It becomes apparent when listening to El-P that this is one producer, MC, and (former) label head who doesn't care about hip-hop conventions. Over two solo albums, several mixtapes, and the tracks he has produced for Cannibal Ox, Cage, and Del the Funky Homosapien, El-P has deviated far from the rules of commercial rap. Instead of caressing eardrums, he batters them, employing a mélange of sound effects, writhing synths, digital drum hits, and paranoid but intelligent lyrics. As unlikely as it sounds, this formula has been... More >>>