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Scarface talks leaving Def Jam and “Rooted” album

By The Hip Hop Writer Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer Def Jam returned to the top of the game toward the end of the 1990s. Expanding, the label added a southern branch, named Def Jam South. In need of a label head, Scarface, the front man of Houston-based group, the Geto Boyz,

Ace Hood talks Death of His Daughter with XXL

By The Hip Hop Writer Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer The struggle Ace Hood went through between 2009 and 2011 has been well-documented. A part of DJ Khaled's We the Best movement, Ace Hood was signed to DJ Khaled's Def Jam South-distributed label, We the Best Music Group. Popular due to his

Twelve Years of Ludacris

By The Hip Hop Writer Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer Life comes with only one guarantee, death. The time in between will always be a mystery, but in a world focused on a power struggle, one is forced to fight while alive. Many have lost this fight and faced death at what

Bow Wow ft. Ace Hood – “We Going Hard”

In 2009, DJ Khaled signed with Cash Money Records. Before officially becoming a part of YMCMB, DJ Khaled took an executive role with Def Jam, leading to him becoming the president of Def Jam South and the head of his own label, which he named We The Best Music Group.

Is Fat Joe one of hip hop’s Most Underrated?

By Hardcore Critic Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer Even with his number of hits, Fat Joe is one of the most-overlooked rappers in the game. During the early 1990s, Fat Joe released his debut album, while The Notorious B.I.G. and Jay-Z were still shopping for record deals. However, Fat Joe was signed

The Atlanta hip hop scene is Returning to Prominence

By Hardcore Critic Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer In the mid-1990s, following the success of the Los Angeles hip hop scene, hip hop artists from various areas began enjoying mainstream success. Arrested Development, of Tennessee, enjoyed a brief run at the top of the charts, as did Master P in New Orleans, along with

DJ Khaled talks “Kiss the Ring” LP and new Ace Hood album

By The Hip Hop Writer Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer Throughout his career, DJ Khaled has been gifted in uniting several of the most-popular rappers in the game for hit singles. In 2007, DJ Khaled released his breakthrough album, We The Best, which laid the groundwork for his current success. Following the

Ace Hood pulls off comeback with “Hustle Hard”

By The Hip Hop Writer Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer DJ Khaled finally made it big for Miami in 2007. He posted a major hit with "We Takin' Over" and did not look back. The DJ quickly landed a deal with Def Jam to take over the Southern extension of the label.

Ace Hood proclaims his Superstar Status

By The Hip Hop Writer Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer In late 2007, DJ Khaled launched We The Best Music and entered a partnership with Def Jam. The result of this partnership was the return of Def Jam South. DJ Khaled had the job of rebuilding the record label by finding Southern

Rick Ross sets up shop with Warner Bros. Records

By The Hip Hop Writer Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer Recently, there were rumors about where Rick Ross would be going. Following the release of Teflon Don, Ross was a free agent. But, he also has a growing record label he is looking out for. Due to his popularity, everyone began making

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