(Video) Logic Freestyles On ‘Sway In The Morning;’ Talks Def Jam Debut & More With The STASHED

While the 2014 class of XXL freshmen make their rounds, a 2013 alumnus is making noise as well. Def Jam signee Logic was in NYC this week, and stopped by Sway in the Morning top drop some crazy bars with his 5 Fingers of Death freestyle. He also chopped it up with the homie Kaz over at the STASHED, and discussed his forthcoming debut album, his upbringing as a biracial child in Maryland who watched both parents abuse drugs and alcohol and more. Check out both videos below!

(Video) OK! August Alsina Admitted To The @Hot97AmShow That The Infamous BET Incident Was Partially His Fault!!

Aside from his debut album, “Testimony,” many know of New Orleans’ own August Alsina from either his beef with Trey Songz or the now-infamous incident on 106 and Park caused from it. Now, while sitting with Hot 97’s morning show, the Def Jam artist accepted some of the responsibility for the the situation. Check out his story after the jump.

Rihanna Reportedly Leaves Def Jam & Signs With Who?

Rihanna has reportedly left her longtime (and only ever!) label home at Def Jam Recordings, in favor of Jay Z’s Roc Nation imprint. The move – while semi-surprising because of the great relationship she’s maintained with Def Jam over the years – does make sense, as it was Hov who signed her way back in 2005, and she’s been a part of Roc Nation since 2010 under a management contract. News first hit the web earlier this week, when the superstar singer was no longer listed as an artist on Def Jam’s website, but yet in the artist section of Roc Nation’s site – when she was previously listed as strictly a managed client. New details have emerged, however, and Def Jam isn’t completely out of the picture! Billboard has learned that while Rihanna will be a frontline artist going forward with Roc Nation, her next album will still be distributed by Def Jam, and the label actually just met with Rih last week to discuss her next moves. According to sources, an announcement on official plans is expected “soon.” Hit the gallery for some pics of Rih and Jay over the years!

(Photos) Childish Gambino Wants Out Of His Contract!

h Childish Gambino has had enough! As the actor/rapper’s debut album ‘because the internet’, continues to rise in popularity, Gambino took to twitter to express his dissatisfaction with the way those in power have handled business. Check out the tweets below!

Island Def Jam Splits, Weiss Steps Down And New Promotions

Barry Weiss the CEO of Island Def Jam is stepping down. This move has also split three labels that he was over seeing. Island, Def Jam and Motown will now run on their own. Not only will these labels run independently they will have new EVP’s. Click below.for more info.

#DJFunkFlexApp NEW MUSIC: August Alsina – Kissin On My Tattoos

Off his upcoming Def Jam debut LP “Testimony”, which is set to drop on April 15th, check out out “Kissin On My Tattoos” after the jump.

Album Tracklisting: August Alsina – Testimony

Def Jam crooner August Alsina will release his debut album Testimony on April 15th. After revealing the official artwork last week, today August comes through with the tracklisting for the 13-song project. Features include Jeezy, Fabolous, Yo Gotti, Rick Ross and more. You can check it out in full below. Testimony goes up for for pre-order tomorrow.

Album Tracklist: YG – My Krazy Life

YG will drop his debut album, My Krazy Life, this Tuesday via Def Jam. After releasing the project’s cover art earlier this week, today he gives us the album’s tracklisting. Features include Drake, Jeezy, Ty Dolla $ign and more. Check the full listing below!

(Video) NFL: Rick Ross & Meek Mill Perform at Def Jam Super Bowl Party

New York City was alive and kicking (yes even more than usual) as numerous events took place around the city for the Super Bowl.  Def Jam is also celebrating their 30th anniversary so they threw a dual party and had performances from Rick Ross and Meek Mill.

(Video) 30 Years Ago Today Def Jam Released Their VERY First Rap Record!

Exactly 30 years ago today on January 28th, 1984, Def Jam Records released its FIRST Hip-Hop record ever from T La Rock and Jazzy Jay called “It’s Yours.” This was a vital moment not only for Def Jam but in rap history. This paved the way for the genre to expand and gain the following and popularity it currently has. Check out the track below!

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