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Def Jam 25

Hip-Hop/Rap
Please note: This event has already occurred.
It's impossible to think of hip-hop without Def Jam Recordings. Def Jam shaped the careers of the most enduring greats of the genre, a veritable hall of fame that includes LL Cool J, the Beastie Boys and Public Enemy. While other labels faded, Def Jam evolved with every generational shift in rap, and it's now the home of Big K.R.I.T., 2 Chainz, Nas and the Roots. The Lincoln Theatre hosts a celebration for "Def Jam 25," a book documenting the label's first 25 years. Key Def Jam figures such as album cover genius Cey Adams and founding publicist Bill Adler host a panel discussion, followed by a Def Jam tribute starring locals Asheru, Tabi Bonney and Gods'illa, a tribute to the late MCA of the Beastie Boys, and a closing set from Def Jam legends EPMD.