The story behind this track, “Lab Rat Bravely Escapes On Hovercraft Only To Crash Directly Outside Of Gates,” is that it was originally slated to appear on El-P’s Weareallgoingtoburninhellmegamixxx3. But when he went to put the album together, this song’s file was corrupted so it had to be left off. It then leaked to the web in early December 2010 when the producer-rapper apparently fixed the file and released for free.
Those of you who have heard it know it would have easily fit in on Megamixxx3, so it’s no surprise that El’s cosigning this fan-made video for the song. As the snares, kicks, synthesizers, and vocal samples build in the background, we see scattered shots of laboratories, 3D renderings, and, of course, rats. The video is certainly complementary and well done, even if you might need to be under the influence to truly grasp what’s going on.