Long ago, Guru and Premier perfected the one MC-one producer blueprint that used to be commonplace in Hip-Hop, but artists seem to have strayed from that setup as they seem to focus more on the big names in their production credits than on creating a cohesive project. Killer Mike’s upcoming R.A.P. Music brings the formula back with a vengeance, with Def Jux kingpin El-P creating a audio environment for Mike to terrorize that sets moods from dark and industrial to soulful and uplifting, while maintaining an overall aesthetic throughout.
El’s production has been cherished in certain circles but underrated by the rap community at large for a long time, but here’s hoping the collabo with Killer and his solo album Cancer 4 Cure dropping back-to-back next month change that. In addition to his new Southern partner, C4C will feature Danny Brown, Despot and Mr. Motherf*ckin Exquire among others. Go back to check the first single “Full Retard” and/or check out the heartwarming trailer for the album below.