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  Def Jam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Def Jam is a hip-hop record label founded in 1984 by Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons.
The first releases on Def Jam Recordings were two 12-inch singles, released in 1984: LL Cool J's "I Need A Beat" and the Beastie Boys' "Rock Hard".
In 1998, Def Jam Recordings became part of Universal Music Group as a result of Seagram's purchase of Polygram.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Def_Jam   (332 words)

 Def - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Def Jam records took their name from this term.
In the UK to 'def someone out' is street slang and can also mean to ignore someone or to forget about them.
DEF is an acronym for Design Exchange Format in Electronic design automation domain.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Def   (187 words)

 GameSpy: Def Jam: Fight for NY
Def Jam: Fight for NY -- The Bronx (08/19/04) - GameSpy's new series takes you on a whirlwind tour of the essential fighting spots in EA's new fighter.
Def Jam: Fight for NY Interview (08/16/04) - EA's Josh Holmes waxes lyrical about the hip-hoppin' pipe-hittin' brawler sequel coming to your favorite consoles in the not-too-distant future.
Def Jam: Fight for NY Movies (09/20/04) - Check out the videos of may of the major players in the game.
xbox.gamespy.com /xbox/def-jam-vendetta-ii   (570 words)

 Def Jam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Def Jam is a hip-hop record label founded in 1984 by Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons with artists like LL Cool J, Run DMC and The Beastie Boys.
It was recently merged by owner Universal Music with Island Records to form The Island Def Jam Music Group.
Roc-a-Fella Records, The Inc Records and Disturbing Tha Peace Records are among the independent labels distributed by Def Jam.
www.lawndale.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Def_Jam   (187 words)

 Def Jam Vendetta - PS2 review
According to the games creators, Def Jam: Vendetta was not designed to play like “the competition,” meaning the WWE Smackdown series, of course.
Def Jam: Vendetta is lacking in yet another valuable aspect of wrestling games: modes of play.
My overall assessment of Def Jam: Vendetta is simply this: it's well worth a rental, but nowhere near worth its fifty dollar price tag.
www.netjak.com /Reviews/ps2/def.htm   (1455 words)

 USATODAY.com - Russell Simmons returning to Def Jam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
After his contract with Def Jam expired several months ago, it was unknown whether Simmons would return to producing music or continue with his myriad of entrepreneurial activities.
Island Def Jam, which is under the Universal Media Group umbrella, is now run by chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid.
Def Jam, which later merged with Island Records, was the original label for the Beastie Boys and Public Enemy.
www.usatoday.com /life/people/2005-04-15-simmons_x.htm   (376 words)

 Def Jam Fight For NY Review - GameCube
Def Jam doesn't have the huge list of combos that Tekken offers (no 10-hit combos) or the wrestling moves of Day of Reckoning, but that doesn't hurt the gameplay one bit.
Def Jam Fight For NY has a learning curve, but it has more to do with the multiplayer games.
Def Jam Fight For NY gets an A+ for "Awesome + great + all-things-good!" My expectations rose after playing a demo – needless to say I was overjoyed when I discovered that the final version is even better.
gamecube.gamezone.com /gzreviews/r23767.htm   (1493 words)

 FUTURE GAMEZ - Def Jam Vendetta Preview
When Electronic Arts put Def Jam Vendetta on their release schedule there was quite a period of "what the..." with no idea what this game was about.
Def Jam Vendetta challenges you to brawl your way up the ranks to become the ultimate fighter.
Def Jam Vendetta marks the first interactive entertainment title from EA and Def Jam Records, and fully integrates a powerhouse roster of Def Jam artists into the storyline, including new hit songs from the artists, as well as classic Def Jam tracks.
www.futuregamez.net /ps2games/defjamv/defjamv.html   (588 words)

 Def Jam Mobile Launches
Def Jam Mobile represents a milestone in the mobile entertainment marketplace, leveraging the strength and success that Russell Simmons and Def Jam Enterprises have earned in the Hip Hop community.
Def Jam is a uniquely enduring lifestyle brand, which possesses unrivaled customer loyalty characterized by both a sense of community and shared cultural experience.
"The launch of Def Jam Mobile is a major expansion of one of the most powerful brands in the U.S., and we are thrilled to be introducing it to BREW operators globally," stated Bryan Biniak, senior vice president and general manager of mobile at AG Interactive.
www.urbanmecca.com /artman/publish/article_282.shtml   (860 words)

 Rap Label Is Spared Millions After Appeal on Fraud Case - New York Times
Def Jam's corporate parent, Universal Music Group, a subsidiary of Vivendi Universal, said in a statement: "This is the result that we expected all along.
TVT contended in a 2002 lawsuit that Def Jam had struck a deal to allow Ja Rule to perform on the independent label's album, but only to placate the rap star and his producer while trying to extend contracts with them.
Def Jam did not appeal damages awarded for breach of contract, and the court said it remained liable for that claim of $126,720.
www.nytimes.com /2005/06/15/business/media/15music.html?ex=1276488000&en=a44c85dd018f4fea&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss   (438 words)

 Def Jam's New Tune - Newsweek Business - MSNBC.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
For one, Russell Simmons, the hip-hop icon who cofounded Def Jam but sold it years ago, worries the stylish Reid may be ill-suited for the scrappy world of hard-core hip-hop.
And he was greeted with the urgent task of bolstering Def Jam's ties to perhaps its most important artist, Jay-Z, and the Roc-A-Fella label he owns with partner Damon Dash.
Reid says: "It's about hits and stars.'' Def Jam, he says, will return to its 1980s roots, when it had more diverse acts, including the politically charged Public Enemy and the mass-appeal LL Cool J. If Reid could just focus on music, his job might be easier.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/5635530/site/newsweek   (1361 words)

 Def Jam, Inc.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The walls of the city began to shake with the new sound, and soon kids all over the country were buying Def Jam records, and the majors began to take notice of the noise of cash registers ringing.
"Def Jam's 14 royalty points did not mean a whole lot," Gueraseva notes, "because if they released a hit album along with two or three stiffs, they could possibly not see any royalties: CBS would recoup the stiffs' deficit from the hit album's royalties."
Even though, as Gueraseva notes, "the Def Jam Records founded in Rick Rubin's dorm was a faint echo of the giant conglomerate it had become," you can bet that there are young MBAs across the world wondering how to replicate the label's success.
www.hollywoodreporter.com /thr/reviews/review_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1001008868   (859 words)

 NME.COM - News - DEF JAM IN A JAM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
DEF JAM MUSIC GROUP chairman LYOR COHEN and DEF JAM RECORDS have been found liable for fraud, copyright infringement and breach of contract by a jury in the NEW YORK FEDERAL COURT.
TVT allege that Cohen and Def Jam interfered with the launch, instructing Ja Rule and Gotti that he would "prevent the album's release unless it is released on Def Jam's label, rather than TVT's".
As reported in Billboard, IDJMG are due to appeal the verdict as a spokesperson for Def Jam feels the jury "was not allowed to consider all the evidence".
www.nme.com /news/104597.htm   (328 words)

 Def Poetry Jam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
His first vehicle was Def Jam Records, which recorded such groups as Run-DMC (featuring Simmons' brother Joey), LL Cool J, Public Enemy and the Beastie Boys.
Next up was Simmons' "Def Comedy Jam" series on HBO, which popularized a slew of comedians who went on to become movie and TV stars.
The "Def Poetry Jam" cast is fl, white and Asian, with as many women as men.
www.defpoetryjamontour.com /latimes_01.html   (883 words)

 IGN: Def Jam Vendetta
Def Jam VENDETTA invites you to the underground circuit of hardcore brawling.
Def Jam Vendetta: Progress Report - January 24, 2003
Def Jam Vendetta Announced - October 30, 2002
cube.ign.com /objects/492/492822.html   (726 words)

 Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on Broadway (NY Rock)
It is this confrontation that Russell Simmons of Def Jam Records has become an expert at providing over the years.
In the early '80s, Simmons had introduced Run DMC and Kurtis Blow to an unsuspecting America and went on to form the hit factory Def Jam Records in '85, along with partner and Run DMC deejay, Jam Master Jay (recently deceased).
For those seeking the vitalization of that acute awareness of word and style, Def Poetry Jam will supply it through nine poets who spit their rap onto the mike (and I do mean spit – be wary of sitting front and center).
www.nyrock.com /reviews/2002/defpoetry.asp   (908 words)

 Def Jam Fight For NY :: Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Def Jam Fight for NY: The Takeover, the prequel to the award-winning Def Jam Vendetta, let’s you experience the ultimate hip hop fighting game anywhere you go.
“We are excited to continue our strong relationship with Def Jam and bring this critically acclaimed franchise to the PSP for the first time ever,” said Craig Rechenmacher, Senior Director of Marketing for EA.
Again, EA has developed an unparalleled title and we are confident that Def Jam Fight For NY: The Takeover will go far beyond everyone’s expectations.” said Lauren Wirtzer, VP of Marketing for Def Jam Enterprises.
www.webquad.com /defjam/portal.php   (1568 words)

 Def Poetry Jam
Def Poetry Jam is an experience that's not to be missed: Nine gifted, young poets speaking from the heart about everything from love to sex, politics to Krispy Kreme donuts.
The eight poets in the touring version of ``Russell Simmons' Def Poetry Jam,'' now at the Colonial Theatre, grab the audience and shake them in a truly exhilarating 90 minutes of poetry in motion.
Russell Simmons, entrepreneur par excellence, does not miss an opportunity to plug some of his other work, including DJ Jedi's mention of Def Jam records' current music star Ludacris and a poet or two wearing Phat Farm fashions, Simmons' line of clothing.
www.broadwayinboston.com /html/shows/DefPoetryJam   (630 words)

 IGN: Next-Gen Def Jam Confirmed
Def Jam 3 -- still a working title -- is currently in development at EA's Chicago studio.
Like previous titles in the series, the new Def Jam will combine hip-hop and urban lifestyle with street fighting.
EA has yet to announce platform or release date specifics for Def Jam 3, but we'll be back with more details on the title as soon as news comes in.
ps3.ign.com /articles/642/642883p1.html   (332 words)

 The Island Def Jam Group information and related industry information from Hoover's
The Island Def Jam Group operates several top notch recording labels offering a variety of musical styles, from rap to RandB to hard rock.
Def Jam Recordings helms albums from top rap and RandB artists, including LL Cool J and Method Man. The business also oversees smaller imprints such as American Recordings, Def Soul, Lost Highway, Roc-A-Fella Records, and Roadrunner Records.
Island Def Jam is division of recording industry giant Universal Music Group.
www.hoovers.com /island-def-jam/--ID__104751--/free-co-factsheet.xhtml   (354 words)

 AllHipHop.com : Daily Hip-Hop News
A former music executive at Def Jam is accusing the label of manipulating Soundscan results, in an attempt to distort music charts.
The lawsuit then claims that Def Jam President Kevin Liles and Giaco created a new company, Entertainment Marketing Services with Rossi as principal, in an attempt to allegedly conceal the relationship from other Universal executives.
Universal, Def Jam, Joe Giaco and Def Jam executives Kevin Liles and Mignon Espy are named in the lawsuit.
www.allhiphop.com /hiphopnews?ID=2808   (512 words)

 Def Jam Fight For NY Review - PlayStation 2
There is nothing better than watching multimillion dollar hip hop superstars beat each other senseless...well, except watching them waste all their money and having nothing to show for it 10 years down the road (Although MC Hammer has recently found lucrative success in 2nd-rate reality TV).
One thing that hurt Def Jam Vandetta was that it was seen by many to be a hip hop-wrestling game.
Def Jam represents some of the best in hip hop and over 40 recording artists and celebrities make appearances in FFNY including Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, and Carmen Electra.
ps2.gamezone.com /gzreviews/r23767.htm   (1152 words)

 IGN: Def Jam: Fight for NY Review
Def Jam: Fight for NY Finally a game that allows you to live out your ultimate fantasy -- throwing Sean Paul in front of a subway train.
Not so with Def Jam: Fight for NY, sequel to last year's Vendetta.
EA has added a robust cast of characters, arenas, and an awesome Story Mode along with turning Def Jam from a strict wrestler into a true brawler.
ps2.ign.com /articles/549/549064p1.html   (1093 words)

 "Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry" (2002)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
And that is how best I sum this up because it is very mixed but is interesting enough to be worth watching if you are fan of hip hop (not hip pop or the stuff from actors playing criminals and fronting all the time).
This is not to say it is of their quality because it isn't – indeed the show is very mixed.
Too few of the poems come across as themselves are the majority seem to be just aping the style of "modern beat poet" – the strongest poems are from those who come across as real people with real words rather than just performers; happily they are in the majority.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0329823   (613 words)

 IGN: Def Jam Vendetta II Revealed
April 1, 2004 - Originally referenced by Hip-Hop artist Lil Kim when IGN Interviewed her last month, EA's big sequel Def Jam Vendetta 2 had yet to be officially unveiled.
Known simply as Def Jam Vendetta II, the brand new follow-up has an impressive list of characters under its belt; more than 70 in all.
Co-developed by renowned wrestling developers Aki and Electronic Arts Canada, Def Jam Vendetta II will allow players to assume the role of a New York City street fighter who's battling it out for control of a secret Hip-Hop underground.
xbox.ign.com /articles/503/503557p1.html   (638 words)

 Def Jam Vendetta Cheats, Codes, Secrets, FAQs, Reviews for PlayStation 2 (PS2)
Def Jam Vendetta Cheats, Codes, Secrets, FAQs, Reviews for PlayStation 2 (PS2)
Defeat D-Mob in his tournament to unlock the Def Jam and Def Jam Vendetta stages in battle mode.
When one of them is in danger, use your Blazin against him and you will automatically K.O. that person and win the match.
www.cheatcc.com /psx2/djv.html   (1632 words)

 Def Poetry Jam
'Def Poetry Jam' slams onto stage at Music Hall - December 26, 2003 - THE DETROIT NEWS
Hearing New Voices: `Def Poetry Jam' Creator Russell Simmons Keeps His Ear to the Street - December 5, 2003 - THE BOSTON HERALD
Def Poetry Jam, Metro Theatre - January 13, 2004 - SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
www.defpoetryjamontour.com /reviews_01.html   (586 words)

 Amazon.com: Def Jam Vendetta: Computer & Video Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In Def Jam Vendetta, you play as a young tough making his way through an underground wrestling circuit by battling famous rappers.
If you're like me and loved those games, Def Jam Vendetta is definitely what you've been waiting for.
Def Jam Vendetta is the best game i have ever played.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005CFA0?v=glance   (1584 words)

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