Def Jux. Start the wiki. CD in very good condition in jewelcase. Create a free website or blog at During this time the group would also meet Amechi Uzoigwe – a video production assistant at the time – who would ultimately become their manager. Setting an example of how to break out of the mold set by the major corporations in music by placing the artist before the business whenever possible, while also operating sustainably.

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Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, + $17.97 Shipping & Import Fees Deposit to Netherlands. Cannibal Ox: The Cold Vein Cannibal Ox’s The Cold Vein was the first full-length album to be released on Def Jux. Still, as a way to introduce newcomers to the formidable talent at the label, as well as a collection of great underground hip-hop, Def Jux Presents... will please newcomers and diehards alike. Following this, Bigg Jus departed from Company Flow on good terms with the intention of pursuing a solo career. The guitar-laden "Simple" and "DPA," a bizarre mixture of rock guitars, Tangerine Dream-style electronics, and hardcore lyrics, proves that no one can construct intricate soundscapes, or create elaborate rhymes over them, like Company Flow's El-P. Here main members Aesop, Cage, and El-P present "Reports of a Possible Kidnapping," a juggernaut of an opener, dense with surreal rhymes and paranoid beats. Try again. ( Log Out /  Unable to add item to List. Not long after, the remaining group members’ relationship with Rawkus began to deteriorate rapidly. Buy a CD or Vinyl record and get 90 days free Amazon Music Unlimited.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The loss of Camu Tao has obviously made the remaining members closer, and anyone unfamiliar with the rapper will understand the man's potential when checking his frantic "When You're Going Down." Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. As a budget-price sampler, this fits the bill, although there are plenty of talented Def Jux acts who were not included (although some, like Mr. Lif, were not signed to the label when the sampler was released), and a few more unreleased cuts would be great. After a run of uninspired releases and reissues (aside from Cage’s excellent 2009 album Depart From Me), El-P finally announced that he would be stepping down as creative director of Definitive Jux and placing the label on permanent hiatus in 2010; moreover, he stated the he would be moving on to focus on his career as a hip-hop artist. The standouts of which, just to name a few, include: The End of the Beginning, Black Dialogue, Since We Last Spoke, Hell’s Winter, Mo’ Mega, I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead, and None Shall Pass. El-P and Amechi also managed to revolutionize the status of independent hip-hop labels. What spawned out of frustration toward the music industry, would help set the bar higher for the treatment of underground acts in hip-hop. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Let us know what you think of the website. Artist: Mr. Lif. Of the most notable, El-P moved on to release another solo album before forming Run the Jewels with Outkast affiliate Killer Mike, Aesop Rock would seek refuge on Rhymesayers Entertainment, Cage reconciled with Mighty Mi to rejoin Eastern Conference, and Mr. Lif eventually found his way to Mello Music Group. Despite the rejection, Company Flow pushed on and released the original Funcrusher extended play on the much smaller Official Recordings. They would hit a second home run in September, when Aesop Rock dropped the critically lauded Labor Days. These events effectively dissolved Company Flow. Definitive Jux, at times, seemed alienated from the rap community. The relationship between the label and Cannibal Ox (specifically Vast Aire) crumbled, and the enigmatic duo would never release another record through El-P’s outfit. © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Here, it's a "sort of" new group, as alt hip-hop supergroup the Weathermen (Aesop Rock, Breezly Brewin', Cage, the late Camu Tao, Tame One, and Y@K Ballz) return after six years off. Def Jam Recordings sued over the similarities in name. The Aesop Rock cut would fit in perfectly on Labor Days, with its mixture of jazzy beats and off-kilter verses. The Cannibal Ox songs, while exemplary, are taken from The Cold Vein, and RJD2's spacy instrumental "Silver Fox" (which sounds like space-age lounge music for futuristic swingers) is from Dead Ringer, but the remaining cuts are all exclusive to this set and are all recommended. It also analyses reviews to verify trustworthiness. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your account. We use cookies and similar tools to enhance your shopping experience, to provide our services, understand how customers use our services so we can make improvements, and display ads. Smash and rap super collective The Weathermen). Other highlights include El-P's bitter closer, "How to Serve Man," which might have been inspired by his beefs with a certain Def Jux defector ("That's not you mouth/It's a boredom generator"), plus Despot's "Look Alive," which skillfully cuts down the competition with a Yellowman quote and "Two left feet planted in yo ass. ( Log Out /  Definitive Jux was initially known as Def Jux. Ultimately, Def Jux sought to provide amenities such as covering the overhead on projects and offering 50% earnings on all record sale royalties to the original musician. Prime members enjoy fast & free shipping, unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows with Prime Video and many more exclusive benefits. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Label: Def Jux - DJX 005 • Format: CD Sampler • Country: US • Genre: Hip Hop • Label: Def Jux - DJX 005 • Format: CD Sampler • Country: US • Genre: Hip Hop • Explore. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Extended holiday return window till Jan 31, 2021, © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates.

We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Holes in the Definitive Jux roster would gradually be filled with individuals such as Murs, C-Rayz Walz, and El-P’s longtime friend Camu Tao (of S.A. It’s the only album Cannibal Ox—comprised of Harlem MCs Vast Aire and Vordul—released on the label. Album features rare colabos with RJD2 and the Cars' Rick Ocasek as well as Definitive Jux's newest hip-hop super ground the Perceptionists and the Mars Volta's Ike. Connect your Spotify account to your account and scrobble everything you listen to, from any Spotify app on any device or platform.

Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. The group – consisting of Bigg Jus, Mr. Len, and a very young El-P – was turning the heads of underground labels due to their heavy presence on the WKCR 89.9 radio in New York; however, the group still found it rather difficult to find a home initially.

Feelings of financial mistrust and talent mismanagement soured Company Flow on the label, and El-P would ultimately make the decision to depart. Also included are sneak peaks at upcoming 2005 tracks from the legendary Cage, C-Rayz Walz and S.A. Out Of Stock CD. Near the end of the 2000s things began to unravel rather quickly. Go directly to shout page. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon.

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Def Jux. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. The following is an incomplete discography for Definitive Jux, an independent hip hop record label based in New York City, United States. The label had laid an extremely solid foundation, and was poised for nothing but growth and victory going forward. The label released Def Jux Presents in March of 2001 as a sampler of what they had to offer, but their first real success would come in May of the same year with Cannibal Ox’s El-P produced debut album, The Cold Vein. A long time Definitive Jux member and best friend to many, his death shook the label to its core and created tension between certain artists. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in.

Being that El-P had come up in the east coast hip-hop scene, he began to feel a strange disconnect from his brainchild as if it no longer represented himself or its original ethos.

Leave feedback, Mr. Lif (born Jeffrey Haynes) is a Boston rapper who is currently signed to New York independent label Definitive Jux. A collection of rough song ideas Camu wanted people to hear, touched up and arranged by El-P, King of Hearts released August 17th 2010 in conjunction with Fat Possum Records.