Early next year, Ill Bill, late of the paranoiac Brooklyn rap crew Non Phixion, will release a new album with the dumb-amazing title The Grimy Awards. The album’s list of guests is wide enough to include fellow veteran backpack-rap head-knockers like Jedi Mind Tricks and Cormega, as well as relatively unlikely contributors like A-Trak and Bad Brains frontman H.R. And on lead single “Severed Heads Of State,” El-P, a man birthed from the same blustery-rant late-’90s rap underground as Ill Bill, contributes both a feverish beat and a mouth-foaming guest verse. Everything El-P has touched in 2012 has turned into pure soul-fire, and this song says good things about his 2013 as well. Listen below.
The Grimy Awards is out 1/29 on Uncle Howie. Remind me to tell you guys my Non Phixion/Necro backstage-brawl story sometime.