(Video) Big K.R.I.T Freestyles & Reveals Why He Left Def Jam Records


Big K.R.I.T signed to Def Jam in 2010. In July of this year, he parted ways with the label and now we get the reasoning behind it.

(Video) Watch Desiigner’s “I Am Def Jam” Mini Documentary


At the pinnacle of his success, Desiigner chronicles where he came from, where he and his family are at now, and his dreams to make it.

Frank Ocean Is No Longer Signed To Def Jam; Independently Released ‘Blonde’


Frank Ocean just took over the music world with the release of his album, Blonde…and he did it without a label.

(Video) Throw Back Footage Of Rocko Speaking On Future Surfaces


Personality Sway got a chance to release some footage from 2013 of Rocko speaking on Future. Rocko says that he basically put Future on. He says he took Future with him when he went to meet with LA Reid for a Def Jam meeting. Rocko is currently suing Future after he says he was not given money that he was promised.

(Video) Russell Simmons Clarifies Why Rick Rubin Left Def Jam


Russell Simmons goes into why he and co-founder of Def Jam, Rick Rubin, split only 5 years after starting their legendary business out of an NYU dorm room in 1983. Hit the jump for Russ’ clarity.

Kanye West Was Almost Dropped By Def Jam & Roc-A-Fella Records

Wow…imagine what life would have been like for Kanye West if his classic debut album The College Dropout didn’t do as well as it had? Before making a believer out of everyone in the music industry, Ye was almost let go by the labels that helped him amass his future. Hit the jump for the details.

(Video) Russell Simmons Talks About How Going Vegan Changed His Life, Creating A Hip-Hop Musical & More!

Music mogul Russell Simmons has played an important role in the evolution of the Hip-Hop culture throughout the years. As one of the co-founders of Def Jam, he has quite the story to tell. In a recent sit-down with CBS This Morning, Russell spoke about his best-selling book entitled “The Happy Vegan,” which gets into detail about his plant-based diet. Simmons also touches on his feelings towards Donald Trump’s presidential run, his plans to start his own Hip-Hop musical plus much, much more. Get into the full interview below!

(Video) Rare Video of Jam Master Jay Flying Who on His Private Plane?

Wow, this is rare indeed! Super rare! Jam Master Jay flying the members of the DEF JAM family on His private plane circa what?. The passengers include: Run DMC & Rush Management. Also, Fab Five Freddy. Afros, LL Cool J, 3rd Bass, etc… By: Marlene Taylor  

Jeremih Blasts Def Jam Over Album Rollout

Just like his labelmate August Alsina, Jeremih is none too pleased with Def Jam Recordings. Could it be the label dropping the ball lately, or are the artists’ expectations too high? Hmm! After a LONG time of delays – we’re talking years – Jeremih finally dropped his third studio album, Late Nights, last Friday. Despite featuring hit singles like the J. Cole-assisted “Planes” and 2014’s “Don’t Tell ‘Em,” the project only moved a dismal 10,894 copies, and naturally, Jeremih is pissed. He blames it on his label, who he says really messed this one up.

(Photo) August Alsina Goes Off On Def Jam For Leaking Album

August Alsina

August Alsina had some choice words for his label last night, after finding out his album, This Thing Called Life, was leaked days before its December 11th release date. Clearly frustrated, Alsina went on a full blown Twitter rant calling out Def Jam, claiming they were the ones responsible for the leak. Hit the jump for more.

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