Def Jam is coming into a brand new period. With a contemporary regime on the prime and quite a few burgeoning signees, the famed label hopes to have discovered one other strategy to introduce the newer artists on their proficient roster to the world. On Wednesday (Jan. 23), Def Jam announced plans for an Undisputed compilation album releasing in March that includes a bunch of the artists they've signed over the previous 12 months.
The venture got here collectively in November via a weeklong recording session, because the group was holed up in California taking part in a "rap camp" of kinds. Undisputed will see contributions from an array of signees, together with Sneakk and Lul G of SOBxRBE, Brooklyn native Fetty Luciano, Cleveland’s YFL Kelvin, Harlem-bred MCs TJ Porter and Dominic Lord, 17-year previous Bernard Jabs, YK Osiris, and Nimic Revenue.
"I consider in artistry and the concept nice music will discover its viewers," mentioned Steven Victor, Def Jam Recordings EVP & head of A&R. "I’m past excited in regards to the roster of recent artists we’ve constructed right here at Def Jam. Each considered one of them is making the type of music I wish to hearken to now. We’ve introduced them collectively and requested them to purchase into one thing bigger, the Def Jam brand and legacy. It’s outstanding to see how a lot these artists have embraced it. I couldn’t be extra pleased with the outcomes."
The 35-year-old label may also launch a coinciding docuseries showcasing the following era of hopeful stars with a behind-the-scenes take a look at the rising artists' come-up and their artistic course of in crafting the compilation album.