12 Dec 2009

Access All Areas: Def Jam 25

From Access All Areas, 4:00 pm on 12 December 2009

Def Jam Records is one of the United States most successful record labels. The 80s marked the move of hip hop from the underground to the mainstream and Def Jam was instrumental in helping the genre make that transition. As the label celebrates its 25th anniversary Trevor Reekie talks to Oliver Wang, curator of the influential Soul-Sides web site and an assistant professor of sociology at California State University, about this iconic label.