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  • DEF JAM SIGNED "RONALD ISLEY" BIG BOI ALBUM IN STORES NOW!!!

    9 Sep 2010, 19:12 by DEFJAMRECORDING

    R&B veteran Ron Isley is free from prison and is now prepping the release of his new solo album on which he’s also working with Lauryn Hill, T.I. & Rick Ross. It will be released later this year on Def Jam. Here is the radio rip of his first single.

    (CLICK TO HEAR MUSIC)
    http://creolemagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Ron_Isley_-_No_More.mp3



    BIG BOI

    In well under a decade, OutKast went from being the number one name in hip-hop experimentation, to releasing Kiss-like solo albums under the band's name (Speakerboxxx/The Love Below), to starring in a dud of a movie (Idlewild), to disappearing off the face of the world for a few years. Now the more conventional half of the group, Big Boi, is releasing his first proper solo album, Sir Luscious Left Foot...Son of Chico Dusty, an album that's probably had more release dates than songs (this time it's slated for a late-February 2009 release). Big Boi has only released two tracks in advance of the album, "Dubbz" leaked to the web in September 2008, and "Something's Gotta Give," released (with a video) back in July of 2008, so that's a tremendously long lead time for the album.

    Disc 1
    1Feel Me (Intro)
    2Daddy Fat Sax
    3Turns Me On f. Sleepy Brown and Joi
    4Follow Us f. Vonnegutt
    5Shutterbugg f. Cutty
    6General Patton
    7Tangerine f. T.I. and Khujo Goodie
    8You Ain't No DJ f. Yelawolf
    9Hustle Blood f. Jamie Foxx
    10Be Still f. Janelle Monáe
    11Fo Yo Sorrows f. George Clinton, Too Short, and Sam Chris
    12Night Night f. B.o.B. and Joi
    13Shine Blockas f. Gucci Mane
    14The Train Pt. 2 (Sir Lucious Left Foot Saves The Day) f. Sam Chris
    15Back Up Plan



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  • DEF JAM SIGNED "RONALD ISLEY" BIG BOI ALBUM IN STORES NOW!!!

    9 Sep 2010, 19:13 by DEFJAMRECORDING

    R&B veteran Ron Isley is free from prison and is now prepping the release of his new solo album on which he’s also working with Lauryn Hill, T.I. & Rick Ross. It will be released later this year on Def Jam. Here is the radio rip of his first single.

    (CLICK TO HEAR MUSIC)
    http://creolemagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Ron_Isley_-_No_More.mp3



    BIG BOI

    In well under a decade, OutKast went from being the number one name in hip-hop experimentation, to releasing Kiss-like solo albums under the band's name (Speakerboxxx/The Love Below), to starring in a dud of a movie (Idlewild), to disappearing off the face of the world for a few years. Now the more conventional half of the group, Big Boi, is releasing his first proper solo album, Sir Luscious Left Foot...Son of Chico Dusty, an album that's probably had more release dates than songs (this time it's slated for a late-February 2009 release). Big Boi has only released two tracks in advance of the album, "Dubbz" leaked to the web in September 2008, and "Something's Gotta Give," released (with a video) back in July of 2008, so that's a tremendously long lead time for the album.

    Disc 1
    1Feel Me (Intro)
    2Daddy Fat Sax
    3Turns Me On f. Sleepy Brown and Joi
    4Follow Us f. Vonnegutt
    5Shutterbugg f. Cutty
    6General Patton
    7Tangerine f. T.I. and Khujo Goodie
    8You Ain't No DJ f. Yelawolf
    9Hustle Blood f. Jamie Foxx
    10Be Still f. Janelle Monáe
    11Fo Yo Sorrows f. George Clinton, Too Short, and Sam Chris
    12Night Night f. B.o.B. and Joi
    13Shine Blockas f. Gucci Mane
    14The Train Pt. 2 (Sir Lucious Left Foot Saves The Day) f. Sam Chris
    15Back Up Plan



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  • DEF JAM ARTIST "FABOLOUS" REINVENTS RAP ALBUMS IN STORES NOW!!!

    4 Sep 2010, 17:29 by DEFJAMRECORDING

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    Fabolous scored a bit hit, "Can't Deny It," right out of the gate in 2001, instantly establishing himself as a rising East Coast rap star, the song's combination of street-savvy toughness and pop crossover appeal representative of the rapper himself. Streetwise and hardened yet young and graced with poster-boy looks, the Brooklyn rapper (born John Jackson on November 18, 1977) was one of the first East Coast MCs to embrace the bling mentality of the South as well as the gangsta swagger of the West Coast, all the while incorporating a subtle undercurrent of pop-rap into his music. He was among the first of a new breed of New York City rappers, later and most notably to include 50 Cent, who were able to cross over well among multiple markets without losing street credential. His youth was key, but so was his bravado, and when Fabolous could balance this persona optimally and find himself a production formula to fit, commercial success resulted.

    His breakthrough single, "Can't Deny It" — a Rick Rock production featuring a 2Pac sample and a Nate Dogg feature, as well as a catchy hook — preceded his debut album, Ghetto Fabolous (2001), and generated quite a bit of buzz. The album also featured production work by the Neptunes, but only managed one other single, "Young'n," which failed to match the success of "Can't Deny It." When Fabolous returned with his sophomore album, Street Dreams (2003), he capitalized on his initial renown, racking up three major hits: "Trade It All," "Can't Let You Go," and "Into You" — the latter two breaking into the Top Five of Billboard's Hot 100. Later in 2003, More Street Dreams, Pt. 2: The Mixtape hit stores just in time for the holiday season. Comprised of various street-level recordings originally released on mixtapes, this compilation didn't spawn any hits, but it did reaffirm Fabolous' hip-hop credentials in the wake of his string of pop crossover singles. The following year brought with it another album, Real Talk (2004), which didn't offer any major pop crossover hits ("Baby" was a minor one) yet did boast a monster Just Blaze production, "Breathe," which further shored up Fabolous' hip-hop credentials.

    The young rapper took most of 2005 and 2006 off, and shortly before the scheduled release of his next album, in late 2006, he made headlines when he was shot in the leg and subsequently charged with weapons possession (police found two guns in the car that transported him to the hospital). Def Jam — which signed Fabolous after sending Musiq to Atlantic in a unique trade situation — released From Nothin' to Somethin' (2007). The album debuted at number one on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart (number two overall) and spawned a series of singles, including the Top Ten hit "Make Me Better" featuring Ne-Yo. Two years later the hit single "Throw It in the Bag" would land on his album Loso's Way, a loose, conceptual full-length inspired by the film Carlito's Way. In 2010 he released There Is No Competition 2: The Grieving Music, a “concept mixtape” which aimed to bury rival rappers. ~ Jason Birchmeier, Rovi



    01. The Wake
    02. I’m Raw
    03. Body Ya
    04. Hard Feat. Kobe, Paul Cain & LA The Darkman
    05. Oh Let’s Do It
    06. Suicide 2 Feat. Paul Cain & Freck Billionaire
    07. It’s Goin’ Down Feat. Freck Billionaire
    08. Roger That Feat. Freck Billionaire
    09. Love Come Down
    10. Popular Demand Feat. Paul Cain
    11. Mr. R.I.P
    12. Body Bag Feat. Cam’ron & Vado
    13. Beamer, Benz, or Bentley Feat. Lloyd Banks Juelz Santana
    14. For The Money Feat. Nicki Minaj
    15. Tonight Feat. Red Cafe
    16. All The Way Turnt Up Feat. Trey Songz
    17. Say Somethin’ Nigga
    18. Funeral Service Music Feat. Kobe, Paul Cain, Red Cafe & Willie The Kid
    19. Bring Death To Em’
    20. Exhibit F

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  • DEF JAM / GAUPEDUP NEW ARTIST "Q"

    17 Aug 2010, 15:56 by DEFJAMRECORDING

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    Shaquana T. Elam a.k.a Quana or QT (born October 24, 1984) is an American R&B singer and songwriter hailing from Brooklyn (New York). She is known for having been a member of Tha’ Rayne.

    Child prodigy, Shaquana Elam got her first recording deal before she get 11 years old. She did the Apollo when she was only 8, and she was noticed at one of her performances , by Shari Headley and Donna Roberts who became her manager and introduced her to her fiancee : platinum producer Teddy Riley who signed Quana to his label Littleman Records and made her sign her first major album recording contract with Interscope Records in 1995, at the tender age of 10.

    She spent years balancing school and the studios, working on her album and also doing background vocals for artists related to Teddy Riley, such as Blackstreet. In 1996 she was credited for backing vocals on Blackstreet’s platinum #1 hit single “No Diggity”. In 1999 she made an impressive collaboration to Blackstreet’s album Finally, performing on her own the intro of the album - a powerful track that revealed Shaquana’s vocal capacity. But things didn’t just happened at Interscope and her album never came out.

    Her years under the mentorship of Teddy Riley made Quana having a lot of connections in the business. Through mutual friends she caught the attention of super-producer KayGee in 2000 and hooked up with Yummy Bingham as Tha Rayne, a duet that then turned into a trio and signed to Arista Records
  • DEF JAM / GAUPEDUP NEW ARTIST "Q"

    17 Aug 2010, 15:56 by DEFJAMRECORDING

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    Shaquana T. Elam a.k.a Quana or QT (born October 24, 1984) is an American R&B singer and songwriter hailing from Brooklyn (New York). She is known for having been a member of Tha’ Rayne.

    Child prodigy, Shaquana Elam got her first recording deal before she get 11 years old. She did the Apollo when she was only 8, and she was noticed at one of her performances , by Shari Headley and Donna Roberts who became her manager and introduced her to her fiancee : platinum producer Teddy Riley who signed Quana to his label Littleman Records and made her sign her first major album recording contract with Interscope Records in 1995, at the tender age of 10.

    She spent years balancing school and the studios, working on her album and also doing background vocals for artists related to Teddy Riley, such as Blackstreet. In 1996 she was credited for backing vocals on Blackstreet’s platinum #1 hit single “No Diggity”. In 1999 she made an impressive collaboration to Blackstreet’s album Finally, performing on her own the intro of the album - a powerful track that revealed Shaquana’s vocal capacity. But things didn’t just happened at Interscope and her album never came out.

    Her years under the mentorship of Teddy Riley made Quana having a lot of connections in the business. Through mutual friends she caught the attention of super-producer KayGee in 2000 and hooked up with Yummy Bingham as Tha Rayne, a duet that then turned into a trio and signed to Arista Records
  • FAT JOE NEW ALBUM

    3 Aug 2010, 15:12 by DEFJAMRECORDING

    Joseph Cartagena (August 19, 1970), better known by his stage name Fat Joe, is an American rapper signed to Imperial Records, CEO of Terror Squad Entertainment, and member of musical groups D.I.T.C. and Terror Squad.

    Fat Joe's first album was Represent, released in 1993, followed by Jealous One's Envy in 1995. From 1998 to 2006, he was signed to Atlantic Records, releasing four albums under the label, Don Cartagena in 1998, Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E.) in 2001, Loyalty in 2002, and All or Nothing in 2005.[1] Around the release of All or Nothing, Fat Joe became involved in a highly publicized feud with another New York City-based rapper 50 Cent, who attacked Fat Joe in his song "Piggy Bank". His most popular song in which he performed was his Remy Ma duet "Lean Back" with Terror Squad. The song was a number-one hit in the summer of 2004.

    Starting in 2006, when his album Me, Myself, & I was released, Fat Joe was signed to Imperial Records, which distributes through Terror Squad Entertainment. His follow up album wasThe Elephant in the Room, which was released in 2008; Jealous Ones Still Envy 2 (J.O.S.E. 2), the sequel to Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E.), was released in October 2009. His tenth album The Darkside Vol. 1 was released on July 27, 2010.

    Contents [hide]
    1 Music career
    1.1 1991-1995: Early years
    1.2 1998-2005: Signing to Atlantic Records, Terror Squad, feud with 50 Cent
    1.3 2006-2008: Me, Myself & I, The Elephant in the Room, the 50 Cent feud continued, and more
    1.4 2009-Present: Jealous Ones Still Envy 2 and The Darkside Vol. 1
    2 Personal life
    3 Discography
    4 Mixtapes
    5 Filmography
    6 See also
    7 References
    8 External links

    Music career
    1991-1995: Early years
    Under stage name Fat Joe da Gangsta and part of the Diggin' in the Crates (D.I.T.C.) crew, Cartagena was signed to Relativity Records in the early 1990s, recording material and working with many artists who he would later sign to his own label. In 1993, his debut album Represent was released, featuring production from The Beatnuts, Diamond D, Lord Finess, and others. Its lead single Flow Joe peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot Rap Singles chart; other minor singles from the album included "Watch the Sound" and "This Shit is Real".[1]

    In 1995, Fat Joe released his second studio album, Jealous One's Envy, which peaked at #71 on The Billboard 200 and at #7 on Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums. The album featured a guest appearance from KRS-One and production from Diamond D. The lead single was Success, which did not chart, but his second single, "Envy" peaked at #8 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart. The success of this album led Fat Joe to be featured on the remix of LL Cool J's single I Shot Ya along with Foxy Brown, Keith Murray and Prodigy of Mobb Deep.[1]

    1998-2005: Signing to Atlantic Records, Terror Squad, feud with 50 Cent
    Released in 1998, Don Cartagena was Joe's third album and his first for Atlantic Records. It peaked on The Billboard 200 at #7 and #2 on Top R&B/Hip Hop albums, eventually being certified gold by the RIAA.[4]

    The album featured two hit singles "Bet Ya Man Can't Triz", and "Don Cartagena". Guest appearances included Nas, Diddy, Big Pun, Raekwon, Jadakiss, and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. Within the album, Fat Joe debuted his own group Terror Squad that consisted of the late Big Pun, as well as Cuban Link, Triple Seis, Prospect, Armageddon and later Remy Ma.[5] Joe himself acknowledged, in an interview with HipHopGame.com, that he has received criticism for releasing only one solo album by a former Terror Squad member, Remy Ma, as well as barely featuring original members Prospect and Armageddon on "True Story." Terror Squad singer Tony Sunshine has had possible album release dates pushed back over three years, and Joe had stated that artists Prospect and Armageddon have not released solo albums yet as the result of them being "really lazy".[6] Former Terror Squad member Triple Seis also went on record when asked who had written Fat Joe's lyrics, stating that he and Pun were Joe's ghostwriters, and asserts that Joe continues to hire ghostwriters.[7] In 1999, he appeared on Jennifer Lopez's single "Feelin' So Good" from her On the 6 album with late rapper Big Pun.

    Fat Joe released his fourth album Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E.) in 2001, featuring production from the then-popular Irv Gotti. The album featured a star-studded line up from the likes of Ashanti , Ja Rule, N.O.R.E., Busta Rhymes, Petey Pablo, M.O.P., Ludacris, R. Kelly, Buju Banton, and artists from his Terror Squad label. The lead single "We Thuggin'" featuring R. Kelly was a big hit in late 2001, but would not reach the level of the Irv Gotti-produced "What's Luv?" which was a massive hit in early 2002 and featured The Inc. superstars Ja Rule and Ashanti. The album was Fat Joe's biggest hit as it was successful from its January release all the way into May, being certified platinum.[4] However, Fat Joe's fifth album Loyalty, out in 2002 and featuring production from Irv Gotti, was not as successful.

    In 2003, Fat Joe was featured in the pop single "I Want You" by Mexican singer Thalía. The same year, he and Tony Sunshine performed the single "Crush Tonight" from Loyalty on the Comedy Central program Chappelle's Show, hosted by comedian Dave Chappelle.[8]

    Despite the setback, Fat Joe scored a number-one hit in 2004 with his group Terror Squad, collaborating with Remy Ma on the Scott Storch production "Lean Back" from the album True Story .[5] The song was criticized twice by conservative columnist L. Brent Bozell III for its extensive use of obscenity.[9][10] However, Jason Birchmeier of Allmusic called the song "a perfect club-ready duet between Joe and Remy Ma that boasts a trademark Scott Storch beat and a memorable singalong hook and dance-along step".[11]

    Three years later, in 2005, Fat Joe released his sixth album All or Nothing, noted for featuring the popular diss track "My Fofo", aimed at fellow New York rapper 50 Cent, who had dissed Joe for recording with Ja Rule.[12] All or Nothing spawned the singles "So Much More" and "Get It Poppin" featuring Nelly, also with guest appearances from Eminem, Mase, Remy Ma, Mashonda, and R. Kelly. Responding to "My Fofo", 50 Cent attacked Fat Joe in his song "Piggy Bank" from his 2005 album The Massacre.[13][14][15] Fat Joe subsequently attacked 50's street credibility and called him a "coward" on a phone interview with Kay Slay of New York City hip-hop radio station WQHT.[16] The conflict carried on at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards, while Fat Joe introduced the reggaeton act featuring Daddy Yankee, Joe remarked, "I feel safe with all the police protection—courtesy of G-Unit."[17] Shortly after, when MTV switched to a commercial break, 50 Cent directed an obscenity at Joe, and 50 Cent jumped on stage as Fat Joe was leaving.[18]
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  • DEF JAM /DTP ARTIST "LIL SCRAPPY" ALBUM IN STORES DEC 15TH

    2 Dec 2009, 22:15 by DEFJAMRECORDING

    Initially set for release on October 15, 2009, Lil Scrappy’s second studio album, The Grustle, has been pushed back yet again. This album is the first in which he will not be working with Lil Jon or G-Unit.

    For three years, Lil Scrappy was working with Young Buck as they were the first members of G-Unit South, later Ca$hville Records. Things appeared to be going well until a feud between 50 Cent and Young Buck placed Buck’s career on hold.

    Because of that, Lil Scrappy ended his association with G-Unit and he later cut ties with Lil Jon and BME. The joint-venture that BME had worked out with Warner Bros. in Scrappy’s favor was not going the way that he had planned.

    With Ludacris moving into other things besides music, he needs a bankable star to be the new leader of his DTP Records. Lil Scrappy was a bankable star and he needed an interested label. A marriage was made and Lil Scrappy began disturbing the peace with Ludacris.

    The first single from The Grustle is “Addicted to Money.” The song features a collaboration from Ludacris. For the rest of the album, guest appearances are set to come from Bobby V, Shawnna, and Willy Northpole.

    Lil Scrappy’s album, The Grustle, has been pushed back for a release on December 15, 2009 on DTP Records and Def Jam.

    Disturbing Tha Peace's most recent acquisition, Lil' Scrappy, is preparing to demonstrate an artistic side which has seldom been witnessed. Lil' Scrappy held a listening session on October 27th, offering media and DJ's a sneak preview of his up and coming The Grustle album, which is expected in stores on December 15th.

    "It's always good when an artist knows the direction they wanna go with a project," DTP's CEO Chaka Zulu told AllHipHop.com. "Scrappy came in with a focus and a work ethic, which helped materialize this project called The Grustle: his grind and his hustle. The album is the s**t! Go get it!"

    Scrappy declared how he is presenting a more mature album this time around.

    "I never did me," Scrappy explained. "Everytime y'all heard me, that was somebody telling me to do that. 'You gotta be crunk, 'cause you're the Prince of Crunk.' And once you put that out there, that's who you gotta be. But n***as grow up."

    "That's the most lyrical spiritual, real, heart touching [song] and people can feel that," Scrappy told AllHipHop.com. "What people can't feel, they don't remember. Dance songs, crunk songs, all that s**t good. But when it come to songs that'll be around forever, that'll get you that publishing check forever, those are the ones that go. I don't give a f**k about that club s**t for real. Thug It to the Bone is one of those you can make a movie off just what I'm saying in all the verses…"

    The Grustle also welcomes Gucci Mane, Maino and most notably his own daughter, Emani, who sings the hook on "Big Boy Talking".



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  • REDMAN NEW ALBUM IN STORES DEC 15TH

    29 Nov 2009, 22:49 by DEFJAMRECORDING

    Redman is back with the new leak off his upcoming album "9 1/2", the banging "Coc Bak." Featuring stomping, percussion heavy production from ThreeSixty, an ill guest verse from Ready Roc and Red's usual assortment of dope, dirtier-than-thou lyrics, "Coc Bak" has be adequately pumped for the album drop (scheduled for December, just in time for Grandma's Christmas present).

    By the way, if they had spelled it "Cock Back" the track would have had a completely different meaning. Maybe we can save that one for Reggie Nobel's R&B album.


    As anyone who’s ever seen How High or his classic Cribs episode can attest, Redman is one of the grimiest and most entertaining human beings alive; so it’s not even remotely surprising that he’s also one of the grimiest and most entertaining rappers alive. Case in point: Red’s new track Coc Back, an absolute banger that’s the first single off his new album. Coc Back is everything we could possibly want from a Red cut: intensely kinetic and heavily percussive production from ThreeSixty, a damn good guest verse from Ready Roc and, of course, hilariously high lines from Red like: “Blunts got my mind right, 16 bars bout the size of a Klondike.” Ok, so the man’s not working to end world hunger, but I defy you to name a more consistently entertaining emcee. His confusingly titled new album Reggie Noble “0” 9 ½ is due out in December. Until then, keep it locked to DJBooth.net for all the latest.

    Read more: http://www.djbooth.net/index/tracks/review/redman-cok-back/#ixzz0YHkLNxY9

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  • Album For new Artist Submit today!!

    20 Nov 2009, 16:00 by DEFJAMRECORDING

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    please include your name , stage name , bio ,song titles , pictures , and contact info . Thank you and remember Def Jam means “Express Yourself”.