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DEF JAM HONORS LABEL HISTORY

Def Jam is celebrating Black Music Month and Juneteenth with the premiere of a new three-episode docu-series, Through The Lens, and a special DJ set from Clark Kent.

Produced by Def Jam and UMeThrough The Lens chronicles the impact of photography that became synonymous with Def Jam by following three photo­graphers: Janette Beckman, Ricky Powell, and Jonathan Mannion

Episode one focuses on Beckman, one of the first to shoot LL Cool J and Slick Rick. The Powell episode premieres 6/26; he show on Mannion, who has shot more than 300 album covers, debuts 7/10.

Kent, known for discovering Jay-Z and producing the likes of Mariah Carey and 50 Cent, will start spinning today at 4pm PT/7pm ET.

 

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KENDRICK RETURNS
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PRIDE & JOY
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NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS: Q2 EDITION
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THE BIG CHEESE
Theories of evolution from 30,000 feet.
THE NEXT GIANT DEAL
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