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El-P’s Official Statement on the Fate of Def Jux

Read El’s official statement on Def Jux’s Website

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. This is something I’ve been contemplating for a few years now, and can’t think of a better time or, with the eventual release of Camu’s record, a more poetic way to transition into a new direction.

This means change for JUX. Of course we’ll still have our website, we will still sell our catalog, merch and more as well as bring you news and updates on all our projects and artists. We will be releasing “KING OF HEARTS”, a DEF JUX remix compilation, a 10 year anniversary retrospective and some other goodies. But then as a traditional record label DEF JUX will effectively be put on hiatus. We are not closing, but we are changing. The process is already underway, and the last several months (for those wondering what the hell we’ve been up to) have been spent dealing with the technical aspects of wrapping up the label in it’s current form and re-imagining our collective and individual futures.

If you watched the Vast Aire vs Def Jux beef that brewed from May to Mid August this year then you prolly knew change was in the air.

Annunaqi Eloheem:Vast Aire In Columbus Tonight

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I am one these jerks that makes fun everything I used to like. Cannibal Ox was my shit. It was Bladerunner music. The sound of New York City that fit the Kid A’s and Kiko’s. Futuristic and dangerous. Harlem standing up weird right before Harlem stood up louder, weirder and more dangerous. (Yet another Dipset referance) But Vast did say a word twice before because he is twice as nice around the same time Cam took 4 bars off.

So I was youtubing it up, looking for a verse off the Can Ox classic album Cold Vein. Didn’t find much. But I did find this verse I have never heard where Vast says “there are camera’s in my food, and soon you can download you.” Given we are the heels of another fixed election and or another example of Christians summoning the apocalypse(at least for our country) and possibly another Great Depression.Why not?

True dood sucked at Springfest 1000 years ago. But he is a Six Foot Nine 400 lb heretic from Harlem that will be stuck hanging out on Summit between Alden & Oakland. Thats funny to me.

Zero Star will open.

The Summit next Bourban Street. So What Wednesdays. DJ Detox. Sissies.