Hangar 18 (band)

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Hangar 18
Origin New York City, United States
Genres Hip hop
Years active 2001–2009
Labels Definitive Jux
Website DefinitiveJux.net - Bio
Members Alaska

Hangar 18 was an American core hip hop group signed to Definitive Jux Records. The group consists of rappers Alaska and Windnbreeze, and is produced by DJ paWL. The group has gained recognition touring with other artists, including El-P, Aesop Rock, Mos Def, RJD2, and Gym Class Heroes.

During their early years Alaska and Windnbreeze were active members of the Atoms Family, a group of emcees and DJs in New York's hip-hop underground.[1] During their time working with the rest of the family, they made songs like "Prison" on the Euphony album, which personified the unique sound they were to have and the solo success they would become. The group's name is a reference to the aircraft hangar at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base which is said to house a crashed UFO from the Roswell incident.[citation needed]

In 2002 they picked up DJ PaWL and on June 15, 2004, Hangar 18 released The Multi-Platinum Debut Album. October 23, 2007, the sequel arrived. The group released Sweep the Leg.[1]

On February 24, 2009, the trio announced their breakup. They said that the inspiration that held them together was no longer there and it wouldn't have been fair to themselves or their fans to continue to make music that they weren't passionate about.[citation needed]

Windnbreeze took a hiatus from music for a few years and then began writing again and collaborated with Alaska and Cryptic One. The 3 of them dropped an album entitle "Sands" in 2014. Windnbreeze has his first solo album coming up in December of 2015 entitled G.O. Bliss.

PaWL continues to write and direct commercials.[citation needed]

Alaska has started another project with his friend/producer Kojo called "Alaska and Kojo are: The Crack Epidemic". Kojo is on the beats and Alaska is on vocals. By the February date of the formal announcement of their breakup Alaska has said they have finished their first EP Woke up this morning?' and have started work on their full-length album tentatively titled Fuck That Pretty Boy Shit.[2]



  1. ^ a b "Hangar 18 | Definitive Jux Records". Definitivejux.net. Retrieved 2011-02-24. 
  2. ^ "Hangar 18 Bids Farewell | Definitive Jux Records". Definitivejux.net. Retrieved 2011-02-24. 

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