Tag Archives: Def Jam

New Joint – Nas / Amy Winehouse

Nas ft. Amy Winehouse – “Cherry Wine” (Def Jam / 2012)

Classy clip for one of the standout tracks from the NY icon’s well-received “Life Is Good” album.

New Joint – Nas

Nas – “Bye Baby” (Def Jam / 2012)

The Queensbridge favourite’s Guy-sampling track from his “Life Is Good” album for all you sensitive thugs out there.

As I Reminisce… – LL Cool J

A visibly emotional LL reacts to the passing of his former Def Jam label-mate MCA.

When I’m On The Mic The Suckers Run…. – RIP MCA

RIP Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch of the Beastie Boys who passed away today and tragically joined the ranks of the many other Hip-Hop legends we’ve lost too soon.

The Beasties have dropped a lot of good music over the years but MCA’s rhymes on their debut album “Licensed To Ill” in particular will always hold good memories for any 80s rap fan.

Peep the 1987 footage below of MCA, Ad-Rock and Mike D on “Soul Train” performing the bass-heavy “Posse In Effect” and raucous “Brass Monkey” – two of my favourite Beastie joints.

New Joint – Nas

Nas – “The Don” (Def Jam / 2012)

Redundant title aside, the production on this new Heavy D / Salaam Remi-crafted leak from Nas’s forthcoming “Life Is Good” album reminds me of a lost Nubian Crackers / East Side Hoods beat from the early-90s – which is a positive thing.

New Joint – The Roots

The Roots ft. Aaron Livingstone – “Sleep” (Def Jam / 2011)

Hot Sugar-produced track from the Philly crew’s forthcoming concept album “Undun”.

New Joint – The Roots / P.O.R.N.

The Roots ft. P.O.R.N. – “Stomp” (Def Jam / 2011)

Another short video from the Illadelph crew’s highly-anticicapted album “Undun”