Justus League

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Justus League
OriginRaleigh, North Carolina
Labels6 Hole, Hall of Justus
Associated actsSkyzoo
Past membersL.E.G.A.C.Y.
The Away Team
9th Wonder
Phonte
Little Brother
Edgar Allen Floe
Median
Chaundon
Cesar Comanche
DJ Flash Gordon
Mike Burvick
Son of Yorel
Eccentric
Big Dho

The Justus League was a hip hop collective from North Carolina in 2010. that included Affiliated acts include Skyzoo, Joe Scudda, Nicolay (of Grammy-nominated group The Foreign Exchange), Darien Brockington, among others.[1][2][3][4][5]

Cesar Comanche and 9th Wonder first met in 1996 and founded the collective eighteen months later.[6]

Little Brother's former road manager, Big Dho, founded the Hall of Justus music group in 2003, which provides an outlet for the artists in the collective.[1][7][8] Releases by the collective have been released under the Hall of Justus name, including the Soldiers of Fortune compilation in 2006.[1]

The group signed to a four-album deal on 6 Hole Records, owned by Desi Relaford (of the Kansas City Royals) in 2004.[7]

The collective seems to have splintered, as internal conflicts have led to the breakup of groups (for example, Little Brother) and general dissent within the Justus League. Also individual members have stated that the time of this collective has passed and that they have moved on, according to Chaundon in an online interview.[citation needed] A fair number of group members are still active, but some seemed to either have left the collective, or are pursuing separate musical endeavors.

Brooklyn rapper Skyzoo contributed to three tracks on the Hall of Justus album Soldiers of Fortune.[9]

Discography[edit]

Albums by Justus League[edit]

  • National Mayhem (2005) 6 Hole (3CD Box set)
  • Soldiers of Fortune (2006) ABB

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Cordor, Cyril "Hall of Justus Biography", Allmusic, Macrovision Corporation
  2. ^ Jones, Todd E. (2003) "L.E.G.A.C.Y. (from The Justus League) - "The Start Of A Hip-Hop Legacy"", Hip Hop Elements
  3. ^ Tardio, Andres (2006) "The Justus League Readies New LP", HipHopDX
  4. ^ Varine, Patrick (2008) "Album review: 'The Streetwise LP,' by Edgar Allen Floe", Wellsville Daily Reporter
  5. ^ "Cesar Comanche - Squirrel & The Aces review", Jive magazine
  6. ^ Cohen, Finn (2003) "Don't sweat the technique: Missie Ann's little brother strikes gold", Independent Weekly, 17 September 2003
  7. ^ a b "Justus League 4 New Albums", HipHopDX
  8. ^ Rodriguez, Kenny "Little Brother - Bamboozled" (interview), Nobodysmiling.com
  9. ^ Ivey, Michael (2006) "Skyzoo - Brooklyn Water", Nobodysmiling

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