killer mike raps el-p produces "R.A.P. Music"

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so this is kind of awesome

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 16 May 2012 19:55 (nine years ago) link

hearing killer mike say 'we here to eat the rich' is like seeing spider man use heat vision

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 16 May 2012 19:56 (nine years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9ASxmiBTzM

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 16 May 2012 20:01 (nine years ago) link

this totally bangs

liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 20:02 (nine years ago) link

fucking love this

i hope this is as good as that song on ghetto extraordinary where he says "Fuck Hitler" twice a row!

Killer Mike is great, he had me from the first, when he said "catch a beat runnin' like Randy Moss" and stared into my eyes

Bandersnatch Cumberbund (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 20:06 (nine years ago) link

whole thing is on spotify, "reagan" is (predictably) fucking killer

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 16 May 2012 20:09 (nine years ago) link

it's funny, i was listening to it on the train a couple of hours ago and thinking that for the past few years it's been hitherto-kinda-underrated old dudes who've been responsible for the rap albums that sound most ALIVE and banging - quik & kurupt, killer mike, big boi...

liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 20:11 (nine years ago) link

read the thread title as "killer mike, rap's el-p, produces"

dayo, Wednesday, 16 May 2012 20:11 (nine years ago) link

kinda-underrated old dudes who've been responsible for the rap albums that sound most ALIVE and banging - quik & kurupt, killer mike, big boi...

Kool G Rap yo

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 20:13 (nine years ago) link

I am excited to hear this

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 20:13 (nine years ago) link

"southern fried" is really the only one that's ~the way i'd expect a killer mike/el-p collab to sound like, the rest is pretty refreshing

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 16 May 2012 20:15 (nine years ago) link

Love it. El-P keeps it sparser than I was expecting but with a nice booming lowend. w

Regional Tug (irrational), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 20:35 (nine years ago) link

yeah this is great so far.

Bandersnatch Cumberbund (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 20:37 (nine years ago) link

"Go!" is awesome, so cool to hear some scratching on a track

Bandersnatch Cumberbund (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 20:46 (nine years ago) link

Love this very much.

Sonic adobes of stultifying hipsterdom (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 20:48 (nine years ago) link

so cool to hear some scratching on a track

yeah, scratch solo is ace. does sort of take things back to the late 90s.

spotify has both the explicit and clean versions of this album. convenient for work listening.

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 20:58 (nine years ago) link

Mike: Rick Ross, man...he's on another level. "So Rick, you were a correctional officer. Now you rap. How do you explain that?" Rick: "Real niggas do real things, for real reasons." I just stood up and shouted: "YES RICK! THAT'S WHAT YOU DO!" I'm a huge Rick Ross fan. HUGE Rick Ross fan. Deeper Than Rap: That was the best rap album of the year.

lol

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/2012/05/killer_mike_el_p_interview.php?page=4

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 16 May 2012 21:17 (nine years ago) link

love this

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 21:18 (nine years ago) link

this shit bang

2 seconds into butane i thought we were gonna get gabba mike for a sec haha

The Reverend, Wednesday, 16 May 2012 23:50 (nine years ago) link

someone send this to Morbs so he can quote Mike's lines about Obama.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 23:54 (nine years ago) link

This is awesome, yes. I like the El-P record a lot too but KM is a more interesting dude to spend 45 mins with.

Simon H., Thursday, 17 May 2012 00:10 (nine years ago) link

WHY THE FUCK IS THERE A GLEE COMMERCIAL ON MY FUCKING KILLER MIKE SONG

DankProductions5280 13 hours ago

The Reverend, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 07:37 (nine years ago) link

+1 Like

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 14:57 (nine years ago) link

got a rave review from Sound Opinions

Poliopolice, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 23:38 (nine years ago) link

does anyone not like this? finding negative reviews of r.a.p. music is like finding negative reviews of black hippy stuff

littledotheyknow (D-40), Thursday, 31 May 2012 00:02 (nine years ago) link

NME to the rescue!

Fast off the back of last year’s ‘PL3DGE’ LP comes Grind Time Official star Killer Mike’s sixth full-length outing. Built on a somewhat uneasy collaboration between the OutKast protégé and Def Jux founder El-P, it’s a set of two halves whose hands won’t hold. Mike’s an angry, earthy rapper and his standard “hardcore G shit” (‘Big Beast’) chips and bumps against his producer’s strained attempts to lift it skywards with spacey electro noodling (‘Don’t Die’). Worst of the back end is ‘Reagan’ – a politi-rap analysis of the Iran-Contra scandal. It’s a relic – a meandering, studenty thought piece that’s been dug from the ratty recesses of the ’90s West Coast conscious scene. Mike has dabbled with politics in the past, and even made unlikely forays into experimental soul, but ‘RAP Music’ lacks the fury and vitality that usually sustains him. The ambition is to be applauded, but half the album’s a grind. And not the good kind.

Number None, Thursday, 31 May 2012 00:05 (nine years ago) link

does anyone not like this? finding negative reviews of r.a.p. music is like finding negative reviews of black hippy stuff

― littledotheyknow (D-40), Wednesday, May 30, 2012 8:02 PM (59 minutes ago) Bookmark

i would listen just for the possibility of putting a negative review into the world but i don't want to break the 14-year streak of avoiding el-p's music that i've managed since back when that one stupid co flow video used to get played on rap city

some dude, Thursday, 31 May 2012 01:05 (nine years ago) link

I find the political history more interesting than the politics of strip clubs.

go down on you in a thyatrr (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 31 May 2012 01:23 (nine years ago) link

...this time.

go down on you in a thyatrr (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 31 May 2012 01:24 (nine years ago) link

I wasn't completely sold on this... Lots of interesting lyrical stuff, but I was disappointed that Killer Mike still has the same monotonously aggressive, punctuate-every-other-word, flow as when I last listened to him 10 years ago, when Monster came out. That combined with El-P's heavy beats, which are okay, but kinda too compressed and too busy throughout the album, make thw whole thing hard to listen except in small chunks, despite its shortness. IMO Vast Aire was a better foil for El-P's style, and the Cannibal Ox beats also had more air in them, which is kinda lacking here with everything being so in-your-face.

Tuomas, Thursday, 31 May 2012 12:49 (nine years ago) link

Also, the label this was released on seems to be otherwise specializing in albums by cartoon characters, what's up with that?

Tuomas, Thursday, 31 May 2012 12:53 (nine years ago) link

it definitely was surreal to look on the back cover of the CD and see the Adult Swim and Grand Hustle logos next to each other

some dude, Thursday, 31 May 2012 13:06 (nine years ago) link

Adult Swim have had a Stones Throw connection for a while

Number None, Thursday, 31 May 2012 13:08 (nine years ago) link

i would listen just for the possibility of putting a negative review into the world but i don't want to break the 14-year streak of avoiding el-p's music that i've managed since back when that one stupid co flow video used to get played on rap city

I hated Company Flow in the 90s too, but I think El-P has gotten much better as a producer since then. The beats on the Can Ox album are on a whole different level than the beats he did for Co Flow. He still sucks as a rapper though, but the Can Ox album (where he only has one guest verse) is definitely worth checking out.

Tuomas, Thursday, 31 May 2012 13:21 (nine years ago) link

just gonna throw my opinion that el-p has never been involved in the creation of anything less than great, and that he's also a pretty damn good rapper, into the ring here.

caulk the wagon and float it, Thursday, 31 May 2012 13:49 (nine years ago) link

Tuomas do you find it difficult to listen to amerikkkaz most wanted or it takes a nation.... ?

sisilafami, Thursday, 31 May 2012 15:55 (nine years ago) link

i'm still half-ehhhhh and half-sure-okay on el-p as a rapper, but i've never not liked anything he's done as a producer since the turn of the millennium.

this album is amazing btw.

me so fat (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Thursday, 31 May 2012 16:12 (nine years ago) link

this is great. so is the new el-p 'cancer4cure'. old dudes in rap otm.

Smothered, Covered and Chunked!!! (a hoy hoy), Thursday, 31 May 2012 16:15 (nine years ago) link

it's pretty good but def. overrated and people are glossing over the flaws - production gets pretty monotonous over the span of the album and the choruses are boring. the choruses are even more of a problem on cancer4cure.

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 31 May 2012 16:49 (nine years ago) link

the skits and speeches on "Don't Die" and "Reagan" unnecessarily stretch those tracks.

go down on you in a thyatrr (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 31 May 2012 16:51 (nine years ago) link

this is way way better than cancer 4 cure which i found as wearily worthy, if not actually awful, as every el-p thing i've heard

kanye kardashian (lex pretend), Thursday, 31 May 2012 16:51 (nine years ago) link

the politics might be the worst thing about rap music, it's all a bit...standard conspiracy theory BS

kanye kardashian (lex pretend), Thursday, 31 May 2012 16:52 (nine years ago) link

and the bit where he goes on about worrying whether women will change their names is seriously eyeroll-worthy, he seems an old dude in the bad sense there

kanye kardashian (lex pretend), Thursday, 31 May 2012 16:53 (nine years ago) link

It's more complicated than conspiracy drivel, lex. He's pointing the finger at his community for falling for the likes of Reagan, both Bushes, and Obama: "We should be indicted for bullshit we incited." Plus his tone and timbre are A+.

go down on you in a thyatrr (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 31 May 2012 16:57 (nine years ago) link

yeah the best thing about "reagan" is that he acknowledges rap's history of bullshit conspiracy theorizing even as it falls prey to it a little bit

me so fat (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Thursday, 31 May 2012 16:59 (nine years ago) link

killer mike contains multitudes, etc.

me so fat (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Thursday, 31 May 2012 16:59 (nine years ago) link

i mean it verges on bill hicks style "every politician is a servant of the corporate overlords" simplification but the first verse's implication of mike himself (as well as rap as a whole) for selling violent pulp as a lifestyle and the second's life-someone's-lived specifics almost earn it.

me so fat (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Thursday, 31 May 2012 17:03 (nine years ago) link

standard rap conspiracy theory shit rules lex!

you sound like someone that's never truly beheld a pale horse :(

danity kane is illuminati politricks >:(

wack nerd zinging in the dead of night (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 31 May 2012 17:06 (nine years ago) link

yeah that was bullshit

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 25 March 2018 15:56 (three years ago) link

never heard of him before he hooked up w/ Bernie so i aint invested

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 25 March 2018 16:21 (three years ago) link

the bernie quote that was like 'well i was worried he was an actual killer, but now i understand he is just a killer rapper' is still adorable but ya fuck this guy

global tetrahedron, Sunday, 25 March 2018 16:47 (three years ago) link

I think him bragging about threatening to kick his kids out of the house if they march is going to make me ignore him from now on

― President Keyes, Sunday, March 25, 2018 11:49 AM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

^^^

Dangleballs and the Ballerina (cryptosicko), Sunday, 25 March 2018 17:00 (three years ago) link

fwiw none of this stuff is new? like, i think he's been pretty open about his views on gun ownership for a while

gbx, Sunday, 25 March 2018 17:03 (three years ago) link

There's a difference between nuanced opinions on gun ownership and claiming you'd toss your kids out of the house if they participated in a march for Gun Control.

Dangleballs and the Ballerina (cryptosicko), Sunday, 25 March 2018 17:09 (three years ago) link

In that, one I probably don't agree with (but just as likely don't have enough info on), and the other is despicable.

Dangleballs and the Ballerina (cryptosicko), Sunday, 25 March 2018 17:10 (three years ago) link

showing up on a video clip for an org that has a history of being for gun restrictions, but only when black men show up with guns, seems like a bad move

mh, Sunday, 25 March 2018 17:10 (three years ago) link

from a good thread picking apart the appearance

Overall thoughts. People who are drawing a comparison between Killer Mike on NRATV and Leftists on Fox News are incorrect. This is not really a nuanced conversation on Gun control or the history of Black gun owners, it's sole purpose is to have a black face parrot talking points

— The People v. Brandon Sutton (@PrettyBadLefty) March 25, 2018

Simon H., Sunday, 25 March 2018 21:42 (three years ago) link

love how this guy goes from genius to idiot pawn of the machinations of the nra just for having a non-partyline opinion and not being as white as bernie. racists.

sleepingbag, Sunday, 25 March 2018 22:35 (three years ago) link

to clarify, 'racists' --> ppl like those in the above quoted tweet, not the ppl posting in this thread

sleepingbag, Sunday, 25 March 2018 22:36 (three years ago) link

Brandon Sutton is black, you absolute moron.

Anyway, RL Stephens takes a different tack.

The truth is that when NAACP leader Robert F Williams organized a community defense program against the Klan in NC in the 50’s, the group was chartered by the NRA. This story is more complicated and politically contested than we often acknowledge.

— R.L. Stephens (@RLisDead) March 25, 2018

Simon H., Sunday, 25 March 2018 22:53 (three years ago) link

the NRA in the fifties was not the NRA of the '90s and today. I'm sure the Tweet feed goes into this discussion.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 25 March 2018 22:56 (three years ago) link

Brandon Sutton is black, you absolute moron.

WOW so was the person who said this

"We've got to take the neighborhood back. We've got to go in there. Just forget telling your child to go to the Peace Corps. It's right around the corner. It's standing on the corner. It can't speak English. It doesn't want to speak English. I can't even talk the way these people talk. "Why you ain't where you is go." I don't know who these people are. And I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk. Then I heard the father talk. This is all in the house. You used to talk a certain way on the corner and you got into the house and switched to English. Everybody knows it's important to speak English except these knuckleheads. You can't land a plane with "why you ain't…". You can't be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth. There is no Bible that has that kind of language. Where did these people get the idea that they're moving ahead on this? Well, they know they're not, they're just hanging out in the same place, five or six generations sitting in the projects when you're just supposed to stay there long enough to get a job and move out."

sleepingbag, Sunday, 25 March 2018 23:00 (three years ago) link

the NRA in the fifties was not the NRA of the '90s and today. I'm sure the Tweet feed goes into this discussion.

― morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, March 25, 2018 5:56 PM (nine minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

narrator: it didn't

NBA YoungBoy named Rocky Raccoon (m bison), Sunday, 25 March 2018 23:10 (three years ago) link

kinda uninterested in any exoneration of the nra after the revolt at cincinnati

NBA YoungBoy named Rocky Raccoon (m bison), Sunday, 25 March 2018 23:10 (three years ago) link

I said nothing about "exoneration." It's a fact that the NRA before 1968 was a different organization.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 25 March 2018 23:12 (three years ago) link

oh no, im not directing that at you, thats to RL's thread/simon

NBA YoungBoy named Rocky Raccoon (m bison), Sunday, 25 March 2018 23:18 (three years ago) link

uh me neither?

Simon H., Sunday, 25 March 2018 23:22 (three years ago) link

https://pitchfork.com/news/killer-mike-apologizes-for-nra-interview-in-new-video-watch/

There's a lot here that makes sense, even if the timeline doesn't quite clear up his "march right out of the house" remark, but I still question the very idea of appearing on "NRA-TV" (which I didn't even know existed until today).

Dangleballs and the Ballerina (cryptosicko), Monday, 26 March 2018 00:34 (three years ago) link

xp sorryyyyyyyyyyy just to rl's thread

NBA YoungBoy named Rocky Raccoon (m bison), Monday, 26 March 2018 00:52 (three years ago) link

*vindicated for hating run the jewels all along*

flopson, Monday, 26 March 2018 03:39 (three years ago) link

getting sassed again:

Killer Mike gotta take a year off of being woke. pic.twitter.com/mJrXfrKRKJ

— Vince Valholla (@VinceValholla) April 8, 2018

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 8 April 2018 18:10 (three years ago) link

killer mike is a fucking ninny

k3vin k., Sunday, 8 April 2018 18:37 (three years ago) link

wanna rethink that one, k3vin?

Whiney G. Weingarten, Sunday, 8 April 2018 18:39 (three years ago) link

ok had to google "ninny racist" and yeah, apologies, mods please change to "jackass"

k3vin k., Sunday, 8 April 2018 18:45 (three years ago) link

*googles quickly*

oh good, reckon we can get about a hundred posts on whether nincompoop is a derivation of pickaninny or not

just noticed tears shaped like florida. (sic), Sunday, 8 April 2018 19:57 (three years ago) link

oof getting sonned by joy ann reid must be truly mortifying

Simon H., Sunday, 8 April 2018 23:54 (three years ago) link

He went after her?

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 9 April 2018 00:39 (three years ago) link

He did indeed...badly.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 9 April 2018 00:47 (three years ago) link

...apart from the instagram comment Alfred posted?

just noticed tears shaped like florida. (sic), Monday, 9 April 2018 00:56 (three years ago) link

And that is what I meant.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 9 April 2018 01:02 (three years ago) link

and I was answering Simon with an eyebrow raised

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 9 April 2018 01:20 (three years ago) link

I see no Joy-Ann Reid fans on ILX, just shaking heads at how ridiculous Mike's been

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 9 April 2018 01:21 (three years ago) link

KM makes up with JAR (he's going on her show), backs off from the NRA, and endorses the Socialist Rifle Association, which I just learned exists

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bhl0jEXjjZq/?hl=en&taken-by=killermike

Simon H., Monday, 16 April 2018 00:55 (three years ago) link

well their reddit is certainly excited about it.

https://www.reddit.com/r/SocialistRA/

ziggy the ginhead (rushomancy), Monday, 16 April 2018 02:11 (three years ago) link

three years pass...

Mentioned this on Twitter yesterday but how do these dudes get a free pass for "fuckboy"? Pretty clearly a homophobic term, they use it all the time, still get glittering press in Pitchfork etc. I know it's an issue in rap in general but seems especially glaring for RTJ who seem to have little to no audience outside the indie market.

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bruce spr!ngisH3r3 on broadway (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 14 July 2021 23:25 (two weeks ago) link

fuck·boy
/ˈfəkˌboi/
Learn to pronounce
nounVULGAR SLANG•DEROGATORY
a weak or contemptible man.
a man who has many casual sexual partners.
Definitions from Oxford Languages

not up to Aerosmith standards (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 14 July 2021 23:31 (two weeks ago) link

is kinda funny that ILX went from tut-tutting the usage of the word cos of their collective incorrect understanding of what it meant to using it, if not often, at least 'regularly', if I use ILX search to confirm (which I just did)

not up to Aerosmith standards (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 14 July 2021 23:39 (two weeks ago) link

where is the outrage over "punk" which is far less ambiguous? or all the dick sucking stuff. which I'd have hoped these dudes would have grown out of

tbf I do recall at least el-p using the bad f word in the past but (no excuse) that was rampant back then. I still wish he would stick to making beats. which I feel used to be a more common opinion than it is now

I first heard fuckboy in reference to people like bieber & if anything it was about overbearing heterosexuality as well as general dickheadery. it could have a homophobic resonance on occasion but there's far more blatant stuff surely

Left, Thursday, 15 July 2021 12:47 (two weeks ago) link

lol i had no idea 'punk' originally was a homophobic term

searching around and it seems like 'fuckboy' did sometimes have homophobic connotations in the past but that usage had largely disappeared or been overshadowed as it got popularised as a slang term last decade

ufo, Thursday, 15 July 2021 12:56 (two weeks ago) link

In prison slang "fuckboy" and "punk" mean basically the same thing

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Thursday, 15 July 2021 13:08 (two weeks ago) link

"punk" is ancient homo argot

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 15 July 2021 13:21 (two weeks ago) link

About 20 years ago a couple of dumb redneck guys were often at the lake house down the road from my inlaws and they would set off fireworks late at night and constantly yell "FUCK" all the time so my wife and her family all started calling anyone who was loud out in the woods 'the fuck boys'.

I was super confused when I heard the first RTJ record and didn't know how they picked up slang that my 50-something midwestern mother-in-law invented.

joygoat, Thursday, 15 July 2021 13:53 (two weeks ago) link

you can go back just a couple of years earlier in the killer mike discography and find some much-less-veiled homophobic terms. "fuckboy" is a step up.

intern at pelican brief consulting (Simon H.), Thursday, 15 July 2021 13:56 (two weeks ago) link

I've got some bad news about ATCQ

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Thursday, 15 July 2021 14:34 (two weeks ago) link

i was enjoying BORN LIKE THIS the other day until "batty boyz" came on, this shit is everywhere

Left, Thursday, 15 July 2021 15:31 (two weeks ago) link

yeah that blatant homophobia is hard to ignore, especially in dancehall

bart harley-jarvis cocker (voodoo chili), Thursday, 15 July 2021 15:54 (two weeks ago) link

i say dancehall cause that's where doom got the batty boyz slang from

bart harley-jarvis cocker (voodoo chili), Thursday, 15 July 2021 15:55 (two weeks ago) link

yeah it was basically the f-word equivalent at my school

Left, Thursday, 15 July 2021 16:04 (two weeks ago) link


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