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YRS Jerzy’s Wednesday Throwback: Rocko – “Umma Do Me”

By YRS Jerzy Staff Writer Before Rocko became Atlanta's street A&R, he was one of the biggest phenoms coming out of the A. Dating back to 1999, Rocko was working as a ghostwriter, and developing talent. By 2006, he caught the attention of Jermaine Dupri, who was then working at Def

YRS Jerzy’s Wednesday Throwback: Rihanna – “Pon de Replay”

By YRS Jerzy Staff Writer Back in 2005, Jay-Z was just settling into his role as Def Jam president and he took a risk. Signing Rihanna, she set the summer on fire, and scored a big hit. However, at the time, Rihanna was a relative newcomer, and Amerie was the big

Rihanna is officially the most-certified artist in digital history

By Alyssa Debonair Staff Writer When it comes to her career, Rihanna has followed a path that was trailed by Jay-Z, but few have noticed. In 2005, Jay-Z was trying his hand at running Def Jam and Rihanna was among the first signees. It wouldn't be long before Rihanna dropped her

Rihanna causes Snapchat’s stock to plummet, even further, after she said “throw away the whole app-oligy,” referring to their ad dissing her, and their apology

By Ricki Says Staff Writer One thing is becoming abundantly clear, Rihanna is not one to be messed with. Towards the end of her Def Jam run, Rihanna ran into a bit of struggle. This led to a four year hiatus, where Rihanna had trouble scoring a hit record. Rihanna hasn't had