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Company Flow

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Genres  Hip hop
Past members  El-P Bigg Jus Mr. Len
Members  El-P, Bigg Jus, Mr. Len
Labels  Rawkus
Genre  Hip hop music
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Years active  1993–2001, 2007, 2011, 2012
Origin  Queens, New York City, New York, United States (1992)
Albums  Funcrusher Plus, Little Johnny from the, Funcrusher

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Company Flow was an American hip hop trio from Brooklyn, New York City, consisting of Bigg Juss, El-P and Mr. Len.

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The group was at one time associated with the independent record label Rawkus Records. Rapper/producer El-P and DJ/producer Mr. Len founded the group in 1993 in Queens, New York where rapper/producer Bigg Jus later joined.

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History

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According to El-P, Company Flow had gone through a disastrous experience with a record label in an attempt at a solo deal, and founded the group after serving as an intern for an entertainment lawyer. The story is that El-p met Mr. Len At his 18th birthday party, Mr. Len, whom he had hired as a DJ for the night. The two quickly became friends and formed Company Flow in 1993. They released their first vinyl single, "Juvenile Techniques". After El-P was introduced to Big Juss by underground rapper and indie label owner ANTTEX, the trio then released their follow-up, "8 Steps to Perfection" and then their debut EP, Funcrusher (Official Recordings),in 1996. Subject to a major label bidding war on Libra Records, Company Flow waited until they could get a contract on their own terms. They eventually signed to Rawkus, and helped revitalize underground rap with labelmates like Mos Def. Their full-length debut album Funcrusher Plus was released in 1997 on Rawkus, and is widely recognized as one of the more important hip hop albums of the 1990s. After two years of pushing the album and touring, group member Bigg Jus decided to strike out on his own and the group amicably dissolved. El-P and Mr. Len followed up their debut with the instrumental album Little Johnny from the Hospitul: Breaks & Instrumentals Vol.1 (Rawkus).

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By 2000, the relationship with Rawkus had disintegrated. The label was accused of neglecting the group's talent and being financially dishonest. The staff was fired shortly before Christmas, and Company Flow announced their departure from Rawkus shortly thereafter. Separately, El-P and Mr. Len ended their own deals with Rawkus, effectively severing the relationship between the three and Rawkus. El-P has started his own record label (Definitive Jux) and pursued a solo career. Mr. Len has done the same with his (Dummy Smacks Records). Bigg Jus has released work on Big Dada and Mush Records.

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Bigg Jus stated in 2006 that he was working on material for a new Company Flow album, suggesting the possibility of the group re-forming. Company Flow reunited for a show on October 19, 2007 in Brooklyn, New York City as well as a show on July 16, 2011, and supported Portishead at the inaugural British 'I'll Be Your Mirror' festival on July 23, 2011.

Company Flow performed their final show as a group at Coachella in 2012.

Singles

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  • "Juvenile Techniques" (1994)
  • "8 Steps to Perfection" (1996)
  • "Infokill" (1996)
  • "Blind" (1997)
  • "End to End Burners...Episode 1" (1998)
  • "Patriotism" from Soundbombing 2 (1999)
  • "D.P.A. (As Seen on TV)" (2000)
  • Guest appearances

  • Boulevard Connection - "Jonny Rookie Card" from Sut Min Pik (1998)
  • 7 Notas 7 Colores - "NYC-BCN" from 77 (1999)
  • Mike Ladd - "Bladerunners" from Welcome to the Afterfuture (1999)
  • The Infesticons - "Night Time Theme" from Gun Hill Road (2000)
  • DJ Krush - "Vision of Art" from Zen (2001)
  • Compilation appearances

  • "Low Key" on Tags of the Times 3 (2001)
  • Songs

    8 Steps to PerfectionFuncrusher Plus · 1997
    Vital NerveFuncrusher Plus · 1997
    Bad Touch ExampleFuncrusher Plus · 1997

    References

    Company Flow Wikipedia


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