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Jadakiss Talks Viral Marketing and Acting
Jadakiss' youthful looks and fairly steady stream of music makes some fans forget that its been 13 years since he debuted on Bad Boy Records with his group the LOX. Now, Jadakiss is prepping to release an official mixtape, 'I Love You,' on May 24...
Former Def Jam Rapper Uses Facebook to Find Kidney Donor
While many artists use social networking sites as a platform to promote their music, former Def Jam artist Lichelle "BO$$" Laws is hoping to get the word out about her health condition. Laws suffers from renal disease, which prevents her kidneys from filtering toxins and other wast…
Redman Blasts Def Jam, Says ‘They’re Followers’
In spite of their impressive hip-hop history, Def Jam still has a few critics on their label, the latest to speak out being Redman, who gave his take on why the company can't seem to keep up with some of its musical competitors.
"Well , Def Jam are not leaders," Redman told XX…
Birdman Says Shyne Deportation Is Stalling Cash Money Deal
Now that Shyne is out of jail, he adamantly proclaimed that he wants his freedom from his current label home Def Jam, so he can skate on over to Cash Money Records, were he feels his music will be better appreciated. If Shyne does end up signing a distribution deal with Cash Money Records, labelhead…
The LOX’s Sheek Louch Has Don Ambitions for Def Jam Debut
Sheek Louch is used to playing the underdog role. As a member of the legendary veteran hip-hop trio The LOX, the Yonkers, N.Y. rapper has at times taken a backseat to his brothers-in-rhyme Jadakiss and Styles P. But in recent years, Sheek has made an impressive impact leading the charge of the LOX o…
Shyne Claims Def Jam Doesn’t Care About Hip-Hop
The music community was shocked when Island Def Jam CEO L.A. Reid signed a recently freed Shyne to a seven-figure deal after the former Bad Boy rapper served nine years in prison. While the deal seemed like a blessing for the Brooklyn native, he's decided to air out the label for their apathy r…
Nas Blasts Def Jam for Curbing ‘Lost Tapes 2′ Release
Back in June, rapper Nas announced that he had plans to put out a sequel to his fan-heralded 'Lost Tapes,' a compilation of leftover songs released in 2002. But it turns out that the album may never see the light of day.
According to an email from Nas to industry executives at Def Jam released by The…
Big Boi Reveals Details of 3-Album Deal with Def Jam
Outkast rapper Big Boi shed some light on the solo deal he signed with record label Def Jam recently.
While fans of the revered Atlanta rap group await another Outkast album, which is said to see release after Andre 3000 drops his forthcoming solo record, Big Boi revealed that he has signed a 3-albu…
Shyne Wants to Release ‘Messiah’ on Cash Money
After serving a near decade in prison, Shyne made big news after he signed a seven-figure deal with his former label Def Jam to release 'Gangland,' his first album since 2004's 'Godfather Buried Alive.' But he isn't stopping there. The Brooklyn-born emcee is also thinki…
Shyne Calls 50 Cent ‘a Stalker’ After Prank Call
When 50 Cent contested he wasn't interested in warring with Shyne -- after being called out on the Belize rapper's 'Un-Thinkable' freestyle -- we should've known something was up.
On Wednesday (Aug. 11) 50 finally got his revenge when he prank called Shyne during a live Ustre…

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