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Hangar 18 is no more

Yesterday, Brooklyn’s Hangar 18 announced that it is breaking up. Hangar 18 was formed by rappers Alaska and Windnbreeze and producer paWL.  The trio’s prior association with New York freestyle stalwart Atomz Family made it a perfect fit for Definitive … Continue reading

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Hangar 18 sweeps the States

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Hangar 18 isn’t the type of group you’d normally associate with Definitive Jux. Formed from the remains of the underrated Atoms Family crew — the same camp that yielded Cannibal Ox — the Brooklyn trio is a mix of straight-up backpacker raps, dirty party joints, and quirky Prince Paul-type antics. Their debut, 2004’s The Multiplatinum Debut Album, drew some positive notices but was largely ignored during a time when a lot of hip-hop heads wrote Def Jux off. Three years later, with El-P paving the way, Sweep the Leg is bound to get more attention. People are finally realizing that Definitive Jux aims to be a deep and diverse indie label. Not everyone’s going to sound like Aesop Rock or Mr. Lif.

After Sweep the Leg drops on October 23, Hangar 18 will take their unusual styles to the road for a lengthy tour. Glue, the Midwest trio behind last year’s Catch As Catch Can, will open. The dates are below.

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