Sorry for the lack of posts, i had a NASTY hack i had to fix on here, but now im all up and running again.
Im going to start doing a follow friday, and instead of just picking a random name and thats it, im going to explain why i like them. What a novel idea.
The first time I heard of el-p was back in late 97 on a show on WRAS atlanta, I believe they played Vital Nerve off of Company Flow‘s Funcrusher Plus. Back then it was extremely hard to find anything good (to me) in georgia, so that was a huge find for me. I went to the fat beats on mitchell street and copped Funcrusher plus on vinyl and played the shit out of it.
Anyways, fast forward to 99 when im in college, i ended up linking up with Cage and ran his website for a while and got a chance to meet el at the Revenge of the Robots tour. Was brief but really cool for me. I think he may have gotten a bit peeved when CAMU (RIP) let me on their bus to hear the nighthawks album before it released.
El-P on twitter is one of the most open and communicative artists i’ve seen. He responds to his fans, jokes with them, lets them know whats going on with his albums/projects, but best of all, he’s not spammy. Artists tend to spam and ALL CAPS it a lot.
If theres any producer you should be following on twitter right now, its definitely El.
heres a track of his, along with a video.