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14 December, 2012 12:55 pm

Trinidad James, arguably the hottest commodity in hip-hop right now, has signed an exclusive recording contract with Def Jam Recordings, it was announced today by Joie Manda, President of Def Jam. The signing – which includes a joint venture with Gold Gang Records – comes on the heels of the huge buzz generated by the [cont.]

4 July, 2012 1:12 pm

After Frank’s second LP, and first official Def Jam full-length, Channel Orange leaked, rumors about the Odd Future singer’s sexuality began to swirl, as the album contains three songs where the “love interest” is a male. Frank tweeted earlier this evening, “we’re all a bunch of golden million dollar babies. my hope is that the [cont.]

17 April, 2012 3:04 pm

Q-Tip is the latest artist to sign with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music imprint, in a move that seems like a perfect fit. He will release his next solo LP, The Last Zulu, in 2012 via the label. Q-Tip had this to say about the signing: I’m excited to be a part of the great iconic [cont.]

1 September, 2011 11:44 am

Pusha T spoke with Karen Civil this week, revealing his G.O.O.D. Music debut will come via Def Jam: “Solidifying my first solo venture, G.O.O.D Music/DefJam is my home. That machine with my creativity is gonna make for satisfied hip-hop fans,” said Pusha.

4 July, 2011 6:30 pm

Big K.R.I.T. is the latest artist to announce his Def Jam debut LP, Live From The Underground, for a September 27th release, joining 9th Wonder, Phonte Coleman, and J. Cole, who each share the date. Somebody’s gonna change their street date…

12 June, 2011 10:53 pm

In this interview with MONTREALTY, BIG K.R.I.T. speaks about; – the Key to his Success – Jobs he’s had as a teenager – His favorite Airport in the world – What he spent his 1st Big Paycheck on – the Importance of having local media outlets that support local music

3 February, 2011 9:57 am

Redman has had a storied career in hip-hop, releasing some of the best albums the genre has ever produced, including the classics Whut?!? Thee Album and Muddy Waters. But the rapper that prided himself on being “raw like Reservoir Dogs” has found it challenging to transition from “The Headbanger” era to that of “I’ll Be [cont.]

21 January, 2011 8:39 pm

For the final installment in Karmaloop’s Southern Edition series, they check in w/ Def Jam signee’s Big K.R.I.T. & CyHi Da Prynce as they talk about their most memorable show/tour moments and what it means to be signed to Def Jam.

26 June, 2010 1:47 am

Def Jam’s newest signee and buzzworthy southern artist, who sounds like a young Pimp C over this old school styled 808 track. This is the first leak off of Jonny Shipes’ Good Talk Vol.9: Curve your Enthusiasm Edition, hosted by Big K.R.I.T., dropping in August. Check the video above to see K.R.I.T. signing his deal [cont.]

7 June, 2010 5:47 pm

GQ interviewed Big Boi today, asking him why Andre 3000 is not listed as a guest artist on the Sir Lucious Leftfoot tracklist that was released earlier today….. Meanwhile, The E.W./P.R. Power Movement got the drop on the album’s deleted collabo, “Lookin’ For Ya”, which you can hear below: LISTEN: Big Boi feat. Andre 3000 [cont.]

10 May, 2010 6:34 pm

Sheek meets up with Jadakiss over at Def Jam, according to his Twitter this morning. Now what does L.A. Reid have to do to get Styles P over there?

30 April, 2010 4:50 am

With Sha Money XL’s recent undertaking as senior VP of A&R at Def Jam Records, Sway asks the producer if there’s a possibility of the group making a move to Def Jam….

28 April, 2010 11:15 pm

Wu-Massacre wasn’t the first time Def Jam commissioned comic book artists to depict their artists. In the Fall of 1997, these incredible promo posters were sent out, featuring the labels strongest and most iconic members – LL Cool J, Method Man, Foxy Brown, Redman, and EPMD, as super heroes. Click for larger image.

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