One word initial reaction to Killer Mike’s R.A.P. Music = WOW!!! The album was produced entirely by Def Jux/Company Flow legend El-P and Pitchfork compares the combination to when Ice Cube teamed with The Bomb Squad. I have to say that’s a pretty accurate description. I’ve been a fan of El-P’s production and Killer Mike as an MC for some time but the two together just hits so hard… To quote Busta Rhymes “Powerful impact BOOM! from the cannon.” I’m looking forward to giving this a more in-depth listen but I’m sure it will be serving as gym fuel for months to come.
El-P is having a very good week. Aside from collecting rave reviews for his work on R.A.P. Music and gearing up for the release of his own solo album Cancer 4 Cure he also went on Letterman last night and shut shit down with a performance of “Stay Down” even managing to sneak in RIP shout outs to fellow Brooklynites MCA and Maurice Sendak.