def jam

DMX Inks New Def Jam Deal

DMX Inks New Def Jam Deal

Things have been going up for DMX ever since his recent release from prison. He has been flexing his acting chops, reuniting with old collaborators/friends, and overall just been looking healthy. Visit for more information X fans have been eager for his return to the booth and it looks like that’s going to happen […]

Def Jam Announces Rodney Shealey as EVP, Theda Sandiford as SVP

bc df  bd cbbdbfe

There has been a position shakeup at Def Jam Recordings which now has label vet Rodney Shealey in the Executive Vice President seat. Visit for more information Music Business Worldwide details the label also promoted Theda Sandiford to the Senior Vice President, Commerce position in a move that is detailed “to strengthen and restructure […]

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

Russell Simmons' Accuser Drags 'Breakfast Club' for Interviewing About Social Justice Amid Rape Allegations

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. Visit for more information Last week, citing anonymous sources, internet-video publication Tubefilter reported that […]

BET to Premiere ‘The Next Big Thing’ Music Competition


There will be another show for all you talented singers! It has been announced that BET’s newest reality music competition series The Next Big Thing, will make its premiere on July 9 at 10 PM/9 PM CT. Judges, also known as “The League”, mogul Dame Dash, multi-platinum producer Zaytoven, and industry executive Tina Davis will […]

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


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. Visit for more information YFL Kelvin may have made it out the mud, but his journey is only […]

Rick Rubin Documentary Coming to Showtime

Rick Rubin

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. Visit for more information The current working title […]

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

nas tff red carpet billboard

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. Visit for more information Directed by Rohan Blair-Mangat, the short film touches on the many social issues currently and historically ingrained into his […]

Iggy Azalea Celebrates Splitting From Island Records: ‘I’m Officially Unsigned’

Iggy Azalea Celebrates Splitting From Island Records: 'I'm Officially Unsigned'

After switching from Def Jam to Island Records recently, Iggy Azalea announced Saturday (Nov. 3) that she and the label have gone separate ways, tweeting that she is “officially unsigned.” Visit for more information Azalea, who released her Survive the Summer EP in August, seems to be happy AF. “Wild you spend so long […]

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?


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. Visit […]

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

Teyana Taylor

Last Night (June 21), Teyana Taylor hosted a listening party in Los Angeles to debut her second studio album, Keep That Same Energy ( KTSE). Visit for more information 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 […]

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

kanye west and nas

Escobar season has begun. Visit for more information 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 […]