Remembering The Time ‘Krush Groove’ Turned LL Cool J Into A Rap Phenomenon

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The rap icon turns 47 this week, so let's revisit the film debut that helped make him a star.

Rick Rubin

Watch Rick Rubin Go Back To Def Jam’s Beginnings

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Super-producer Rick Rubin went along with Rolling Stone's cameras to visit the humble birthplace of Def Jam records.


Nasty Nas Now Owns His Own Record Label

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

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Rihanna Leaves Def Jam

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After nine years, Rihanna leaves Def Jam.


5 Essential Things To Know About August Alsina

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Get to know the budding R&B star from the NO.

Young Sinatra: Welcome To Forever

Logic – Young Sinatra: Welcome To Forever Mixtape

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Even though a Def Jam deal and appearance on XXL's Freshman list might have introduced Logic to most, hard work and a sense of self-realization have brought this MD MC to the latest peak in his budding career, the release of highly-anticipated Young Sinatra: Welcome To Forever mixtape.


Official Tracklist: Jay-Z & Kanye West – Watch The Throne

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The march to King's Landing has been an interesting one and today, the Roc Boys are in the building as they officially unveil the songs that made the cut for their collaborative effort, Watch The Throne.


YG Feat. 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg – “Toot It And Boot It (G-Mix)” Video

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In spite of it's demoralizing qualities, YG's "Toot It & Boot It" feels so good it might just make your pastor scream 'f*%k a b.


YG Feat. Big K.R.I.T., Big Sean & Ty$ – “In Tha Morning”

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If you're not familiar with YG, it's probably because he's not that good of a rapper.


The Week That Was: The Road To A3C Edition

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Even though A3C was at the forefront of our minds this week, we still had work to do around here: -- To the surprise of no one, Kobe picked himself to win in one-on-one against LeBron.


Rihanna – “Only Girl (In the World)”

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Redhead Robyn continues to make music that males have no business singing out loud but will secretly enjoy.


Ne-Yo – “Beautiful Monster”

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He may not be their biggest draw, but Def Jam should award Ne-Yo a lifetime contract to do whatever the eff he pleases.


Rihanna – “Rockstar 101″ Video

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If gazing into Erykah Badu's eyes can trick you into rocking curtains for outfits, what kind of magic is behind RiRi's pretty brown rounds.

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