December 9, 2022

El-P Biography, Age, Family, Career, Run The Jewels, and Discography.

El-P Biography

El-P, born Jaime Meline is a musician, rapper, songwriter, record producer and record executive from the United States. He is one half of hip-hop group Run the Jewels.

Originally, he was a member of American hip-hop trio, Company Flow. He has been a major driving force in alternative hip hop for over two decades. He has produced for several notable rappers such as Aesop Rock, Mr. Lif, and Cage, among others.

He is the co-founder, owner, and chief executive officer of the Definitive Jux record label. Additionally, he is also a member of The Weathermen and art collective, Cardboard City. He and frequent collaborator Killer Mike formed the hip-hop duo Run the Jewels in 2013. Together, the duo has released three studio albums: Run the Jewels in 2013, Run the Jewels 2 in 2014, and Run the Jewels 3 in 2016.

El-P Age

He was born on the 2nd of March in 1975. He was 44 years old as of 2019.

El-P Family

He was born in Brooklyn, New York. He is the son of jazz pianist Harry Keyes.

In October of 2018, he married comedian and musician Emily Panic.

El-P Career

He got involved with the hip hop culture of New York City at an early age. Following this, he decided to pursue a career in music after being expelled from several schools as a result of problems with authority. He met hip-hop DJ Mr. Len during his 18th birthday party, whom he had hired as a DJ for the night. In 1993, the two formed Company Flow after quickly becoming friends. That same year, they released their first vinyl single, “Juvenile Techniques”. Alternative hip-hop artist, Bigg Jus subsequently joined the group. In 1996, the trio released its debut EP entitled Funcrusher. The group signed with Rawkus Records, releasing its debut full-length album, Funcrusher Plus in 1997.

Following an instrumental album entitled Little Johnny From the Hospitul: Breaks & Instrumentals Vol.1 in 1999, disagreements between El-P and the label led to Company Flow leaving Rawkus. He then decided to form his own record label, Definitive Jux. As a result of critically acclaimed albums such as Cannibal Ox’s The Cold Vein (produced by El-P) and Aesop Rock’s Labor Days, the label was quick in its rise to prominence.

In 2001, Company Flow dissolved amicably. The following year El-P released his debut solo album entitled Fantastic Damage. The album received wide critical acclaim. In 2004, he collaborated with the Blue Series Continuum for a jazz-fusion album titled High Water. The album was released through Thirsty Ear Recordings on the 9th of March in 2004. The album received favorable reviews from both the hip hop and jazz worlds in addition to more mainstream critics independent of both scenes. 2005 saw the release of Collecting the Kid, an odds-and-ends compilation album including work from High Water and Bomb the System. On the 20th of March in 2007, his second proper studio album, I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead, was released. The album generally received very favorable reviews, becoming his most commercially successful album as a solo artist to date. The album peaked at No. 78 on the U.S. Billboard 200.

In October of 2009, he made it aware that he was working on his third studio album, entitled Cancer 4 Cure. Additionally, he was a part of a group called Central Services. The group consisted of El-P, Camu Tao, and Allysin Baker. In the fall of 2010, the EP Forever Frozen in Television Time was released exclusively on the Def Jux digital download service. In August of 2011, it was announced that he had signed with Fat Possum Records. The record company went on to release Cancer 4 Cure. He released a single off the upcoming album, via the Adult Swim Singles program, titled “Drones Over BKLYN”, later that month. On the 22nd of February in 2012, he announced via his Facebook page that Cancer 4 Cure was officially complete. On the 22nd of May, the album was later released to music retailers.

El-P Run The Jewels

In 2013, Run the Jewels, a current collaboration of El-P with Atlanta-based rapper Killer Mike, was formed. This was following the introduction of the two rappers by Adult Swim executive Jason DeMarco in 2011. This led to a number of collaborations. Killer Mike was featured on the song “Tougher Colder Killer” from Cancer 4 Cure while El-P was the producer behind Killer Mike’s sixth album R.A.P. Music. Following the release of the two albums, R.A.P. Music and Cancer 4 Cure, within weeks of each other, a joint tour was planned. The tour’s success subsequently led to the formation of Run the Jewels.

On the 26th of June in 2013, Run the Jewels released a free album of the same name. On the 28th of October in 2014, Run the Jewels released their second free album Run the Jewels 2. On the 24th of December in 2016, the third album, Run the Jewels 3, was released. This was three weeks before their previously announced January of 2017 release date.

El-P of Run the Jewels.

El-P Discography

Year

Title

Album

2001

“Stepfather Factory”

Fantastic Damage

2002

“Deep Space 9mm”

“Dead Disnee”

“Truancy”

“Remix’d”

FanDam Plus

“Dead Light”

non-album single

2003

“Sunrise over Bklyn”

High Water

2004

“Jukie Skate Rock”

Collecting the Kid

2006

“Everything Must Go”

I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead

2007

“Smithereens”

“Flyentology”

“The Overly Dramatic Truth”

2012

“The Full Retard”

Cancer 4 Cure

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