Def Jam

How Seriously Should Creatives Take the Rick Rubin Book?

In the new Rick Rubin book, The Creative Act: A Way of Being, it's unclear who or what the producer… Read More

February 3, 2023

Spotify CEO Blasts Kanye West For “Awful” Anti-Semitic Rants… But Won’t Remove Music

In an interview with Reuters, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek slammed Kanye West for spreading "awful" anti-semitic comments, but will not… Read More

October 26, 2022

Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, E-40 & Too $hort — Aka Mount Westmore — Drop Their First Video

The debut single from Mount Westmore has officially been released. Four of the greatest rappers of all time are officially… Read More

October 20, 2021

Frank Ocean is Allegedly Shopping Around His New Album

Frank Ocean is allegedly getting ready to make his return to music. Last month was the five year anniversary of… Read More

September 16, 2021

Snoop Dogg Joins the Def Jam Roster As A Creative Consultant

Snoop Dogg will work with label staff and artists as an executive creative and strategic consultant. On Monday, Def Jam… Read More

June 7, 2021

Kevin Liles Teases A Potential New Def Jam Vendetta Video Game

Former Def Jam president Kevin Liles is apparently gauging fans' interest in a new game. Back in 2003, EA Sports… Read More

May 13, 2021

Marvel and Def Jam Join Forces for Series of ‘Black Panther’ Short Stories

Ta-Nehisi Coates' run of Black Panther comics will close with a series of short stories penned by rising Def Jam… Read More

February 18, 2021

Pioneering West Coast Rapper Bo$$ Needs Your Help For a Kidney Transplant

Bo$$ had two number-one singles and toured with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg in the early 1990s. Earlier this month,… Read More

February 17, 2021

YG Takes Another Shot at Trump in an Over-The-Top Video for “Jealous”

The Compton rapper escalates his ongoing feud with the president in a cartoonish clip for his new album My Life 4Hunnid.… Read More

October 8, 2020

Public Enemy Officially Releases “Fight the Power Remix 2020” Featuring Nas, Black Thought, & Rapsody

Public Enemy has officially released "Fight the Power Remix 2020." The group also announced a reunion with Def Jam. Full… Read More

August 28, 2020

Report: DMX No-Shows Def Jam’s 35th Anniversary Party He Was Supposed to Headline

Page Six insiders say the rapper cited personal reasons for the no-show, Fabolous and Jadakiss performed in his absence. DMX'… Read More

October 7, 2019

Can DMX Pull off the Biggest Comeback in Hip-Hop History?

In the past three years, A Tribe Called Quest, Lil Wayne, and Little Brother have released long-awaited albums after various… Read More

October 2, 2019

DMX Reveals He Has Reunited w/ Def Jam in His First Post-Prison Interview

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by GQ (@gq) on Sep 23, 2019 at 9:15am PDT… Read More

September 23, 2019

New York Jets Announce Partnership With Def Jam Recordings The Jets and Def Jam will team up on exclusive content series for fans including legendary artists and athletes… Read More

August 23, 2018

Is it Time to Shift the Villain Narrative Surrounding Dame Dash?

Dame Dash been right more than he's been wrong. It's time to shift the perception from Dame the asshole to… Read More

August 14, 2018

One of the Rape Lawsuits Against Russell Simmons Has Been Dropped

An aspiring filmmaker sued Simmons in January alleging sexual assault. One of the women who sued Russell Simmons for sexual… Read More

April 25, 2018