After departing Rawkus Records in 1999, rap icon El-P and business partner Amaechi Uzoigwe took a shot in the dark at creating their own hip-hop label—calling it Definitive Jux (Def Jux, for short). Assembling some of rap’s most prolific independent emcees, producers, and DJs, the collective known as the Def Jukies ruled underground hip-hop for ten years, and produced some of the greatest albums of the 2000s. While El-P put the label on an indefinite hiatus in February 2010 to pursue his solo career, its roster remains beloved by hip-hop heads worldwide. And for that reason we dedicate this gallery to Def Jux nostalgia. Flip through for some awesome photographs from the label’s heyday.
Awesome Photos From Definitive Jux's Heyday