EL-P

Real Name:
Jaime Meline
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Born March 4th, 1975 in Brooklyn, New York.
EL-P, aka El Producto, is one of hip-hop's most obstinate and adventurous pioneers, combining a mid-'80s lo-fi old school aesthetic with a progressive rock musician's inclination to push boundaries. He has never succumbed to the whims of corporate hip-hop, instead choosing to pursue his own decidedly uncommercial leanings. In the mid-'90s, he developed a strong reputation with the groundbreaking trio Company Flow, a band whose achievements include the first LP, Funcrusher Plus, on Rawkus Records, a label that is considered by many the best label for intelligent hip-hop. Over the group's auspicious stint together, he proved he was himself capable of intense lyricism and sonic production so powerful it could stand on its own. In the latter part of the '90s, El-P was also a collaborator with Blackalicious, Mos Def, and Dilated Peoples. In 2001, after releasing one last album with Harlem rappers Cannibal OX, the group chose to amicably pursue their own directions. El-P has started his own label, Def Jux, and was also selected to work on former Rage Against the Machine frontman Zack de la Rocha's first solo album. Somehow he found the time to work on his own solo release during all of this, Fantastic Damage, which saw the light of day in May of 2002.
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Singles & EPs

EL-P - WMR (Weathermen Radio) / Homesickness / Life With Snarky Parker album art Camu Tao & EL-P / Despot Camu Tao & EL-P / Despot - WMR (Weathermen Radio) / Homesickness / Life With Snarky Parker Definitive Jux US 2004 Sell This Version
DJX100 EL-P - Jukie Skate Rock / Constellation (Remix) album art El-P Jukie Skate Rock / Constellation (Remix)(12", Ltd) Definitive Jux DJX100 US 2004 Sell This Version
WAP186 EL-P - HideYaFace album art Prefuse 73 Featuring Ghostface* And El-P Prefuse 73 Featuring Ghostface* And El-P - HideYaFace(12") Warp Records WAP186 UK 2005 Sell This Version
EL-P - Everything Must Go album art El-P Everything Must Go Definitive Jux US 2006 Sell This Version
EL-P - Flyentology EP album art El-P Flyentology EP (EP, Single) HipHopSite.com Recordings US 2007 Sell This Version
EL-P - The Overly Dramatic Truth / Smithereens album art El-P The Overly Dramatic Truth / Smithereens (Maxi) Definitive Jux US 2007 Sell This Version
DJX138 EL-P - Smithereens (Alternate Mix) / The Overly Dramatic Truth (Drum And Vocal Mix) album art El-P Smithereens (Alternate Mix) / The Overly Dramatic Truth (Drum And Vocal Mix)(7") Definitive Jux DJX138 US 2007 Sell This Version
EL-P - All The Cash album art Evil Nine Feat EL-P Evil Nine Feat EL-P - All The Cash (Single) Marine Parade UK 2008 Sell This Version
EL-P - Drones Over Bklyn album art El-P Drones Over Bklyn (Single) Turnstile US 2011 Sell This Version
none EL-P Stay Down(CDr, Single, Promo) Turnstile, Fat Possum Records none 2012 Sell This Version
none EL-P - The Full Retard album art EL-P The Full Retard(CDr, Single, Promo) Turnstile, Fat Possum Records none 2012 Sell This Version
EL-P - Post Mortem album art Mr. Lif Feat. El-P*, Jean Grae & Akrobatik Mr. Lif Feat. El-P*, Jean Grae & Akrobatik - Post Mortem (Single) Mello Music Group US 2015

Compilations

DJX29 EL-P - Fantastic Damage album art El-P Fantastic Damage(CD, Comp, Enh, P/Mixed, Promo, Smplr) Definitive Jux DJX29 US 2002 Sell This Version
none EL-P - Yo La Tengo Hanukkah Show Mix album art EL-P Yo La Tengo Hanukkah Show Mix(CDr, Comp, Mixed) Not On Label (Yo La Tengo Self-released) none US 2005 Sell This Version
none EL-P - Essentials album art El-P / DJ Food Stamp El-P / DJ Food Stamp - Essentials(CD, Comp, Mixed, Promo) Undergroundhiphop.com none US 2007 Sell This Version
none EL-P - Radio Sampler album art EL-P Radio Sampler(CDr, Comp, Promo, Smplr) Definitive Jux none UK 2007 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none EL-P - 2006 Remix Reel album art EL-P 2006 Remix Reel(CDr, Promo) Definitive Jux none UK 2006 Sell This Version
DJX141 EL-P - Flyentology (Cassettes Won't Listen Remix) album art El-P Flyentology (Cassettes Won't Listen Remix)(File, MP3) Definitive Jux DJX141 US 2007
none EL-P - Rush Over Bklyn album art El-P Rush Over Bklyn(File, MP3, 320) Legitmix none US 2011