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30 Years of DEF JAM

Tomorrow a compilation album of one of the best American record labels of all time will be released with three discs to listen to.  I’m talking about Def Jam Recordings, a mostly hip hop label that is owned by Universal Music Group, but has it’s own sub labels such as Roc-A-Fella Records, Kanye West’s GOOD Music, Ludacris’ Disturbing Tha Peace, and No ID’s ARTium Recordings.
Def Jam was founded years ago in 1983 by Rick Rubin who actually started the label in his dorm room at New York University.   Soon with the help of Russell Simons, the first single released was T La Rock & Jazzy Jay’s “It’s Yours.”  But hip hop wasn’t the only genre Def Jam focused on. In 1986 Slayer was signed as the only metal band to be on the label, which later moved with Rubin to Def American Recordings (American Recordings).
The album covers old Def Jam artists who started their careers in hip hop like LL Cool J, Public Enemy, and Montell Jordan.  Founder Rick Rubin chose the first disc for this compilation album wanting to stick to it’s main roots in the beginning.  Some more recent artists on the other two discs include Ashanti, Ludacris, Rick Ross, Kanye West, 2 Chainz, and Jay Z. 
 
If you haven’t listened to a lot of hip hop this is the perfect album to listen to and get yourself into it.  With so many classic artists you can’t go wrong with starting some 80’s hip hop to what some major artists are doing now.  The Def Jam 30 box set will be released on September 16th and will include three decades of hip hop packaged in a box that looks like a turntable with a book and a bonus t-shirt.  Get yours before they sell out! Home - Def Jam
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Moon Taxi Announce NYE Show!

ANNOUNCES THEIR 6th ANNUAL NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION AT NASHVILLE’S WAR MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM

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Big & Rich Debut Their Music Video for “Look at You” On CMT!

Look at You - Big & Rich - Big & Rich Videos
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Darius Rucker and Cassadee Pope Cover Johnny Cash and June Carter’s Jackson!

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Panic! At The Disco Cover Bohemian Rhapsody LIVE!

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The Amsterdam Red Light District Release New Music Video and Announce New Album!

THE AMSTERDAM RED LIGHT DISTRICT Releases New Music Video for “Gone For A While” New Album Coming November 26, 2014

Gone For A While Tracklisting:

1. Time flies

2. Just Have A Good Time

3. Million Miles Away

4. A Chance To Change

5. Final Boarding Call

6. Gone For A While

7. Behind Your Sunglasses

8. These Kids That Your Parents Warned You About

9. Come Closer

10. Set The World On Fire

11. Waiting For So Long (feat. Justin Schlosberg from Hell Is For Heroes)

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Down With Webster & Timeflies Announce Fall Tour!

 

Oct 1              Bethlehem, PA                         Sands Bethlehem Event Center

Oct 3              Sayreville, NJ                           Starland Ballroom

Oct 4              Philadelphia, PA                       Electric Factory

Oct 5              Pittsburgh, PA                          Stage AE

Oct 7              Cleveland, OH                          House Of Blues 

Oct 9              Columbus, OH                          The LC Pavilion

Oct 10            Royal Oak, MI                           Royal Oak Music Theatre

Oct 11            Chicago, IL                                Riviera Theatre

Oct 13            Madison, WI                              Orpheum Theater

Oct 14            Brookings, SD                           Swiftel Center

Oct 15            St. Paul, MN                              Myth 

Oct 17            Fargo, ND                                 The Venue

Oct 18            Omaha, NE                               Sokol Auditorium

Oct 19            Denver, CO                               Ogden Theatre

Oct 21            Boise, ID                                    Knitting Factory Concert House

Oct 26            San Francisco, CA                    The Regency Ballroom      

Oct 28            Santa Cruz, CA                         The Catalyst

Nov 22           New York, NY                            Best Buy Theater                

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Tim McGraw’s “Sundown Heaven Town” Release TOMORROW! +Apperances For Album Release!

To Perform On Good Morning AmericaTonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The View and American Express Unstaged This Week!
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Annie Lennox Announces New Album & Tracklisting!

RELEASES NOSTALGIA,
HER SEVENTH SOLO ALBUM,
ON BLUE NOTE RECORDS THIS FALL!

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Maddie & Tae To Release Debut Album!

Maddie & Tae have announced plans to release their self-titled EP across all digital retailers on November 4. “Girl In A Country Song” is the first release from Dot Records, a newly established imprint underneath the Big Machine Label Group.
 
Watch the duo peform on Letterman here.

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