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Definitive Jux
Founded 1999 (1999)
Founder Jaime Meline
Amaechi Uzoigwe
Status Hiatus
Genre Hip hop
Country of origin United States
Location New York City, United States
Official Website

Definitive Jux was an independent record label based in New York City, United States. It was co-founded in 1999 by Jaime Meline (El-P, also an artist under the label) and Amaechi Uzoigwe.[1] The label was initially known simply as Def Jux, but in 2001, however, popular hip hop label Def Jam Recordings sued Def Jux over the name similarity. This lawsuit was settled out of court[1] and the name was officially changed to Definitive Jux. In February 2010, El-P announced that he was stepping down as artistic director of the label to focus on producing and being a full time artist. The label will not be releasing physical products from multiple artists in the immediate future, but will change to keep up with evolutions in the music industry.[2]



Members of the Definitive Jux roster were affectionately known as Def Jukies or Jukies.[3]

Former artists

See also

External links


  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". Definitive Jux Recordings. Retrieved February 3, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Jukies". Definitive Jux. Retrieved 2008-07-22. 
  4. ^ "Activator". Definitive Jux. Retrieved 2008-07-22. 

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