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Def Jam Reportedly Released Frank Ocean From Contract Early
Last month, reports surfaced saying that Frank Ocean had cut ties with Def Jam and released Blonde independently.
Watch Desiigner’s “I Am Def Jam” (Mini Documentary)
Desiigner has exploded onto the music scene over the past year thanks to the success of his smash hit “Panda” and now his relationship with Kanye West & G.O.O.D Music, who just remixed his latest single “Tummy Turner.” With his high
Universal May Have Grounds To Sue Frank Ocean Over "Blonde"
Frank Ocean seemingly masterminded an escape from his contract with Def Jam and it's parent company, Universal, when he completed his contractual obligations to the label with the visual album Endless and released Blonde as an independent a
Frank Ocean No Longer Signed To Def Jam, Self-Released "Blonde"
Frank Ocean's Blonde is projected to sell 225 to 250 thousand units in its first week. He's doing it as an independent artist.
Frank Ocean Shares Credits To "Endless" Visual Album
So it turns out that Frank Ocean is more than just a troll these days, as he turned up late last night to share a 45-minute video of himself building a spiral staircase. Along with the footage, there was an album's worth of new music.
Lil Durk Shares Tracklist For "LilDurk2x" Sophomore Album
UPDATE: The "digital deluxe" version of LilDurk2x also includes a collab with Future entitled "Hated On Me." Those interested in going deluxe can pre-order the album here. Original text below:
Russell Simmons: If Beastie Boys Had Stayed At Def Jam, They'd Be "Eminem Or Bigger"
At one point in time, Beastie Boys were signed to Def Jam Records. The seminal NYC group met then-NYU student Rick Rubin when they asked him to DJ their shows.
Jeremih Blasts Def Jam: "Y'all Don't Even Deserve My Voice"
Jeremih's Late Nights: The Album finally hit stores on December 4th, and while, for a moment, everything finally seemed right in the Chicago singer's world, his sales figures didn't seem to line up with the demand for his long-awaited album.50 Cent recent
August Alsina Calls Out Def Jam For Leaking Album [Update: August Apologizes With Statement]
It appears August Alsina isn’t too happy with his record label at the moment.
50 Cent: "What Def Jam Has Done To Jeremih Is So Foul"
In 2010, Jeremih and 50 Cent teamed up for "Down On Me," a big record for both artist's careers, with Jeremih earning his second top 10 Billboard hit (proving he could match the success of "Birthday Sex") and 50 adding another smash to his repertoire after a b
Justin Bieber Reveals Title & Release Date For Next Album
This isn't exactly hip-hop, but as the Biebs has been spotted partying with just about every rapper out there, and as his new single, "What Do You Mean," generated some decent buzz on the site, we thought it right to share with you the newly revealed title of
Dame Dash Says Lyor Cohen Is Part Of The "Plantation Game"
The most recent guest on Rap Radar's podcast was Lyor Cohen, the current CEO of 300 Entertainment as well as the former President of Def Jam, Island Def Jam, and Warner Music Group.
Montana Of 300 Working With Kanye West, In Bidding War With 3 Major Labels
Chicago rapper Montana of 300 has big plans for the near future, as he just posted a video on Facebook of himself at Kanye West's house, where he was also joined by Def Jam co-founder, and current co-president of Columbia Records, Rick Rubin.
CyHi The Prynce Clarifies Label Situation, Speaks On Making "Elephant In The Room"
CyHi The Prynce shook things up when he dropped "Elephant in the Room," a fictional narrative where he shot up the Def Jam offices while kidnapping Kanye West and throwing lyrical daggers at G.O.O.D. Music artists.
CyHi The Prynce Released From Def Jam Contract, Disses Kanye West
So this afternoon, we were not only surprised by the Chance The Rapper x Lil B mixtape dropping, but by CyHi The Prynce's apparent diss track, aimed at none other than Kanye West. CyHi has been signed to G.O.O.D.
Jeremih To Release Digital Version Of "Late Nights: The Album" Early?
At the end of May we finally got word of a new release date for Jeremih's long-awaited Def Jam album, Late Nights: The Album.
Vince Staples Reveals "Summertime '06" Will Be A Double LP, Shares New Tracklist
Last week (June 2), Vince Staples shared the tracklist to his upcoming debut album, Summertime '06, on Twitter, including all 10 track names in one tweet.