El-P / Cancer 4 Cure
Album: Cancer 4 Cure   Collection:General
Artist:El-P   Added:Jun 2012
Label:Fat Possum Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-04-28 Pull Date: 2013-06-30
Week Ending: Jun 16 Jun 2 May 26 May 12 May 5
Airplays: 1 1 2 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 09, 2013: The Doldrummer
The Full Retard
4. May 19, 2013: The Crooked SPOKE adjacent
Tougher Colder Killer Feat. Killer Mike, Despot
2. May 29, 2013: GurrLz RuL3!
Oh Hail No Feat. Mr. Motherfucking Exquire, Danny Brown
5. May 11, 2013: Music Casserole
Sign Here
3. May 22, 2013: Minding The Gap
Stay Down Feat. Nick Diamonds
6. May 05, 2013: The Crooked Spoke Adjacent
Oh Hail No Feat. Mr. Motherfucking Exquire, Danny Brown

Album Review
Reviewed 2013-04-05
Not your typical sounding hip-hop cd with the unique sound of the classic 808 / Boom-Bap sound. This CD is about 180 degrees opposite from it. Continuing his style of experimental / dark hip-hop sounding production, El-P brings out a more diverse style that combines different styles of music genres in this collection (trap / dubstep / industrial / darkwave ). Quite a long way from the early Company Flow / Def Jux days. Overall, El-P is always experimenting in different sounds in his releases. Although the CD claims that it's all RADIO friendly, track 7 has some non-radio friendly sampling towards the beginning (0:03). Other than that, the entire CD is radio friendly. Recommended tracks: 2, 4, 5, & 11

1. Fast paced - hard-tempo dark electro breakbeat. Late 90's / early 2000's style techno influence
2. Trap / broken-beat, dub style production. El-P's lyrical delivery reminds me of the early Company Flow style of composition. Eerie & melodic background sound effects and samples. Recommended.
3. Melodic / trip-hop production. Various change-ups in tempo. Synthetic sounding beats.
4. Upbeat broken beat production. Trip-Hop style of drum patterns. Love the samples used in the track. Electro remixing of the traditional 808/ Boom-Bap hip-hop sounds. Recommend.
5. Very hard sounding, Boom-Bap beats. Trip-hop transitions. Various tempo change-ups in beats and lyrical flow. Recommend.
6. Trap sounding intro. Slurring / downtempo beats. Quick change-ups in lyrcis.
7. FCC warning at 0:03 (…"Fucking problem"). Synthetic / electronic / industrial beat.
8. Theatrical / static-noise / fork-scraping-metal sounding sampling. Dark wave influence.
9. Very slow and melodic.
10. Long pitched synthetic samples, very little beat-rhythms, dark & eerie sound.
11. Post-punk experimental intro. Melodic and harsh sounding samplings. Recommended.
12. Trip-Hop / Downtempo. Experimental noise sound.

Track Listing
1. Request Denied   7. True Story
2. The Full Retard   8. The Jig Is Up
3. Works Every Time Feat. Paul Banks   9. Sign Here
4. Drones Over Bklyn   10. For My Upstairs Neighbor (Mums The Word)
5. Oh Hail No Feat. Mr. Motherfucking Exquire, Danny Brown   11. Stay Down Feat. Nick Diamonds
6. Tougher Colder Killer Feat. Killer Mike, Despot   12. $ Vic/Ftl (Me And You)