CD: EL-P, I'll Sleep When I'm Dead

Hip hop so out-there that Trent Reznor is among the guests

Four years on from his apocalyptic solo debut, Fantastic Damage , one man New York underground EL-P returns with another scourging missive from the outer limits of Caucasian rap. This star-studded follow-up (Trent Reznor, Cat Power and the Mars Volta) takes a little while to get going - it's the start of track three before you'll hear anything that might qualify as a beat. But once it hits its stride, it just keeps on getting better, and 'Habeas Corpses (Draconian Love)' is Philip K Dick-centric hip-hop of the very highest quality.


Ben Thompson

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