Def Jam To Celebrate 30th Anniversary With Star-Studded Concert

2 Chainz, Rick Ross and DMX will all help hip-hop’s most influential label commemorate its 30th anniversary in style this fall following the release of Def Jam tickets for a star-studded concert at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

Founded by Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons in 1984, Def Jam Recordings went onto change the face of rap music thanks to multi-platinum selling albums from the likes of LL Cool J, Beastie Boys and Public Enemy, and has now assembled some of its biggest artists for a one-off show on October 16.

Alongside the three headliners, fans with Def Jam tickets can also look forward to sets from veteran duo EPMD, regular collaborators Method Man and Redman, former Murder Inc. labelmates Ashanti and Ja Rule, West Coast icon Warren G, hardcore outfit Onyx, and Brooklyn’s very own Fabolous and Foxy Brown, with R&B singer-songwriters Jhene Aiko and Jeremih representing the new class.

Both 2 Chainz and Method Man appeared at the label’s first major celebrations back in March at a SXSW showcase that also included Aloe Blacc, Pusha T and YG, which may give an indication as to which other acts will be added to the bill over the coming weeks.

Def Jam tickets for what the label’s CEO, Steve Bartels, has described as “the can’t miss event of the year” are expected to go on sale later today, while Def Jam Recordings Greatest Hits, a limited edition box-set featuring a collection of songs curated by Rubin, will also be available to buy next month.

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