Category: def jam

You want a hit? Give me a hour plus a pen and a pad!

I came to bring the pain hardcore from the brain.

Shadow boxing when I heard you on the radio.

I’m flowin’ like nighttrain, runnin’ the pain of the black reign.

There seems to be some debate or confusion regarding the first Def Jam release. Some consider T La Rock & Jazzy Jay – It’s Yours as the first release. Others say it’s LL Cool J – I Need A Beat. Those people are wrong. The first release featured Rick Rubin’s artcore band; Hose. The Def Jam logo and artwork had yet to be created and the sleeve is an actual paper bag.

Caught in the race against time, the pit and the pendulum. Check the rhythm and rhymes while I’m bending ‘em.