Album review: El-P – 'Weareallgoingtoburninhellmegamixxx3' (Gold Dust)

Jaime Meline is getting on but he's still got it

Back in the ’90s, as the musical mastermind behind Company Flow and Cannibal Ox, El-P practically invented indie hip-hop. You’d be forgiven for thinking his time had been and gone by now, but this album of instrumental sketches is surprisingly bullish, its snotty distorted synths and chiptune funk melodies aligning El-P unexpectedly with the output of young UK producers Joker and Rustie. Misanthropy still oozes from tracks such as ‘Drunk With A Loaded Pistol’, but in a way that’s gripping, not just gripey. Let some thirsty young rappers loose on this shit and El-P would really be on to something.

Sam Richards
7 / 10

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