Def Jam

QUOTE OF THE DAY……..

  “All these labels are in trouble. Most cats I knew that worked at Def jam, Interscope etc, are either unemployed or working at the Gap now. No lie”. (FreshK82 – Allhiphop.com forum)

QUOTE OF THE DAY: L.A RIED

“We’ll have to see.” (Sohh.com) L.A’s response when asked if Nas’ controversial forthcoming album ‘Nigger’ will appear in stores with that title. A simple yes or no would have sufficed L.A….. (rolling eyes..). He doesn’t have a damn clue. I bet the album’s pushed back and they retitle it ‘The N- Word’.

UPDATE: JAY-Z: SET TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM – ‘THE BLUEPRINT 3’

Yes that’s right. He still refuses to leave the rap game a lone. He still wants to drop albums. He still feels like he’s got something to prove. What’s left for Jay to say? READ UPDATE: According to a representative Jay will NOT be releasing a new album. Now this has become a pattern with Jay.  He gets his cronies to leak information (e.g. stepping down as Def Jam President), causes a stir, then promptly denies the stories. Then weeks/months down the line instructs his publicist to release a statement informing []

JAY-Z DROPS ENTIRE ROC-A-FELLA ROSTER?

  According to rapper Peedi Crakk his now former boss Jay-Z has dropped him along with other acts from the Roc-A-Fella roster, and to add insult to injury sent an A&R from Def Jam to deliever the bad news.  Peedi says, “I think Jay Z dropped everyone. But I’m not sure exactly who he dropped.The A&R said, ‘There’s no more Rocafella Records and you’re all free to leave.’ Click here to listen to Peedi talking to Mediatakeout.com  Well I can’t say this comes as a surprise. Jay seemed to lose focus where []

DEF JAM: WE BACK NAS’ ‘NIGGER’ ALBUM

A representative for Island Def Jam has come forward to dispel growing reports that the label is planning to drop Nas, due to the title of his upcoming controversial CD, Nigger. Reports surfaced this week stating that retailers were refusing to stock the CD. According to reports, if Nas refused to change the title, Island Def Jam, which is a unit of Universal Music Group, was prepared to drop him from the label. “That is absolutely ridiculous and untrue,” an Island Def Jam spokesperson told []

DEF JAM SUED FOR $20 MILLION DOLLARS OVER SINGER CHRISETTE MICHELE

  Douglas “Biggs” Ellison has filed a $20 million dollar lawsuit against Island Def Jam, claiming the label attempted to steal R&B artist Chrisette Michele from his Queens-based production company, Four Kings Productions Inc. Ellison filed the lawsuit in Manhattan Supreme Court, claiming that Island Def Jam Music Group, Shalik Berry (A&R) and Michele’s parents Lynette and Lemuel Payne engaged in unlawful business practices in an attempt to get the Grammy nominated singer out of her exclusive contracts with Four Kings. “As []

IS DEF JAM ABOUT TO DROP NAS?

  According to insiders, Def Jam bigwigs have given rapper Nas an ultimatium. Change the name of your new album or find a new label home!   Nas is currently refusing to change the name of his upcoming album, ‘Nigger’, and label heads are furious. A label source says,   “There is no way that we can put out an album with that title. Many retailers have already told us – flat out – that they won’t carry an album with that title. If Nas doesn’t change his mind, he’ll be dropped. []