Norfolk, Virginia based group The Clipse has officially announced the release date for their highly anticipated album Til The Casket Drops. The group’s third major label release will hit stores October 20 via a new partnership with Columbia Records. The album features production by the group’s longtime collaborators, The Neptunes. Neptunes producer Pharrell… Continue
Added by iGRIND.BIZ on August 11, 2009 at 3:16pm —
Def Jam Recordings celebrated 25 years of music showcasing their new roster of young talent included Unladylike, Willy Northpole, Ace Hood, Jeremih and Fabolous during BET Awards Weekend. MySpace Music presented the exclusive event at the Avalon on 6/26/09.
Jenny Boom Boom and Kid Fresh from Hot 93.7 interview Maino!! They talk about Maino becoming a star, the struggle and how he wants more recognition! What held back his album he says he's the only New York rapper with two national records! They also talk about the alleged shot Fab took at… Continue
Added by iGRIND.BIZ on June 9, 2009 at 11:53am —
By Ace Cannon
Producer/rapper/mogul Dr. Dre has teamed with Dr. Pepper for a new ad campaign the soft drink giant recently launched. The spot, titled "Trust Me, I'm a Doctor," features Dre in a DJ Booth commanding a party. Fans of the producer are excited, because the commercial also features an unnamed track from Dre's highly anticipated album Detox. Other celebrities in the campaign include Gene Simmons, Julius Erving and Kelsey… Continue
Added by iGRIND.BIZ on May 30, 2009 at 11:45am —
By Chris Richburg
After more than a decade of providing a consistent string of hit albums and songs, Jay-Z is leaving Def Jam Records.
The rap mogul confirmed the amicable split Thursday (May 21). Jay-Z’s departure from Def Jam puts an end to rumors regarding the buy out of his contract with the iconic label, for a reported $5 million dollars.
During his stint at the Def Jam, Jay-Z transitioned from top-selling… Continue
Added by iGRIND.BIZ on May 22, 2009 at 12:21pm —
In this final installment of the Dame Dash vs Def Jam segment from the I Am Choke No Joke documentary, Choke give his side of what lead up to the Def Jam marketing meeting for Jay-Z . Choke No Joke claims that he realized there was a split between the… Continue
Added by iGRIND.BIZ on May 13, 2009 at 10:33am —
Looks like men lie, women lie...and numbers do too. For years, there has been speculation throughout the music industry that Def Jam Records purchases records to manipulate the Nielsen Soundscan Charts. Although it was never proven, a former employee at Def Jam thought so.
Back in 2004, the LA Times reported:
A former music executive is accusing a unit of Universal Music Group and a… Continue
Added by iGRIND.BIZ on April 30, 2009 at 10:53am —