I may not show, but I love me some hip-hop. So when I heard about El-P’s new album a few months ago, I was about as happy as I could get. It’s songs like these that make me sure that my joy wasn’t unwarranted. My favorite song has a certain Orwellian charm to it. Not only is the beat killer, the samples perfect, and the raps smooth, but the story is amazing; it’s what makes the song a masterpiece. A sample line? “She’s the first to kiss me without crying”
Habeas Corpses tells the story of Lee, a prison guard from an apocalyptic future. In this particular prison, the prisoners are regularly assassinated and raped; however, the protagonist of this story finds himself deeply attracted to a prisoner (#247290Z). He escapes with her, and attempts to evade the authorities. In the end . . . well, I won’t ruin it for you. All you need to know is that this track is stunning.