Def Jam to Publish 300-Page Label History
Seminal rap label Def Jam is preparing to publish a memoir of its own storied history, with the humbly-titled 'Def Jam Recordings: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label.' The 304-page tome is written by hip-hop legend Bill Adler and writer Dan Charnas, with prefaces by Def Jam titans Rick Rubin, Russell Simmons, Lyor Cohen and Kevin Liles, and will be published by Rizzoli in September.
Common, Dorrough and Kevin Liles Rally for Education
As the high school dropout rate continues to grow, rappers Common, Dorrough and music executive Kevin Liles are rallying with other members of the entertainment industry to support the Get Schooled National Challenge and Tour. Traveling to different schools around the country, the organization's goal is to engage and empower young people to help improve the high school graduation rate, as well as
Former Def Jam President Receives Parisian Top Honor
It seems as if the French hold hip-hop in a higher regard than we may think. Recently, rap mogul Kevin Liles was named an honorary citizen of Paris and honored with the Médaille de la Ville de Paris -- the highest award an individual can receive for their contributions to Parisian culture. Kevi...
T.I. Back in the Studio
Just before the holiday T.I. received an early release on his year-long prison sentence for weapons charges. So, it's no surprise that there are whispers that the King himself is already back on his grind and hitting the studio. The meme comes from a tweet by famed music executive Kevin Liles that was quickly removed due to potential legal liabilities...