Dear Donewaiting reader. I am sorry for posting 3 El-P related items in the past few days. While I historically have been a fan of Company Flow, and El’s solo work I feel like without a disclaimer it may appear that I am dick rider and maybe even someone who should’nt be allowed to dress himself. I think it is called being a herb.
But the above video has not been posted many places because New York is currently in a monsoon. Also Killer Mike is on the song and he is performing at Ace of Cups November 9th with Envelope and Path in Columbus. read more Continue reading
Ill Bill from Non-Phixion? I would say Ill Bill is back but I don’t know if he left. I coulda been at a dance party or listening white noise last time around. Whatever the case; here is a new Ill Bill song that is produced by and features El-P. And it’s apocalyptic in a timeless manner because the end of the world is always coming.
ILL BILL’s “The Grimy Awards” hits stores on 1-29-2013, featuring HR of Bad Brains, A-Trak, El-P, Jedi Mind Tricks, OC, Cormega, Meyhem Lauren, Q-Unique, Shabazz The Disciple & Lil Fame of M.O.P., with production from DJ Premier, DJ Muggs, Pete Rock, Large Professor, Psycho Les, El-P, Ayatollah, MoSS, C-Lance & ILL BILL himself.
MFN eXquire and Gucci Mane team-up over an El-P beat? Say word. Mr. MFN exquire’s Power & Passion EP available November 6th.
Gucci Mane will be playing in Columbus, Ohio October 20th @ Long Street Live.
Killer Mike drops a video for Untitled ft. Scar from his EL-P Produced album R.A.P. Music which is in stores now.
Video Credits and Tourdates with the GZA, Bear Hands and Sweet Valley after the jump
For this Yours Truly session Killer Mike visits Tuff Cut Sound in Burbank to perform the El-P produced “Untitled”.
This song is off Killer Mike’s album “R.A.P. Music” and is about being a grown-ass Southern man who is going to rap his song and doesn’t have time for the bullshit. I only descibed it that way because the intensity of this video session is felt when you watch it.
Killer Mike’s video for Big Beast meets somewhere between incarcerated rapper/cannibal Big Lurch, and a Robert Rodriguez movie. The video for Big Beast is directed by Thomas C. Bingham. The song itself is off of Killer Mike’s new album R.A.P. Music which is produced by El-P who makes a cameo as the driver rocking a Ronald Reagan mask.
Video and tourdates after the jump:
To paraphase 50 Cent, El-P’s video for “The Full Retard” is living in this white man’s world, hanging out with a squirrel who is trying to get a nut, Toonces the driving cat-style, before pulling the foulest thing since Cam’ron spit on that little girl in Killa Season while referencing Columbus anthem “Hold the Floor” by Camu Tao (RIP). Co-Co-Columbus.
The Full Retard is on El-P’s album Cancer for Cure which is in stores now on Fat Possum Records.
If you have streamed the new Killer Mike album over at Spin then you know Killer Mike & El-P delivered an angry record. Killer Mike spoke with Alter-net about why he is politically active.
JES: What do you think are the most important things to be outspoken about and involved with?
KM: As an American, I feel that we’re trading in our rights for safety. I’ve seen too many things pass in the past 10 years that have limited the rights of Americans. And people need to know, I’m not a political zealot, but yo, I want everybody to be politically active, but I want people to have the freedom to do what they want to do. The reason I’m such an asshole about politics is because: I like smoking. I think you should be able to go to strip clubs. I don’t care if you wanna marry the same sex. Whatever you want to do is cool, as long as you’re not infringing on other people.
But on a very local and very personal level, black males are the highest unemployed people in this country. When we talk about “unemployment is at 9 percent” and that’s shocking, but black males are at 16 and 17 percent, and that is a problem. Prisons are [privatized] and they profit when they lock these boys up—and if you can’t get a job, you’re going to sell petty drugs or do petty crime, but you’re gonna get major time. That’s not right. There needs to be a job program for young men who look like me. I think that [people should] start investing in small localized businesses, be it franchises, fast food, liquor stores, whatever will give people in the community jobs. I have to think in terms of my community, because I’m one of these young men. That’s my reality in terms of the political process. As an American, I want my rights not to be limited.
As an African American, I want the freedom and opportunity that’s promised in the Constitution, that you can get well-paying jobs when young men are working, young women are working, families stay together, communities become better.
Killer Mike & El-P discuss why their new album “R.A.P. Music” is political with Noisey. It’s not all serious. Noisey also has a video of Killer Mike calling his mom and discussing weed.
after the jump watch Killer Mike & El-P talk about Cancer 4 Cure , T.I., Bun B & more.
Killer Mike + El-P at Killer Mike’s “R.A.P. Music Party” at Luestre Pearl
I am at an internet cafe and my computer is almost dead. more thoro at some later point.