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Trouble a well known Atlanta native has emerged from struggles in life before, his last project Edgewood released under Mike Will Made It’s Ear Drummer Imprint in conjuction with Interscope Records, was his first and only project within that joint venture. According to Trouble, it seemed that he was not being treated as a priority, so […]

Hear a small portion of the Kanye West featured “Can’t Stop” by Theophilus London off his new album ‘Vibes’.   The project drops October 28,…

  There are new beginnings in 2014 for singer-songwriter and all around music jack-of-all-trades The Dream. He announced yesterday via Instagram that he was ending…

Rapper Young Jeezy is running out of patience. Again. Next month it will make three years since his last album for Def Jam Records, “TM:103…

According to Billboard.com Atlanta-based rapper Trinidad James has signed a deal with hip hop powerhouse Def Jam Records. The clothing store owner turned rapper has flipped his 10-month long music career into a major label deal, thanks to his hit record, “All Gold Everything.” “We’re excited to welcome a young talent like Trinidad James to […]

Everyone raise a glass and toast to singer-songwriter The-Dream. He was recently named Vice President of A&R at Def Jam Records. The change in The-Dream’s…

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Reggie Noble clears up rumors that he is unhappy with his record label Def Jam Records. While he wishes that the label would get back to its days of being “mechanics under the car” he says he’s not mad. He makes some cogent points about artist development and lazy A&R practices, but  Red don’t be […]

A couple of weeks ago, Shyne made waves in the music industry by giving a string of interviews where he vented about his deal with Def Jam Records and his relationship with Def Jam head, L.A. Reid. Now Shyne is singing a different tune.

When The Urban Daily was preparing for its interview with Shyne today, it had a laundry list of questions to ask the rapper, who was released from prison just over a year ago. However, the answer to one simple question about his upcoming albums rendered the rest of the questions irrelevant.

In an email to label execs Nas tells Def Jam records to "PUT MY SH*T OUT!!! Evidently frustrated with the lack of promotion of his upcoming Lost Tapes 2 album, Nas fired off a letter to the executives at Def Jam saying that he is "nobody's slave."

Def Jam Records held a pre-BET Awards party in L.A. featuring a few of its artists, including Atlanta's own Big Boi of OutKast. The show also featured Big Sean and Jermiah. Big Boi closed out the show doing a melody of OutKast hits and songs from his solo album, "Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty," due out July 6th.