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Snoop Dogg will be adding another notch to his already illustrious belt. The Long Beach rapper has accepted an executive role at Def Jam Records.


On Saturday (Nov 5), Teyana Taylor took to Instagram to share the unexpected news that she was walking away from the music industry.


While the general public has already cast a guilty verdict on Russell Simmons one of his former artists is standing up for him. Foxy Brown recently penned an open letter supporting Rush.


R&B crooner August Alsina responded to a fan's tweet asking about his new LP. He responded by saying Def Jam is holding it "hostage" and added insults.


Russell Simmons is making sure our pioneers are not forgotten. The Hip-Hop mogul is developing a film about Def Jam Records’ first artist T La Rock.


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.

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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.

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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.


Run-DMC recently celebrated a milestone 30-year anniversary for their self-titled debut album and another key centerpiece to Hip-Hop’s foundation is opening up to remember the good ‘ol days all the same. The illusive Rick Rubin recently granted New York Magazine the pleasure of discussing the legendary producer’s first entry into the Hip-Hop culture, which has […]

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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.

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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.