Tag: Def Jam

Swift “Pull Up”

| August 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
Swift “Pull Up”

If you’re unfamiliar with the North Carolina native, Swift, there is still time to get yourself acquainted before, as he proclaims “Im’ma Pull Up, step out and stunt.” Swift, who currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, has taken full advantage of getting out of his former recording deal with Island Def Jam. He has spent the […]

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New Music Alert: Trap Beckham Drops “Birthday Bitch”

| June 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
New Music Alert: Trap Beckham Drops “Birthday Bitch”

  Def Jam’s newest signee Trap Beckham drops his debut single “Birthday Bitch” off Def Jam Recordings!  Beckham’s legend started growing exponentially in 2012. That’s when he released his smash self-produced single “Top Of The Line” featuring Young Cash. Trap Beckham kicked his verse off by paying homage to Yo Gotti’s “5 Star Chick” single, giving […]

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Hip Hop Enquirer Exclusive Interview: Rapper Gunplay Gives Warning to Young Black Men About Wearing Skirts and Painting Their Nails

| July 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
Hip Hop Enquirer Exclusive Interview: Rapper Gunplay Gives Warning to Young Black Men About Wearing Skirts and Painting Their Nails

In an exclusive interview with Hiphopenquirer, Def Jam recording artist Gunplay spoke with HHE’s Dennis Byron. Gunplay was asked what message he wanted to share with the youth and next generation coming up about making the correct decision. Gunplay was facing a long prison sentence had he not prevailed in the case against him. Gunplay […]

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New Music Alert: Jhene Aiko “Living Room Flow”

| March 20, 2015 | 12 Comments
New Music Alert: Jhene Aiko “Living Room Flow”

Since the release of her debut album “Souled Out” released in September, Jhene Aiko has been quiet until now with the release of a bran new song called “Living Room Flow.” The subtle record showcases her soothing vocals over a Fisticuffs beat.It’s whatever you want/I wanna please you more/Whatever turns you on, just let me know,” […]

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[New Music Alert] Trinidad James Featuring Young Scooter X Twista “Def Jam” Remix

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
[New Music Alert] Trinidad James Featuring Young Scooter X Twista “Def Jam” Remix

Trinidad James continues to release new music on his Monday Music series. After recently getting dropped from Def Jam, the “All Gold Everything” rapper has released a remix to the song that was dedicated to his former label. This time he recruited rappers Young Scooter and Twista to assist him on the remix. “Been a […]

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[New music Alert] Big K.R.I.T. “Cadillactica”

| October 14, 2014 | 14 Comments
[New music Alert] Big K.R.I.T. “Cadillactica”

Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T. has created a buzz over his upcoming album “Cadillactica.” After releasing his Rico Love assisted single “Pay Attention,” he is back with his new album’s title track. Big K.R.I.T. upcoming album “Cadillactica” will be released on November 11th through Def Jam. Follow us on Twitter @Hiphopenquirer

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Well Damn!! Def Jam Tells Trinidad James to Kick Rocks, Drops Him from Record Label

| August 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
Well Damn!! Def Jam Tells Trinidad James to Kick Rocks, Drops Him from Record Label

This couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy and we mean character wise because while many were confused why the Def Jam label signed Trinidad James in the first place, they obviously decided to let him go almost as quickly as they signed the Atlanta rapper. In 2012, it was rumored that the rapper received […]

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[New Video Alert] August Alsina feat. Rick Ross – “Benediction”

| July 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
[New Video Alert] August Alsina feat. Rick Ross – “Benediction”

August Alsina is, now, the definition of the term, “no chill”. Shortly after murdering any competition he had on the stage of the 2014 BET Awards, not to mention, becoming the recipient of two BET Awards (Best New Artist, Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award), the Def Jam recording artist released the official video for “Benediction” featuring […]

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Trinidad James – “Def Jam” [New Video]

| May 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Trinidad James – “Def Jam” [New Video]

Months ago Trinidad James made hip hop news for his opinionated words about the New York rap scene.  At that time it was questioned whether or not James’ words would impact his standing in the New York area and hip hop as a whole.  Well, Trinidad James is back to let all the naysayers know that being […]

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Mogul in the Making: Former Def Jam Records Honcho Tenisha P. Heads Up College Music Tours (Exclusive Interview)

| March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Mogul in the Making: Former Def Jam Records Honcho Tenisha P. Heads Up College Music Tours (Exclusive Interview)

Words by Chakara Conyers and Ron Fisher Interview conducted by: Dennis Byron (EIC) Hip Hop Enquirer just got back from an action packed weekend at SXSW.  A lot of the action was due to a hugely successful event that was produced by The Skool Boye Agency. Tenisha P., Founder & CEO of The Skool Boye […]

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August Alsina feat. Rick Ross – “Benediction” [New Music]

August Alsina feat. Rick Ross – “Benediction” [New Music]

Def Jam freshman August Alsina teased fans over the weekend with an extended preview of his new track “Benediction” featuring MMG boss Rick Ross, from his debut album ‘Testimony’ due out April 15th, and now unveils the full version. The Eric Hudson produced track is an autobiographical experience that touches on some of the hardships August has faced over his 21 years. From losing his […]

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Big K.R.I.T. feat Rick Ross – “New Agenda” [New Music Alert]

Big K.R.I.T. feat Rick Ross – “New Agenda” [New Music Alert]

Big K.R.I.T. has been held up in the lab for a few months now as he readies his second major label release Cadillactica.  As he prepares the follow-up to his Def Jam debut Live From The Underground,  the Mississippi MC announced last week that he’ll be kicking off  Week Of K.R.I.T. today, as he unveils […]

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Happy Birthday! Rihanna Spends 26th Birthday In Aspen

| February 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Happy Birthday! Rihanna Spends 26th Birthday In Aspen

Its Birthday time for Rihanna! The Def Jam pop star turned 26 on February 20th but has decided to celebrate for the entire month. Instead of hitting up a typical warm tropical island, the Barbados singer opted for much colder temperatures. Rihanna and some close friends have taken over Aspen with skiing, snowboarding and partying. […]

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New Yeezy Coming Soon! Q-Tip Confirms He’ll Be A Producer On Kanye West’s New Album

| December 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
New Yeezy Coming Soon! Q-Tip Confirms He’ll Be A Producer On Kanye West’s New Album

Recently legendary producer and rapper Q-Tip sat down with Life+Times for an exclusive interview. Life+Times had time to catch up with the super producer thanks to A Tribe Called Quest performances on the Yeezus Tour for Kanye’s New York shows. In the interview, Q-Tip reveals that he has been summoned to produce for Kanye West’s […]

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Rick Rubin Returns To Room Where Def Jam Records Began

| November 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
Rick Rubin Returns To Room Where Def Jam Records Began

Rick Rubin’s track record could speak for itself. He is definitely one of the most important producers of this generation. With a career of over three decades, Rick Rubin has shaped the sounds of some of our favorite artists. From artists like  Johnny Cash to Eminem, there is no surprise that he has also earned […]

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DJ Drama, Dj Cannon and DJ Sense Announce Members of The Academy

| September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments
DJ Drama, Dj Cannon and DJ Sense Announce Members of The Academy

Words by Alyson Robinson On Tuesday, September 3rd, DJ Drama and his partners Dj Cannon, and DJ Sense held a press conference to announce the new members of The Academy. The highly anticipated invite-only announcement took place at Means Street Studios in Atlanta, GA with select key journalist from top hip-hop and entertainment media outlets in attendance. The new […]

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Don Cannon Appointed Vice President, A&R, Def Jam Recordings

Don Cannon Appointed Vice President, A&R, Def Jam Recordings

Don Cannon Named Vice President Of A&R At Def Jam Def Jam Recordings expands its A&R strength with the appointment of award-winning record producer and DJ Don Cannon to Vice President, A&R, it was announced today by Karen Kwak, Executive Vice President/Head of A&R, Island Def Jam Music Group. Don Cannon will oversee current and […]

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Shawn “Pecas” Costner Promoted To Executive Vice President Of Def Jam Recordings

Shawn “Pecas” Costner Promoted To Executive Vice President Of Def Jam Recordings

Shawn “Pecas” Costner Promoted To Executive Vice President Of Def Jam Recordings Island Def Jam Music Group (IDJMG) expands the strength of its executive management team with the promotion of Shawn “Pecas” Costner to Executive Vice President, Def Jam Recordings, it was announced today by Steve Bartels, President/COO, IDJMG. In his new post, Pecas will […]

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Def Jam President Joie Manda Resigns, Heading To Interscope

Def Jam President Joie Manda Resigns, Heading To Interscope

Def Jam President Joie Manda Resigns, Heading To Interscope Def Jam has another shakeup in the building as its president Joie Manda announced he was stepping down and leaving New York and heading back to Los Angeles to join Interscope Records. The announcement was made today by Barry Weiss, president & CEO of UMG’s East […]

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Pusha T & Fabolous Heading Out On “Life Is So Exciting” Tour

Pusha T & Fabolous Heading Out On “Life Is So Exciting” Tour

Fabolous & Pusha T Announce “Life Is So Exciting” Tour Dates Def Jam is about to send its wolves out on the road as Pusha T and Fabolous will co-headline “The Life Is So Exciting” tour. Pusha T and Fabolous both have highly anticipated albums scheduled to drop this year and the three-month tour is […]

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Christopher Jordan Dorner Official Manifesto – ‘Read Between the Lines’

| February 9, 2013 | 0 Comments
Christopher Jordan Dorner Official Manifesto – ‘Read Between the Lines’

 Christopher Jordan Dorner Manifesto – LAPD Blue Line MANIFESTO – scrubbed by mainstream media outlets From: Christopher Jordan Dorner /7648 To: America Subj: Last resort Regarding CF# 07-004281 I know most of you who personally know me are in disbelief to hear from media reports that I am suspected of committing such horrendous murders and […]

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2 Chainz Goes Platinum and Celebrates Big With Hennessy (photos inside)

| January 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
2 Chainz Goes Platinum and Celebrates Big With Hennessy (photos inside)

Last night Hennessy V.S hosted a private dinner for 2 Chainz at S Prime Steakhouse in Long Island City, NY.  Def Jam President, Joie Manda and Senior Vice President, Sean “Pecas” Costner, were on hand to present 2 Chainz with a Platinum and Gold plaque for his recently released album, ‘Based On A T.R.U. Story’. […]

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TI “Grand Hustling” And Wants 75 Million to Sign with New Record Label

| January 18, 2013 | 1 Comment
TI “Grand Hustling” And Wants 75 Million to Sign with New Record Label

A couple of weeks ago, the music industry was up in arms over Trinidad James signing to Def Jam for $3 million, but veteran T.I. just laughs at that figure. According to TMZ and our sources close to his camp, Tip is now a free agent as his contract with Atlantic Records ended a month ago, […]

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Daily Dose of Ratchetness! Jerome from ‘Martin’ – “All Gold Everything Remix” ft. @TrinidadJamesGG (Video Inside)

| December 22, 2012 | 0 Comments
Daily Dose of Ratchetness! Jerome from ‘Martin’ – “All Gold Everything Remix” ft. @TrinidadJamesGG (Video Inside)

We support newcomer, Trinidad James and can’t be mad at anybody snagging a $2 million deal from Def Jam with a career that’s less than one year old. With that said, we can’t pass up on a good laugh either though. The folks over at Peter Rosenburg’s Hot 97 Radio show put together a hilarious […]

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Trinidad James Says “My Inspiration Comes From Life” and Talks Signing To Def Jam (Interview Video Inside)

| December 16, 2012 | 0 Comments
Trinidad James Says “My Inspiration Comes From Life” and Talks Signing To Def Jam (Interview Video Inside)

Def Jam just recently picked up Trinidad James in exchange for a cool two mill and the rebel hip hop world cheered at the announcement. Power 106 chopped it up with the wild fashion rapper on his reaction to the 2 mill-deal with such an astonishing label. I mean, I don’t really celebrate things like […]

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Rumors Circulate That @TrinidadJamesGG Signed $2 Million Deal With Def Jam

| December 13, 2012 | 0 Comments
Rumors Circulate That @TrinidadJamesGG Signed $2 Million Deal With Def Jam

In the quickest come-up in hip hop history, it looks like Atlanta rapper, Trinidad James might have signed a $2 Million contract with Def Jam Records. Just last week Trinidad James performed to a packed crowd at NYC’s Santo’s Party House and industry insiders such as XXL Magazine Editor, Jayson Rodriguez, tweeted that both Def […]

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@LLCoolJ Links With Joe For His New Single; New Album Coming Soon

| December 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
@LLCoolJ Links With Joe For His New Single; New Album Coming Soon

Don’t call it a comeback, but, LL Cool J is making a comeback. Ladies Love Cool James announced that he will be releasing a full studio album in early 2013. LL confirmed that he would be releasing a new album on February 12, 2013. “I’m doing music right now. I have a song called ‘Take It’ […]

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He’s Caked Up!! @DrDre For Being Forbes List Highest-Paid Musician of 2012!!

| November 29, 2012 | 0 Comments
He’s Caked Up!! @DrDre For Being Forbes List Highest-Paid Musician of 2012!!

West Coast’s legendary rapper Dr. Dre has been named the Highest-Paid Musician of 2012 on the Forbes famous list. The publication states that Dre brought in $110 million in earnings, before tax, thanks to his popular Beats headphone line. “The brands are so aligned, Dre and Beats, it’s just who he is,” Kevin Lile’s, former […]

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Back and Better Than Ever @NewJacktheRapper Convention Looks To Bring Old School Networking To A New School Generation

| November 9, 2012 | 0 Comments
Back and Better Than Ever @NewJacktheRapper Convention Looks To Bring Old School Networking To A New School Generation

The B.B.A Entertainment Convention aka The New Jack The Rapper Convention will take place on December 6 – 8, 2012 at The Atlanta Convention Center which is connected to the Westin Hotel Downtown Atlanta, Georgia and will be the place to be for the entire weekend. For those new to the game, The Jack The […]

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More Fallout from the @LilReese300 Beat Down Video As Atlanta “Goons” Send Him A Message (Warning Graphic Video)

| October 29, 2012 | 0 Comments
More Fallout from the @LilReese300 Beat Down Video As Atlanta “Goons” Send Him A Message (Warning Graphic Video)

  We can’t say we didn’t see this coming but many are outraged at the senseless beating that occurred at the hands of Chicago rapper and Def Jam recording artist Lil Reese and their are some who have indicated that they are not afraid to use violence to defend the woman’s honor. Over the weekend […]

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