don’t let the internet and blogs be your context
On May 22, 2012, El-P put out his latest album Cancer4Cure. This album, along with the R.A.P. Music release he produced for Killer Mike, has been almost uniformly praised in the music press. An element of many of these reviews is glowing nostalgia for the late-1990s underground hip-hop scene – a movement El-P proved central to with his group Company Flow, and a sound that’s been largely derided in previous years up to now. Here, Ducker and Christopher R. Weingarten, currently Senior Editor of SPIN and a longtime fount of entertaining, controversial Internet opinion, discussed the reaction to Cancer4Cure in regards to current music-critic revisionist history.