I'll Sleep When You're Dead

Definitive Jux
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13 tracks
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1 El-P - Tasmanian Pain Coaster 6:53 45,973
2 Various Artists - Smithereens 4:31 4
3 El-P - Up All Night 2:35 45,642
4 El-P - EMG 4:30 42,403
5 El-P - Drive 4:12 37,749
6 El-P - Dear Sirs 1:32 38,356
7 El-P - Run The Numbers 4:40 35,729
8 El-P - Habeas Corpses (Draconian Love) 4:33 31,395
9 El-P - The Overly Dramatic Truth (Main) 4:29 768
10 El-P - Flyentology 4:00 36,360
11 El-P - No Kings 3:05 32,586
12 El-P - The League of Extraordinary Nobodies 2:34 768
13 El-P - Poisenville Kids No Wins / Reprise (This Must Be Our Time) 6:59 6,803

About this album

I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead is the second full-length studio album by New York hip hop artist El-P, released on his own Definitive Jux label on March 20, 2007. The album comes almost a full five years after his critically acclaimed debut solo album, Fantastic Damage.

The album’s first single, the Trent Reznor-featuring “Flyentology”, was released as a digital download via the iTunes Store on February 20, 2007. The song “EMG” appears as the B-side, and an animated video was made by the Adult Swim team. A video was also shot for “Smithereens”, featuring images of torture and imprisonment reminiscent of US prison facilities like Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib.

El-P previewed an unmixed version of “Tasmanian Pain Coaster”, the album’s opening track, on British DJ Gilles Peterson’s WorldWide show on January 26, 2006 on Radio 1.

A version of “EMG” with the extended title “Everything Must Go” was given away on a covermount CD mixed by DJ Big Wiz, along with the Def Jux-themed July 2005 issue of British hip hop magazine Hip Hop Connection; the same track was also offered as a paid download at Def Jux’s online store. Also the songs “Smithereens” and “Poisenville Kids No Wins” featured on the teaser of the third season of The Boondocks.
I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead debuted at number 78 on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling about 11,000 copies in its first week.

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