Def Jam Records

  With his legal troubles behind him, Jeezy can celebrate a bit of good news once he sees how successful his latest project has been. ‘Seen It All: The Autobiography‘ moved over 113, 000 copies in its first week, snatching the #2 spot on the Billboard 200 list. The Snowman came in second to Maroon […]

Hear a small portion of the Kanye West featured “Can’t Stop” by Theophilus London off his new album “Vibes.” The project drops October 28, but you can pre-order here.

Chicago rapper Common has never been afraid to start something new. After establishing himself as a formidable force in the Hip-Hop game, Common took his talents to the acting realm. Now, that he’s getting back to music, Common is starting over with a new record deal with Atrium/Def Jam Records. Def Jam Records announced the […]

  There are new beginnings in 2014 for singer-songwriter and all around music jack-of-all-trades The Dream. He announced yesterday via Instagram that he was ending his six year partnership with Def Jam Records. In his Instagram message, The Dream posted a photo of Def Jam’s logo with the caption, “I will miss this logo. It […]

Rapper Young Jeezy is running out of patience. Again. Next month it will make three years since his last album for Def Jam Records, “TM:103 Hustlerz Ambition,” was released and he is ready to give his fans new material. In a series of Tweets Jeezy vented his frustration at the lack of support he seems […]

According to Billboard.com Atlanta-based rapper Trinidad James is making a home for his long finger nails and side burns at Def Jam Records.  The clothing store owner turned rapper has flipped his 10-month long music career into a major label deal, thanks to his hit record, “All Gold Everything.” RELATED: What’s A Trinidad James? And 5 […]

Everyone raise a glass and toast to singer-songwriter The-Dream. He was recently named Vice President of A&R at Def Jam Records. The change in The-Dream’s professional life comes at the point in Def Jam’s legacy where they are trying to change with the times and The-Dream believes he can help Def Jam reach the heights […]

An old saying is that the entertainment business is more like Chess than Checkers, where you have to think several steps ahead. So who made the biggest power moves in 2011? Check out our list. Oprah Winfrey launches her OWN TV network Known for the cult-like following she established with her insanely popular TV show, […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) Rick Rubin’s dorm room11 University Place, New York University When: 1984 What: The future mogul and aspiring record producer agree to join forces, signing their first act, a sixteen-year-old from Queens named LL Cool J. «  PREVIOUS NEXT  » In celebration of Black Music Month, TheUrbanDaily’s “It’s All Black […]

Reggie Noble clears up rumors that he is unhappy with his record label Def Jam Records. While he wishes that the label would get back to its days of being “mechanics under the car” he says he’s not mad. He makes some cogent points about artist development and lazy A&R practices, but  Red don’t be […]

It’s not a headline you read everyday: “Record Exec Launches Rap Career.” The typical order of events is for a rapper to get hired to run a label or at the least become an A&R after a few years of the mic hustle. But Kevin Liles’ cousin Tony Austin is not used to doing things […]

Sha Money XL, nee Michael Clervoix III, has been appointed the role of senior VP of A&R at Def Jam Records. The executive expressed his excitement at being a part of the changes at Def Jam an iconic label founded by Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin.