Def Jam Releases 25th Anniversary “DJ Bring That Back” Vinyl
New York, NY -- Established in March of 1984, Def Jam has been home to some of the biggest names in urban music, from Public Enemy, Slick Rick, and 3rd Bass to Jay-Z, Rihanna, and Kanye West. In celebration of the iconic label's 25th birthday, Island Def Jam Music Group have launched a brand new series of compilation albums entitled Def Jam 25. The first two entries, Vol. 1: DJ Bring That Back (2008-1997) and Vol. 2: DJ Bring That Back (1996-1984), are composed of, respectively, 12 and 13 tracks, each representing one year in Def Jam's history.
In regard to the label's 25-year anniversary and the Def Jam 25 kickoff, Island Def Jam Chairman Antonio 'L.A.' Reid is quoted as saying, "25 years as a thriving, successful hip-hop and R&B label – a company that has always put its artists first and maintained deep roots in the Urban community – is a giant accomplishment in anyone’s book. From a personal standpoint, I can say that Def Jam had tremendous meaning and significance in my own career as a musician, producer and independent label head, long before I actually arrived at these offices five years ago. Let’s celebrate the next 25 years of Def Jam right now!”
DEF JAM 25 Vol. 1: DJ Bring That Back (2008-1997) – Selections:
1. Disturbia - Rihanna (2008) * 2. I Luv Your Girl - The-Dream (2007) * 3. Hustlin’ - Rick Ross (2006) * 4. Go Crazy - Young Jeezy (2005) * 5. Jesus Walks - Kanye West (2004) * 6. Splash Waterfalls - Ludacris (2003) * 7. Foolish - Ashanti (2002) * 8. Put It On Me - Ja Rule featuring Vita (2001) * 9. Just Friends (Sunny) - Musiq Soulchild (2000) * 10. What’s My Name - DMX (1999) * 11. Money Ain’t A Thang - Jay-Z featuring Jermaine Dupri (1998) * 12. Big Bad Mama - Foxy Brown featuring Dru Hill (1997).
DEF JAM 25 Vol. 2: DJ Bring That Back (1996-1984) – Selections:
1. Whateva Man - Redman (1996) * 2. This Is How We Do It - Montell Jordan (1995) * 3. Bring The Pain – Method Man (1994) * 4. Slam - Onyx (1993) * 5. Deeper - Boss (1992) * 6. Hip Hop Junkies – Nice & Smooth (1991) * 7. 911 Is a Joke - Public Enemy (1990) * 8. Pop Goes The Weasel - 3rd Bass (1989) * 9. Children’s Story - Slick Rick (1988) * 10. I Need Love - LL Cool J (1987) * 11. The Rain - Oran Juice Jones (1986) * 12. My Radio - LL Cool J (1985) * 13. It’s Yours - T la Rock featuring Jazzy Jay (1984).
Written by richard on 05/11/09
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