Def Jam Records launched 25 years ago, and Jay-Z and Young Jeezy came by the Spotted Pig in New York City to celebrate. The private dinner took place on Friday (October 14th), after Def Jam founders Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons spoke at the New York Public Library about the label’s early years chronicled in the book Def Jam Recordings: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label.

Former Def Jam executives like Lyor Cohen, Kevin Liles, Julie Greenwald and Michael Kyser were also in attendance at the power dinner, and here’s a look at some of the photos from the night.


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