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Def Jam Recordings a Branch of Sony Music Entertainment

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Def Jam Recordings is an American recording company focused on the hip-hop industry that works as a division of The Island Def Jam Music Group that owned by Universal Music Group. It was established by Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons. Its first records on Def Jam Recordings were the Beastie Boys' "Rock Hard,” and LL Cool J's "I Need A Beat” both in 1984. The records sold fine, in the end guiding to a delivery business with CBS and Columbia Records the next year. The first unabridged record produced by Def Jam Recordings was “LL Cool J's Radio” in 1985. Lyor Cohen started as president of Def Jam in 1988, after acquiring a control struggle with Rubin, who in a while after that went away from the corporation to create Def American in 1989. CBS Records, for the moment, was sold to electronics enormous Sony as the decade finished and by 1991 had been re-baptized into Sony Music Entertainment.

PolyGram purchased an extra 10 percent in Def Jam Recordings in 1996, further intensification to their rights of the corporation. In 1998, PolyGram itself was bought by Seagrams and engaged into its Universal Music Group, starting as the biggest record brand in the planet. Subsequent to Universal Music Group's takeover of PolyGram, it bought the residual percent of Def Jam Recordings, and afterward fused it with Island Records to create The Island Def Jam Music Group. Motivated by the arrangement of IDJMG, Island and Def Jam continues to work as its own brand supported by the superior umbrella.

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