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Dave East’s Releases Deluxe Edition of ‘Karma 3′

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Dave East has overnight released the deluxe edition to his excellent, 15-track charting mixtape Karma 3 on Nas’ Mass Appeal Records and Def Jam Recordings. The new deluxe edition features eight new tracks, building off the initial momentum of the latest incarnation of East’s Karma mixtape series which dropped back in mid-August this year. While […]

New Scott Storch and Phi11a Single ‘Dirty Dancer’ Out Now On Def Jam

New Scott Storch and Phi11a Single ‘Dirty Dancer’ Out Now On Def Jam

Legendary hitmaking producer Scott Storch has teamed up with emerging Australian artist Phi11a on the new 3-minute single titled ‘Dirty Dancer’ out now on Def Jam Recordings ANZ. This is Phi11a’s first major release since his earlier collaboration with fellow young rapper Trippie Redd, which was released six months ago back in late April titled […]

JAY-Z Cleared $12 Million Def Jam Debt for Ruff Ryders

JAY-Z Cleared $12 Million Def Jam Debt for Ruff Ryders

The Ruff Ryders has a star-studded lineup, but DMX was the heartbeat of the collective. There was a point in time when JAY-Z and X were beefing, and it hit a peak when Hov became President of Def Jam in 2004. “What had happened was Jay-Z called X and told him ‘The inmates have took […]

Def Jam Teases Bringing Back Their Video Game Series

Def Jam Teases Bringing Back Their Video Game Series

In the early 2000s, Def Jam had a loaded roster of the best rappers in the game. DMX, Ludacris, Ghostface Killah, some real heavy hitters, and they allowed fans to match them up to fight in three video games Def Jam Vendetta, Def Jam: Fight For NY and Def Jam Icon. Now it seems like […]

Dave East Reveals Track List for ‘Karma 3’ Dropping August 14

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Dave East announced earlier this month that Karma 3 was coming soon. The Harlem rapper took to social media to reveal the tracklist for the Friday, August 14 release. The 15 track project is loaded with talented features like Mary J. Blige, Trey Songz, Benny the Butcher, Popcaan, Young Dolph and more. The Nas protégé […]

Teyana Taylor Previews New Album at Listening Party In Beverly Hills

Last night Teyana Taylor debuted The Album as Terrence J and Karreuche hosted her listening party in Beverly Hills, LA. It was a star-studded “kickback” to say the least. Close friends and family enjoyed an amazing night of food, drinks, and social distancing last night in LA while getting a first hand listen to Teyana […]

Universal Music Group Announces the Launch of Def Jam Africa

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Def Jam is continuing its global expansion with the launch of Def Jam Africa. The announcement from Universal Music Group states the new wing fo the iconic label will be based in Johannesburg, South Africa and Lagos, Nigeria. The new label will focus on hip-hop, Afrobeats, and trap talent throughout the region, with a team […]

‘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 […]

Paul Rosenberg Steps Down as Def Jam CEO and Will Launch Goliath Records

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The Paul Rosenberg era at Def Jam Recordings has come to an end. The seasoned industry vet stepped down from his role as Chairman & CEO to launch a new joint venture with Universal Music Group, Goliath Records. Rosenberg, who is also Eminem’s manager, became CEO just two years ago, but now will operate as […]

Jadakiss Set to Drop New Album ‘Ignatius’ This Friday

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NYC rap legend Jadakiss is set to drop his fifth solo studio album Ignatius this Friday on Def Jam/Roc Nation/D-Block. The album is named after his former manager, Ruff Ryder producer/A&R and long-time friend Ignatius “Ice Pick Jay” Jackson who unfortunately passed away from cancer in June 2017 (RIP). This release is set to be […]

Today in Hip-Hop History: Irv And Chris Gotti Beat The Feds 14 Years Ago

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Even with a 98% conviction rate, the federal government was no match for Irv Gotti and the Murder Inc. crew. On this date in 2005, the U.S. government exonerated Irv and Chris Gotti along with their Murder Inc. after a two-year-long case in which the Lorenzo brothers were forced to prove that their successful, multi-million […]

Dave East Hosts Private Listening Session for Studio Debut Album ‘Survival’

Dave East Hosts Private Listening Session for Studio Debut Album 'Survival'

Dave East is officially in album mode. Its been two years since the release of his last project, Paranoia 2, and he’s finally ready to tell his story. REGISTER TO VOTE GET ELECTION REMINDERS https://www.facebook.com//videos/403556060649855 He hosted a two-part private in-studio session in Mass Appeal’s recording studio for Survival on Monday evening. I sat in […]

Cam’Ron Reveals He Passed on a Role in ‘Next Friday’

Cam'Ron Reveals That he Passed on a Role in 'Next Friday'

Cam’Ron sat down with Rap Radar and gave a lot of interesting insight about his past disagreements with JAY-Z,  performing at the B-Sides 2 show, snitching and many more. The Harlem rapper revealed that he passed up an opportunity to star in the second installment of the Friday franchise. REGISTER TO VOTE GET ELECTION REMINDERS […]