Tag Archives: Def Jam

Vashtie Kola: Video Director, Fashionista and Entrepreneur

Music video director, Vashtie Kola, has been challenging the standards of video directing for quite some time. By using visuals rather than words, she has opened up our minds wide enough to see the whole picture. Vashtie’s images reveal what others … Continue reading

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Iggy Azalea: The Female Rapper Fights to be The New Classic

The hip-hop world has been waiting for a new female rapper to give us variety and at times a reprieve from rap artists like Nicki Minaj who often get over-played on the radio. I’m personally exhausted from hearing her rap. … Continue reading

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Asher Roth Signs to Def Jam

According to Shawn Pecas, the Vice President of Lifestyle, Promotion and Marketing for Island Def Jam, Asher Roth is now a member of the Def Jam family. Roth is best known for his song “I Love College.” The deal was … Continue reading

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No ID: The Man Behind the Music Earns His Success

There will always be a producer behind the making of an album. For some of those producers, gaining acclaim depends on whether the artist backs you up.  But Grammy award-winning producer, No ID did not need an artist to sing … Continue reading

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The-Dream Releases Free Album, Plans Another

Talk of The-Dream’s retirement began to spark last summer after the release of his third album, Love King, but I guess he had a change of heart: The-Dream has decided to release another official album this fall and dropped a … Continue reading

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Rick Ross: The Former Prison Guard Builds His Hip-Hop Empire

Artists in the Hip-Hop industry would tell you that they lived their lives struggling until they came up. Running the streets, selling drugs and stealing to survive are the background stories for many of them. But for rapper William “Rick … Continue reading

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“Hometown Hero” Big K.R.I.T. Reinvents Southern Rap

Self-made and self-produced, rapper Big K.R.I.T. is Mississippi’s new voice. From the city of Meridian, Big K.R.I.T. put out his own debut album K.R.I.T. Wuz Here last year and from then on he’s been on the rise.  K.R.I.T. has been … Continue reading

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