Wednesday, May 16, 2007

El-P - Emo's - May 27, 2007

I'm newly finding several artists this week that I'm really diggin'... El-P @ Emo's on May 27th. It might be a good show to check out...

Do you feel like birthday's are just another day? or a day to lavishly celebrate one's birth? I'm pretty conflicted. While I feel birth is a great and wonderful thing and one's birthday is special, I also feel awkward to be showered with attention for the work of my parents and not something that I had any direct influence over. Well my birthday's tomorrow.

More info:

El-P aka El-Producto (born Jaime Meline on 4 March 1975) is an American rapper, producer and entrepreneur from Brooklyn, New York City. A major driving force in alternative hip hop for over a decade, he is the co-founder, owner and CEO of the Definitive Jux record label.

, El-P (born Jaime Meline) became involved with the hip hop culture of New York City at an early age. After being expelled from several schools for problems with authority, Meline decided to whole-heartedly pursue a career in music. At his 18th birthday party, he met Mr. Len, whom he had hired as a DJ for the night. The two quickly became friends and formed Company Flow in 1992. They released their first vinyl single, "Juvenile Technique", in 1993. Bigg Jus later complemented the group and in 1996 the trio released their debut EP, Funcrusher. Subject to a major label bidding war after the success of the EP, Company Flow waited until they could get a contract on their own terms. They eventually signed to Rawkus Records, and released their debut full-length album, Funcrusher Plus (1997), which is now widely recognized as one of the most ground-breaking and influential alternative hip hop albums of all time.

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