Thomas Johnson takes a look at El-P's 2007 classic, 'I'll Sleep When Your Dead,' ten years after its original release.
|El-P Kills Justin Bieber||July 5, 2010|
Image via XLR8R El-P utilizing McCartney’s “Live and Let Die” to remix Justin Bieber’s “Baby,” to create the most expensive song to legally clear of all-time. Earlier drafts surely included samples of “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” and “Vogue.” This song’s existence is owed to a Twitter in-joke between El-P and XLR8R magazine, involving the Beebs and […]
|Farewell Def Jux||February 12, 2010|
Download: ZIP: DJ Sach – Farewell Def Jux Mix (Left-Click) At first, the demise of indie rap powerhouse Definitive Jux left me… indifferent. That’s probably not the nicest way to start off a tribute post but it’s the truth. After a stunning early run of back to back classics, the label’s mid-decade expansion, loss of […]
|Danny!-“Scrambled Eggs”||October 5, 2009|
Savannah-based Danny Swain has never been one for conventionality, so it’s unsurprising that the first words of the lead single for his long-awaited Def Jux debut are “pass me the pomegranate jelly spread.” Rather than kick the trite “I’m Me,” intro manifesto, Danny does a left-field jag that aligns him nicely with his defiantly weird […]
Regardless of superfluous meteorology, the new Weathermen cut, “Reports of a Possible Kidnapping,” is anything but. With Aesop Rock, El-P, and Cage together on the track, consider this both penance for the long-awaited, never-released Weathermen album (and Depart From Me, the less of which is said, the better). The second leak off Definitive Jux Vol. […]