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Maxo releasing ‘Lil Big Man’ EP on Def Jam this week (stream 2 tracks)

Rising LA rapper Maxo's first project for Def Jam comes out this week, following his very promising singles ”Time” and ”In My Penny's.”

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Russell Simmons steps down from Def Jam following new sexual assault allegations

Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons was accused of sexual assault, which he first denied and then later apologized to "any women from my past who I may have offended." Since then, screenwriter Jenny Lumet shared a detailed account via The Hollywood Reporter of Simmons assaulting her in 1991, and Simmons has now given his own statement...

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Def Jam-signed R&B singer Alessia Cara touring, playing two NYC shows (dates & videos)

Toronto's Alessia Cara has been getting a lot of hype lately for her debut single "Here," which is based on the same Isaac Hayes sample used by Tricky's "Hell is Just Around the Corner" and Portishead's "Glorybo...

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Def Jam celebrating 30th anniversary at Barclays Center with Rick Ross, Warren G, EPMD, Method Man, Jeremih, more

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...

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Lady Sovereign (no longer on Def Jam) tour dates (tonight @ Tribeca Grand w/ Ladytron/Faint DJs)

Louise Harman is just 23, but already she's had quite a life. By the age of 20, she had scored a Top 10 hit with the Ordinary Boys - Nine2Five - and recorded with the Streets...

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Def Jam exec Shakir Stewart commits suicide

Shakir Stewart, executive vice president of Def Jam and one of the most powerful figures in hip-hop, died this weekend in an apparent suicide...

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Jay-Z on verge of $150 million Live Nation deal

Jay-Z is on the verge of a deal with concert promoter Live Nation worth about $150 million that rivals the biggest music contracts ever, the New York Times reported on its Web site on Wednesday...

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