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Nick van de Wall (born 9 September 1987), better known by his stage name Afrojack, is a Dutch DJ, record producer and remixer from Spijkenisse.
, known mononymously as Ai (stylized as AI or A.I.) is a Japanese-American singer and songwriter who was born in Los Angeles.
Alessia Caracciolo (born July 11, 1996), known professionally as Alessia Cara, is a Canadian singer-songwriter.
Alessandro Lindblad (Born 7 July, 1991), commonly known by his stage name Alesso, is a Swedish DJ, record producer and musician.
American Recordings (formerly known as Def American Recordings) is a Los Angeles-based record label headed by record producer Rick Rubin.
Amir Obeid, known professionally as Amir Obè, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer from Detroit, Michigan.
Arista Records, Inc. was a major American record label.
Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas (born October 13, 1980), known simply as Ashanti, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and actress.
August Anthony Alsina Jr.(8 April 2013).
Axwell & Ingrosso (stylised as Axwell Λ Ingrosso) is a Swedish DJ duo consisting of Swedish House Mafia members Axwell and Ingrosso.
The Beastie Boys were an American rap rock band from New York City, formed in 1979.
Badriia Ines "Bibi" Bourelly (born 14 July 1994) is an American-German singer and songwriter signed to Def Jam Recordings.
Sean Michael Leonard Anderson (born March 25, 1988), known professionally as Big Sean, is an American rapper.
Billboard (styled as billboard) is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries.
Bobby Wilson (born February 27, 1980) better known by his stage name Bobby V (formerly Bobby Valentino) is an American singer, songwriter and actor.
BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, is a seven-member South Korean boy band formed by Big Hit Entertainment.
Ronald LaTour (born September 24, 1984), professionally known as Cardo, is an American record producer and rapper.
Case Woodard, known mononymously as Case, (born October 4, 1975) is an American R&B singer-songwriter.
Howard Bailey Jr. (born March 9, 1980), better known by his stage name Chingy, is an American rapper, singer, and actor.
Christine Flores (born September 26, 1981), better known as Christina Milian, is an American singer, songwriter and actress.
Columbia Records is an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, the North American division of Japanese conglomerate Sony.
Cotton swabs (American English) or cotton buds (British English) consist of one or two small wad(s) of cotton wrapped around one or both end(s) of a short rod made of wood, rolled paper or plastic. They are commonly used in a variety of applications including first aid, cosmetics application, cleaning, and arts and crafts. The tool was invented in the 1920s by Polish-American Leo Gerstenzang after he watched his wife attach wads of cotton to toothpicks. His product, named "Baby Gays", went on to become the most widely sold brand name: Q-tips, meaning "quality tips". The term "Q-tips" is often used as a genericized trademark for cotton swabs in the US and Canada. The Q-tips brand is owned by Unilever and had over $200 million in US sales in 2014. Although doctors have said for years that it is not safe to use cotton swabs for ear cleaning, it remains the most common use.
David Brewster Jr. (born June 3, 1988), better known by his stage name Dave East, is an American rapper from East Harlem, New York.
Def Jam South Recordings is the southern division of Def Jam Recordings.
Sidney Royel Selby III (born May 3, 1997), better known by his stage name Desiigner, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, record executive and actor.
Disturbing Tha Peace (DTP) is an American record label founded by Christopher "Ludacris" Bridges.
Shawn Antoine Ivy, known as Domino, (born 1972 in St. Louis, Missouri), is an American rapper, Being a Crip himself, he auditioned for the Bloods & Crips project in the early 1990s.
Dru Hill is an American R&B group, most popular during the 1990s, whose repertoire included soul, hip hop soul and gospel music.
Elijah Blake (born June 4, 1992) is an American singer, songwriter and contemporary R&B musician.
Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), known professionally as Eminem (often stylized as EMINƎM), is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, record executive, and actor.
Epic Records is an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, Inc., the North American division of Japanese conglomerate Sony.
EPMD is an American Hip Hop group from Brentwood, New York.
John David Jackson (born November 18, 1977), better known by his stage name Fabolous, is an American rapper and hip hop recording artist from Brooklyn, New York City.
Flatlinerz is a horrorcore group from New York City.
Inga DeCarlo Fung Marchand (born September 6, 1978), better known by her stage name Foxy Brown, is a Trinidadian American rapper.
Geffen Records is an American major record label owned by Universal Music Group through its Interscope Geffen A&M Records imprint.
G.O.O.D. Music (a backronym of Getting Out Our Dreams) is an American record label founded by rapper Kanye West in 2004.
Graffiti Rock was a hip-hop based television program, originally screened June 29, 1984.
Hip hop music, also called hip-hopMerriam-Webster Dictionary entry on hip-hop, retrieved from: A subculture especially of inner-city black youths who are typically devotees of rap music; the stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rap; also rap together with this music.
Hose is an "artcore" and garage punk band from the 1980s founded by producer and Def Jam creator Rick Rubin.
Ill Na Na is the debut studio album by American rapper Foxy Brown, released on November 19, 1996 by Def Jam Recordings.
The illegal drug trade or drug trafficking is a global black market dedicated to the cultivation, manufacture, distribution and sale of drugs that are subject to drug prohibition laws.
Irving Domingo Lorenzo, Jr. (born June 26, 1970), better known by his stage name Irv Gotti, is an American record executive, television producer, Hip Hop and R&B record producer and is the founder of Murder Inc. Records.
Island Records is a British-Jamaican record label that operates as a division of Universal Music Group (UMG).
Jeffrey Bruce Atkins (born February 29, 1976), better known by his stage name Ja Rule, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, record executive, and actor from Queens, New York.
Jason Terrance Phillips (born May 27, 1975), is an American rapper better known by his stage name Jadakiss.
Jahkoy Palmer (known mononymously as Jahkoy or JAHKOY) is a Canadian R&B singer and rapper currently signed to Def Jam Recordings.
Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969) known professionally as Jay-Z (stylized JAY-Z), is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and entrepreneur.
James Savage, better known by his stage name Jayo Felony, is an American rapper from southeast San Diego, California who has sold millions of albums worldwide.
Jazzy Jay, born on November 18, 1961), also known as The Original Jazzy Jay or DJ Jazzy Jay, is an American hip hop DJ and producer. He has collected roughly 400,000 records.
Jay Wayne Jenkins (born September 28, 1977), better known by his stage name Jeezy (formerly Young Jeezy), is an American rapper.
Jeremih Felton (born July 17, 1987), better known by his mononym Jeremih, is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer.
Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo (born March 16, 1988) is an American singer and songwriter.
LaRon Louis James (born February 18, 1982), better known by his stage name Juelz Santana, is an American rapper and actor.
Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, actor and songwriter.
Kacy Anne Hill (born May 1, 1994) is an American model and singer-songwriter, currently signed to Kanye West's GOOD Music.
Kanye Omari West (born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur and fashion designer.
Kelly Cherelle Price (born April 4, 1973) is a nine-time Grammy-nominated American R&B singer and songwriter, formerly on the Def Soul label.
Kevin Liles (born February 27, 1968 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States) is an American record executive and co-founder and CEO of 300 Entertainment.
Krept and Konan are a rap duo from London, consisting of Casyo "Krept" Johnson, born from Gipsy Hill and Karl "Konan" Wilson, born from Thornton Heath and son of Delroy Wilson otherwise known as 'Jamaica's first child star'.
Antonio Marquis "L.A." Reid (born June 7, 1956) is an American music executive, musician, songwriter, record producer, author, and former television music competition judge.
Leona Louise Lewis (born 3 April 1985) is a British singer, songwriter and animal welfare campaigner.
Universal Music Group owns, or has a joint share in, a large number of record labels listed herein.
James Todd Smith (born January 14, 1968), known professionally as LL Cool J (short for Ladies Love Cool James), is an American rapper, actor, author and entrepreneur from Queens, New York.
Lloyd Polite Jr. (born January 3, 1986), better known by his mononym Lloyd, is an American R&B singer-songwriter, dancer and actor.
Sir Robert Bryson Hall II (born January 22, 1990), known by his stage name Logic, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer.
Christopher Brian Bridges (born September 11, 1977), known professionally as Ludacris, is an American rapper and actor.
Lyor Cohen (Hebrew: ליאור כהן; born October 3, 1959) is an American music industry executive.
Mark Anthony Battles (born September 2, 1991), is an American rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur and producer from Indianapolis, Indiana.
Mercury Records is an American-based record label owned by Universal Music Group.
Money laundering is the act of concealing the transformation of profits from illegal activities and corruption into ostensibly "legitimate" assets.
Montell Du'Sean Barnett (born December 3, 1968), known professionally as Montell Jordan, is an American singer, songwriter and record producer, best known for his 1995 single "This Is How We Do It".
Mother Mother is a Canadian indie rock band based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Motown is an American record company.
MTV (originally an initialism of Music Television) is an American cable and satellite television channel owned by Viacom Media Networks (a division of Viacom) and headquartered in New York City.
Taalib Johnson, professionally known as Musiq Soulchild or simply Musiq (born September 16, 1977) is an American singer and songwriter whose style blends R&B, funk, blues, jazz, gospel influences fused with hip hop.
Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones (born September 14, 1973), better known by his stage name Nas, is an American rapper, record producer, actor and entrepreneur.
Shaffer Chimere Smith (born October 18, 1982), known professionally as Ne-Yo, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor.
New York is a state in the northeastern United States.
The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.
New York University (NYU) is a private nonprofit research university based in New York City.
Nice & Smooth is an East Coast hip hop duo from New York City that consists of Greg Nice (Greg Mays) and Smooth B (Daryl Barnes), plus their DJ Teddy Tedd (Tedd Whiting).
Ernest Dion Wilson (born June 28, 1971), professionally known as No I.D., formerly Immenslope, is an American hip hop and R&B music producer from Chicago, Illinois.
Onyx is an American hip hop music group from Queens, New York.
Oran "Juice" Jones (born March 28, 1957) is a retired American R&B singer.
Patricia Louise Holt-Edwards known professionally as Patti LaBelle, (born Patricia Louise Holt on May 24, 1944), is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and entrepreneur.
Paul D. Rosenberg (born August 1, 1971) is an American music manager, known for his association with hip hop artists Eminem, The Knux, DJ AM, Action Bronson, and pop punk band Blink-182.
PolyGram Entertainment is a film and TV production company owned by Universal Music Group.
Public Enemy is an American hip hop group consisting of Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Professor Griff, Khari Wynn, DJ Lord, and the S1W group.
Terrence LeVarr Thornton (born May 13, 1977), better known by his stage name Pusha-T, is an American rapper and record executive.
A record label, or record company, is a brand or trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos.
Reginald "Reggie" Noble (born April 17, 1970), better known by his stage name Redman, is an American rapper, DJ, record producer, and actor.
Reign in Blood is the third studio album by American thrash metal band Slayer, released on October 7, 1986 by Def Jam Recordings.
Rhythm and blues, commonly abbreviated as R&B, is a genre of popular music that originated in African American communities in the 1940s.
Frederick Jay "Rick" Rubin (born March 10, 1963) is an American record producer and former co-president of Columbia Records.
Robyn Rihanna Fenty (born 20 February 1988) is a Barbadian singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman.
Roc Nation, LLC is an American entertainment company founded by Shawn "JAY-Z" Carter in 2008.
Roc-A-Fella Records was an American record label founded by Shawn "JAY-Z" Carter, Damon "Dame" Dash and Kareem "Biggs" Burke in 1995.
"Rock Hard" is a single by the Beastie Boys, released by Def Jam Records on 12" in 1984.
Russell Wendell Simmons (born October 4, 1957) is an American entrepreneur, record producer, and author.
Brad Terrence Jordan (born November 9, 1970), better known by his stage name Scarface, is an American rapper and music producer.
Seagram Company Ltd. (formerly traded as Seagram's) was a Canadian multinational conglomerate formerly headquartered in Montreal, Quebec.
Shady Records is an American record label founded in 1999 by rapper Eminem and his manager Paul Rosenberg, after the highly successful release of Eminem's The Slim Shady LP.
Shakir Stewart (April 12, 1974 – November 1, 2008), a native of Oakland, California, was a US record executive in a number of companies, the latest being Def Jam.
Mark Althavean Andrews (born November 9, 1978), known by his stage name Sisqó (stylized as SisQó), is an American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and actor.
Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California.
Sleeping Bag Records is a defunct New York City-based old school hip hop and dance music independent record label that operated from 1981 to 1992.
Sony Music Entertainment (SME) is a Japanese-owned global music conglomerate owned by Sony and incorporated as a general partnership of Sony Music Holdings Inc. through Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America. (in Japanese), Sony Corporation The company was first founded in 1929 as American Record Corporation and renamed Columbia Recording Corporation in 1938, following its acquisition by the Columbia Broadcasting System. In 1966, the company was reorganized to become CBS Records, and Sony Corporation bought the company in 1988, renaming it under its current name in 1991. In 2004, Sony and Bertelsmann established a 50-50 joint venture called Sony BMG Music Entertainment, which transferred the businesses of Sony Music and Bertelsmann Music Group into one entity. However, in 2008, Sony acquired Bertelsmann's stake, and the company reverted to the SME name shortly after; the buyout allowed Sony to acquire all of BMG's labels, including former Columbia Pictures subsidiary Arista Records as well as RCA Records, and led to the dissolution of BMG, which instead relaunched as BMG Rights Management. Sony Music Entertainment is the second largest of the "Big Three" record companies in the world, behind Universal Music Group (UMG) and ahead of Warner Music Group (WMG). Sony's music publishing division is the world's largest music publisher after the acquisition of EMI. It also owns SYCO Entertainment, which operates some of the world's most successful reality TV format including Got Talent and The X Factor.
South of Heaven is the fourth studio album by American thrash metal band Slayer.
Southern hip hop, also known as Southern rap, South Coast hip hop, or Dirty South, is a blanket term for a regional genre of American hip hop music that emerged in the Southern United States, especially in Atlanta, New Orleans, Houston, Memphis, and Miami—the five of which constitute the "Southern Network" in rap music.
Clarence "Terry" Ronnie Keaton (born September 16, 1961), known by the stage name T La Rock, is an American old-school emcee best known for his collaboration with Def Jam Recordings co-founder Rick Rubin and the 1984 single "It's Yours." He disappeared from the hip hop scene after a traumatic brain injury in 1994, but as of 2008, he was back on stage.
Teriyaki Boyz is a Japanese hip hop and pop group from Yokohama, Japan.
Teyana Taylor (born December 10, 1990) is an American recording artist, actress, dancer, and model from Harlem.
The Island Def Jam Music Group (IDJMG) was an American record label group formed in 1998 by combining the operations of 14+ record labels including Island Records, Def Jam Recordings, and Mercury Records.
The Isley Brothers are an American musical group originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, that started as a vocal trio consisting of brothers O'Kelly Isley, Jr., Rudolph Isley and Ronald Isley.
The New York Times Magazine is a Sunday magazine supplement included with the Sunday edition of The New York Times.
Terius Youngdell Nash (born September 20, 1977), better known by his stage name The-Dream, is an American singer, songwriter and record producer.
Thrash metal (or simply thrash) is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music characterized by its overall aggression and often fast tempo.
Toni Michelle Braxton (born October 7, 1967) is an American singer, songwriter, pianist, record producer, actress, television personality, and philanthropist.
Travis Cave, better known by his stage name Trap Beckham, is an American hip hop recording artist from Jacksonville, Florida.
Micheal Ray Stevenson (born November 19, 1989), known by his stage name Tyga (a backronym for Thank you God always), is an American hip hop recording artist.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
Universal Music Enterprises (abbreviated as UME and stylized as UMe) is the catalogue division of Universal Music Group.
Universal Music Group (also known in the United States as UMG Recordings, Inc. and abbreviated as UMG) is an American global music corporation that is a subsidiary of the French media conglomerate Vivendi.
Urban contemporary is a music radio format.
Vincent Jamal Staples (born July 2, 1993) is an American rapper and actor from the Ramona Park area of North Long Beach, California.
Vincent Gallo (born April 11, 1961) is an American actor, director, model, musician and painter.
Violator is a company, record label, marketing group, and multi-media entertainment conglomerate founded and operated by Chris Lighty until his death on August 30, 2012.
Virgin EMI Records is a British record label owned by the Universal Music Group that was formed in 2013.
Warner Music Group (WMG, also referred to as Warner Music or WEA International) is an American multinational entertainment and record label conglomerate headquartered in New York City.
Warren Griffin III (born November 10, 1970) is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer and DJ, known as one of the pioneers of West Coast hip hop.
Keenon Daequan Ray Jackson (born March 9, 1990), better known by his stage name YG, is an American rapper and actor from Compton, California.
112 (pronounced "one-twelve") is an American R&B quartet from Atlanta, Georgia. Formerly artists on Bad Boy Records, the group signed to the Def Soul roster in 2002. They had great success in the late 1990s and early 2000s with hits such as "Only You", "Anywhere" and the Grammy Award-nominated single, "Peaches & Cream". The group most notably won a Grammy Award in 1997 for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, for featuring in the song "I'll Be Missing You" with Sean Combs and Faith Evans.
Tauheed Epps (born September 12, 1977), known professionally as 2 Chainz (formerly Tity Boi), is an American rapper.
4th & B'way Records (pronounced and spelled out completely as Fourth and Broadway Records in the UK) was a US-based subsidiary of Island Records that specialized in street-oriented music such as hip hop.
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