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13 Steps To Perfection: El-P's Favourite Albums
Kyle Ellison , October 17th, 2012 12:16

The rapper, producer and Definitive Jux head honcho rifles through his racks and picks out his top 13 records


Kool G Rap - Road To The Riches
It’s Kool G Rap, man. The motherfucker is possibly one of the best rappers of all time. I mean, definitely one of the best, if not the best, and ‘Road to the Riches’ is in my top five rap songs because it was just the rawest shit ever at that time. When I started making my own music it never occurred to me that it wouldn’t sound like this and people would be like “Oh, it’s so different!” To me it was like, I thought I was making the new EPMD record! But eventually I just embraced my weirdness and said: “Okay, I guess it’s fucking different.” But I was always trying to chase these fucking legends in my head y’know?