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The-Dream: I’m Leaving Def Jam


(AllHipHop News) Def Jam Records is having a pretty busy start of the year. A day after Young Jeezy was arrested for allegedly imprisoning, assaulting and threatening his son, The-Dream announced today on his Instagram account that he is leaving Def Jam Records.

In a move he is deeming his “exodus”, The Dream took to his personal Instagram account to announce his departure from Def Jam Records:

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The-Dream has been signed on Def Jam Records since 2007 and reflected on the five projects he’s released while signed by posting pictures and commentary of them on his Instagram account. Interestingly, he calls his 2010 album LoveKing “unappreciated and unfinished”. LoveKing posted The-Dream’s second lowest 1st week total of 58,000 copies sold, which was only surpassed by his final album on Def Jam, IV Play which sold 28,000 copies in its opening week.

  • David Gonz

    WHO?

    • stackzscrilla

      Call for Rope….. #INSTANTANEOUSLY

    • SleepyTheGreat

      Bird Brain

  • GOLD MUSCLES DIAMOND TESTICLES

    wold=sold apparently…lol

    • count_210

      nah it’s wold when you only well 28k

      • GOLD MUSCLES DIAMOND TESTICLES

        lol

      • lwao!!!

      • Papi Peligro

        Urban dictionary
        Wold = if you sold wood in your first week sales.

        Dream wold 28k

  • i’mreloaded!

    He’ll be alright. Dude got mad talent so he won’t be a free agent for long. Pretty sure he still writin songs.

  • Black Jay

    Def Jam was never an R&B hub. Any R&B dude signed to that company is in danger!
    Dream is right to leave. How is it he can make more money co-writing a song on Beyonce’s album than from pushing his own album? Get money or get gone. In this case n*gga, GETTING GONE IS GOOD. Def Jam sucks now anyway….

    • Mark these words, Russell is going to buy back the Def Jam name/recording assets and convert into his new venture, All Def Digital/All Def Music which is co-ran by fmr. Loud Founder, Steve Rifkind (Wu-Tang, Mobb Deep,Big Pun)

  • Polecat

    Defjam ain’t the same anymore…they sign a nucca that will make song like( tat, tat, tatted up), so f*ck them sell outs… bring back that old grimy sound with Russell Simmons!!! # you can get to know me more @ reverberation/ Novacane1

    • fullyautomatic

      FOH

  • Sean Power

    he say’s his leaving , but the number drops in sell seems like he got dropped,but he will be fine writing for other people like bey

  • Pierre Elliott

    DEF JAM ISNT WHAT IT WAS—————ALL THE PEOPLE WHO LAID DOWN THE GROUND WORK: PUBLIC ENEMY, ORANGE JUICE JONES ORIGINAL CONCEPT-SLICK RICK THE BOSS ONYX LL COOL J THE BEASTIE BOYS AND ALL THE ORIGINALS—-

    NOW IT IS RUN BY WHITES AND EUROPEANS—–

    AND YOU WONDER WHY COMMERCIAL BLACK MUSIC SUCKS.

    YEAH– I WOULD BOUNCE TOO

    • FRUKOH

      Rick Rubin is white and was there from jump, so it has always had whites involved in running it, but other than that i agree.

      • Pierre Elliott

        yeah but he was a jew boy who just loved the music—-it was RUSSEL who wanted to do other outside options. Not all white people are for the fall, and often more than often its BLACK PEOPLE who do it to us.

        Prime example——The Negroid Airhead Who sold BET to try his hand at a sports team.

      • digitallife

        He had Viacom up his @ss and fuse emerging he wasn’t too dumb to not sell..if he didn’t sell there wouldn’t be a B.E.T today.

      • Pierre Elliott

        but what is BET now?

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  • Kevin Anthony

    That’s the Game for ya. My name is Kevin Anthony21 “Food for thought” is the name of the mixtape, come check me out on soundcloud Peace

  • digitallife

    Damned shame…

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