The ongoing celebration of the 30th anniversary of Def Jam Recordings will take over SXSWi (South by Southwest Interactive) in Austin, Texas on March 11th, as premium web-hosting company (mt) Media Temple throws a party in Def Jam’s honor.
An all-star lineup of Def Jam artists will perform at (mt) Media Temple’s SXSWi closing party (http://mediatemple.net/sxsw/) – at Stubbs Bar-B-Q in Austin – including 2 Chainz, Pusha T, Method Man & Redman, YG, August Alsina and Vince Staples. They will be joined by Interscope artist Aloe Blacc.
Def Jam Recordings, the label credited as the most definitive voice in the spread of hip-hop from an underground music phenomenon to a worldwide movement, is celebrating its 30th anniversary all year long in 2014, along with Def Jam founders Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons.
For 30 years, the greatest names in hip-hop history – from LL Cool J and the Beastie Boys to Rihanna and Kanye West, from Public Enemy to Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Jeezy, Ludacris, the Roots, Nas, and dozens more – have made Def Jam Recordings the ultimate destination for urban artists around the world. Today’s stellar Def Jam roster includes an even wider range of artists from Frank Ocean to August Alsina to Big Sean, Jhene Aiko and 2 Chainz.
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