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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.

 

ANALYZING THE ACMS
A few firsts among the ACM Awards noms. (2/26a)
LIVE NATION EYES
SUMMER RESTART
Rapino's ready for festivals to return. (2/26a)
DODGING BULLETS AND DIVINE PURPOSE
Kamasi Washington answers our questions. (2/26a)
iHEARTMEDIA RESTRUCTURES BUSINESS UNITS
Radio giant makes a shift. (2/26a)
FREEDOM NOW AND OTHER JAMS, PT. 1
Social justice through the lens of jazz (2/23a)
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
A jazz chronicle of fighting the power.
GRAMMYS: WHERE TO FROM HERE?
After the snubs, the show.
ACQUITTED
In a phenomenal display of cowardice.
MOVING THE NEEDLE
When vaccination schedules and touring schedules meet.
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