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Trinidad James dropped from Def Jam: ‘I got no money’

Rapper Trinidad James broke the news last night that he has been dropped by Def Jam Recordings. The “All Gold Everything” rapper was a sensation at the tail end of 2012 and in early 2013 on the strength of that one hit, but no follow up single made an impression.

Rihanna leaves Def Jam, reportedly signs with Roc Nation

Pop superstar Rihanna has departed her longtime label, Def Jam Recordings. The singer released all seven of her albums on the powerhouse label, but has now reportedly signed with Jay Z’s Roc Nation as an artist. Jay signed Rihanna to Def Jam when he was label president in 2005. Her latest Def Jam release was 2012’s Unapologetic. Jay formed Roc Nation in 2009 and Rihanna split from her former manager, Marc Jordan, and inked a deal with Roc Nation’s management team in 2010.

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