DMX, Ja Rule, Ashanti & More At Def Jam 30

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#DefJam30.

Def Jam brought the old and the new to the Barclays Center last night for their 30th anniversary concert. Highlights included DMX, who brought out fellow Ruff Ryder, Swizz Beatz, Ja Rule and Ashanti as well as Stalley and French Montana joining Rick Ross. For those who couldn’t attend the historic moment, Nigel D has some footage below.

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  • Yamzz

    Pure example of “timeless vs the moment”….timeless wins

  • LP1087

    No Slick no L. Don’t try to be slick, take this L…….Def Jam

    • LL explained that they didnt ask him even tho hes the one the entire label was built around theres no loyality in hip hop smh

      • b r z a

        what a damn shame smh so disrespectful

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  • brollya

    look like a good show but how u not have slick rick and ll cool j, the one who made dej jam who it is…. thats like motown not havin michael jackson at they reunion…

  • THE REAL mac DIESEL

    OFFICER RICKY ROZAY ONCE AGAIN USING OTHER PEOPLE’S HIT RECORDS TO PERFORM!!!! AND THAT SHIT DIDN’T EVEN HELP!!!! WAS THAT A SOUND CHECK??? CAUSE I DIDN’T HEAR ANYBODY IN THE CROWD!!!!

    ………….HA!!!! WE’LL NEVER BELIEVE YOU WILLIAM LEINARD ROBERTS!!!!

    SIDEBAR: YA’LL PRAY FOR POOKIE!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

    • YOUR MOTHER

      OH THERE HE IS AGAIN LIL FAGGET! THE REAL MAC DIESEL IS SUCH A FUCKIN HATER! GET A JOB AND STOP BASHIN EVERY RAPPER ON RAPRADAR! OLE DICK IN DA BOOTY AZZ NIGGA! YOU CANT RAP- U THINK U CAN DO IT BETTER MISTER DONT HATE ON MY OPINION?

    • MegaMan

      Rick Ross once again outselling 50 Cent nationally.

      • THE REAL mac DIESEL

        HEY FAGGOT BOY, LET ME KNOW WHEN YOUR BOY FINALLY GOES PLATINUM!!!!

        …………HA!!!! NOW GO AWAY HOMO!!!! YOU’RE ANNOYING!!!!

        DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!!

  • el jim chapo guzman

    Dmx straight killed it stole the show. Far is rozay he’s performance was garbage.

  • brollya

    where ja rule and murder inc video at? rather see ja rule den rick ross

  • bottom side inc

    Guess Hov was gonna need a mil to touch the stage

    • Hov was not def jam they just distributed for Rocafella. He was president that’s about it.

      • bottom side inc

        X was Ruff Ryder’s/ Def Jam. Your point? “He was president that’s about it.” Meaning he was apart of their success

        • X was signed to Def Jam & Ruff Ryders. Hov was signed to Rocafella no major label. Def jam was used for promotional use only. It would be nice to see Hov but if LL wasn’t there Hov def won’t be there. dame dash even says it in backstage hard knock life DVd when he’s cursing def jam execs on the phone.

        • They celebrate the artist not the execs.

  • bcro31

    No LL equals no Def jam. This show was garbage. No invite for the goat. Having this show without him is like having Yankee day in 2015 and jeter doesn’t get the call to join the event.

  • whatwhaaaaaaat

    X speaks some truth from4 min 45 seconds to 5 in 20 sec in his videos. how stupid rap is nowadays.

  • how come LL is not part of this he built that label smh

    • bcro31

      Let it be known man. That label used to be what every up & coming artist thrived to call home. They have fallen on hard times.

      • that was the label every rapper wanted to be on or if they were creating there own label def jam was the blueprint well rap aint what it use to be

      • FREE MAX B

        now their biggest artist cant even go plat with the entire industry throwing him features

  • ELZ

    NO LL THO? DMX WAS THE FUCKIN MAN WHEN HE CAME OUT AND HAD ONE OF THE BIGGEST IMPACTS IVE EVER SEEN FOR A NEW ARTIST X WAS GOING DOUBLE PLATINUM AFTER 5 0R 6 WEEKS OFF HARDCORE HIP HOP SALUTE THT NIGGA

  • pete

    I thougt ja rule was still in jail

  • realish

    ll did help build def jam. but lets be real after a while ll fell off. the reeeal ones who saved def jam from sinking under for reeal was jayz dmx n nas. that’s why ll still has beef with jayz because they chose jayz for president of def jam instead of him. ll still the man though

  • realish

    I meant ja rule*

  • The Incredible Creation

    dope to see X n Ja …. but very disappointing that we couldn’t get MORE… wtf, Def Jam? i mean, i’m sure its not soley you guys’ fault but if u couldn’t do it 100% then ya shoulda waited awhile.. i mean… Hov? Ye? Sigel? Cam? Def Squad? EPMD? Foxy? Public Enemy? Slick Rick? etc. blah blah blah zZzZzZz http://toomanyfuckinrappers.tumblr.com/

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  • Davidicus Clunt

    I dont know guys, its still a pretty good line up.

  • BEE

    DMX remind me of pac.

  • BEE

    Ja Rule was the shit doe

  • BEE

    French and Rozay KNOW TURNT MUSIC.

  • Hussle

    Damn….X and Rule really had their time. #Hits

  • FREE MAX B

    French Montana at a Def Jam anniversary concert, hip-hop is dead.

  • diggz

    Damn DMX the LEGEND! one of the best in concerts. Last 2 cds were trash but classic shit here, he back in the studio with swizz hopefully they come out with some hot shit

  • diggz

    Ashanti sounds good, Ja and Ashanti had them hits man, too bad 50 had to come and ruin all the fun, that’s life I guess haha

  • cmonhomiewemajor

    no Rocafella artists, no LL, no Beastie Boys, no Nas, no PE?

    this is bullshit

  • ProtoMan

    I’m pretty sure Rick Rubin and Russell didn’t wasn’t even present at the event lol

  • yawns…

    This crowd was either star struck or waiting for someone that never showed up… LAME!