Release date: May 2012
"Cancer 4 Cure" is the third full-length studio album by El-P, released on May 22, 2012 through Fat Possum Records. It is the rapper's first solo album in five years.
In an interview for rubyhornet.com, the singer explains what the record is about: "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."