El-P - Stay Down (ft. Nick Diamonds)
This is off of El-P’s new album Cancer For Cure. It’s not his best album, but it’s still really damn good. If you like abstract hip-hop you’ll enjoy this, trust me. Stay Down is my favorite song off of the album. Here are the lyrics, which you will definitely want to look at, since EVERY song El-P has ever made is laced with lyrics that represent some of the most complex and profound bars in all of hip-hop. Aesop Rock is definitely the epitome of this abstract poetic lyrical style, but El-P without a doubt comes in second. You’ll appreciate this song more if you smoke and then turn the volume up and max out the bass.
As a side comment, I really love Killer Mike’s feature on the album and that El-P and him are doing a fair amount of collab work. Both are outstanding artists, and complement each other extremely well even though their overall hip-hop styles are incredibly different.
My Song Rating: 9.5 out of 10