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VFILES x Def Jam DJ Championship (Documentary)

This past summer, V Files & Def Jam Recordings teamed up for a DJ Competition to find the world’s next great DJ. A few weeks back, the 3 finalists which included, Eskay, Gianni Lee & Karmin all went head to head at Webster Hall in NYC. In the new documentary, take a look at the…

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SINCE 1984: DMX Released, "Grand Champ" On Def Jam Recordings

SINCE 1984: On this day, September 16, 2003, DMX released his fifth album, “Grand Champ” on Def Jam Recordings.

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SINCE 1984: G.O.O.D. Music Released, "Cruel Summer" On Def Jam Recordings

  On this day, September 14, 2012, G.O.O.D. Music released, “Cruel Summer” on Def Jam Recordings.

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SINCE 1984: Jay-Z Released, "The Blueprint" On Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam Recordings

On this day, September 11, 2001, Jay-Z released his sixth ablum, “The Blueprint” on Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam Recordings. #DefJam30

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SINCE 1984: Kanye West Released, "Graduation" On Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam Recordings

On this day, September 11, 2007, Kanye West released his third album, “Graduation” on Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam Recordings. #DefJam30

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Def Jam 30 Available Now at VFiles!

Get your Def Jam 30 T-shirt and Hoody available now at the VFiles online shop!

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SINCE 1984: LL Cool J Released, "Exit 13" On Def Jam Recordings

SINCE 1984: On this day, September 9, 2008, LL Cool J released his album, “Exit 13″ on Def Jam Recordings.  

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On This Day, The Movie, "Backstage" Was Released

On this day: Sep. 8, 2000 the movie “Backstage” was released. Documenting the “Hard Knock Life Tour”

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SINCE 1984: Nice & Smooth Released, "Ain't A Damn Thing Changed" On Def Jam Recordings

SINCE 1984: On this day, September 3, 1991, Nice & Smooth released, “Ain’t a Damn Thing Changed” on Def Jam Recordings.

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SINCE 1984: Kanye West Released, "Late Registration" On Def Jam Recordings

  On this day, August 30, 2005, Kanye West released his second album, “Late Registration” on Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam Recordings.

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SINCE 1984: Rihanna Released, "Music Of The Sun" On Def Jam Recordings

  On this day, August 30, 2005, Rihanna released her debut album, “Music of the Sun” on Def Jam Recordings.

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SINCE 1984: LL Cool J Released, "The DEFinition" On Def Jam Recordings

On this day, August 31, 2004, LL Cool J released his tenth album, “The DEFinition” on Def Jam Recordings.    

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SINCE 1984: DJ Clue Released, "Backstage: A Hard Knock Life" On Def Jam Recordings

On this day, August 29, 2000, DJ Clue released, “Backstage: A Hard Knock Life” on Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam Recordings

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SINCE 1984: The Roots Released, "Game Theory" On Def Jam Recordings

  On this day, August 29, 2006, The Roots released their seventh album, “Game Theory” on Def Jam Recordings.

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SINCE 1984: Method Man Released "4:21 …The Day After" On Def Jam Recordings

On this day,August 29, 2006, Method Man released his fourth album, 4:21 …The Day After on Def Jam Recordings.

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SINCE 1984: LL Cool J Released, "Mama Said Knock You Out" On Def Jam Recordings

On this day, August 27, 1990, LL Cool J released his fourth album, “Mama Said Knock You Out” on Def Jam Recordings.

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SINCE 1984: Jayo Felony Released, "Whatcha Gonna Do" On Def Jam Recordings

On, August 25, 1998, Jayo Felony released his second album, “Whatcha Gonna Do” on Def Jam Recordings.

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SINCE 1984: Juelz Santana Released His Debut Album, "From Me To U" On Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam Recordings

On this day, August 19, 2003, Juelz Santana released his debut album, “From Me To U” on Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam Recordings.

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Reminder: Get your Pre-sale Code for the Def Jam 30 Concert at Barclays Center!

Get your pre-sale code today when you order the Limited Edition Def Jam 30 Multi-disc Box Set Available Now at the Def Jam 30 store! The box set arrives on September 16 but you can order now and receive your pre-sale code for the Def Jam 30 concert at the Barclays Center which allows you…

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SINCE 1984: 2 Chainz Released, “Based on a T.R.U. Story” on Def Jam Recordings

On this day, August 14, 2012, 2 Chainz released his debut album, “Based on a T.R.U. Story” on Def Jam Recordings. What was your favorite record from this album? Let us know in the comment section.

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Def Jam 30 Limited Edition, Ultra-Deluxe Multi-Disc Box Set Arrives September 16th!

The 30th anniversary celebration year of Def Jam Recordings moves into high gear next month with the September 16th release of DEF JAM 30, an all-encompassing collection of landmark tracks from the first three decades of hip-hop’s most important record label, packaged in a limited edition turntable style numbered box with bound book and bonus…

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SINCE 1984: State Property Released, "The Chain Gang Vol. II" On Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam Recordings

On this day, August 12, 2003, State Property released, “The Chain Gang Vol. 2″ On Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam Recordings. #DefJam30

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SINCE 1984: Shyne Released His Second Album, "Godfather Buried Alive" On Def Jam Recordings

On this day, August 10, 2004, Shyne released his album, “Godfather Buried Alive” on Def Jam Recordings.

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SINCE 1984: Scarface Released His Seventh Album, "The Fix" on Def Jam Recordings

SINCE 1984: On August 6, 2002, Scarface released his seventh album, “The Fix” on Def Jam Recordings.

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Jhené Aiko: Souled Out

Jhené Aiko

Souled Out

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

Jeezy: Seen It All

Jeezy

Seen It All

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

Common: Nobody

Common

Nobody's Smiling

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

Mariah Carey: Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse

Mariah Carey

Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse

Download Mariah Carey’s new album, Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse on iTunes & Amazon

Afrojack: Forget The World

Afrojack

Forget The World

Download Afrojack’s debut album, “Forget The World” now on iTunes & Amazon!

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The Roots: ...and then you shoot your cousin.

The Roots

...and then you shoot your cousin.

The new album from The Roots’, available everywhere now.

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Iggy Azalea: The New Classic

Iggy Azalea

The New Classic

Iggy Azalea’s new album, “The New Classic” available now on iTunes!

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August Alsina: Testimony

August Alsina

Testimony

Download August Alsina’s debut album now on iTunes & Amazon!

YG: My Krazy Life

YG

My Krazy Life

Download YG’s debut album, “My Krazy Life” now on iTunes!

Rick Ross: Mastermind

Rick Ross

Mastermind

Download Rick Ross’ new album Mastermind available everywhere now!

Jhené Aiko: Sail Out EP

Jhené Aiko

Sail Out EP

Download Jhene Aiko’s brand new EP, “Sail Out” now on iTunes & Amazon

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Pusha T: My Name Is My Name

Pusha T

My Name Is My Name

Download Pusha T’s new album, ‘My Name Is My Name’ available on iTunes & Amazon now!

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2 Chainz: B.O.A.T.S II: Me Time

2 Chainz

B.O.A.T.S II: Me Time

Download 2 Chainz new album, ‘B.O.A.T.S II: Me Time’ now on iTunes!

Big Sean: Hall Of Fame

Big Sean

Hall Of Fame

Download Big Sean’s album, “Hall Of Fame” available everywhere now!

August Alsina: "Downtown: Life Under The Gun" EP

August Alsina

"Downtown: Life Under The Gun" EP

Download August Alsina’s new EP, “Downtown: Life Under The Gun”

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Kanye West: Yeezus

Kanye West

Yeezus

Kanye West’s new album, “Yeezus”

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Def Jam: "The Bling Ring" Soundtrack

"The Bling Ring" Soundtrack

The Official Movie Soundtrack For “The Bling Ring” features songs from 2 Chainz, Rick Ross and many more!

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The-Dream: "IV Play"

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"IV Play"

The-Dream’s new album “IV Play”

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Def Jam: Fast & Furious 6 Soundtrack

Fast & Furious 6 Soundtrack

The official movie soundtrack for Fast & Furious 6 featuring music from Def Jam Artists.

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2 Chainz: Based On A T.R.U. Story (Chopped Not Slopped)

2 Chainz

Based On A T.R.U. Story (Chopped Not Slopped)

2 Chainz “Based on a T.R.U. Story” chopped album.

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Don't Be S.A.F.E.

Trinidad James “Don’t Be S.A.F.E.”

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The-Dream: 1977

The-Dream

1977

The-Dream’s Album 1977 [Explicit Content]

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Big Boi: Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors

Big Boi

Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors

Big Boi’s album Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors

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Rihanna: Unapologetic

Rihanna

Unapologetic

Rihanna “Unapologetic’ new album

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Beastie Boys

Beastie Boys. Amsterdam 1987.

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The Beastie Boys & Dust Bros

The Beastie Boys & Dust Bros in LA, 1988.

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Russell Simmons

  Russell Simmons at a photo shoot for for Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine. New York 1987

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Slick Rick

Russell Simmons at a photo shoot for for Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine. New York 1987

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Rick Rubin

  Rick Rubin at the Rush/Def Jam offices on Elizabeth Street. New York 1986

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Big Audio Dynamite's "The Bottom Line"

Zebra-patterned cover art, front and back, for Big Audio Dynamite’s “The Bottom Line” backed with “B.A.D.” 1985. Formed by guitarist-songwriter Mick Jones shortly after he and the Clash went their separate ways, Big Audio Dynamite turned to young Rick Rubin to provide additional production and a remix for their very first single. As a bonus,…

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Cey Adams & Adam Horovitz

  Cey Adams and Adam Horovitz. Daytona Beach, Florida 1987. The Beasties took a break from the Licensed to Ill tour to lend a hand during MTV’s broadcast of the annual spring break party in Daytona Beach.

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Laminated All-Access Backstage Pass For The Together Forever Tour, 1987

When Run-DMC and the Beastie Boys teamed up as coheadliners on the Together Forever arena tour, it was a big deal. Newsweek declared it “the explicit expression of the idea behind both groups’ huge crossover successes, Run-DMC’s with white rock fans and the Beasties’ with black rap fans.” But not everyone was delighted. The Cincinnati…

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LL Cool J & Russell Simmons

LL Cool J & Russell Simmons

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Big Sean & Common

Common and Big Sean on the set of “Diamonds”, Nobody’s Smiling Available July 22nd!

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DMX & Sisqo

DMX & Sisqo.

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DJ Questlove

DJ Questlove on the 1′s & 2′s at the DefJam.com Relaunch Party in 2013.

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Def Jam On The Cover Of New Music Express

Def Jam on the cover of New Music Express May 9, 1987. Published weekly since 1952, the NME is a bulwark of British music journalism. In the mid-1980′s, the paper was plagued by “hip-hop wars,” during which, according to wikipedia, “the staff was split between those who wanted to write about hip-hop, a genre that…

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Lyor Cohen, Andre Harrell, Percy Sutton and Jam Master Jay

Lyor Cohen, Andre Harrell, Percy Sutton and Jam Master Jay. Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York. February 1986 #DefJam30 Sutton, an esteemed lawyer, political activist, and New York City office-holder, eventually branched into the media business. His firm, Inner City Broadcasting, bought the world-famous Apollo in 1983 and spearheaded its revitalization. This photo was taken…

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LL Cool J, Rick Rubin and Columbia Records Execs

LL Cool J, Rick Rubin and Columbia Records execs. New York, April 1986. Everyone was gathered at Columbia’s offices in midtown Manhattan to celebrate the certification of sales of more than half a million copies of Radio. On the far right is Steve Ralbovsky, the A&R rep who persuaded Columbia to go into business with Def…

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Public Enemy "Rebel Without A Pause"

“They can’t disable the power of my label!” Public Enemy “Rebel Without A Pause” 1988

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YG Performs At Irving Plaza In NYC

This past weekend, YG performed a sold out show at Irving Plaza in NYC for his “My Krazy Life” Tour. Here are some photos from the show courtesy of Jude Humeniuk. YG “My Krazy Life” Available Everywhere Now!

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Lyor Cohen, Russell Simmons & Rick Rubin

Lyor Cohen, Russell Simmons & Rick Rubin at the 2011 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter. Photo Credit: Kevin Mazur

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Lyor Cohen, Jon Bon Jovi, Rick Rubin

Lyor Cohen, Jon Bon Jovi, Rick Rubin. Photo Credit: Kevin Mazur

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The Junkyard Band (Washington D.C. 1986)

Photo Credit: Glen E. Friedman

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Jhene Aiko at Coachella 2014

Jhene Aiko and her daughter at Coachella 2014.

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Jhene Aiko & Kurupt

Jhene Aiko & Kurupt performing together at Coachella 2014.

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Nas & JAY Z

Nas & JAY Z at Coachella 2014. Photo Credit: Robin Harper

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The Beastie Boys Virgin Tour

On this day in 1985, The Beastie Boys joined Madonna on The Virgin Tour. Photo credit: Glenn E. Friedman

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