Def Jam: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Label ep.1 (Video)

In the first installment of Def Jam's new viral series features Russell Simmons speaking on first meeting Rick Rubin and starting one of hip hop's most notable labels. Look out for more clips as they are leading up to the release of a book which will document the likes of LL Cool J, The Beastie

Cormega Reflects On Survival of the Illest Tour (Video)

Cory reminisces about the legendary Def Jam tour in 1998 that featured everyone from DMX, to EPMD and Def Squad, Foxy Brown, Method Man, Cormega, ONYX and more. A time when Def Jam was running things hardbody. Damn, how times have changed.

Big Sean Speaks on Def Jam

After both Nas and Shyne expressing their hatred displeasure of Def Jam's working, Big Sean sat down with Angela Yee on her Lip Service show to speak on his own experience with L.A. Reid and the label. “Well, my experiences with L.A. Reid, I’ve had tons of meeting with him recently, and even in my

Is Nas' Lost Tapes 2 Going to Be Released?

Who knows. To get a better understanding at where we are with the release, the LefsetzLetter go their hands on an email from Nasir himself, to the heads at Def Jam. Hit the jump for the goods.

Big Boi Signs to Def Jam

I meant to get this up a couple days ago but I was too busy knocking out Patron bottles down in Austin for SXSW. Regardless... Big Boi took it to Twitter to announce that he officially signed a solo album deal with Def Jam. Now... can we please get that Sir Luscious Left Foot: The

Who Wants Some Free Def Jam Stuff?

The good folks at Cornerstone has given me the opportunity to bless one lucky person with this extremely dope Def Jam 25th Anniversary greatest hits bundle, packaged into mini vinyl crates along with a t-shirt. How to win? (Not-so) Simple: answer the following question below. Now usually the contests I run don't take much thought

XXL Celebrates Def Jam’s 25th

In celebration of Def Jam’s quarter century in the music business, XXL has selected a handful of the label’s roster, past and present, to grace the cover of the November issue. XXL’s new issue will include memorable tales from the MCs about the famed label, along with a complete discography of Def Jam releases and

Fabolous Speaks on Joe Budden/Method Man Beef, Dame Dash, etc (Video)

LIVE from the Def Jam Records offices in NYC JD Anderson talks to Brooklyn's own Fabolous as he gears up to release his new album Loso's Way. Fab tells us about the interesting relationship between him and DJ Clue, how it was to see Damon Dash screaming heads off when Roc-a-fella was at its peak,