Congrats! DJ Don Cannon Named VP Of A&R At Def Jam

Congrats go out to Philly-born, Atlanta-bred DJ and producer Don Cannon, as he has officially been named the VP of A&R at Def Jam. “Don Cannon is exactly the kind of multi-faceted producer and modern-day A&R executive who understands the Def Jam mission and culture and where we are headed for the future,” said EVP of A&R, Karen Kwak, in a statement. “He has already worked with some of our most successful artists, and we look forward to the fresh talent he will bring to the label.” “A music person can only dream about being at Def Jam, the most important hip-hop destination in the world,” Cannon said. “I’m already working 24/7 to drive the innovation of music forward and I’m confident we’ll land some big successes in the very near future.”

(Photos) 40oz NYC Teams Up With Def Jam For #DefinitionOfSummer Snapbacks

40ozNYC has linked up with Def Jam records to produce a limited edition D.O.S. snapback for the record label’s #DEFinitionOfSummer campaign. Only 150 of the caps were produced, and they’ll be given to influential tastemakers in the music industry. More photos of the collab in the gallery.

Nice!!! Elijah Blake Announces Debut Album “Songs Of Melody” !!!!

Elijah Blake is gearing up to release his Debut Album, “Songs Of Melody,” hit the jump for more!

Def Jam On A Hunt For The ‘Yeezus’ Leaker

Kanye West’s album, Yeezus, sprung a leak yesterday and although Kanye has said he doesn’t care if the album leaks, Def Jam Records certainly does. Def Jam is said to be on a serious hunt for whoever leaked the album, which is set to be released in a few days, and rightfully so. In today’s world a leak is almost expected, but they really should not be happening because it is a driving force behind failing record sales. It is said that Def Jam has a “leaks division” that is investigating who leaked the album and they have a hunch on who it is! Read more below.

(Photo) History! Nas, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, & Jay-Z Share A Studio Session!

Jigga man has been in the studio with a lot of artists lately, but this one is legendary. Some of the biggest names in music’s history were enjoying a few drinks in the studio together. Def Jam’s Lenny S. posted the photo to his IG captioning, “JAY x JT x NAS x TIMBO Rat Pack shit. For some this is “Work”… For us it’s just Fun. #RocNation.” Nas alone, gets me excited! What are these four working on? We don’t know yet, but the thought of something new is all that we need..FOR NOW! Drop down bottom and get a glimpse of Hov, Nas, Timbaland, and JT.

(Video) August Alsina Talks “Tha Product 2” Mixtape, Collab With Labelmate Juelz Santana, Ladies & More

Lots went down in Philly this past weekend apparently! Just before The Roots rocked out at their picnic on Saturday, Def Jam newbie August Alsina was in town for a stop on Kelly Rowland and The Dream’s Lights Out Tour. Backstage, our homie Brandon from HHS87 caught up with August and

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