All Def Music: Record Label Transformations

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  • Russell Simmons
  • Roc-A-Fella, Roc Nation
  • Priority Records
  • Maybach Music Group
  • The Inc.
  • YMCMB, Cash Money Records
  • Gucci Mane, Brick Squad
  • Wu Tang Clan, Loud Records
  • Ruffhouse Records
  • Romeo
  • Snoop, Death Row Records

Priority Records Relaunches With Just Blaze

Priority Records, the leading force in gangsta rap, was once the home of hip hop greats like Ice Cube, N.W.A. and Dr. Dre. After being on hiatus for a while, Priority Records is back and has completely revamped its roster. Described recently by Billboard as being a producer-driven label focusing on electronic and progressive urban music, the new and improved Priority Records will be made public Aug. 13 with the release of Just Blaze’s new single, “Higher,” featuring Jay Z.

(Photos from left: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Beats by Dre, Priority Records)

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