by Andrew Lunny
It was back in 1997 when Company Flow followed up their ‘Funcrusher’ EP with ‘Funcrusher Plus,’ an album which established Co Flow, Rawkus Records and much of the current underground hip-hop scene. ‘Funcrusher Plus’ wasn’t a perfect album, but for importance it’s almost unrivaled even now. “First is the originator – me” former Co Flow mainman El-P shouts on his long-awaited follow-up ‘Fantastic Damage,’ an album which, like ‘Funcrusher Plus,’ remakes hip-hop in a brutal new image. Under his own Definitive Jux label now instead of Rawkus, El-P has surpassed all previous accomplishments with this brilliant record.
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