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DJ PREMIER CLOSES OUT DEF JAM’S 30 DAYS, 30 DJS, 30 MIXES

They say to save the best for last as DJ Premier closes out Def Jam’s “30 DJs, 30 Mixes, 30 Days” compilation. Check out Preemo’s mix and the rest are right here.

The word legendary goes hand in hand with the word iconic, which perfectly describes the one record label that defines hip-hop…Def Jam.

For 30 years, the brand that Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons built has consistently pumped out quality music and groundbreaking artists. From the days of LL Cool J, The Beastie Boys and Public Enemy to Jeezy, Jay-Z and Nas, the Def Jam logo has spun hits with force and volume to the masses.

For the month of November, Def Jam and RESPECT Magazine bring to you the world’s best DJs to take you through the history of this storied record label. 30 DJs. 30 Mixes. 30 Days. With hot new tracks to oldie but goodies to exclusive songs rarely heard, our All-Star team of DJs got you covered.

Each DJ brings a different flair to the mixes you’ll end up keeping on repeat long after November is done. So click the links above and enjoy the power of Def Jam 30. – Datwon Thomas Editor in Chief of Respect Magazine

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KILLER MIKE DELIVERS PASSIONATE SPEECH ON FERGUSON DURING ST. LOUIS CONCERT

Killer Mike and El-P had a Run The Jewels show in St. Louis the same night that a grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown. Rather than just roll along with the show, Killer Mike delivered a passionate speech before the show that explained his personal concern for the future of his sons and his frustration with the decision. For Killer Mike, it’s always bigger than just hip hop and this is something you must listen to and absolutely respect.