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‘Beastie Boys Story’ Documentary Released On Apple TV Today

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Legendary New York group the Beastie Boys have today released their long-awaited live documentary directed by Spike Jonze on Apple TV titled Beastie Boys Story. The innovate near 2-hour stage performance of Mike D and Ad-Rock runs through the iconic groups’ pre-history from the early 1980s until today from their original Hardcore punk roots to […]

Dave East Drops Debut Album ‘Survival’ Today On The Def Jam/Mass Appeal Imprint

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Meteoric Harlem rapper, model and actor Dave East, amassing millions of global views for his ongoing five-part Survival documentary film series, and soon to be opening his Survival Tour Part 1 across the U.S. and Europe, releases his long-awaited debut album Survival, today via Def Jam Record­­ings/Mass Appeal Records. The Survival album got off to […]

Dave East & Styles P Smash Hood Goliaths With Collab Album ‘Beloved’

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Collab albums seem to be the wave, but we know few people have produced projects with their friends that truly have made us care. Of course, you got some: Jay-Z and Kanye, Redman and Method Man, Jada Kiss and Fabolous and Chris Brown and Tyga (yes, mixtapes count!). But for everyone one of those classics, […]

Happy 61st Birthday Russell Simmons!

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Today we celebrate the 61st birthday of Hip Hop pioneer Russell Simmons! Since the founding of Def Jam Recordings in 1983, Russell Simmons has been an instrumental part in the advancement of Hip Hop culture. Over his illustrious career Russell has launched the careers of multi-platinum artists (LL Cool J, Beastie Boys, and Public Enemy to […]

New York Jets Announce Partnership With Def Jam Recordings

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The New York Jets have announced a new partnership with Def Jam Recordings. The deal marks a collaboration between two iconic New York brands, focusing on three main elements: music, content and in-game experience. With the key role that music plays within the NFL and Def Jam’s commitment and passion for hip-hop culture, the partnership […]

YG Takes ‘Stay Dangerous Tour’ To Australia and New Zealand

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Compton-based award-winning rapper YG has recently announced that he will be returning to Australia and New Zealand for his second solo tour following the release of his successful third album Stay Dangerous on 4 Hunnid Records x CTE World x Def Jam Recordings earlier this month. YG is set to tour again through all major cities in Australia […]