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Def Jam

Def Jam Records, the label responsible for some of the most influential hip hop ever released (Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, Kanye West, much more), is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and in honor of that they'll throw a big show at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on October 16. It's got a lineup of artists from throughout Def Jam's history as a label with legends, currently-rising artists and plenty in between, including Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, DMX, Fabolous, Foxy Brown, Jhené Aiko, Onyx, Method Man, Redman, Ashanti, Ja Rule, Warren G, EPMD, and Jeremih. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 22 at 10 AM with AmEx/Radio/Venue/Promotor/Ticketmaster presales starting Thursday, August 21 at 10 AM.

Def Jam is also releasing two versions of a limited edition box set in honor of the anniversary, which "will include Selections From The Roots of Def Jam, which is curated by Rick Rubin and features music that inspired him to create the label, as well as a two-volume compilation of Def Jam Recordings' Greatest Hits." 'Def Jam 30' video below.

Method Man will also be part of another big Barclays Center show on September 20, when his group Wu-Tang Clan play their show with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Lil Kim, The Diplomats, Curren$y and Dom Kennedy (tickets).

Method Man and Redman are also playing Best Buy Theater on November 26. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (8/15) at noon. UPDATE: The show's actually part of this year's Smokers Club tour.

EPMD were also added to the NYC stop of Dirtybird's 'BBQ tour' which happens on Sunday (8/17) at 50 Kent with Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, Kill Frenzy, Christian Martin, Justin Jay and Ardalan. Tickets are on sale for that show.

We also mentioned that Jeremih is playing a free NYC show with Run the Jewels this month, for which RSVP is now closed.

Rick Ross also appears on Jeezy's new single "Beautiful" which also features The Game. The song's off Jeezy's upcoming album, Seen It All, which also features Jay Z, T.I., YG, Lil Boosie, Kelly Rowland and more. You can stream the new single below...

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Jeezy - "Beautiful" (ft. Rick Ross & The Game)

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Comments (12)

Can we get a lil Oran Juice Jones in the mix playa?

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 4:09 PM

what about getting Slayer an Danzig?

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 4:23 PM

Wasn't Danzig on Def American?

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 4:28 PM

LL practically built that label. He should be there.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 4:29 PM

Wow forgot about almost all of these guys. Warren G was great " If you smoke like I smoke,,, then/than you're high like everyday"

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 4:43 PM

LL should def be there, as should Capone & Noreaga. Jay Z will obv be there too, and I'd guess Kanye? This could/should be huge.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 4:47 PM

@4:43... That was Nate Dogg....

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 5:31 PM

LL had a bad exit from the label when Jay-Z ran it. For that reason, I could see LL not showing up.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 5:31 PM

Well you know what I was doing 23 min before that comment was posted

Posted by @5:31 | August 14, 2014 8:07 PM

THis should be at msg in manhattan. Ain't no one care about this stale garbage.

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2014 11:25 PM

don't EVAH put that ass wipe, kanye west's name next to REAL hip hop artists, PUBLIC ENEMY.

kanye west isn't fit to wash flavor flav's underwear.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2014 8:17 AM

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