El-P’s Net Worth, Biography, Fact, Career, Awards and Life Story

What is El-P’s net worth?

El-P is an American hip hop artist, rapper, record producer and entrepreneur who has a net worth of $3 million. El-P started as a member of the group Company Flow and, as a producer for many underground rappers, has become a driving force in the alternative hip-hop scene. El-P is the co-founder, CEO and owner of the record label Definitive Jux. He was a member of the hip-hop group The Weathermen and the art collective Cardboard City, and in 2013 he formed the hip-hop duo Run the Jewels with Killer Mike. Company Flow released the EP ‘Funcrusher’ (1995) and the albums ‘Funcrusher’. Plus” (1997) and “Little Johnny from the Hospitul: Breaks & Instrumentals Vol. 1” (1999), and Run the Jewels has released the albums “Run the Jewels” (2013), “Run the Jewels 2” (2014), “Run the Jewels 3” (2016) and “RTJ4” (2020). . “Run the Jewels 3” reached No. 1 on the “Billboard” Top Rap Albums and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. As a solo artist, El-P has released the albums “Fantastic Damage” (2002), “High Water” (2004), “I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead” (2007) and “Cancer 4 Cure” (2012), and was composer of the films “Bomb the System” (2005) and “Capone” (2020). He also directed the 2020 music video “Run the Jewels Feat. Greg Nice & DJ Premier: Ooh La La.”

Early life

El-P was born Jaime Meline on March 2, 1975 in Brooklyn, New York. He is the son of Henry Meline and Nan Dillon, and his ancestry is Irish, Cajun and Lithuanian. Henry is a jazz pianist who used the stage name ‘Harry Keyes’. When El-P was 7 years old, his parents separated. His mother later remarried and El-P wrote the Company Flow song “Last Good Sleep” about hearing his stepfather abuse his mother one night. He told URB Magazine in 2002: ‘I didn’t know my mother got her face smashed into a brick wall. And then the next day it finally dawned on me that it was happening. For years I did nothing, there was no therapy, so I was stuck with these nightmares. And this underlying, nagging feeling of guilt that I knew or could have known or could do something to overcome this problem. After the incident, Nan threw her husband out of the house and reported him to the police. El-P earned his GED after being expelled from two different high schools, after which he studied music engineering at the Center for the Media Arts in Manhattan. After graduating, El-P briefly attended Hunter College, but dropped out because so many courses were not relevant to the career he wanted to pursue.


El-P hired hip-hop DJ Mr. Len for his 17th birthday party, and after becoming friends, the two formed the band Company Flow in 1992. They released their debut EP ‘Funcrusher’ in 1995, and followed it with the albums “Funcrusher Plus” (1997) and “Little Johnny from the Hospitul: Breaks & Instrumentals Vol.1” (1999). Due to disagreements between the band and Rawkus Records, they left the label and El-P launched the record label Definitive Jux. The label released critically acclaimed albums such as Cannibal Ox’s “The Cold Vein”, which El-P produced. Company Flow disbanded in 2001 and El-P released his first solo album, ‘Fantastic Damage’, the following year. The album reached No. 9 on the “Billboard” Heatseekers Albums chart and No. 14 on the Independent Albums chart. His 2004 jazz fusion album “High Water” was a collaboration with the Blue Series Continuum. In 2005, he released the album “I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead”, which reached number 6 on the Independent Albums chart. El-P’s 2012 album ‘Cancer 4 Cure’ peaked at No. 7 on the ‘Billboard’ Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and at No. 15 on the Independent Albums chart.

In 2013, El-P and rapper Killer Mike founded Run the Jewels. Killer Mike had previously performed on the ‘Cancer 4 Cure’ song ‘Tougher Colder Killer’, and El-P had produced Killer Mike’s 2012 album ‘RAP Music’. Run the Jewels released a self-titled album in 2013 and it reached #6 on the Top Tastemaker Albums chart, #21 on the Top Rap Albums chart, #27 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and #32 on the Independent Albums chart. They then released ‘Run the Jewels 2’ in 2014, which reached #50 on the ‘Billboard’ 200 chart, #6 on the Top Rap Albums chart and #9 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The 2016 album ‘Run the Jewels 3’ reached No. 1 on the Top Rap Albums and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts and No. 13 on the ‘Billboard’ 200 charts, and featured the gold single ‘Legend Has It’. In 2020, the duo released the album ‘RTJ4’, and it reached the top 10 of the ‘Billboard’ 200 chart and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, as well as the Canadian Albums chart, the Irish Albums chart , the Scottish Albums Chart, and British Albums Chart. They featured on the 2017 Danger Mouse song “Chase Me,” which also featured Big Boi. The song was featured on the “Baby Driver” soundtrack and earned a Grammy nomination.

Private life

In 2010, El-P started a relationship with comedian/musician Emily Panic. The couple married in October 2018. Panic performed on the 2012 Killer Mike album “RAP Music,” produced by El-P.

Awards and nominations

In 2018, Run the Jewels earned a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Song for “Chase Me” (shared with Danger Mouse and Big Boi). They have received six UK Music Video Award nominations, winning in 2016 for Best Urban Video-International and Best Editing in a Video for “Love Again”. Their other nominations were for Best Urban Video – Budget for “A Christmas F*cking Miracle” (2014) and “Lie, Cheat, Steal” (2015), Best Urban Video-International for “Close Your Eyes (and Count to F* ck)” (2015), and Best Lyric Video for “Early” (2015). Run the Jewels won an “NME” Award for Best International Band in 2016, and of 11 A2IM Libera Award nominations they won five: the Marketing Genius Award in 2015 and 2016, Breakthrough Album of the Year for “Run the Jewels 2 ” in 2015, Video of the Year for “Close Your Eyes (and Count to F*ck)” in 2016, and Best Rap/Hip-Hop Album for “Run the Jewels 3” (2017).

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