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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.

 

GRUBMAN & BRANCA
ON THE MENU
Lox & bagels is our guess. (10/4a)
GRAMMY CHEW:
RAP EDITION
Michael and Kyle find a feast of hip-hop to chew on. (10/5a)
REPUBLIC UPS GRYN TO EVP ROLE
She brings a Gryn to Roppo's face, so to speak. (10/4a)
LORETTA LYNN,
1932-2022
Honoring the life and music of a truth-teller (10/5a)
HIS OWN ARCHITECT:
THE STEVE LACY BUZZ
It was a surprisingly easy "Habit" to break. (10/5a)
GRAMMY SEASON
New categories! New rules! New WTF!
THE BIG DEAL
It's the one you didn't see coming.
RAID AT MAR-A-LAGO
"Who took my passports?"
HITS' 36TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
Allow us to apologize in advance.
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