Hangar 18 (band)

Hangar 18 was an American hip hop group from New York City, New York.[1] It consisted of Alaska, Windnbreeze, and DJ Pawl.[1] The group was signed to Definitive Jux.[1]

Hangar 18
OriginNew York City, New York, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Years active2001–2009
LabelsDefinitive Jux
Websitehangar18.bandcamp.com
Members
  • Alaska
  • Windnbreeze
  • DJ Pawl

HistoryEdit

During their early years, Alaska and Windnbreeze were active members of the Atoms Family crew.[2] Hangar 18 was formed after the two were joined by DJ Pawl in 2002.[2] The group's name derives from a hangar at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.[3]

In 2004, Hangar 18 released the debut studio album, The Multi-Platinum Debut Album, on Definitive Jux.[4] It received favorable reviews from Exclaim![5] and XLR8R.[6] In 2007, the group released the second studio album, Sweep the Leg, on the label.[7] It featured a guest appearance from Slug of Atmosphere.[8]

MembersEdit

  • Alaska - rapper
  • Windnbreeze - rapper
  • DJ Pawl - producer, DJ

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Compilation albumsEdit

  • The Shameless Self-Promotion CD (2003)
  • The Donkey Show Volume 1 (2005)

SinglesEdit

  • "Where We At?" / "Hangar 18 and the Temple of Doom" (2003)
  • "Beatslope" (2004)
  • "Barhoppin'" (2004)

Guest appearancesEdit

  • Rob Sonic - "Sniper Picnic" from Telicatessen (2004)
  • Dub-L - "World Premier" from Day of the Mega Beast! (2004)
  • Fred Ones - "Evolve" from Phobia of Doors (2004)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Freedman, Pete (November 8, 2007). "Hanging tough". Colorado Springs Independent. Archived from the original on September 18, 2015. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Hangar 18". Definitive Jux. Archived from the original on September 3, 2009. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
  3. ^ Faraone, Chris (November 8, 2007). "Hangar 18". Spin. Archived from the original on June 16, 2017. Retrieved September 8, 2018.
  4. ^ Pemberton, Rollie (October 14, 2004). "Hangar 18 - The Multi-Platinum Debut Album". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on March 3, 2008. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
  5. ^ Quinlan, Thomas (September 1, 2004). "Hangar 18 The Multi-Platinum Debut Album". Exclaim!. Archived from the original on March 5, 2017. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
  6. ^ Romana, Ryan (June 15, 2004). "The Multi-Platinum Debut Album". XLR8R. Archived from the original on December 24, 2011. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
  7. ^ Chennault, Sam (November 12, 2007). "Hangar 18: Sweep the Leg". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on October 8, 2011. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
  8. ^ Brown, Marisa. "Sweep the Leg - Hangar 18". AllMusic. Archived from the original on June 3, 2012. Retrieved June 26, 2020.

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