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Cancer 4 Cure

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Recorded  2009-2012
Cancer 4 Cure (2012)  Run the Jewels (2013)
Release date  22 May 2012
Genre  Alternative hip hop
Length  49:05
Artist  El-P
Label  Fat Possum Records
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Released  May 22, 2012 (2012-05-22)
Producers  El-P, Nicholas Thorburn, Torbitt Schwartz
Similar  El-P albums, Underground hip hop albums

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Cancer 4 Cure is the third full-length studio album by El-P, released on Fat Possum Records on May 22, 2012.



El-P has stated that "I think that I’m trying to create an idea or illustrate a thought pattern, just because there’s darkness that I see and think about, it doesn’t mean I’ve given into it. I think the record is ultimately about not giving into it. For the most part I’m struggling with that darkness throughout the record. When I say it’s about wanting to live, I just say that because that’s how I feel. When you get hit with death, sometimes as horrible as it is, one of the things that can come out of it is a reaffirmation of how much you don’t want to go, and I think that’s what happened with me."

The album is dedicated to Camu Tao.


At Metacritic, which assigns a rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received a score of 84, based on 39 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim." AllMusic reviewed the album giving it a score of 4 out of 5, stating "Cancer4Cure is about hip-hop like Glengarry Glen Ross was about sales, but these great works transcend their industries, offering solace and inspiration to anyone who would prefer a satisfied mind over a Cadillac Eldorado, or in current terms, an Escalade."

In contrast The Boston Phoenix stated that "Cancer for Cure is definitely not El-P's Age of Apocalypse; in fact it's the only El-P production that sounds like it's been made on planet Earth, following hip-hop rules that someone else already defined."

The album was listed 15th on Stereogum's list of top 50 albums of 2012.

Track listing

Track Listing was confirmed by FatPossum.


1Request Denied4:32
2The Full Retard3:39
3Works Every Time3:35


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