Cage is out with the video to his new single ‘I Never Knew You’, featuring Aesop Rock, El-p, Yak Ballz, Alex Pardee, F. Sean, Chauncey and Dan Bird. The track is the first release off the New York City rapper’s third studio album ‘Depart from Me’, out July 7th via Definitive Jux. Watch the Shia LaBeouf directed video via YouTube below.
El-P is out with the video to his new single ‘Smithereens’, from the album ‘I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead. Watch it via YouTube below.
Rap acts on television this week include UGK and Big Boi, who visit ‘106 & Park’ on Monday; El-P, who performs on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ on Monday; Eve, who visits ‘106 & Park’ on Tuesday and ‘Total Request Live’ on Wednesday; Fabolous, who visits ‘106 & Park’ on Tuesday; and Huey, who visits ‘106 & Park’ on Friday.
Jon Caramanica of the New York Post chatted with Definitive Jux Records label head El-P, who released his solo debut ‘Fantastic Damage’ earlier this year. It wasn’t an easy ride for the rapper though. “I got booed off the stage a bunch of times early on in my career,” El-P remembers with a laugh. “When I’m in the studio, I think about how these songs would sound on stage. My lyrics aren’t the easiest to memorize and spit verbatim, so I’m always surprised when kids rap along. Sometimes I’ll mess up and skip a line and some kid in the front row will fill in for me.”