Yg's Def Jam Album Debut My Krazy Life Enters Billboard Hip-Hop R&B Chart At No.1

28th March 2014 -

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On the eve of his first major U.S. headlining tour, West Coast rapper YG's highly anticipated debut album, MY KRAZY LIFE debuts at #1 on the Billboard Top Hip-Hop/R&B Albums chart with first week sales...

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Jennifer Lopez has reportedly split with her record company. The US singer is said to have parted ways with label Epic after the underperformance of her single 'Louboutins' last year - which failed to make...

Simmons Encourages Rappers To Take Up Yoga

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Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS has plans to promote positivity in the realm of hip-hop - by encouraging rappers to take up yoga. The DEF JAM co-founder is currently preparing to release RUSSELL SIMMONS PRESENTS...

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10th December 2003 -

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Joe Budden Facing Throat Surgery

21st May 2003 -

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Rapper JOE BUDDEN has received bad news on the eve of his debut album release - his voice is at risk. Budden, who is scheduled to release his self-titled album on 10 June (03),...

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My Name Is Liberty Im A Female Hip Hop Artist From Brooklyn NY! Check Out My Mixtape "Breath Of Freedom" http://www.datpiff.com/Liberty-Breath-Of-Freedom-mixtape.562860.html

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wats gwanin dis message myt sound silly but i need a favour.. im lookin 4 die-verse hes fresh frm d uk bigg mc n i need 2 chat 2him lol! if ANYONE has his addy plz give it ma or tell him 2 add me nang_n_naughty101@hotmail.co.ukE4 bang bang r.i.p richie xxx

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ive got a lot of respect for most artists but please understand Lady sovereign does not represent uk hip hop .Check me out people www.myspace.com/dsouthldn

7 years 1 month ago
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hey def jam i know that u prolly dont even read this but i u do i hope that u contact me cuz im really lookin for a big break and i have wrote some of my own lrics about my life and my parents divorce. i have dreamed of becoming big since i was 6 now u have the chance to make my dreams come true!!!thanksDonielle

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Hello my name is Michael Gordon I was born in Brooklyn NY I am 32 years old. My mom and dad struggled through their lives raising my two brothers and two sisters. Both my sisters suffer from breast cancer my older brother has diabetes and I have high blood pressure with a slight heart problem. Only one brother has good health.My parents still live in the same apartment I was raised in since my birth. In 1999 I left New York and moved to Maryland where I worked off to books and saved money to create my dream.In 2006 I started a radio station and media company “Show and Prove Radio and Media” The company did do a great deal of community out reach amongst other things. We found what everyone knew there were very little things to occupy the youth but no one was doing anything about it. If someone stood up and put together programs for young people things would change. Giving young people an alternative to the streets in the only way to keep them away from gangs and gang activity.Two years after starting “Show and Prove Radio and Media” I lost the company. The home, which I rented, was foreclosed on, and we were put on the street. After remodeling the basement of this house and installing thousands in equipment we lost everything, due to a dead beat landlord.This has not stopped my passion. I have been living with family going from house to house but I have to rebuild. In the attempt to rebuild I have gone to banks for loans of course without success. The company was not around long enough to establish enough credit for a loan. These are just minor set backs, I will rebuild.My passion is to help the young people has taken shape in the form of an 800 service. “Before you pick up the gun, call someone!” This teenage out reach service will be built for young men and women on the edge. Giving these young people someone to turn to 24 hours and day seven days a week. The 800 services will be free from every phone including cell phones. We will accept calls and text messages and even chirps for cell phone walkies. After all almost all young people today have a cell phone of some type; this puts our assistance into the palm of their hands. I would advertise digital resources along with traditional commercials. Using my contacts that I have made in the Hip Hop industry. Hip Hop Crime Stoppers can be a great pilot for young people because urban music reaches and great deal of young people. Music artist and entertainers will give young people a resource that the streets have in the past. This 800 service will act as a surrogate when parents can’t be there.After the 800 services are established the service will branch off to centers in inner city communities where they are needed most. Giving young people a place to go when there is no place. The centers will become a second home keeping the kids off the streets, running career guidance programs along with college placement assistance. We can give our young people a chance. After all a great author once said “It takes a village to raise a child”. The hip-hop community can be the village so we can raise our young people in a positive way.Contact InformationMichael GordonGordonbi840@verizon.netTelephone 609.490.0339

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Hello this is 4 i need contact to talk wit def jam and send you cd demo from chile south america need contrat and wat can i do im rap music principiant now and im old school muvement like music pleace answers where send you demos and cds pleace thangs

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hisorry for sending you this message..... I`m just an 18y girl, i love to sing/dance. I write my own songs.I have more than 25 lyrics, sine I have been in war until I was 11, so I have many lyrics about what I have been through.:( Right now I live in Norway, I dont get that much help with my career, to get successful I need money, that`s all they ask. So please if any one of you could help me with this please please send me a email. I love r&b, pop/rock,latin,trance music. GOD BLESSSSSSSS U//kristina

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richie holmes biggest producer got so much love 4u always in ma heart! hold tite papaer boys (PIFF CITY)

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Whats up to everyone at Def Jam Records. I am a young DJ,17, colaberated with a young MC,16. We are from Schenctady NY and we are killing the streets. We have just started sending out demos to record lables and within this month we will start bringing them to the local radio staion Jamz 96.3 and we will keep doing so untill we get put into rotation and or get signed. We are 2 young hard working, determined artists and will guarantee nothing less except a profitble business move. My uncle, Digga, records with Jay Simmons and is an x member of a group called Flatliners, he had aslo recorded with Rusty Waters. His response to the tapes we passed him was"you guys are nice, very talented you just need to be fine tuned and there wont be any competition at your age level." So i ask nothing more but to listin to at lest one track and you will hear that we will do nothing less than benifit your lable and prosper as to young individual artists. You can contact me at aceboogiedip@yahoo.comThis would be greatly apriciated on be half of me and my partner. Thank you.

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hey def jam i know that u prolly dont even read this but, if u do i hope that u contact me cuz im really lookin for a big break and i have wrote some of my own lyrics about my life and my parents divorce. i have dreamed of becoming big since i was 6 now u have the chance to make my dreams come true!!!thanks,Donielle

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