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Catalog Time Capsule: El-P “Cancer 4 Cure” (2012)

El-P Cancer 4 Cure (C4C)Welcome to Throwback Thursdays, a spotlight on a gem from The Orchard catalog that was released a long, long time ago (and sometimes not-so-very-long-ago).

Album: Cancer 4 Cure
Artist: El-P
Released: 2012
Genre: Hip-Hop

Before forming Run The Jewels with Killer Mike, the NYC producer and MC El-P had already conquered underground hip hop as part of Company Flow, a co-founder of Definitive Jux, and a solo artist. Cancer 4 Cure, El-P’s third album, was issued by Fat Possum and received widespread praise, including a PitchforkBest New Music” review and inclusion on Stereogum’s “Top 50 Albums of 2012” (at #15). The album even includes a RTJ preview, with a Killer Mike feature on “Tougher Colder Killer.” For a deeper dig on the duo’s origins, check out Mass Appeal’s recent interview, “There Would Be No Run The Jewels Without (Killer Mike’s) R.A.P. Music and Cancer 4 Cure.”

Fat Possum, founded in 1992 with an original focus on Mississippi blues, has also issued acclaimed albums by The Black Keys, The Walkmen and Andrew Bird.

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