Maybe the title alone sent his hard drive crashing. Whatever the case, a corrupted file kept El-P from including Lab Rat Bravely Escapes on Hovercraft Only to Crash Directly Outside of Gates – we’ll call it Lab Rat in the interest of brevity – on his 2010 instrumental release, Weareallgoingtoburninhellmegamixxx3.
But what technology taketh, it can sometimes giveth back. Lab Rat was salvaged and El-P has made it available for public consumption. The pounding drums and eerie synths leave little doubt this track was meant for the album.