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  • Audio CD (28 May 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Turnstile
  • ASIN: B007R3BERQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,636 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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BBC Review

When critics (hi!) take shots at hollow interpretations of substantial art, it's because we really, really want you to step into an 'elsewhere', where the likes of El-P operate. It's not that tough a step, honest. Sure, that he can’t compete with lesser rappers, and weaker producers, on a commercial level might be depressing. Might be, if you weren’t about to dive into his world.

Cancer4Cure won’t replicate the chart success of Drake or Mac Miller; but it’s far ahead enough of that competition, intellectually and inspirationally, to exist on another plane of appreciation altogether. Its maker, born Jaime Meline in Brooklyn almost 40 years ago and an irrepressible presence in hip hop’s progress for close to 20, is on phenomenal form here, offering an uncompromising, unflinching collection that blows away almost any other rap release of 2012 so far. Only Death Grips’ The Money Store can match its in-the-red thrills.

Request Denied fires into life like Liam Howlett shorn of Prodigy expectations, bruising another-dimension beats leaving the listener punch-drunk. When El-P drops into the mix it’s like no other MC matters: his wordplay is both instinctive and methodical, syllables measured masterfully as still-jittery, industrially-clanking production steps into overdrive. Political overtones of previous solo LPs Fantastic Damage (2002) and I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead (2007) are again illuminated, here with an unfaltering standpoint of "We are not dying / Not for you".

The Full Retard’s flexing low end is the kind of gratifying rumble that’d merrily wreck any bass bin. Rising from its ashes before they’ve cooled is the sci-fi Works Every Time, which speaks of escaping to a "new world"; but in keeping with many an El-P cut past, our protagonist isn’t getting away clean. Again, the production is laser-sharpened, beamed from an alternate reality where lazy sampling died with Endtroducing…’s redrawing of those blueprints. And there are another nine tracks like this: each a microcosm of this artist’s head-spinning worldview; each a slice of tomorrow’s-world rap rallying against today’s mainstream mediocrity, smashing free-flowing science into ambitious arrangements to bleed gold.

Devilish hooks haunt every blink-and-it’s-missed detail; guests (Killer Mike, Interpol’s Paul Banks, more) come and go but never steal El-P’s deserved spotlight. Everything is so perfectly tuned it’s a wonder one’s stereo doesn’t arise as a sentient being and begin setting the world’s wrongs to right. There’s simply too much to say about this album for this URL to accommodate. We’re out of space. Tune into this, find another place, a welcoming 'elsewhere'. May it be the fire in which the falling-short burn.

--Ian Wade

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By chickenskin on 9 Jun. 2012
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El-p's third album proper is arguably also his most accessible release to date yet. This is not to say that the Brooklyn producer/mc supremo has in any way mellowed in his unique sound quite the opposite.
Cancer 4 Cure is a much more focused and to the point album than either Fantastic Damage or I'll Sleep When Your Dead and in doing so only inreases the sonic bludgeon. First track 'Request Denied' kicks off with a huge big beat sound reminisent of something that could be on The Prodigy's 'Jillted Generation' flowing seemlessly into the ultra heavy low bass throb of 'The Full Retard' (my personal favourite on the record). The production is awsome and the El-p's flow is sharp and completely unique. From there the record never lets up. 'Drones Over Brooklyn' is another stand out along with 'Tougher Colder Killer' and 'True Story' I've deen an El-p fan for a while, this is his best work to date yet. I cant wait to see what this guy does next. If you get this and you dig it, check out Killer Mikes new record R.A.P. music, produced by El-p. Its a monster.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By MJR on 7 Jun. 2012
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This CD is a must buy in my opinion - EL-P is a legend anyways but this album confirms it for me. You wont be dissapointed!
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By Yasir Gulzar on 26 April 2013
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Before you starting reading my review I will fess up that I think Cannibal Ox' The Cold Vein is one of the finest rap records in existence. Of course Vast Aire and Vordul Mega, tremendous names aside, are talented rappers with some fantastic lyrics ("My first fight was me against five boroughs") but it was really the EL-P interplanetary out in the nothingness of space production that turned a superb rap album into a special one. You'll be glad to know that EL-P's latest solo effort is chock-full of similar production values and is easily the finest rap album of last year.

I love the way the first track Request Denied sounds almost like a DnB track with a robotic warning kicking of the propulsive drums. The Full Retard is the most accessible track on the album and about as close as EL-P will come to a full on club banger with a pretty insidious bass line and superb vocal sample on which the hook is based. I love the way 2.30 minutes into the song EL-P turns it on its head by inserting a spoken word by what sounds like a Tibetan monk over a snippet of chilled electronica. For a rap album it's surprising how propulsive the songs are with Drones over Bklyn being a case in point - despite having quite a doom laden atmosphere it moves along at a fair clip.

There are some good guest appearances from the likes of Killer Mike but this is wholly El-P's album from the production to the lyrics. His vocal delivery may be a tad nasally but doesn't detract from a superb rap album full of great lyrics. Highly recommended.
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