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"Me and My Team" ft. Trey Songz & Kid Ink

Check out Maejor Ali’s video for “Me and my Team” featuring Kid Ink and Trey Songz.

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Big Sean Interview with Cipha Sounds

Big Sean stops by HOT97 to talk about his new song “IDFWU”, the accompanying app, his days coming up in…

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Big K.R.I.T. - The Making of Cadillactica (Episode Two)

Check out Big K.R.I.T. in the studio working on Cadillactica in part two of “The Making of Cadillactica”. Big K.R.I.T….

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NY Times: For Def Jam, a Time-Traveling Tribute Names That Defined Hip-Hop, at the Barclays Center

By JON CARAMANICA Onstage at the Barclays Center on Thursday night, Erick Sermon — from the Long Island duo EPMD…

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Big Sean "IDFWU" Video Shoot

Check out behind the scenes footage and interview with MTV on the set of Big Sean’s latest video for “I…

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Fire Conversation: Logic Talks "Under Pressure," Reading Online Comments, and the Advice J. Cole Gave Him

Logic sits with Complex for another round of “Fire Conversation”. This time around, they talk about how No I.D. always…

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Afrojack Covers "Forbes Life" Magazine

Check out Afrojack on the cover of the latest issue of “Forbes Life” magazine. Read a short excerpt of the…

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VEVO A.K.A. - Common

Check out VEVO’s new series “A.K.A.” featuring Common where he breaks down how he got his rap name “Common” exactly….

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Def Jam 30

Since 1984: Oct. 2018, 2005, Rev Run releases first solo album on RSMG/Def Jam

On this day in Def Jam History, Oct. 18, 2005 Rev Run released his first solo album “Distortion” on RSMG/Def…

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Rolling Stone 'Dawn of Def Jam': Watch Rick Rubin Return to His NYU Dorm Room

In 1984, Def Jam Records, the label that defined hip-hop’s commercial and artistic potential, was born in a very unlikely…

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Def Jam x New Era Collaboration Caps

We’ve recently linked up with New Era to create these one of a kind leather strap back caps in celebration…

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Fabolous on ESPN's First Take

Fabolous stops by ESPN’s first take to discuss the upcoming Def Jam 30 Concert at Barclays Center, growing up a…

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"Fire"

Check out Vince Staples’ video for “Fire” off his new EP “Hell Can Wait” available now. Get Vince Staples’ new…

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Rick Ross Reveals "Hood Billionaire" Album Cover

Rick Ross has revealed the album cover to his new album “Hood Billionaire”! Click play to check it the video…

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Jhene Aiko performs "The Pressure" on The Wendy Williams Show

Check out Jhene Aiko’s performance of her single “The Pressure” on The Wendy Williams Show.  

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BET 2014 Hip Hop Awards Cypher Featuring Logic

Logic put it down last night at the 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards. Check out his clip in The Cypher…

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Big K.R.I.T. Freestyle on Sway in the Morning

Check out Big K.R.I.T.’s recent trip to Shade 45 to tear down the mic on Sway in the Morning! They…

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"Pay Attention" Ft. Rico Love

Check out Big K.R.I.T.’s new video for “Pay Attention” featuring Rico Love off the new album “Cadillactica” available November 11th….

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"Do Not Disturb"

Watch Teyana Taylor’s video for “Do Not Disturb” off her debut album “VII” available 11/4!

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Big Sean Freestyle on Cosmic Kev Show

Check out Big Sean’s latest freestyle on Cosmic Kev’s Com Up Show. Big Sean “Paradise” Available Everywhere Now. http://smarturl.it/bsparadise

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Photos: Elijah Blake Event at Beats Store in NYC.

Check out photos from Elijah Blake’s event at the Beats Store in SoHo New York City last week with special…

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GQ Magazine Under the Influence: How Def Jam's Early Days Inspired this Season's Look

They were kids. We forget that. Today we know Def Jam as the giant it became, the artistic and spiritual…

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Def Jam 30

Since 1984: LL Cool J releases "Phenomenon" Oct. 14, 1997 on Def Jam Recordings

Since 1984: On this day Oct. 14, 1997, LL Cool J released his seventh album “Phenomenon” on Def Jam Recordings….

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Pre-order Big K.R.I.T.'s "Cadillactica" Album Now!

Pre-order Big K.R.I.T.’s ‘Cadillactica’ album now! Get the title track single “Cadillactica” instantly when you pre-order on iTunes. Or get…

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Big K.R.I.T.: Cadillactica (Pre-Order)

Big K.R.I.T.

Cadillactica (Pre-Order)

Pre-order Big K.R.I.T.’s ‘Cadillactica’ album now! Get the title track single “Cadillactica” instantly when you pre-order on iTunes or get…

Logic: "Buried Alive"

Logic

"Buried Alive"

Download Logic’s “Buried Alive” single on Google Play or get it instantly when you pre-order the album on iTunes now!…

Vince Staples: Hell Can Wait

Vince Staples

Hell Can Wait

Download Vince Staples’ debut EP “Hell Can Wait” available everywhere now!

Big Sean: "Paradise"

Big Sean

"Paradise"

Download Big Sean’s “Paradise” available everywhere now!

Rick Ross: "Keep Doin

Rick Ross

"Keep Doin' That (Rich Bitch)"

Download Rick Ross’ new single “Keep Doin’ That (Rich Bitch)” featuring R. Kelly now!

Logic: Under Pressure (Deluxe)

Logic

Under Pressure (Deluxe)

Pre-order Logic’s debut album “Under Pressure”, Available everywhere October 21st!

Logic: Under Pressure (Standard)

Logic

Under Pressure (Standard)

Pre-order Logic’s debut album “Under Pressure”, Available everywhere October 21st!

Elijah Blake: Drift

Elijah Blake

Drift

Download Elijah Blake’s debut EP “Drift” Available Everywhere Now!

Big Sean: "I Don

Big Sean

"I Don't F**k With You"

Big Sean’s new single “I Dont F**k With You” featuring E-40 Available Everywhere Now!

Rick Ross: "Elvis Presley Blvd"

Rick Ross

"Elvis Presley Blvd"

Download Rick Ross’ new single “Elvis Presely Blvd” feautring Project Pat, available now!

Logic: "Under Pressure"

Logic

"Under Pressure"

Download Logic’s new single, “Under Pressure” now!

Alesso : "Heroes" Ft. Tove Lo

Alesso

"Heroes" Ft. Tove Lo

Download Alesso’s brand new single, “Heroes” ft. Tove Lo available everywhere!

Jhené Aiko: Souled Out

Jhené Aiko

Souled Out

Download Jhene Aiko’s debut album, Souled Out now on iTunes, Amazon & Google Play!

Alesso : "Tear The Roof Up"

Alesso

"Tear The Roof Up"

Download Alesso’s new track, “Tear The Roof Up” now on Beatport

Vince Staples: "Hands Up"

Vince Staples

"Hands Up"

Download Vince Staples new single, “Hands Up” Available Everywhere Now!

Jeezy: Seen It All

Jeezy

Seen It All

Download Young Jeezy’s new album, Seen It All Available Everywhere Now!

Def Jam: VH1 Love and Hip Hop Soundtrack

VH1 Love and Hip Hop Soundtrack

Download The VH1 Love and Hip Hop Soundtrack now on iTunes & Amazon!

Vince Staples: "Blue Suede"

Vince Staples

"Blue Suede"

Download Vince Staples new single, “Blue Suede” off his upcoming EP, “Hell Can Wait”

August Alsina: "No Love (Remix)" Ft. Nicki Minaj

August Alsina

"No Love (Remix)" Ft. Nicki Minaj

Download August Alsina’s “No Love (Remix)’ featuring Nicki Minaj!

Big K.R.I.T.: "Pay Attention" Ft. Rico Love

Big K.R.I.T.

"Pay Attention" Ft. Rico Love

Download Big K.R.I.T.’s new single, “Pay Attention” featuring Rico Love

Common: Nobody

Common

Nobody's Smiling

Download Common’s new album, “Nobody’s Smiling” on iTunes & Amazon!

Jhené Aiko: "The Pressure"

Jhené Aiko

"The Pressure"

Download Jhene Aiko’s new track, “The Pressure” on iTunes now!

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Common: "Diamonds" Ft. Big Sean

Common

"Diamonds" Ft. Big Sean

Download Common’s new track, “Diamonds” featuring Big Sean now on iTunes & Amazon!

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Maejor Ali : “Me and My Team” Ft. Trey Songz & Kid Ink

Maejor Ali

“Me and My Team” Ft. Trey Songz & Kid Ink

Download Maejor Ali’s new single, “Me and My Team” featuring Trey Songz & Kid Ink on iTunes now! 

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Mesa, AZ Club Red
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Denver, CO Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom
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Albuquerque, NM Sunshine
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Big Sean

Hollywood, CA Supperclub
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Mariah Carey

Singapore, Singapore National Stadium
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Fabolous

York, PA 11th AVENUE EVENT VENUE
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2 Chainz

Birmingham, AL PLATINUM OF BIRMINGHAM
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Iggy Azalea

Hollywood, CA Hollywood Bowl
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Vince Staples

Dallas, TX Scoot Inn
Oct242014
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Big K.R.I.T.

Portland, OR Alhambra Theatre
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August Alsina

South Bend, IN Club Fever
Oct252014
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Big K.R.I.T.

Victoria, Canada Club9one9 Nightclub
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2 Chainz

Birmingham, AL Club Platinum
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Vince Staples

San Antonio, TX Southside
Oct262014
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Mariah Carey

Taipei, Taiwan TWTC Nangang
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Big K.R.I.T.

Vancouver, Canada VENUE NIGHTCLUB
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The Roots

Las Vegas, NV Life is Beautiful Festival (Oct 24 - 26)
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Vince Staples

Houston, TX Warehouse
Oct272014
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Big K.R.I.T.

Seattle, WA The Showbox
Oct282014
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Vince Staples

New Orleans, LA House of Blues
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