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[WATCH] The First Episode Of Def Jam’s ‘Undisputed’ Series

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Undisputed is an eight-part docu-series from Def Jam that will be airing exclusively on WorldStar today and the series follows the creation of the album and explores unbelievable stories of the artists involved in the album. YFL Kelvin may have made it out the mud, but his journey is only primed to blast off. Follow […]

Rick Rubin Documentary Coming to Showtime

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A Showtime documentary featuring the legendary producer and record executive Rick Rubin is set to be released later this year. The film will be directed by Morgan Neville, who also directed the Oscar-winning film  20 Feet From Stardom and the Emmy award-winning documentary Best of Enemies. The current working title of the doc is Shangri-La, […]

[WATCH] ‘Nasir The Film’ Out Now on Mass Appeal/Def Jam Recordings

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Hip-hop icon Nas, widely regarded as one of the most influential emcees of all time, releases a short film to accompany his 11th studio album Nasir via Mass Appeal/Def Jam Recordings. Directed by Rohan Blair-Mangat, the short film touches on the many social issues currently and historically ingrained into his local community of Queens, New […]

Lyor Cohen Claims He Almost Signed Drake

Lyor Cohen Claims he Almost Signed Drake

For a person who has really been at the forefront of Hip Hop since the mid-1980s, Lyor Cohen, a manager at Rush Productions, a supervisor at Def Jam, the man behind 300 Entertainment and YouTube’s present Global Head of Music, he is known to be behind the shadows. But he had a few interesting things […]

Is Def Jam Returning to the Video Game Market?

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Back in June, Def Jam poked the mind of video game and Hip-Hop enthusiast by questioning who fans would like to see on a comeback version of the now legendary fight game. Just over a month later, Def Jam is mentioning the game again to see which Hip-Hop city would make the follow-up game. Nominating […]

Teyana Taylor Wants Fans to ‘Keep That Same Energy’ With Her New Album

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Last Night (June 21), Teyana Taylor hosted a listening party in Los Angeles to debut her second studio album, Keep That Same Energy ( KTSE). The Kanye West-produced album was revealed as the fifth and final project from the G.O.O.D. leader’s Wyoming Sessions, which include Pusha T’s Daytona, Kanye’s ye, Kid Cudi and Kanye’s Kids See Ghost and Nas’ Nasir. […]

Social Media Reacts to the Kanye West-Produced ‘NASIR’

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Escobar season has begun. If you tuned into Nas’ YouTube livestream event introducing his newest album, NASIR, last night, you were ready to embrace a moment of musical and lyrical brought to fans exclusively from Queensbridge. Live under a lit Queensboro Bridge, Hip-Hop heavyweights and diehard rap fans gathered for a non-traditional experience and were […]

Rape Case Worth $5 Million Against Russell Simmons Dismissed

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A rape case filed against Def Jam founder Russell Simmons was dismissed on Wednesday after the lawyers of both parties reached an undisclosed agreement. The lawsuit filed by documentary filmmaker Jennifer Jarosik was for $5 million. Simmons’ lawyer ignored questions on whether or not a settlement was reached in the case. Jarosik claims that in […]

Jhene Aiko Premieres Two Versions Of The Video For “Never Call Me”

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In her latest visual offering, Def Jam signee Jhene Aiko released two videos for her track “Never Call Me” featuring Dogg Pounder Kurupt on the help out. There is both an “Asian version” and a “Hood version” of Never Call Me, both of which are available for your viewing pleasure below. “Asian Version” “Hood Version” […]

Dave East Releases ‘Paranoia 2’ Album

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Less than two months after the release of his mixtape Karma, Dave East is setting the tone for 2018 with the release of his Paranoia 2 album. Paranoia 2 is a 15-track project with a unique list of features including T.I., Tory Lanez, Lloyd Banks, Marsha Ambrosias, Bino Rideaux, Pimp Pimp P, and Matt Patterson.  […]