Mr. Lif Re-Releases “Post Mortem” f. El-P, Jean Grae & Akrobatik

blame it on JES7 November 28, 2015

At the top of October, it was announced that Def Jux affiliate Mr. Lif inked a deal with the other MMG, Mello Music Group, with plans to re-release his album from 2002 dubbed I Phantom.

Although the Boston, MA emcee is now at home with a new label, his longtime friendship with El-P remains intact. Today, we revisit Mr. Lif‘s 2002 single, “Post Mortem” which features production plus a verse from 1 1/2 of Run the Jewels, El-P.

“Post Mortem” examines the stack of bodies laid on terra firma in the wake of Jean Grae and Lif’s close friend Akrobatik‘s – ahem – lyrical acrobatics.

The song showcases the perspectives of 4 people as they look into the light of a nuclear blast. Basically, these are the final words from those who are essentially dead. Each individual flashes vast imagery of their closing thoughts before they are dissolved by the bomb.

The reissue of Lif’s I Phantom is now available for purchase via iTunes and/or vinyl. Stream the re-release of “Post Mortem” below.