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Russell Simmons Rumored to Make Def Jam Return
April 1 ushers in April Fools Day and with that comes a wealth of stories that may prove to be untrue come tomorrow. In what some believe may be a hoax on this day of jokes, Russell Simmons is rumored to be making a return to Def Jam, the label he helped to create alongside Rick Rubin...
Shyne Writes Apology Letter to L.A. Reid
Two weeks ago, Shyne blasted Def Jam CEO L.A. Reid in an interview, accusing the mogul of turning his back on hip-hop and even claiming that he had been fired. After taking some time to reconsider his words, Shyne has had a change of heart, and issued an open apology letter on Wednesday to the man w…
Def Jam ‘Rapstar’ Finalizes Tracklist
Gamers are getting ready to dive into Def Jam's new 'Rapstar,' which will now be released in the U.S. on October 5. In addition to recent ads for the hip-hop karaoke game that feature incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne, developers have announced a final tracklist that adds another series o…
Color-Coded in Hip-Hop
February is more than just Black History Month -- it's a time of remembrance and a period to reflect on just how far the struggle for equality has come since the darkest days of America's Civil Rights Movement. And while the commercialization and digitization of music has caused hip-hop to lose some…