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According to XXL, legendary rapper DMX is returning to Def Jam Records. DMX was one of Def Jam’s top-selling artists from the 1990s through the early 2000s. He released five albums overall for the label, including his two classic LPs, ‘It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot’ and ‘Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood’, […]

Kanye West must be feeling the ultralight beams flowing after achieving his latest accomplishment. According to the Pitchfork, Ye’s 2016 project, The Life of Pablo, has surpassed the one million equivalent album units mark, earning the rapper his eighth career platinum album. TLOP has been streamed over 3 billion times worldwide and has just hit 1.5 billion streams […]

It's Jay Z's birthday and we're looking back at the star over the years!

As soon as “Panda” hit airwaves, the world and the way we associate pandas was never the same. Desiigner’s label, Def Jam, congratulated the rapper via their twitter account today. “Today #PANDA hits 3x PLATINUM!! still rockin!” Related Stories: Desiinger took a few moments of his busy schedule stop by Genius and explain the lyrics […]

For Def Jam Record’s 30th anniversary, GQ has tipped their hat to the legendary hip hop label and recognized their role in converging hip hop with fashion. The men’s mag celebrated the founders of the label, Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons, and the artists who helped the label skyrocket to success, like Public Enemy and […]

Well what do you know about that?! According to MTV, former Def Jam protege Trinidad James spoke about why he never needed Def Jam or…

After dropping seven successful albums for the label, pop superstar Rihanna has decided to part ways with Def Jam Records. The island bombshell is leaving…

  Chances are you found yourself humming the summer anthem “I Luv This Shit” and have been wondering ‘who is this August Alsina character?’ Alsina…

Durham native, Young Swift, will be in town this Saturday for the DURM Hip Hop Summit followed by an appearance at Stir Nightclub. Come support our city and check out the hottest new talent signed to Def Jam Records, Konvict Music (Akon’s record label) and his own imprint, Charge Nation. To get on the guestlist […]

  Legendary rapper LL Cool J isn’t the biggest fan of everybody’s favorite rapper Jay-Z. They famously clashed when Jay was president of Def Jam…

While Def Jam Recordings newest crooner, August Alsina, finds himself basking in the success of his latest single, “I Luv This Sh*t,” featuring label mate…