Spotify now allows ‘tipping’. But are fan investments a better way for artists to make money from their audience. Def Jam Recordings is a multinational record label based in Manhattan. 1,180 talking about this. Def Jam Africa artists L-R: Larry Gaaga, Boity, Cassper Nyovest, Nadia Nakai. At launch, the label’s roster includes Boity (South Africa), Cassper Nyovest (South Africa), Larry Gaaga (Nigeria) Nadia Nakai (South Africa), Nasty C (South Africa), Tshego (South Africa), Tellaman (South Africa), Ricky Tyler (South Africa) and Vector (Nigeria). Def Jam Africa Today at 2:33 AM A Massive Congratulations to Cassper Nyovest , Busiswa & Legendary P ... on reaching 1 Million View for their music video # Nokuthula . "Def Jam is a globally recognized brand, synonymous with excellence in hip-hop, and we enthusiastically welcome the launch of Def Jam Africa as an opportunity for audiences worldwide to discover the incredibly talented hip-hop artists emerging from across the continent," Jeff Harleston, the interim Chairman & CEO of Def Jam Recordings, added. “It is a historic achievement that we’re now able to bring this iconic label to Africa, to create an authentic and trusted home for those who aspire to be the best in hip-hop, Afrobeats and trap. These emails form part of the service you elect to receive when you subscribe to any of MBW's free email services. Founded in 1984, Def Jam Recordings has represented the cutting-edge in hip-hop music for more than 35 years. Earlier this year it was announced that South African rapper Nasty C will release his forthcoming album Zulu Man with Some Power in partnership with Def Jam Recordings in the US, during Summer, 2020. Def Jam Africa launched in May 2020, as the first label dedicated to representing the best hip-hop, Afrobeats and trap talent in Africa, and follows the blueprint of the iconic Def Jam Recordings label, which has led and influenced the cutting-edge in hip-hop and urban culture for more than 35 years. Universal Music Group has launched Def Jam Africa, a pan-African label division “following the blueprint” of Def Jam Recordings, according to a … Following the creation of Def Jam South East Asia in September 2019, Universal Music Group (UMG) has now expanded the Def Jam brand into Africa, with the launch of Def Jam Africa. Def Jam Africa | Def Jam Africa Records. Def Jam Africa will follow the blueprint of the iconic Def Jam Recordings label, which has led and influenced the cutting-edge in hip-hop and urban culture for more than 35 years. Def Jam Africa extends into three new markets By Chris Cooke | Published on Monday 27 July 2020. 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Home to some of Africa's best artists. 10.8k Followers, 68 Following, 76 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from DefJam Africa (@defjamafrica) Universal Music Group has launched Def Jam Africa, a pan-African label division “following the blueprint” of Def Jam Recordings, according to a press release. Sipho Dlamini said: “Many of us in Africa grew up on music from legendary labels under the UMG umbrella. Together, we will build a new community of artists, that will push the boundaries of hip-hop from Africa, to reach new audiences globally.”, © 2021 Condé Nast. Def Jam Afrika wurde kürzlich von Universal Music gelaunched. Auf der Liste von Def Jam Afrika stehen schon 2 Künstler aus Nigeria und 7 aus Südafrika – darunter ist auch die südafrikanische Rapperin Nadia Nakai. Loading... Save. Def Jam Artist Roster View All Artists. Sipho Dlamini, the managing director of Universal Music’s Sub-Saharan Africa & South Africa division, said in a press release, “Many of us in Africa grew up on music from legendary labels under the UMG umbrella. All rights reserved. A Massive Congratulations to Cassper Nyovest , Busiswa & Legendary P on reaching 1 Million View for their music video # Nokuthula . Def Jam Africa along with tapping into additional markets could give Universal Music Group more leverage in the industry while other major labels compete against independent artists when it comes to signing new hip-hop acts. Sub label of the legendary Def Jam Records. You can unsubscribe from said promotional emails at any time. Def Jam has focused predominantly on hip hop, pop and urban music, owned by Universal Music Group. From Blue Note for jazz fans, to Mercury Records, which was Hugh Masekela’s first US label and Uptown Records, the home of Jodeci and Mary J Blige and many more. Sign in. The South African artist has been on the rise since his breakout single "Deja Vu," a heartfelt pop song that introduced him to a mainstream audience. MBW does not and will not share your data with any third-parties. The label will initially be based in Johannesburg, South Africa and Lagos, Nigeria, but will identify and sign artist talent from across the entire continent. Def Jam Africa will follow the blueprint of the iconic Def Jam Recordings label, which has led and influenced the cutting-edge in hip-hop and urban culture for more than 35 years. The best of MBW, plus the most important music biz stories on the web. The label distributes releases of various record … Somit ist das von Rick Rubin und Russell Simmons gegründete Plattenlabel Def Jam Recordings auch in Afrika aktiv. Def Jam Africa already has a roster that includes South African rappers Cassper Nyovest and Nasty C, as well as several Nigerian acts. The label will initially be based in Johannesburg, South Africa and Lagos, Nigeria, but will identify and sign artist talent from across the entire continent. 070 Shake ; 2 Chainz ; Alessia Cara ; Amir Obe ; Ashton Travis ; Beau Young Prince ; Big Sean ; Bino Rideaux ; Bobby Sessions ; … Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement (updated as of 1/1/21) and Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement (updated as of 1/1/21) and Your California Privacy Rights. Def Jam ije gushora mu mpano zo muri Afurika biciye muri Universal Music, ku ikubitiro irahera mu bahanzi icyenda - barindwi muri bo ni abo muri Afurika y'Epfo na Nigeria. Def Jam Africa will now have additional A&R, marketing and digital resources based within UMG’s offices in Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), Dakar (Senegal) and Douala (Cameroon), dedicated to discovering hip-hop talent across all French-speaking African markets and will operate under the leadership of Franck Kacou, Directeur Général, Universal Music Africa. MBW occasionally sends important promotional emails that involve strategic collaborations with industry partners. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. In the UK, the label was known as Def Jam UK and was operated through EMI Records, while in Japan, it is known as Def Jam Japan, operating through Universal Music Japan. From Run-D.M.C., to LL Cool J, Disturbing tha Peace, JAY-Z, Big Sean and Kanye West, Def Jam has always been the ultimate destination for hip-hop and urban culture worldwide.