Tag Archives: Def Jam

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EXCLUSIVE: Rick Ross Talks Empire Building & Rebranding

Rapper and entrepreneur opens up about franchising, conquering the business world

Rapper and entrepreneur Rick Ross opens up on conquering business world.

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Immigration Reform: 5 Things We Learned From Russell Simmons

All Def Digital CEO speaks on the future of policy and diversity in the nation

Russell Simmons, All Def Digital CEO, took to his HuffPost blog to bring awareness to…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Rihanna signs with Roc Nation label

Rihanna Leaves Def Jam, Signs with Roc Nation

Singer leaves Def Jam

Music artist Rihanna has left Def Jam and signed with Roc Nation management and label.

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Wendell Haskins is the newly appointed Senior Director for Diversity at the PGA of America.

PGA of America Taps Former Def Jam Executive to Head Diversity Effort

Hampton alum oversaw development at United Way of New York

Haskins led A&R group at Island Def Jam

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Russell Simmons Returns to HBO

Founder of Def Comedy Jam will create and develop projects for the network

Can Russell be successful again at HBO?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Kevin Liles: More Than Music

Former Def Jam music man talks about the importance of expanding his brand beyond the industry and giving back by paying it forward

How the former Def Jam music man has expanded his brand beyond the industry and…

By Kenya N. Byrd

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Kissa Thompson, creator/founder of Buttafly Unlimited

Former Music Industry Worker Promotes Empowerment Through Fashion

Fashion entrepreneur Kissa Thompson wants African American community to love their hair, culture and selves equally

Founded by Kissa Thompson, Buttafly Unlimited is more than a T-shirt/apparel line. It promotes positive…

By Starrene Rhett

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There have been many black films that inspire, enrage, encourage and invigorate. And several of those have reflected real-life scenarios that we all have seen in our own lives --- especially when it comes to the workplace.


Here are six films with black actors that feature career issues and have taught all of us lessons about art reflecting life. ---Janell Hazelwood

6 Best Black Career Films of All Time

These movies taught lessons on workplace and career issues

These are six of the best films with black actors that incorporated everyday workplace issues.

By Janell Hazelwood

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WATCH: LL Cool J on his Continued Connection to Hip-Hop

Rapper turned actor LL Cool J speaks on his dual role as a hip-hop pioneer and Hollywood player

The hip-hop pioneer and star of NCIS: Los Angeles opens up about the evolution of…

By Anslem Samuel

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DEF DIVIDENDS

At just 17 years old, LL became Def Jam Record’s flagship artist. His debut album, Radio, went on to go platinum and his 13-album catalog features many more million-plus sellers, including 1992’s Mama Said Knock You Out and 1997’s Mr. Smith, which both sold over two million copies and earned LL a pair of Grammies. To date, the Queens rapper’s catalog includes a dozen proper albums chockfull of classic records, and all that songwriter publishing means plenty of guaranteed money in the bank.

LL Cool J Decoded: The Greatest Brand of All Time

Taking home I Am Hip-Hop honors at the BET Hip-Hop Awards the entertainment veteran gets Decoded

From artist to actor to author to businessman, LL Cool J is a brand that…

By Alvin Blanco

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Writer Nelson George Documents the Brooklyn Renaissance Movement

The noted scribe explores the cultural impact of his Brooklyn, NY neighborhood in new film

With Brooklyn Boheme, writer Nelson George documents the creative energy and public figures of note…

By Tomika Anderson

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WATCH: Russell Simmons Talks Farrakhan, Success, and ‘Super Rich’

Hip-hop entrepreneur calls NOI leader his 'second father'

Music entrepreneur Russell Simmons talks to The Root about his success and how Louis Farrakhan…

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Def Jam Executive Dies From Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

Def Jam executive vice president Shakir Stewart died Saturday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound

Def Jam executive vice president Shakir Stewart, 34, died on Saturday, of a self-inflicted gunshot…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Last Week in Brief — 1/4/2008

Key departures and financial woes rock institutions

Key departures and financial woes rock institutions

By Ann Brown

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