Posts Tagged ‘Def Jux’

Take It Personal Podcast (Ep 8: Indie Hip-Hop Tribute)

Sunday, March 26th, 2017
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Episode 8 is our Jansport (backpack) special. A tribute to the independent hip-hop movement that helped spawn labels like Fondle ‘Em, Hydra, Rawkus, Stones Throw, Def Jux and ABB records. A time, where the internet played a major role in the music. This era allowed people to DIY, giving them an outlet never had. This movement created dreams, jobs, life-long careers and of course, some amazing music too. Speaking of music, if we covered everything this episode would be 20 hours instead of 2. We picked obscure cuts all the way to classics heard from the late 90s to the early 00s. We got everybody from Mos Def, Company Flow, MF Doom, Murs, Planet Asia, J-Live, Juggaknots, Weatherman, Saukrates, Jigmastas, Cannibal Ox, L-Fudge, Godfather Don, All Natural, Non-Phixon, Cage, Latryx, Mr. Voodoo, K-Otix, and Vakill to name a few. You don’t want to miss this!

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Interview: Blockhead

Thursday, October 10th, 2013
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This past Tuesday our lil’ brother blog OpinionatedJay featured an interview with former Steady Bloggin’ member and indie hip-hop producer extraordinaire Blockhead. They discuss things like Aesop Rock, Kate Upton, New York Knicks, Tree, Derek Jeter, Necro  andof course the demise of Def Jux. Check it out and stayed tuned for some more interviews dropping every Tuesdays on


STREAM: Cannibal Ox – Painkillers (original unreleased version produced by T1 of ShelShock)

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
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Holy shit, look at what I found while following down tumblr rabbit holes. The original post came from Cryptic One, makes sense. Out of respect for his intentions I not going to rip the mp3, so here’s the stream and his comments as he posted them:
STREAM: Cannibal Ox – Painkillers (OG unreleased version)

[Flash 9 is required to listen to audio.]

“I did some more digging in old tapes today and uncovered this forgotten about never before released gem
Not mixed, not mastered, off an old cassette… so the sonic quality isnt all that great
If I remember right this was recorded sometime after Ox started recording Cold Vein with El-P. I think they had already released Iron Galaxy b/w Straight off the DIC joint single with Co Flow but hadnt recorded much else besides those two songs, Metal Gear, & Pigeon for Cold Vein. So this would be around late 99- early 2000 that they recorded this at T1s studio. Obviously they later re-recorded Painkillers for Cold Vein with El but this version has a completely different Vordul verse and a longer Vast verse than the Cold Vein version, and obviously a completely different beat.”

Apparently Copywrite beat the fuck out of Cage………

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010
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The video is erased from time now. If anyone has a line on the footage, holler @ a player without a bowl haircut. Done Waiting:

Columbus rapper Copywrite videotaped punching Shia LaBeouf’s bff Cage next to a car. This video also has Copy carrying on a phone conversation after the fight with the girl in the video. The conversation is funny bc Copywrite is acting like he wasn’t involved and getting jokes in.

During the actual squabble it looks like Cage is trying to pull something out the trunk and Copy is pounding on his head. Doods used to be friends and make music together. And obviously aren’t and don’t anymore.

Mainstream pissin’.


Central Services – What God Should Do

Friday, July 9th, 2010
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Unreleased track from 2005, to be included on the upcoming Central Services EP Forever Frozen in Television Time. Gotta love the unhinged quality here. Camu probably knows he can’t ‘sing’ in the traditional sense of the word, but he just doesn’t really seem to give a fuck and plows through the song with the confidence of Tony Bennett doing the second encore of a permanent weekend engagement at The Bellagio. It’s the Mike Tyson “I’m gonna fuck you till you love me” strategy.

<a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview('/outgoing/');" href="">WHAT GOD SHOULD DO by EL-P</a>

via El-P’s bandcamp page

Camu-Tao – a playlist by Definitive Jux

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010
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1: Perfect Plan
2: Plot for a little bit
3: The Way it’s going down
4: We do the Work
5: Oxycontin pt 1


To commemorate the passing of Tero “Camu Tao” Smith and promote some of his music being released later this year, Def Jux graciously put together the playlist you see embedded above. Amongst other things it features the world premier of “Perfect Plan”, a first taste of Camu’s sadly posthumous solo debut King of Hearts. Please read below for a statement from El-P and the Press Release, originally posted here.

Thanks to Def Jux and Philaflava forums poster Brougham33 for the heads up