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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

vmt: happy 25th, def jam..

Growing up and learning about Hip Hop music back in the late 80's, most of the music I was listening to had one thing in common. They all were from the Def Jam Recordings camp. Def Jam, the legendary Hip Hop imprint spearheaded by Rick Rubin and later with Russell Simmons, was founded back in 1984 in Rubin's dorm room at NYU. Its first release was actually from Rubin's punk group, Hose. In this special VMT, we will take a journey back to see the music that made Def Jam the classic label it is today, as it celebrates its 25 years of rocking out of our loud speakers. I will dig deep and educate you on obsucre tracks while also adding in some popular joints, as well. When possible, I will throw in the music that inspired a particular song. Let's start this ride where we look back to the golden age of Hip Hop and go forward to the song Def Jam is writing today and in the future. Let's Go...

I Can't Live Without My Radio - LL Cool J
Mistakes of A Women In Love with Other Men - Slick Rick
Hold It Now, Hit It - Beastie Boys
Let's Get Small - Trouble Funk
Pump Me Up - Trouble Funk
Different Strokes - Syl Johnson
I Know You Got Soul - Bobby Byrd
Fight The Power - Public Enemy
Hip Hop Junkies - Nice & Smooth
Gold Digger - EPMD
Hardcore - Redman
Most Def - Onyx
What You Think of That - Memphis Bleek feat. Jay-Z
Rap Game/Crack Game - Jay-Z
Never Change - Jay-Z
Common Man - David Ruffin
Rollout (My Business) - Ludacris
Ultimate Satisfaction - Ludacris feat Field Mob
Can't Stop This - The Roots (prod. by J Dilla)
He Got Game - Public Enemy feat. Stephen Stills
The Promise - Foxy Brown feat. Havoc
Wordz of Wisdom - 3rd Bass
Portrait of An Arist as a Hood - 3rd Bass
Back to the Grill - Mc Serch feat. Red Hot Lover Tone, Chubb Rock, and Nas
Rat Bastard - Pete Nice and DJ Ritchie Rich
I'm Your Mechanical Man - Jerry Butler
Bring The Pain - Method Man
Release Yo' Self - Method Man
Love - Ghostface Killah feat. Musiq
Bestfriend - Musiq
Let This Go - 112
Gone - Kanye West feat. Cam'ron, Consequence
Rush - Rihanna feat. Kardinal Offishall
My Rhyme Ain't Done - LL Cool J