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Def Jam and The Jets

The New York Jets have announced a new partnership with Def Jam Recordings -- a collaboration that focuses on three main elements: music, content and in-game experience. "Through our partnership with Def Jam Re... Read More...
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Rich Isaacson joins Def Jam as EVP/GM

New Def Jam CEO Paul Rosenberg has made a high profile hiring in veteran exec Rich Isaacson as EVP/GM of the Universal Music label. He's best known for working with acts including Wu-Tang Clan and Mobb Deep at ... Read More...
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Steven Victor Named EVP @ Def Jam

Def Jam Recordings has named Steven Victor as their new Executive Vice President and Head of A&R, effective immediately. The respected artist manager and COO of G.O.O.D. Music will be helping to lead the co... Read More...
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Frank Ocean: Independent Artist 101

After severing ties with Def Jam and successfully releasing his latest album “Blonde” independently it seems Grammy ® Award winning artist Frank Ocean has chosen to fully strike out on his own. Below is a persp... Read More...
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Rich Homie Quan… Poor Homie Quan

Atlanta rapper Rich Homie Quan (nee DeQuantes Lamar) blew up 2013 with his anthem “Type Of Way” and that’s clearly what he’s feeling since he now claims he's another victim of the greedy industry and poor and d... Read More...
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Russell Simmmons On Broadway

It’s been eight months and four days since “Holler If Ya Hear Me,” a Broadway show inspired by the music of Tupac closed, but hip hop-preneure Russell Simmons is not at all concerned. He is, in fact, positive h... Read More...
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Def Jam on Broadway?

Def Jam Records founder Russell Simmons is looking to conquer a new frontier: Broadway. Simmons is producing a stage musical celebrating hip-hop from Run-DMC to Kanye West. It's called "The Scenario" and wi... Read More...