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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


Prince – Purple Rain
I mean, I grew up in the 80s and Prince was my fucking god. He was the coolest motherfucker on the planet. The music was unbelievable. It was sexual, and I didn’t even understand what that was, but I wanted to know. I was obsessed with Prince, and he was the first artist where I collected multiple records and listened to for years and years. This record never goes away. I don’t know how, but I’m sure that somewhere in the building blocks of whatever became the way I approach music, that guy has a solid strand of DNA.