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Russell Simmons’ ‘All Def Digital’ Not Shutting Down But ‘Restructuring’

All Def Digital, the Hip-Hop and urban youth culture media company founded by Russell Simmons, is going through a major shakeup. According to reports All Def Digital is restructuring but is not folding, according to president and CEO Chris Blackwell. Last week, citing anonymous sources, internet-video publication Tubefilter reported that All Def Digital was calling […]

Russell Simmons “Removing” Himself From Leadership Of All His Companies Amid 2nd Sexual Allegation

Def Jam Recordings co-founder Russell Simmons announced Thursday that he would relinquish his leadership roles in “all the companies I founded,” after a second woman accused him of sexual assault. Following the publication of a letter by writer Jenny Lumet in The Hollywood Reporter, Simmons issued a statement that he would be “removing” himself from […]

‘All Def Comedy Roasts’ Announce Snoop Dogg As First Honoree

Snoop Dogg’s cannabis lifestyle media brand MERRY JANE and Russell Simmons‘ All Def Digital (ADD) are partnering to add another comedy series to the roster. Titled All Def Roasts, the show has scheduled Uncle Snoop as its first celebrity honoree. Snoop states, “Over the years, I have roasted several entertainers and friends and now it’s my turn to be in the […]

O’Shea Jackson Jr. Accepts Best Picture Award At ADMA With A Powerful Speech

While most of America was tuned into last night’s Academy Awards, Russell Simmon‘s All Def Movie Awards aired on Fusion. Simmons quickly put together an award show to celebrate all things African American in film in response to the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, and even booked Academy Awards host Chris Rock‘s brother, Tony Rock, to host the […]

Check Out Rome Fortune On All Def Digital’s ‘Arts & Raps’

Last time, we saw Russell Simmons take on the mighty questions of Jo Jo and Zay Zay but this time around, the tough task goes to Rome Fortune. He had to talk about what a baby mama is, the definition of truffle butter, why his beard’s blue, what a thot is, why Nicki Minaj’s butt […]

Watch: Scott Brown’s “One Day,” via #TheSignal

Born in New York City, and transplanted to Houston, Scott Brown got a jump start in the industry as a child actor with roles in film and TV, including an appearance with Destiny’s Child.  Like Drake, Scott’s bite from the acting bug led him into music, coming full force just two years ago in 2013. […]

Frank Leone Debuts a Theatrical Masterpiece of a Rap Song on #THESIGNAL

In the past year, The Signal, All Def Digital’s weekly show that acts as an artist accelerator platform, has served up a smorgasbord of rap-centric programming, featuring every sub-genre of rap imaginable, from backpack rap to trap to trippy psychedelic rap, from a diverse selection of artists, ranging from those who are stereotypical in their aesthetic, to femcees, […]

Watch: Open Mic Champ Sahtyre x Hippie Sabotage, “Forgive Me”

Once upon a time, a young Sahtyre found himself sneaking out of the house in the middle of the night to attend the legendary open mic workshop, “Project Blowed.” For a hungry young artist like him, the workshop was a chance to be schooled and surrounded by some of the most legendary masters of the […]

Watch: Nashville Native Alocodaman Premieres “How I Roll” Visuals via #TheSignal

Newcomer Alocodaman, from the East side of Nashville, recently released his debut project, Straight Off the Porch, in March, after putting in significant work building a buzz from Atlanta to Nashville.  The seven track EP is available on both Livemixtapes.com and DJBooth.net.  The first two leaks, “Want It All” & “Major Flexxin” couldn’t have been more different, stylistically, in every […]

Watch: Apollo Ali Drops Visuals for “Purge” via #TheSignal

On this episode of #THESIGNAL, Apollo Ali, hailing from Camden, NJ, drops the second visual, “Purge,” from his new album Contradiction. Apollo first burst onto to the scene in 2010, when he dropped H.I.M. (History in the Making).  Over the past five years, with a lot of hustle and even more flow, Apollo built up a buzz […]

Watch #TheVault: That One Time Turbo T. Double Jacked Someone’s Mic in Ireland to Get Andre 3000’s Attention

The Vault is All Def Digital’s newest series, where artists, comedians, and other famous figures in the entertainment business give us the inside scoop on one of the craziest moments in their career.  And when we say crazy, we mean crazy.  Be prepared to hear all kinds of shenanigans, madness, and mayhem on each episode of The Vault, proving time and […]

Watch: Waka Flocka’s Protege Ben G’s “A Hit Away,” via #TheSignal

This week’s episode of The Signal features Waka Flocka’s protege, a rapper by the name of Ben G, who hails from South Carolina.  Fresh off tour with Flocka, Ben G has been hard at work putting together his upcoming EP, Spanish Moss & Collard Greens.  The inspiration for the EP is derived from his Southern […]

#TheVault: Chill Moody Talks That Time He Got Bit By a Fan at The Roots Picnic

The Vault is one of All Def Digital’s newest series, where artists, comedians, and other famous figures in the entertainment business give us the inside scoop on one of the craziest moments in their career.  And when we say crazy, we mean crazy.  Be prepared to hear all kinds of shenanigans, madness, and mayhem on each episode of The Vault, proving […]

Stream Tayyib Ali’s New Single ‘Extendos’

Only a mere month after releasing his long-awaited debut album, ALI, Philadelphia native rapper Tayyib Ali breaks his silence yet again with a new cut entitled ‘Extendos‘. The Maaly Raw laced joint is the first leak from an album encore, which will be his new mixtape entitled ‘Hi-Tech’. The latest offering is a switched up […]