HHHTip your hat,

I’m a touch heartbroken to announce the (sorta) end of an era.

El-P, one of the few men in the music industry who has without a doubt stuck to his guns for the entirety of his career and as such, created a whole sub-genre and movement based on his own convictions has recently announced that Definitive Jux, his label, responsible for giving us phenomenal releases from artists such as: Aesop Rock, Murs, RJD2, Cannibal Ox, SA Smash (R.I.P. Camu Tao), Cage, Mr. Lif and Del‘s last offering, will be taking a ‘break‘ for an undetermined amount of time.  Read the full press release HERE.

This end I would equate to the Native Tongues breaking up.  Although many of you might find that ludicrous and may’ve never heard of some of these artists, this small group of misfits (along side the Rhymesayers imprint)  changed and re-imagined what independent artists could do and to what level they could take it.  The imagination and creativity that they continually injected into the game for over a decade kept things fresh, and although may not have always been the most listener friendly, was brave and had conviction, and for that I have nothing but respect.

As a tribute, 2DopeBoyz posted this incredible compilation of some of Def Jux’s greatest hits and I implore you, if you like this stuff, pick up the records.  They’re truly phenomenal, and I can personally say I’m a proud owner of damn near the entire catalogue.

TheCryptOnline Presents FAREWELL DEF JUX: 1999-2010

01. Cage – I Never Knew You.mp3
02. Yak Ballz – Arabian Facebuster.mp3
03. Aesop Rock – Daylight.mp3
04. Aesop Rock – Bazooka Tooth.mp3
05. Cannibal Ox – Iron Galaxy.mp3
06. The Perceptionists – Let’s Move!!.mp3
07. RJD2 – The Horror.mp3
08. S.A. Smash ft Cage – Smash TV.mp3
09. Aesop Rock – Night Light.mp3
10. Camu Tao – Hold The Floor.mp3
11. Cool Calm Pete – Lost.mp3
12. Company Flow ft Ill Bill – Simian Drugs aka Feeling Ignorant.mp3
13. Del Tha Funkee Homosapien – Bubble Pop.mp3
14. Mr. Lif – Jugular Vein.mp3
15. Murs and 9th Wonder – Bad Man!.mp3
16. Party Fun Action Comittee – Mental Storm.mp3
17. Danny! – Where is Danny.mp3
18. El-P – Deep Space 9mm.mp3
19. Murs – What Do You Know .mp3
20. Despot – Look Alive.mp3
21. C-Rayz Walz – Showgun.mp3
22. Mike Ladd – Black Orientalist.mp3
23. Mr.Lif – Live From The Plantation.mp3
24. The Mighty Underdogs ft MF DOOM – Gunfight.mp3
25. El-P – Dead Disnee.mp3
26. Hangar 18 – Boombox Apocalypse.mp3
27. S.A. Smash – Illy.mp3
28. El-P, DBA The Lyrical Punisher, and J-Treds Freestyle.mp3
29. Party Fun Action Comittee – Chapstick.mp3
30. Aesop Rock ft Breeze Brewin – Getaway Car.mp3
31. Cage – ft Darryl Palumbo – Shoot Frank.mp3
32. Cool Calm Pete – Cool Calm Science.mp3
33. Del Tha Funkee Homosapien – Naked Fonk.mp3
34. The Perceptionists – Black Dialogue.mp3
35. RJD2 – Someones Second Kiss.mp3
36. Rob Sonic – Rock The Convoy.mp3
37. C-Rayz Walz – The Line Up.mp3
38. Danny! – Turn Me Up.mp3
39. Hangar 18 – Feet To Feet.mp3
40. Mr. Lif – Arise.mp3
41. Camu Tao – Open Hands.mp3
42. El-P ft Cage – Habeas Corpses (Draconian Love).mp3
43. Murs ft Humpty Hump and Shock G – Risky Business.mp3
44. RJD2 ft Jakki Da Mitamouth – F.H.H.mp3
45. Yak Ballz – Flossin’.mp3
46. C-Rayz Walz – Battle Me.mp3
47. Dizzee Rascal – Excuse Me Please.mp3
48. Murs and 9th Wonder ft Phonte – The Animal.mp3
49. Rob Sonic – Dylsexia.mp3
50. Yak Ballz – Reign.mp3
51. 4th Pyramid – Aquatic.mp3
52. Aesop Rock ft El-P and Camu Tao – Rickety Rackety.mp3
53. El-P – The League of Extraordinary Nobodies.mp3
54. El-P – Sunrise Over Brooklyn.mp3
55. Aesop Rock – 9-5ers Anthem.mp3
56. Mr.Lif – Earthcrusher.mp3
57. El-P ft Cage – Oxycontin pt 2
58. Cage – Hells Winter.mp3
59. The Mighty Underdogs – Victorious.mp3
60. C-Rayz Walz – First Words Worse.mp3
61. S.A. Smash – Gangsta.mp3
62. Cannibal Ox – Pigeon

And as a bonus download, check this out.  I don’t know anything about this guy or this tune except he’s a Cleveland cat based out of LA.  Either way, it’s dope.  Peace to Analog Giant for the tip.

JESTY BEATZ – THE LAST MAN IN SPACE (Direct Link)

Enjoy the day folk.

Triple.
www.ppfhouse.com


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