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Kool G Rap Reveals Def Jam Passed On Nas Because He Sounded Too Much Like Him (Video)

There are few, if any, record labels that have a more storied tradition than Def Jam Recordings. The company started by Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons would be the musical home of countless Hip-Hop legends over time, including LL Cool J, Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, Redman, Method Man, Jay Z,... Read more

Kool G Rap Details How He Helped Launch Nas’ Career & Releases New Cormega Collabo (Video)

In 1995, Kool G Rap released the highest-charting single of his career, "Fast Life." The song merged two Queens legends, as G Rap collaborated with the white-hot Nas, fresh on the heels of his Illmatic debut. While the world may not have known it at the time, the collaboration was... Read more

Asher Roth & Vic Mensa Sing and Rap About the Fast Life on a Lush Musical Track (Audio)

Asher Roth and Vic Mensa sing and rap on an incredibly lush track. And, while the song is soulful and instantly catchy, it is not light fare. It tackles what can happen when dealing with low self esteem. Check out Fast Life. Related: The Video For Asher Roth’s Tangerine Girl... Read more