El-P and Killer Mike have been making some really progressive, heavy hitting, hard ass hip hop for a minute now. El-P with Cannibal Ox, everything on his Def Jux label, his solo albums including last years incredible Cancer For The Cure and all kinds of other ill production. Killer Mike has progressively gone deeper and deeper into the dark side of rhyming since his long forgotten poppy debut single A.D.I.D.A.S., as is very evident on his highly lauded album produced by El-P from last year R.A.P. Music. These two have been touring together and hanging out quite a bit so it was only a matter of time before they did a full on collab album.
This album finally sees both incredibly gifted emcee’s rapping together back to back. Their lyrics and rhymes come with sharp precision that might cut your ears open and beats that pound so hard your head might hurt for days. If this pain sounds scary to you then good you probably shouldn’t listen to this album, but if you are familiar with this type of real hardcore rap music then get this shit now while its still free.
Get the album from entering your email in the widget below or go over to the Fools Gold site here to get some hard copies or merch. Check a couple songs and videos below too.
Check them out on tour this fall its not one to be missed.
Wednesday 7/10 – Ottawa Blues Fest – Ottawa, ON
Thursday 7/11 – The Hoxton – Toronto, ON
Friday 7/12 – Camp Bisco – Mariaville, NY
Saturday 7/13 – Altar – Pittsburgh, PA
Sunday 7/14 – Forecastle Festival – Louisville, KY
Tuesday 7/16 – Exit Inn – Nashville, TN
Wednesday 7/17 – Firebird – St. Louis, MO
Thursday 7/18 – Gabes – Iowa City, IA
Friday 7/19 – Varsity Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
Saturday 7/20 – Memorial Union – Madison, WI
Sunday 7/21 – Pitchfork Music Festival – Chicago, IL
Wednesday 7/24 – Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
Thursday 7/25 – The Republik – Calgary, AB
Friday 7/26 – Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC
Saturday 7/27 – Capitol Hill Block Party – Seattle, WA
Sunday 7/28 – Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
Tuesday 7/30 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
Thursday 8/1 – The Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
Friday 8/2 – The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
Saturday 8/3 – The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
Monday 8/5 – The Mohawk – Austin, TX
Tuesday 8/6 – Spanish Moon – Baton Rouge, LA
Wednesday 8/7 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Thursday 8/8 – The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
Friday 8/9 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
Saturday 8/10 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
Monday 8/12 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
Tuesday 8/13 – Paradise – Boston, MA
Wednesday 8/14 – Webster Hall – New York, NY