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El-P produced two of last year's best rap albums: His own Cancer For Cure and Killer Mike's R.A.P. Music. El and Mike are good friends and frequent collaborators, so the team-up didn't end there.…   Read Story »
Killer Mike has always been an absolute animal of a live rapper, and he's usually done it with a minimal mic-plus-DJ setup. Last night on the Late Show With David Letterman, though, a full live band,…   Read Story »
In assembling the remix for his awesomely ignorant Juicy J/Danny Brown drug-rap throwdown "Piss Test," dance-rap baron A-Trak recruited a deep, wide, and fascinating lineup of collaborators. In…   Read Story »
"Don't call it a comeback" is usually a phrase uttered self-protectively by musicians who are very much coming back from some degree of obscurity. Dr. Dre wasn't exactly absent during the seven-year…   Read Story »
The S.S. Coachella sailed from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Jamaica and back between 12/19 and 12/23, along the way featuring performances from Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, and many more. Andrew Youssef was…   Read Story »
Earlier this year, A-Trak released his single "Piss Test," a dance-inflected drug-rap banger that featured Danny Brown and Juicy J. And now, on the Fool's Gold compilation Loosies, A-Trak gives us…   Read Story »
El-P and Islands' Nick Diamonds are no stranger to collaboration -- most recently, see "Stay Down" from El's excellent Cancer For Cure, or that screengrab above from their joint stop by Letterman's…   Read Story »
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, and maybe the best album ever released on El-P's Definitive Jux label.…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
Virtually the entire music-blogging universe (except me) is at CMJ right now, so you'll have to forgive the indie music universe for neglecting to drop too many videos in the past seven days. I…   Read Story »