After a year dedicated to fly beats and synth heavy instrumentals on the “weareallgoingtoburninhellmeggamixxx” series, El-P returns to rap with his distinctly dystopian take on humanity’s future. “The Full Retard” is our first glimpse of things to come on the new full length “Cancer for Cure”, due out on May 22nd of this year. His last full length album, “I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead”, was a meticulously crafted masterpiece of densely clumped beats and triple entendre raps that made it a stand out in my mind, a truly unique and original piece of work bearing a style all it’s own. In a musical world that rarely excites me these days (jaded, perhaps) I’m truly looking forward to hearing this album in it’s entirety.
For now, the preview – “The Full Retard”: