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Russell Simmons’ Name to be Removed From HBO’s ‘All Def Comedy’

Russell Simmons' Name to be Removed From HBO's 'All Def Comedy'

HBO is moving forward with the airing of All Def Comedy, but without the founder, Russell Simmons. An HBO spokesperson issued a statement: HBO will be airing All Def Comedy as planned. However, Russell Simmons will not appear in the new series and we will be removing his name from the show moving forward.  The […]

Jeezy Announces 8th Album, ‘Pressure,’ With Release Date


Grammy nominated multi-platinum rap superstar JEEZY has announced his highly anticipated eighth studio album PRESSURE, set for December 15th release on Def Jam Recordings.   PRESSURE. 12/15. #TrustYaProcess A post shared by @jeezy on Nov 30, 2017 at 9:05am PST To accompany the release, the “Soul Survivor” rapper surprised fans by sharing a cinematic album trailer on his social media, […]

Model Accuses Russell Simmons of Sexual Misconduct, Simmons Denies

Model Accuses Russell Simmons of Sexual Misconduct, Simmons Denies

Along the heat of multiple women posing allegations of sexual misconduct against Brett Ratner, Russell Simmons has been officially dropped in the mix after model Keri Claussen Khaligi alleged a new case against both men. Reported by the LA Times, Khaligi, who was 17 years-old at the time, claims in 1991 after a dinner at […]

Russell Simmons Produces Film on Life of Legendary Rapper T LA Rock

Russell Simmons Produces Film on Life of Legendary Rapper T LA Rock

Words by Comfort Nnana Kalu Russell Simmons will be producing a film on artist T LA Rock. Hailing from the Bronx, T LA Rock was the first rapper signed to Def Jam. In time, he came up to be a highly influential Hip-Hop artist with notable track “It’s Yours.” The single introduced a new wave […]

Uncle Rush Turns 60 Today!

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Words by Shanice Stephanie & NDSmith Russell Simmons aka Uncle Rush turns 60 today! Born on this day in 1957, a Hollis, Queens native turned a side-college hustle into a cultural phenomenon and became the face of “The Hip-Hop Mogul”. Simmons is one of the man players that changed the industry landscape of Urban music, […]

Def Jam’s CEO Confirms Kanye West is Working on New Music

After last weekend’s leak of two Kanye West‘s songs, the rumors about him working on new music became a bit more closer to reality. Moreover, some reported that ‘Ye was staying at a retreat somewhere in Wyoming or Utah – these claims were never confirmed. However, the news came straight from the source in new Variety interview, where […]

Today in Film History: ‘Krush Groove’ Hits Theaters 31 Years Ago

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On this day in Hip Hop film history, one of the most popular rap movies of the 1980’s, Krush Groove, was released in theaters. Produced by Michael Schultz and Russell Simmons, the film chronicled the life and times of Russell Walker (the fictional representation of Russell Simmons) as he is working to build his powerhouse […]

Dave East Announces His Def Jam Records Deal


A day before the release of his highly anticipated mixtape, Kairi Chanel, Dave East makes an appearance on The Breakfast Club and starts the interview with huge news. East is now officially signed to Def Jam. After being signed to Nas’ label, Mass Appeal, for roughly two years he has grown tremendously  as a rapper […]