1. Def Jam Records
Def Jam Records owned the summer of 2012. Plain and simple. Under new president, Joie Manda, Def Jam saw it's best period in over a decade with top albums from Rick Ross, Frank Ocean, Nas, and 2 Chainz. The G.O.O.D. Music crew also delivered with an album waiting in the wings and artists such as Ludacris, Fabolous, Rihanna, Gunplay, Kanye West and many more are waiting in the wings to keep the momentum going. #DefJamBack.