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Def Jux Presents Vol. 2

Definitive Jux Presents Ii Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (11 Oct 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: ADA Global
  • ASIN: B00005UPM7
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 284,685 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Same As It Never Was [Explicit]The Weathermen 5:460.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Dead Pan [Explicit]Aesop Rock 3:230.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Sneak Preview [Explicit]Mr. Lif 3:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Hold The Floor [Explicit]Camu Tao 4:020.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. F.U. for Failure Ugly [Explicit]Rob Sonic 4:020.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. I Really Like Your Def Jux Baby Tee [Explicit]RJD2 4:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Paper Mache [Explicit]Masai Bey 4:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Fulcrum (Insight Mix) [Explicit]Mr. Lif 3:260.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Dr. Hell No and The Praying Mantus [Explicit]El-P 4:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Mic Molest [Explicit]Atoms Family 6:030.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Freak Show [Explicit]Y@k Ballz 3:150.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Stepfather Factory [Explicit]El-P 4:100.99  Buy MP3 

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Few independent labels have grown so quickly and potently in recent years as New York's underground hip-hop imprint Def Jux. Definitive Jux Presents II is that rarest of artefacts; a label showcase album that's consistent, cohesive and utterly exciting. Listening to Def Jux has all the frisson of being inducted into a secret society, where hip-hop is both erudite and brutal, immediate and experimental, a true street art. 2001's opening volley Def Jux Presentswas notable for the brilliant last recordings of the legendary Company Flow and, unsurprising, since that band's El-P owns the label. El-P dominates this volume, producing nearly half of the tracks and starring on two. One of these, "Stepfather Factory", is the apotheosis of the Def Jux style: a dense, fierce fuzz with lyrics whose sci-fi turns of phrase never weaken their emotional punch. There's nothing here from the label's other heavy hitters, Cannibal Ox, although Vast Aire does crop up alongside El-P and as part of the Atoms Family collective. The new stars this time are elegant DJ Shadow-style samplescaper RJD2, baroque battle rhymer Y@k Ballz, and ultra-sharp Boston MC Mr Lif, who manages to namecheck Harry Potter and Troy MacLure on "Sneak Preview". This is odd, vivid, 100 per cent compulsive stuff. --John Mulvey

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VARIOUS ARTISTS Definitive Jux Presents II (2002 UK 12-track compilation album containing 10 previously unrealesed tracks includes songs by underground rap heroes Cannibal Ox El-P Aesop Rock and more complete with picture sleeve and still factory sealed from new DJX22)

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3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
I, myself am especially fond of the majority of the artists representing the def jux camp; in particular artists such as el-p, cannibal ox, mr lif, etc. so was madd excited at the release of this collection, especially as atoms family featured aswell (a group complied of cannibal ox, alaska, wind & breeze, etc).
However, that eerie futuristic style that is epitomized by almost every def jux release has been taken to an annoyingly cacophonic level. A number of the hooks are actually sung by some irritatting robotic sounding computer itself. I enjoyed greatly the company flow presents....def jux volume 1 release, which showcased splendidly the def jux roster.
This album however seems as if the artists just threw together some venemous, computer processed track, for the sake of getting their names on the album. A fine example of this is in the track titled 'paper mache' by masai bey, which would make a distinguished sound track to un-bearable nightmare.
However, the album has it's highlights, namely the instrumental track by RJD2. El-p also resurects the album substantially with 'the stepfather factory', which is a relatively ardent track for the notoriously noxious def jux camp.
This album does not live up to the heightly standards set by def juxes pioneers namely can ox, el-p, mr lif, aesop rock, or even def jux presents... volume 1. However, if you rejoice at every def jux release, it's probably worth it for the el-p and RJD2 tracks........peace!
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is [good] 6 Sep 2002
By daniel - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I have listened to this album so many times I lost count. It is utterly essential listening for anyone into this music scene. This has not left my CD case even once, except to listen to it over and over. Have you ever shuddered when listening to a really great song? Do you ever get goosebumps or feel a tingle when you are deeply touched by a peice of music or a good book or film? Do you choke up a little when your favorite tune comes on. This record did that for me. I like every song, but the first track is the very best. I demand that you fork your hard-earned money over ... and get this record. You wont be disappointed!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I want more, gimme more. 4 1/2 stars 16 Mar 2002
By DJH - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I love the direction that El-p's production is going in. I love all the beats they are so sci-fi/techno sounding and heavily layered. I think this is the best compilation album of all time, but I havent heard the Molemen - Ritual of the Molemen yet, I heard that is a good album. Anyway, Aesop comes with a strong track this time to make up for last albums dissapointing Kill Em All. Rob Sonic's track is cool but not as good as most of Sonic Sums material. Camu surprised the hell out of me, I think he's the 2nd best in MHZ aside from Copywrite. RJD2 track is unreal, I dont usually listen to just beats but I cant resist it. Atoms Fam has deffinately improved 110%. Yak B@llz song, pretty good but not as good as Tru City Killuz. Now for the best tracks, Mr. Lif and Murs have the illest cut on the album, Lif has me droolin for a new release. The other Lif track is nice too. I like the rest of the tracks, but they dont stand out as much. Worth every penny, dont let the price scare you.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic 28 Feb 2002
By Eugene Hutz - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Though straight compilations don't usually garner much credit in terms of "classic" status, I believe that in time this will be seen as one of the best hip-hop releases ever. Every single track here is amazing--both production-wise and lyrically. It is impossible to overstate just how vital and exciting this music is in the current cultural climate.
Def Jux has taken hip-hop to another level. Do not sleep...
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the new hip-hop 21 April 2002
By the_III - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
this is the new hip hop that will lead us into the next millenium & in the future REAL RHYMES REAL BEATS REAL RAW HIPHOP
def jukie 4 life.
el-p is a mastermind.
so is all the def jux staff
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The New Independant Flag Ship!!! 3 Mar 2002
By Tim Phillips - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Here we are again El/P and the crew with there brand of progressive dirty crazy hip hop fun for all the family!!
First off this is a much better showcase for the Def Jux label than the last 8 track offering, Yak balls, the Weathermen. and Atoms family all make their mark on an immensly diverse pack of crazy layered beats and grinding bass lines to please all Co flow fans of the past! Saying that. it does have a new flavour to it and eveything on this album will grow on you.... Check Yak balls freak show! One of the best beats I've heard in a while. and Paper Mache CRAZY BABY!!!!
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