The last time we heard from El-P
he was messing around with new technology that let him legally (or at least apparently legally) throw Rush's "Tom Sawyer" underneath a remix of his own "Drones Over BKLYN." Now he's produced an album for perennially underrated Atlanta rapper Killer Mike, due May 15 on Williams Street Records
, which is basically an outlet that lets the people behind Adult Swim's original programming hype music they like. Today the label released a sneak preview of the early front runner for Best-Titled Rap Record of the Year, R.A.P. Music
, in the form of "Big Beast," which matches Mike up with the ever-trill Bun B, the not-currently-incarcerated T.I., and beyond-gully mix-tape sensation Trouble. True to its name, it's a beast of a song: El-P's beat evokes war zones and strip clubs in equal measure, and every rapper tries to out-heavy the others and all of them somehow succeed.
Check it after the jump.