BY ZO • NOV 12 2019
The venerable NYC producer dissects his production style and addresses an initial reluctance to work with Killer Mike in a clip from next week’s People’s Party.
El-P is the latest guest on Talib Kweli‘s weekly People’s Party podcast.
In a clip from an upcoming episode, the Run The Jewels producer deconstructs his approach to beat-making, proudly carrying the torch for “noisy” east coast rap composition. With Kweli as his rap historian sounding board, the producer traces the style to Ice Cube’s post-NWA embrace of The Bomb Squad and Rick Ruben’s work with Run DMC, whose everyman aesthetic was pivotal to RTJ’s onstage presentation.