Posts Tagged ‘Def Jam’

April 4th, 2011
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Big K.R.I.T.
has been putting in work since 2005, but the majority of hip-hop listeners weren’t formally introduced to K.R.I.T. until 2010, when his album K.R.I.T. Wuz Here made its way around the internet. With its heavy use of chopped soul samples, backed by thumping 808, KWH put Big K.R.I.T. squarely on the hip-hop map and showcased his skills as both a potent lyricist and producer. Personally, KWH along with Wiz’s Kush & OJ provided me with the soundtrack for my spring/summer, and etched K.R.I.T. onto my ‘Must Watch’ list of new MC’s, which doesn’t happen too often these days given hip-hop’s recent track record. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 25th, 2009
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When you created one of the biggest, most important labels to hip-hop music and music history as a whole and say "I don't give a fuck" it kinda makes me lose a little respect for you today.  In fact, "I don't give a fuck" about you today, like I did when you ran that label you don't give a fuck about anymore.

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January 30th, 2009
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Glen has some very interesting stories to say the least. 

TODAY: We explore Glen's work documenting hip-hop in the 1980s, and moments he captured with great artists like RUN DMC, Public Enemy, and Ice T, shown below.

Also in today's episode, Glen tells us about the Liberty Street Protest, a graphic statement against the Iraq war. This visual protest took place right across the street from the ruins of the World Trade Center site, destroyed in the 9/11 attacks.

As Glen explains, graphic images were hung in windows in a loft belonging to Def Jam mogul and hip-hop pioneer Russell Simmons, and the message was: "New Yorkers were right here when 9/11 happened, and we don't want this war in our names."

From BoingBoing via GrandGood.

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November 11th, 2008
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Street video for "Who Run This". Produced by Mr. Cordero. This joint don't get old.

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