El-P is a brilliant pioneer that explores sound textures and rhythms outside the mainstream hip-hop pallet. Short for El-Producto, El-P has carved out large swaths of today’s alternative hip-hop movement in a vernacular that is hardly paralleled. His work can be seen not only in solo projects but in that of the collectives to which he was a member, productio9n and beat-work on the albums of contemporaries, and the shepherding of the seminal record label Definitive Jux.
On the heels of his new banger Cancer 4 Cure, El-P rolled into Philly from Brooklyn, NYC with Killer Mike in tow and lit up the Trocadero stage with tracks new and old. We caught8 of them which you can see below: