Def Jam Recordings

Rita Ora Wants Out of Stalled Jay Z Record Deal; Is Rihanna to Blame?

Rita Ora, the UK singing sensation, is suing to break her contract with record mogul Jay Z, claiming she’s been “abandoned” by his Roc Nation record label. Is Rihanna the real reason her singing career has been sidetracked? Jay Z personally signed Rihanna to a record contract while he was president of Def Jam Recordings. Her debut album, Music of the Sun in 2005 and sophomore effort A Girl Like Me the following year both reached the top ten on the US album charts. ...

Iggy Azalea Clears the Air on Delayed Tour, Social Media Retreat (audio)

Iggy Azalea’s new tour, her first ever in major arenas, isn’t disintegrating and she hasn’t quit social media in disgust, although she is sometimes disgusted by it, she revealed in a new interview today (Mar. 12) in Los Angeles. The Australian rapper, real name Amethyst Amelia Kelly, touched off a lot of wild rumors when the tour delay was announced two days ago. Speculation centered on disputes between the 24-year-old rapper and Def Jam Recordings on issues ranging from poor promotion to difficulty working with her. ...