Definitive Jux

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Definitive Jux was a record label based in New York City. It was co-founded in 1999 by El-P and Amaechi Uzoigwe.[1]

Definitive Jux
Founded1999 (1999)
FounderJaime "El-P" Meline
Amaechi Uzoigwe
Distributor(s)Capitol Music Group
The Orchard
Country of originUnited States
LocationNew York City

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Definitive Jux was initially known as Def Jux. However, popular hip hop label Def Jam Recordings sued Def Jux over the name similarity in 2001. This lawsuit was settled out of court[1] and the name was officially changed to Definitive Jux.

In February 2010, El-P announced that the label, although it will carry on selling its catalog and merchandise, would be put "on hiatus" as a traditional record label, and that it would be going through some changes in order to keep up with the evolution of the music industry. He also announced that he was stepping down as artistic director of Definitive Jux to focus on producing and being a full-time artist.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Braunshhweiger, Amy (2004-09-10). "Recording Lyrics to Change the World". The New York Sun. Retrieved 2007-10-02.
  2. ^ EL-P (February 2, 2010). "Of Hoopty's and Hovercrafts [sic]". Definitive Jux Recordings. Archived from the original on February 4, 2010. Retrieved February 3, 2010.

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