Tagged: Def Jam


Are You Ready for the VFiles / Def Jam DJ Championship?

VFiles is expanding its empire. No longer content solely with plucking young designers from the ether, the brand/store/site is now reaching out to aspiring DJs, offering them exposure, opportunity, and the VFiles blessing. In celebration … read more »

POSTED July 2, 2014 9:42AM IN MUSIC NEWS, STYLE NEWS 0 Comments TAGS: ,
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Watch August Alsina and Young Jeezy’s “Make It Home” Video

FADER PREMIERE August Alsina—the New Orleans-raised, Def Jam-signed singer with a T.I. smirk—came by FADER offices last week to preview his excellent, classically street R&B debut album, Testimony, and hooked us up with the video … read more »

POSTED February 13, 2014 6:35PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (3) TAGS: , , , ,
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What We Learned About Yeezus From Kanye West’s Listening Party

Last night in the street-level loading dock for New York’s Milk Studios, Kanye West presided over an “instantaneously” put-together listening of his upcoming album, Yeezus, just seven days ahead of its June 18th release. Here’s … read more »

POSTED June 11, 2013 6:42PM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (1) TAGS: , , , , , ,

Trinidad James Signs to Def Jam

According to a press release quoting label President Joie Manda, following an “intense bidding war,” 25-year-old Atlanta rapper Trinidad James has signed with Def Jam Records. “We are thrilled to have him at the label, … read more »

POSTED December 13, 2012 5:20PM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (9) TAGS: , ,

Def Jam Makes The-Dream Their Vice President of A&R

Def Jam Recordings has appointed Teris Nash bka The-Dream as their Executive Vice President of A&R, according to a press release. As VP, he’ll produce tracks for Def Jam acts and sign new artists to … read more »

POSTED October 8, 2012 7:04PM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (10) TAGS: , ,

After Kanye’s Chief Keef Cosign, Major Labels Flock to Chicago Rap

Chief Keef had been bubbling for months before Kanye West announced that he would be remixing the rapper’s popular track “I Don’t Like.” Ignored by much of the hip-hop press, it was the attention of … read more »

POSTED April 27, 2012 8:06PM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (12) TAGS: , , , , , ,

Stream: Big K.R.I.T., “Sideline”

Last month, Big K.R.I.T. released 4evaNaDay, an impressive, feature-free (but session musicians credited!) mixtape in anticipation of his first full-length. Following the lead of Drake and Freddie Gibbs, who have re-released free mixtapes for purchase … read more »

POSTED April 10, 2012 2:31PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , ,

2 Chainz Signs to a Major Label

In an interview with XXL, 2 Chainz fka Tity Boi confirms that he’s left Ludacris’ Disturbing Tha Peace label to pursue his own endeavors through Def Jam, where Ludacris is also signed. 2 Chainz says … read more »

POSTED January 31, 2012 11:35AM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (2) TAGS: , , , , ,

Did Kanye and Jay-Z Illegally Sample Syl Johnson on Watch The Throne?

Earlier today, Numero Group tweeted at Kanye West and Jay-Z, confronting them about a potentially uncleared sample of renowned soul singer Syl Johnson’s “Different Strokes” on WTT’s “The Joy.” Numero Group gave an official statement … read more »

POSTED August 23, 2011 7:07PM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (7) TAGS: , , , , ,

DEFinition: Making Hip-Hop's Classic Album Covers with Cey Adams & Bill Adler

Giant put together this brief but fascinating video about Cey Adams, former art director at Def Jam and creator of some of the most iconic hip-hop album covers of all time. Adams has just put … read more »

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