bill Gates and Ted Turner rub each other down with olive oils
Company
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How could anyone speak ill of El-Producto, or Company flow? Everything El-P does is gold!!!!
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DEF JUX: Illest label in the motherf*ckin g game, mad love from the 954
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i. got. no. words. i'm a chef, i cook all kinds a stuff. most days, i get my a** kicked. if anything gets my stuff tasty, and customers like it, i'm happy. most of the time, i'm ready to kill. it's stressful yo. but, there's times when i'm happy, and that's when i'm basting things with herbs. el p. good stuff.
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dude runs on all fours yo hes an animal
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CAN U IMAGINE..... . h o w cool the world and the people in it WOULD BE if THIS WAS THE KIND OF HIP HOP that was on the radio......i f THE MASSES liked this as opposed to the useless, empty, phony TRASH that is um.......pop u l a r - sad state of affairs when Lil Wayne is making more money than El Producto.... .
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I splash commoner fragments, rattle crews, cattle lose
Fabulous four finger ringer, backflip, discount mechanism
Sex distortion

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dope beats, dope lyrics, dope production.. . one of the best, no bullshit commercial rap
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ghostiroc
DEF TO DEATH...... DEF JUX FOR LIFE
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marcobhimani
BIGG UPS!
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kimberthegiv e r
El-P is awesome. Only he can take a Bieber song & turn it into something listenable.
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jswenders
wereallgoing t o b u r n i n h e l l m e g a m i x 3 - a u g u s t 3rd gold dust records r.i.p. def jux
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jswenders
pure genious-a friend whom i never met thank you.
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El-P has issues, just like me! Thank you El-p for puttin together that Can OX ish!!! OMG!!!
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shunruwh
Long live El-P...1 of the illest to EVER do it on the boards!
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this is an artist that doesn't require a skip function on the music player.
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This s**t is more complex than jazz if you really listen to it, in fact I'd call El-P some of the most intellectual hip-hop ever.
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damn raver quit while your ahead... i think theres too much MDMA in your brain to make an intelligent comment
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El-P is great s**t, some of the best hip-hop out there. This is what hip-hop was supposed to be, intelligent s**t that isn't just made to be played on the radio in between 50-Cent and Kanye West(f**k Kanye by the way). This is s**t that challenges you to think about what you're listening to.
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I discovered Company Flow around the turn on the millennium and my outlook on hip-hop was forever changed. EL-P is a true wonder. Through his work and production on others albums I was exposed to a ton of stuff I doubt I would have ever listened to, and I'm better off for it! Def Jux 4EVER.
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El-P is amazing.

probably the most cerebral MC I have ever heard, just has his head, heart and soul way out there in the creative zone.

mad skills. And I must say I cannot stand most "popular" hip hop - radio bullshite. This guy is to the bone basic yet eclectic, crazy flow and ideas. Everything that is good with pure hip hop.
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Saw this guy live about a few months after I'll Sleep When You're Dead dropped. He was touring with Mr. Dibbs as his DJ.

THAT SHOW WAS INSANE. Best concert I have ever been to, and I've seen a LOT of concerts. Atmosphere has nothing on this guys live performance. And in all honesty, this guy is one of my top 3 favorite emcees of all time. The only one ahead of him is probably Aesop.
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