Last Definitive Jux release: "The Freakshow" Year released: 2001
Rising as a battle rapper in New York city, Queens' Yak Ballz was a member of the Fondle 'Em Records crew that would largely bleed into Definitive Jux (or, at very least, remain affiliated with the Jukies). His single "The Freakshow" marked one of Jux's first vinyl single releases, one of the records that contributed to the early fervor surrounding the label. In 2012, Yak Ballz released the retro-futuristic full length album Gas Galaxy, 14 tracks that sound like they'd sit right at home on Definitive Jux were it still functional. Yak Ballz remains actively recording.
What's Yak Ballz up to now?