We are thrilled to announce that legendary rapper/producer El-P has signed on for an extensive reissue campaign of his full solo catalog via Fat Possum Records, who released his last album Cancer 4 Cure back in 2012.
Today’s announce comes with the digital release of I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead, available on streaming services for the very first time since its initial release in 2007 on El-P’s own iconic record label Definitive Jux. A masterpiece of progressive rap music, ISWYD features collaborations with friends and peers Trent Reznor, Mars Volta, Cat Power and more, in addition to musical contributions from James McNew (Yo La Tengo), guitarist Matt Sweeney, and the late Ikey Owens.
Long before his rise to fame with powerhouse rap duo Run the Jewels, El-P was a titan of independent hip-hop as both a rapper and producer, beginning with his founding of the pioneering group Company Flow, who first rose to prominence in the underground of NYC’s 90s golden era and then as the first major release from the legendary Rawkus Records. El-P subsequently went on to launch the iconic label Definitive Jux, where he released his solo music while also introducing fellow groundbreaking artists Aesop Rock, Cannibal Ox, RJD2, and more to the world. El-P’s aesthetic, pairing a futuristic and abrasive production style with insightful, often prescient subject matter, paved the way for the generations that followed in his wake, rendering it even more relevant now than ever.
I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead will be followed in 2020 by physical editions of the album, as well as reissues of the rest of El-P’s extensive back catalog. Additional info coming soon.