August Alsina has a lot riding on his upcoming sophomore studio effort, This Thing Called Life, and naturally he’s very passionate on how the album will be presented to his fans and the public.
Noisey’s Back & Forth series returns with their most accomplished duo yet–Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin. In part one, the music industry legends discuss the humble beginnings of Def Jam Records on the 30th anniversary of the label’s founding.
Jeezy made it snow in New York City last night (September 3), where he held his Seen It All album release concert at Stage 48.
As one door opens for a familiar face in music, another closes. Today, The-Dream announced that he is leaving his Def Jam Records post.
Rick Rubin is a legend in the world of Hip-Hop, co-founding Def Jam Records with Russell Simmons in the 1980s. Rubin discussed his career, being white and Jewish in Hip-Hop, working with Eminem and more in a recent Shade 45 chat with DJ Whoo Kid.
Logic was perhaps the least known artists to appear on this years XXL Freshman list, but the Baltimore rapper has worked his mystique into inking a deal with the house that Russell Simmons built. That’s right, the young MC is Def Jam’s latest signee, and to top it off, label EPV No I.D. will executive produce his debut album.
The long rumored change at Def Jam was finally made official on Columbus Day today as Terius “The-Dream” Nash was named the Vice President Of A&R for Def Jam Records. The record label who has seen a sudden resurgence in the past few months looks to continue that trend with Nash taking on an executive […]
One of the spotlight moments on Maybach Music Group’s Self Made Vol. 2 was Gunplay’s opening verse on the album’s introduction, “Power Circle.” Have you ever wondered where was your seabass? Gunplay breaks down his oft-quoted lyrics on the group album’s opening number for Jay-Z’s LIFE + TIMES website. Gunplay has been making a name for himself with a […]
Don Logan did not wait a second after his single dropped this morning to keep his momentum going. His upcoming mixtape, 106 And Snort (yeah, that’s the real title) will feature this ode to the Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg collaboration “Deep Cover.” The Human L.A. Riot get’s busy over Dre’s classic production and let’s you know […]
The first Def Jam-assisted single for the “Human L.A. Riot” Gunplay is here called “Real N****s.” Featuring Rick Ross, “Real N****s,” will appear on Gunplay’s Def Jam debut album, Medillan. This song sounds like a lot of the same from the Maybach crew. The original Triple C’s member has seen his own popularity start to rise with […]
Hood favorite, Don Logan, adds a verse to the Rick Ross single off of God Forgives, I Don’t. Gunplay has been all over the place since signing his deal with Def Jam Recordings. With his unorthodox rhyme scheme and indescribable yet undeniable charisma, this is shaping up to be the year of Gunplay. After grinding in […]
The yells and screams of those demanding more Gunplay are jumping for joy now. Maybach Music Group affiliate and crowd favorite, Gunplay, has recently signed a solo record deal to Def Jam Records. Announced via Rick Ross’ twitter, Gunplay has always been down with Rick Ross since his days in Triple C’s, but as his […]
Were you hoping for some more Yeezy in your Serato? Well you are in luck. According to HITS magazine, Def Jam is planning to release a Kanye West: Unplugged album. With the release of the G.O.O.D. Music compilation also on the way, not much is known on how this affects that project, but the release […]
The speculation behind who would take over at Def Jam has officially ended, and it looks like the rumors were true. Former Warner Bros. EVP Joie Manda has been named as the storied record label’s newest president. In his new gig, the industry vet will take over the post once held by Kevin Liles and […]