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Nasty Nas Now Owns His Own Record Label

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Nasir will be signing his own checks, stank you very much.


2 Chainz Feat. Kanye West – “Birthday Song” Video

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For a guy who's got the world at his fingertips right now, 2 Chainz is a simple man and there's nothing terribly fancy about these <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2012/07/new-music-2-chainz-feat-kanye-west-birthday-song">"Birthday Song"</a> visuals.


2 Chainz Owns The Number One Album In The Country

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2 Chainz is having a a full-fledged Lazarus moment.


7.29 The Cooler

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Chuene'e Rihanna: ‘Women Are Dominating Pop Music’ <a href="http://www.wenn.com/all-news/rihanna-women-are-dominating-pop-music">[WENN]</a> Papoose Announces Independent Album "Nacirema Dream” <a href="http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.16188/title.papoose-announces-independent-album-nacirema-dream">[HHDX]</a> Spotify Getting Sued for Patent Infringement <a href="http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/stories/072811spotify">[DMN]</a> DJ Drama On Drake x Gucci Tape That Almost Happened <a href="http://www.thesermonsdomain.com/2011/07/28/dj-drama-sd-interview/">[Sermon's Domain]</a> Is Florida the Number One Slave State in the US.

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G.O.O.D Music, Common & N.O.R.E. All Have New Record Deals

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You can protest in the name of Rule #4080 all you want.

The Lost Tapes 2

Dear Def Jam, Nas Has Words For You

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/04/shyne-releases-three-more-freestyles"> After spending an exorbitant amount of dollars <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/04/shyne-releases-three-more-freestyles">to recruit Shyne Po</a>, I was under the impression that Def Jam and current sitting duck <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/la-reid">L.A. Reid</a> had an endless supply of money.


Apparently You Can’t Go To War From An Island

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Two quick confessions: 1) I haven't listened to more than 20 combined seconds of any new <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/shyne">Shyne </a>material since his release.

Young Jeezy

Sibling Rivalry: Young Jeezy & Rick Ross

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/08/the-lyrical-history-of-young-jeezy-and-rick-ross"> They're both self-proclaimed former drug traffickers and they're both Def Jam A-Listers. One has the entire country - along with himself - thinking they're <a href="http://clatl.com/atlanta/hip-hops-shadowy-empire/Content?oid=1264389">Big Meech</a>.

Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty

Win A GoodWood x Big Boi Chain

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/07/win-a-goodwood-x-big-boi-chain"> Everyone talks about supporting artists, but this is for those who actually went out and purchased Big Boi's Sir Lucious album. We got our hands on one of the 30" <a href="http://www.islanddefjam.com/bigboi/">Big Boi</a> x <a href="http://goodwoodnyc.com/2010/07/16/good-wood-x-big-boi-chain/">GoodWood</a> pieces and, instead of keeping it, we're going to pass it along to one person who bought the album.


Dame Dash For President

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Words by Kid Potential Everywhere you look -- in magazines, on blogs, in some of these offices -- everyone is talking about change in the industry.

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Complex Previews Curren$y’s Pilot Talk

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<a href="http://www.complex.com/blog_galleries/album-preview-currensy-pilot-talk"> <a href="http://www.complex.com/blog_galleries/album-preview-currensy-pilot-talk">Complex</a> posted a breakdown/preview of Curren$y's Pilot Talk after a couple of their writers attended the DD172 listening last week.


12.31 The Cooler

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Eunice Kiss Is Tropical The 2009 Women Of GQ <a href="http://www.gq.com/women/photos/200912/2009-women-of-gq#slide=1">[GQ]</a> When Def Jam Was Just That <a href="http://jumptheturnstyle.com/?p=6478">[Jump The Turnstyle]</a> The Samples Of The Year 2009 <a href="http://hiphopisread.blogspot.com/2009/12/samples-of-year-2009.html">[HHIR]</a> South Dakota Woman Breaks State Record…for Blood Alcohol Content <a href="http://www.ourkitchensink.com/2009/12/30/south-dakota-woman-breaks-state-recordfor-blood-alcohol-content/">[OKS]</a> The Dumbest Quotes of 2009 <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/12/29/the-dumbest-quotes-of-the_n_405836.html">[HuffPo]</a> R.

VH1 Hip Hop Honors

Video: VH1 Hip-Hop Honors 2009

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<a style="padding:0px 4px 0px 10px; font-family:Verdana,sans-serif; font-weight:bold; color:#000000; font-size:10px; text-decoration:none;" href="http://www.vh1.com/video/play.jhtml?id=1622133&vid=440039" onmouseover="this.style.textDecoration='underline'" onmouseout="this.style.textDecoration='none'" target="_blank">Hip Hop Honors</a> |<a style="padding:0px 4px 0px 10px; font-family:Verdana,sans-serif; font-weight:bold; color:#000000; font-size:10px; text-decoration:none;" href="http://www.thefablife.com/" onmouseover="this.style.textDecoration='underline'" onmouseout="this.style.textDecoration='none'" target="_blank">Celebrity News</a> |<a style="padding:0px 4px 0px 10px; font-family:Verdana,sans-serif; font-weight:bold; color:#000000; font-size:10px; text-decoration:none;" href="http://www.vh1.com/shows/events/hip_hop_honors/_2009/honoree" onmouseover="this.style.textDecoration='underline'" onmouseout="this.style.textDecoration='none'" target="_blank">Def Jam</a> |<a style="padding:0px 4px 0px 10px; font-family:Verdana,sans-serif; font-weight:bold; color:#000000; font-size:10px; text-decoration:none;" href="http://www.vh1.com/video/hiphop.jhtml" onmouseover="this.style.textDecoration='underline'" onmouseout="this.style.textDecoration='none'" target="_blank">Hip Hop</a> I didn't get to watch this year's Hip-Hop Honors, which paid tribute to Def Jam's twenty-five years in the game.

Def Jam Records

For The Free: Def Jam 25th Anniversary Box Set Giveaway

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Celebrate Def Jam's 25th Anniversary with this exclusive box set, for the free courtesy of TSS.

the dream

Update: A Dream Deferred…Not So Fast

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As if giving Jermaine Dupri's has-been behind a stab @ the position wasn't enough, the suits have reportedly decided that The-Dream deserves Executive Vice President of Island Records.


LL’s Lost Album Gets Found

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Contra™ shot me the link & info on this one.

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