1. Young Jeezy Previews 'A Hustlerz Ambition' Documentary in NYC

    November 30, 2011 2:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Marrying Young Jeezy 's infamous ad-libs and raw verses paints a story of a man who's hustled against countless adversities to get to where he is now. But did you know the Atlanta rapper was struck with Bell's palsy while at a video s ...

  2. Electrik Red

    April 24, 2009 6:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 R&B quartet Electrik Red is changing the face of girl power. On the group's satirically titled debut album, "How To Be A Lady Vol. 1," due out on May 26 via Radio Killa/Def Jam, Naomi Allen, Sarah Rosete, Kyndra "Binkie" ...

  3. Hicks Named Def Jam Executive VP

    January 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST Chris Hicks has been named executive vice president at Def Jam Records, a source told Billboard.biz. Hicks was previously senior VP of A&R for Warner Music Group and Warner Chappell Music. Hicks, a Richmond, California native-cum-Atlanta resid ...

  4. Def Jam Exec VP Shakir Stewart Commits Suicide

    November 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Def Jam executive VP Shakir Stewart reportedly committed suicide today (Nov. 1) in Atlanta, according to sources. No other details were available at deadline. Stewart succeeded Jay-Z at the top of the Def Jam executive VP Shakir Stewart reportedly c ...

  5. Top Rap Acts Weigh Options As Record Deals End

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As a string of high-profile hip-hop artists near the end of their record contracts, a question looming over their pending free agency isn't which major label they'll sign with but whether they should As a string of high-profile hip-hop art ...

  6. Shakir Stewart Heads Def Jam As Exec. VP

    June 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Def Jam Recordings has tapped Shakir Stewart as exec. VP. Promoted from his post as senior VP of A&R for Island Def Jam Music Group, Stewart succeeds former Def Jam president Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter. In his new role, Stewart will retain ...

  7. 'Hustle' And Flow

    August 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 When most people think of South Beach, it's supermodels and fashionistas and pastel-colored art deco buildings. But local Rick Ross' Miami is a lot more "Scarface" than "Miami Vice." When most people think of South Beac ...