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Bonafide Magazine - Old School X New School Special - Issue 05 Out Now

Bonafide Magazine – Old School X New School Special – Issue 05 Out Now

In hip-hop chronological order Bonafide Mag speaks to the Godfather of it all, Grandmaster Flash, profile EPMD, get crazy with ‘the lazy hustler’ and fourth Beastie Boy, Ricky Powell. Still in NYC, they speak to a leading voice for alternative hip-hop, EL-P and from the West Coast the mag catches up with Beat Junkie and J Rocc. In a ram packed issue there is also an article profiling graffiti (fine) artist Jose Parla.

Aesop Rock w/ DJ Big Wiz And Rob Sonic UK Tour

Aesop Rock w/ DJ Big Wiz And Rob Sonic UK Tour

2007 saw Aesop Rock (aka Ian Bavitz) deliver his full-length album ‘None Shall Pass’ on Definitive Jux to great critical acclaim. Now, the man Q Magazine noted as being “Lauded  in alternative rap circles”, is back touring on UK soil for the first time in 3 years taking in dates in Brighton (29th January), London (30th January), Nottingham (31st January), Dublin (2nd February) and Edinburgh (4th February) respectively.

El-P Brings I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead to UK and Europe

Former Company Flow frontman / Definitive Jux label honcho El-P travels to Spain, Holland, France, Belgium, Ireland, and the UK in support of his second solo album, the critically acclaimed I'll Sleep When You're Dead. "There’s been three or four pretty good rap albums so far this year, but El-P’s I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead is the only one I’m still listening to on a regular basis months after the fact, as if it was… you know, a rock album" - XXL.com columnist Byron Crawford.

Def Jux Announce New El-P Album

Def Jux Announce New El-P Album

Def Jux has announced that the long awaited follow up album from head honcho El-P, 'I'll Sleep When You're Dead', has been slated for release on March 5, 2007. The highly-anticipated platter features collaborations with Trent Reznor (NIN), the Mars Volta, Aesop Rock, Mr. Dibbs and an appearance by Catpower's Chan Marshall.

Mr Lif Tour Dates

Mr Lif Tour Dates

Mr Lif returns to the UK this month with a headline date @ Jazz Cafe on 21st October. A European tour (full details below) comes to the UK on 19th October and takes in Glasgow, Nottingham, Leeds and Bristol. Earlier this year, Mr Lif played to a packed 93 Feet East in Shoreditch, East London and the Def Jux signed Mc's amazing live show is sure to be a total sell out once again!!

Mr Lif

Mr Lif Mini Biography

Mr Lif is from Boston. He is a political and socially conscious rapper reminiscent of acts like Boogie Down Production & Public Enemy who were known for their deeply thought provoking lyrics. Born Jeffrey Haynes, Mr. Lif grew up in the Boston, MA, suburb of Brighton. He released his first single, Elektro, in 1998, attracting the attention of labels Grand Royal and Def Jux.