Purchase Slick Rick Bust Limited Edition Resin Art Toy Collectible Artwork by street graffiti artist Def Jam. 2020 Slick Rick Bust Statue Art by Def Jam Resin bust modeled after the iconic artist, Hip Hop Legend Slick Rick. Stands 8" tall. As VIPs and Def Jam artists past and present – 2 Chainz, Fabolous, Jadakiss, Teyana Taylor, TJ Porter, Fetty Luciano, Slick Rick, Suzi Wu, Def Jam CEO Paul Rosenberg, Joseline Hernandez, DJ Premier – an all-female DJ lineup led by DJ Jazzy Joyce, Nyla Symone and Odalys kept the party rocking. A special pop-up from Scarr’s Pizza fed the masses, Courvoisier and Heineken kept the vibes going, and VIPs enjoyed special activations – a PUMA basketball court and a Snipes bodega hosted by special guests Stretch and Bobbito offering limited edition T-Shirts and the PUMA x Def Jam Clyde Court. A surprise performance from Def Jam’s own Freddy & Jason – Fabolous and Jadakiss – closed out the night.
Def Jam Recordings is not an individual artist, but rather an American record label focused on hip-hop and urban music. It was founded in 1984 by Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons. Def Jam has been home to many influential and successful artists in the hip-hop and R&B genres, such as LL Cool J, Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Rihanna, among others. Over the years, Def Jam has played a significant role in the development and promotion of hip-hop culture, and it remains an important label in the music industry today. Def Jam Recordings has had a substantial impact on the music industry since its inception. Its early success can be attributed to the label's willingness to take risks and sign innovative artists who pushed the boundaries of hip-hop and urban music. This strategy helped Def Jam become a dominant force in the genre and established it as a powerhouse in the music world. Some of the label's major milestones include: Signing LL Cool J: LL Cool J was one of Def Jam's first signed artists, and his debut album "Radio" (1985) became a commercial success, setting the tone for the label's future direction. Beastie Boys' "Licensed to Ill": Released in 1986, this groundbreaking album was the first hip-hop album to top the Billboard chart, making it a significant milestone in the genre's history. Public Enemy's "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back": This seminal album, released in 1988, was a critical and commercial success, showcasing Def Jam's ability to promote politically conscious and innovative music. Jay-Z's rise to fame: Jay-Z, one of the most successful hip-hop artists of all time, released his debut album "Reasonable Doubt" (1996) through Roc-A-Fella Records, which later became a subsidiary of Def Jam. Kanye West's career: Def Jam played a crucial role in Kanye West's career, starting with his debut album "The College Dropout" (2004). West's success further solidified the label's reputation as a breeding ground for influential artists.