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Logic “XXL Freshman Class” Freestyle

Maryland’s rising MC Logic has just inked a deal over at Def Jam and taps No I.D. to executive produce his debut LP. Today, XXL also gives him their Freshman Class freebie of the day. Congrats. Says Logic: I’m  excited to take this next step in my career. It’s incredible for Def Jam [Records] and Visionary Music Group to work together  and the opportunity to collaborate with a living legend like No I.D. is  priceless. I’m very humbled to be apart of the most  […]

Trinidad James Signs To Def Jam

Surprise, surprise. After much speculation, Billboard has confirmed that Atlanta rapper Trinidad James has signed to the house that Russell and Rick built. Says president, Joie Manda: “We’re excited to welcome a young talent like Trinidad James to the Def Jam family,” Joie Manda says. “Def Jam prides itself as both a cornerstone of hip-hop’s rich tradition, and as a vital, forward-thinking label dedicated to breaking and nurturing emerging artists. Trinidad James represents the cutting-edge of what’s happening in the […]

Dallas Austin Named Island Records SVP of A&R

There’s more room on the executive side of Def Jam. Today, the company announced that producer Dallas Austin will fill the role as the Senior Vice President of A&R at Island Records. “I am truly honored to be working with the most cutting-edge and creative artists in the business,” said Mr. Austin.  “I am inspired and excited every day by this amazing and diverse roster and by the leadership and vision of Barry Weiss, Steve Bartels and the IDJ team.  […]

Gunplay Signs To Def Jam

[tweet https://twitter.com/rickyrozay/status/220234235406069760] After years of sitting in Maybach Music’s backseat, Gunplay is now riding shotgun with Def Jam. Break out the sea bass! No word yet on his major label debut’s release date. Stay tuned.

Q-Tip Signs To G.O.O.D. Music

G.O.O.D. Music has just extended its family with the addition of Q-Tip. His next album The Last Zulu will be his first release and is expected to arrive early next year. Tip says: “I’m excited to be a part of the great iconic Def Jam label,” said Q-Tip. “I’m humbled to be a part of such a storied history.  To reconnect with Barry Weiss is a great thing. As far as G.O.O.D. Music, I’m excited to solidify my working relationship with […]

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