Definitive Jux Records Goes on Hiatus - Idol Threat: Warning Shots at the Mainstream


Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Definitive Jux Records Goes on Hiatus

This news has been making the rounds so I figured I’d post it as well (need a breather so I can write more reviews anyways.) Rumors of the demise of Definitive Jux records has been spreading lately and so artist/owner El-P has decided to release an official statement on the future of Def Jux. To me Def Jux was the culmination of the Lyricist Lounge/Rawkus Records era and arguably the number one label choice for backpackers everywhere. I’m sure most of the major artists will have no problems finding new homes (Mr. Lif and Vast Aire has already left prior to these news) but it’s still disheartening news for fans and the remaining roster. Here’s what El had to say:

"This year, a decade after starting DEF JUX and after overseeing the releases of some incredible albums including the forthcoming release of my dear late and great friend Camu Tao's brilliant "KING OF HEARTS" LP, I'm stepping away from my duties as artistic director for the label to concentrate on what I love most: being a producer and an artist full time..."

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1 comment:

  1. Wow, that's bad news. I was exposed to these guys through Adult Swim's free downloadable album. I hope they all find another outlet for the talent sooner than later.