El-P   I'll Sleep When You're Dead
4.0 Ranking: #150 for 2007
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0.0 rabbblerouser | September 28th 07

I completely disagree with the interpretation of Habeas Corpses (Draconian Love) in this review.
Cage and El P are prison guards at work (firing guns) executing prisoners when El P asks Cage:
"Does this job ever bother you, darkly creep up in your conscience too?"
This shows that the character is bothered by his job and is reaching out to another guard to see if his companion feels the same way he does.
It is when El P mentions the beauty of prisoner 247290 that Cage begins to brag about raping other prisoners by saying "I got a couple numbers of my own" and suggests El P do the same.
"Go get a taste, ill hold you down... and your secrets safe with me..."
El P interrupts Cage saying "no, nah man its actually not on my mind , its not good for this time..."
This scene paints the rapist guard as a criminal and disgusting individual versus the guard who is bothered by his job and sees beauty in a traitor criminal.
What is worse, a rapist / murdering guard or the criminal?
It is a criticism of the treatment of prisoners, specifically the abuse at Guantanamo Bay, not the beginning of a sadistic porno.
This is a very brief interpretation of the song, and there is a lot more too it than just this. I just hate half-assed reviews of literature and wanted to point in the right direction. El P puts a lot of meaning and political commentary into his music and is a true artist, writing a song like this off to porn is sheer idiocy.
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If you get the chance to see El P live, he puts on a kick-ass show.


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4.0 excellentBradley Layne | November 19th 14

8/10

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5.0 classicPavel Sukany | April 16th 11

EL-P created classic LP even better than Fantastic Damage which is Fantastic

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0.0 steveosk8s | March 17th 07

great producing yet again from el-producto, some of the tracks are simply great, others are meh but not terrible. not AS good as fantastic damage, but a VERY good album.

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