Killer Mike and El-P went into recording their joint album, R.A.P. Music, with the aim to create an album that recalls the sound of Ice Cube’s Bomb Squad-produced classic, AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted. From what we have heard thus far, they have definitely lived up to that goal.
Whereas previous leak “Untitled” stomped like an elephant with feelings equally contemplative and frustrated, the newly revealed “Don’t Die” is a straight-up middle finger to all the crooked cops and public officials out there. And it hits you with a justifiably strong sense of urgency from Mike, whose skills on the mic are criminally under-appreciated and perfectly complement El-P’s speaker-bruising East Coast production.
You can stream the track via the widget below. The album drops May 15 on Williams Street Records. [P4K]