Mr. Lif, The Coup, Others Injured In Bus Accident

Definitive Jux

rapper Mr. Lif, rap group The Coup, Metro, DJ Big Wiz and members of their entourage

escaped serious injury when the bus they were traveling in flipped and caught on

fire 30 miles outside of San Diego. The

rappers were on an 21-date excursion titled the "Mr. Lif Plays With The Coup

Tour," which kicked off on November 21 in Calgary, Canada. "Miraculously,

everyone managed to escape with his or her lives," Def Jux founder El-P said

in a statement posted on the Definitive Jux website. "There were injuries

suffered to different degrees ranging from minor to serious but everyone is essentially

OK and getting treated in various hospitals. The bus and everything in the bus

was destroyed in the fire."DJ

Big Wiz, Silk-E of The Coup and a merchandising assistant sustained the most serious

injuries and are currently recovering. "Everyone

else is battered, but relatively unscathed," El-P said. The

tour has been canceled for the moment, but the rappers said they will provide

information on possible new dates at a later time.