Def Jam celebrated its 30th anniversary this year, and in celebration, founder Rick Rubin decided to go back to where it all started.
About three weeks ago, we got the news that Trinidad James had parted ways with his major label, Def Jam. Signed on the strength of his song "All GOld Everything," the Atlanta rapper's career had hit an impasse after he dropped his 10 Pc.
Earlier this week, we reintroduced y'all to emerging Philadelphia emcee and recent Def Jam signee Tayyib Ali by way of a new video for his 2011 single "Do It (High School Dropout)," which impressed Uncle Rush & Co.
For those unaware, Tayyib Ali is an emerging Philly emcee who recently inked a deal with Def Jam Recordings, having previously operated under Jonny Shipes' Cinematic Music Group.
2014 is a big year for Def Jam. The label is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and will be releasing a number of debut albums, including YG's already-dropped My Krazy Life, Lil Durk's Remember My Name, and of course, the first effort from Trinidad James.
Earlier this morning we posted some footage of 2 Chainz performance at Def Jam's SXSW showcase which kicked off last night. Tity Boi brought out rapping partner ScHoolboy Q to perform "What They Want", while Kanye West, Russell Simmons and more looked on.
As part of Def Jam's 30th anniversary celebrations, they kicked off SXSW with a Def Jam 30 showcase at Stubbs BBQ. For the event, they enlisted 2 Chainz, Pusha T, YG, Gunplay, Redmand and Method to perform.
Iggy Azalea talks to Karen Civil about her new deal with Island/Def Jam.Are y'all feeling this one? Did y'all catch Iggy Azalea's latest visual for Iggy Azalea "Talks Race & Culture In Hip-Hop, Illuminati & Interscope" Video?
Logic dropped off the vlog as he celebrates recently inking a deal with a major label, Def Jam.Thoughts? Peep the new visual for Logic's Logic (MD) "2013 XXL Freshmen Freestyle" Video.
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