Def Jam

Trinidad Jame$ Finds His Fire Once Again With “Hollywood”

Could Trinidad James be the one who gets the last laugh? Trinidad James has been sharing new music every week since the news of his departure from Def Jam Records. Not every song has been a hit, but the growth from 10 PC Mild was clear nonetheless. Today, for the first time since his debut, […]

Trinidad James Admits To Being Dropped From Def Jam, Releases New Single

You never know how long your fifteen minutes will last. While the rest of us were busy enjoying the weekend, Atlanta native Trinidad James may have been experiencing some of the hardest days of his life. Just two years after signing a multi-million dollar record deal with Def Jam, James took to Twitter late Friday […]


Common Signs To Def Jam, New Album Due Out In July

Less than two months away from the release of his highly-anticipated new album, Common has announced that he is the latest member of the Def Jam Records family. According to a news release issued this morning, Common has signed to Def Jam via No I.D.’s imprint label Atrium. The Chicago emcee’s first album with the […]

REVIEW: YG – ‘My Krazy Life’

Artist: YG Album: My Krazy Life Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap Label: Def Jam The difference between hip-hop artists being able to craft lasting careers and those only managing to ride their wave of popularity for a handful of singles usually boils down to how well that particular artist is able to carve out a genre niche for […]

FREE MP3: Trinidad James – “Def Jam”

The last time Trinidad James delivered new music we were in the final weeks of summer. At the time, we expected his Def Jam label debut to be announced in the fall, but that day never came to pass. In fact, it turns out the execs at Trindad’s label have shelved his debut album for […]

STREAM: 2 Chainz Featuring Cap 1 – “Where U Been?”

It seems like 2 Chainz has been everywhere nowadays. After appearing on the new Drake track yesterday, 2 Chainz debuts his new single, “Where U Been?” (Feat. Cap 1), this morning for your listening pleasure. Personally, the real spotlight on the new record is the verse from Cap 1 who hails from Chicago. His rapping […]

Kanye West’s New Album ‘Yeezus’ Leaks Online; Def Jam Hunting Down Album Leaker

In a digital age, avoiding consumers from pirating music, movies, or software has become increasingly difficult. So when news broke that Kanye West’s new album, Yeezus, leaked online before its June 18 release date many people were not surprised. However, Def Jam, Roc-A-Fella Records, and West are on record stating they don’t intend on releasing […]

SINGLE REVIEW: Kanye West – “New Slaves”

Artist: Kanye West Song: “New Slaves” Album: Yeezus Label: Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam Ladies and gentlemen, Kanye West is back, and he is controversial as ever. This pop icon, who has built his dynasty on constant ingenuity and speculation, debuted his new single, “New Slaves,” via live projections on 66 different buildings across the world. “New Slaves,” […]

MUSIC VIDEO: The-Dream – “IV Play”

New executive VP of A&R at Def Jam Records, The-Dream has dropped the lavish new video for his title track “IV Play.” This video was directed by X. Get ready for Dream to unleash the best bodies in the game for the visual aspect. That is literally all you need to know. IV Play arrives […]

2 Chainz And Wiz Khalifa Stream “We Own It (Fast & Furious)”

Whether you love movies so good they’re bad or you actually think Vin Diesel is the second coming of great acting, we know a good number of you (including us) are excited for the upcoming release of Fast & Furious 6. Though the film is still weeks away from arriving in theaters, the biggest effort […]

MUSIC VIDEO: Trinidad Jame$ – “Females Welcomed”

Trinidad Jame$ has been away from the spotlight but returns today, with the visuals for his track “Females Welcomed.” Jame$ hit up his native Trinidad to film the clip and gives us a sense of where the rapper came from. The Def Jam signees’ debut project, Don’t Be S.A.F.E., is now available through iTunes. Purchase […]

MUSIC VIDEO: Trinidad James Ft Forte Bowie – “Southside”

Chart-topping artist Trinidad James has proven his worth with the enormous single “All Gold Everything” and now drops the video for “Southside,” featuring Forte Bowie. This hood-rich video shows James and his crew posted up in his hometown of Atlanta, wearing the same eclectic apparel he usually does. There is certainly nothing new to bring […]