El-P, the rapper/producer most responsible for the past decade and a half of skronky, chaotic underground rap, is on a serious tear lately. He produced all of R.A.P. Music, the utterly badass new album from Killer Mike, and it’s the first album he’s produced in full for someone else since Cannibal Ox’s classic The Cold Vein. And he’s also got Cancer For Cure, his own hard-as-fuck new solo album coming out next week; it’s his first proper studio album since 2007’s I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead. The album features contributions from Killer Mike, Danny Brown, Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire, Despot, Interpol’s Paul Banks, and Islands’ Nick Diamonds. More important than that, it features El in a total monster zone throughout. We saw him do “Stay Down” on Letterman, and we’ve heard the new songs “The Full Retard” and “Tougher Colder Killer.” And now the entire album is streaming at Rolling Stone. Click here to hear it.
Cancer For Cure is out 5/22 on Fat Possum.