REC’D: El-P – “The Full Retard”

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It’s been five years since El-P dropped his last record I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead, and clearly he’s spent that entire time recruiting amazing collaborators, signing to a great label, and writing utterly fantastic beats – his upcoming record Cancer for Cure, which Fat Possum will drop on May 22, features everyone from Danny Brown to Interpol’s Paul Banks, and has a truly killer first single called “The Full Retard” (a Tropic Thunder nod).

We say truly killer both because of El-P’s nonstop, lightning-fast flow, and also because of that groove – plenty of weird, distorted vocal samples, extended skittering drones that sound like swarms of insects… it’s a song that never allows itself a second to breathe. Check it out.

EL-P – “The Full Retard” (MP3)

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