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The new Hilary Banks is showing that she is just as gifted on the screen as she is on a track with her new single "Caliber" that released today.

No wonder songwriter Priscilla Renea changed her name to Muni (money) Long. She wrote hundreds of top-charting hits. While Muni Long gears up for her next wave of greatness, take a look at a list of songs she’s written as Priscilla Renea inside.

Lena Waithe announced her latest venture with Def Jam Recordings. Her production company, Hillman Grad Productions, will partner with Def Jam on new music label, Hillman Grad Records, in an effort to identify and develop underrepresented artists with hopes of preparing them for long-term success.

Considering all of the boss moves he’s made over the years, it’s no surprise he’s Puma’s new choice for creative director.

On this day in 2004, Jay-Z showed us what it really meant to secure the bag when he officially became President of Def Jam Records. Hov didn’t just wear the title because it sounded boss, he actually did his job and discovered some of the greatest talents we enjoy to this day — including stars […]

August Alsina has been through alot this year, and the delay of his album was the straw that broke the camel’s back. On Monday, the outspoken singer took to Twitter to open up about his frustrations with Def Jam for holding back his third studio album.   Back in May, August revealed that he’s been […]

Biopics are back in a major way these days, but let’s be honest — everyone doesn’t deserve one. People like Russell Simmons, who influenced the masses and crafted culture, are the stories that need to be told. Fortunately for us, that dream may soon be a reality. According to The Grio, Black-ish creator Kenya Barris is reportedly […]

Kanye West must be feeling the ultralight beams flowing after achieving his latest accomplishment. According to the Pitchfork, Ye’s 2016 project, The Life of Pablo, has surpassed the one million equivalent album units mark, earning the rapper his eighth career platinum album. TLOP has been streamed over 3 billion times worldwide and has just hit 1.5 billion streams […]

Rick Ross brought in the new year with a “new year, new me” attitude. Not only did the rapper part ways with fiance Lira Galore, but he also split with his record label, Def Jam Records. According to reports, Ross just inked a deal with Epic Records. The label announced the news Friday on Twitter […]

While most artists are ecstatic when their project finally gets released, Jeremih is clearly in the minority.

The most successful label in hip-hop history is Def Jam, with a cumulative 1,925 weeks on the chart.