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Hmm... gotta be honest and say I'm not MASSIVELY loving El-P's Cancer 4 Cure album. Some of the tracks are great, certainly, (the eXqo/D.Brown track ripped it, as expected) but a few moments really clunk for me. I'm not gonna be too down on it, however, because a lot of great albums have sounded like that to me on first listen. What's everyone else saying to it?

:( Shit. I haven't heard it yet as the vinyl isn't out yet, but that doesn't sound good.

Killer Mike is amazing though, so that's something at least.

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Cool, i'm sure it will be good, i'm not cancelling my preorder yet!

This is great:

:wacko: So good. Great use of the original acapella . A wee production like that is a marvellous thing to hear if you're a Marvin nut like me. It's just a tiny glimpse into the music he's no doubt making up there in heaven just now, with all the contemporary sounds that have come about since he left earth.

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In a studio environment like that El-P might kinda suffer a bit (although I actually thought it was quite good) but generally I think he puts on a pretty great show. I'd say he's comfortably up there with the best live hip-hop artists I've seen.

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In a studio environment like that El-P might kinda suffer a bit (although I actually thought it was quite good) but generally I think he puts on a pretty great show. I'd say he's comfortably up there with the best live hip-hop artists I've seen.

I saw him at Dedbeat with Aesop Rock, and yeah he was great. You're probably right in that the Letterman Show is a bit of a weird setting for El-P so it didn't come across that well, to me at least.

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Yeah I was at that Dedbeat too, his set was fucking great. He was even better when I saw him at King Tut's in Glasgow on the I'll Sleep When You're Dead tour.

I'm really enjoying his new album. It's definitely a grower though, at first I was a bit under-whelmed, but on repeat listenings there are just so many lovely little layers of warm synthy joy in there. Tbh, I think waiting 5 years is gonna make any album seem a little disappointing on the first few listens. Got to say I wasn't too impressed by Danny Brown's verse, have heard much better from him and think he was just a bit confused by the slightly crazy beat. Despot's verse on the other hand made me think that maybe he can actually mc a wee bit, everything else I have heard by him before has been shite.

Fucking loving RAP Music too.

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Dunno, I think Danny ripped that one. The Ric Flair reference killed it. Also, he deals in nothing but crazy beats. I think he sounded right at home there.

Still need to check the Killer Mike album. I anticipate enjoying that one even more than El-P's album, which has certainly grown on me a fair bit since my initial murmurrings.

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