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I saw El-P perform live for the first time in 2013. The stage, situated under the I-65 overpass at Louisville, Kentucky’s Forecastle festival, sat a stone’s throw from both the Ohio River and a decoratively beached yacht, so it felt preternaturally appropriate when El stood next to his partner in rhyme, Killer Mike, and rattled… More »

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Cannibal Ox – “Harlem Knights” Video

Cannibal Ox are one of those storied rap legends that seem to perpetually hint at greatness. Once, they truly were great, and a slow trickle…
Caitlin White | July 8, 2015 - 11:33 am

Stream Cannibal Ox Blade Of The Ronin

FACT recently put together a fun, fight-starting list of the 100 best underground rap records ever. Up at the #1 spot, they listed The Cold
Tom Breihan | February 26, 2015 - 12:31 pm
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Cannibal Ox – “Harlem Knights”

A decade and a half after putting out their celebrated debut album, The Cold Vein, subterranean hip-hop duo Cannibal Ox will drop their second LP,…
Patrick Hosken | February 12, 2015 - 5:56 pm
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Cannibal Ox – “Iron Rose” (Feat. MF Doom)

The Harlem rap duo Cannibal Ox are back together and getting ready to release Blade Of The Ronin, their first album since the clattering 2001…
Tom Breihan | February 2, 2015 - 11:16 am
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Cannibal Ox Blade Of The Ronin Details

We are living in the era of the out-of-nowhere return, and it looks like Cannibal Ox is next in line. In 2001, the New York…
Tom Breihan | January 20, 2015 - 4:33 pm
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Cannibal Ox – “Gotham”

It's been 13 years since the New York indie-rap duo released their instant-classic debut album The Cold Vein, and they haven't dropped anything since. But…
Tom Breihan | April 5, 2013 - 5:02 pm
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Cannibal Ox @ Knitting Factory, Brooklyn 12/9/12

I should have seen the warning signs from the jump: duo with one classic album and a decade of rumors and unfruitful false starts o…
Skinny Friedman | December 10, 2012 - 4:51 pm
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Cannibal Ox Announce Reunion Show

The one proper album released by Cannibal Ox -- 2001's The Cold Vein -- stands as one of the best hip-hop albums of the aughts,…
Michael Nelson | November 12, 2012 - 2:02 pm
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