Got Ya Covered: Def Jam Covers the Nov. 2009 Issue of XXL

6 10 2009

XXL November 2009

The biggest label in Hip Hop history covers the November issue of XXL Magazine. The cover of the magazine features Def Jam’s long-time and current heavyweights such as Method Man, Redman, Rick Ross, Fabolous, Ghostface, Scarface, and more. The issue will honor Def Jam’s 25th anniversary, and will hit shelves October 27th.

Def Jam is responsible for pioneering Hip Hop in the 1980’s by it’s founder, producer Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons. Throughout the years, Def Jam has delivered classic albums to Hip Hop, and have been the home to various groundbreaking artists such as LL Cool J, Run-D.M.C., Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, Jay-z, and many more. On Tuesday the 13th, VH1’s Hip Hop Honors will be recognizing the monumental label and paying homage to it’s past and present artists who contributed outstanding material to the label and the Hip Hop genre.

Though Def Jam’s history is undeniably important to Hip Hop; KRS One hit up the Hip Hop Honors to praise them in the video below, but also blames their recent decisions for killing Hip Hop. Check the video below:

Pick up the Def Jam issue of XXL on October 27th, and check out VH1’s Def Jam Hip Hop Honors on October 13th!

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