Which Artist Had the Best Run at Def Jam?

2. Kanye West

Years on Def Jam: 2003-Present
Signature Def Jam Song: "Can't Tell Me Nothing" (2007)

His prolific output, gothic ambition, and visionary muscle has shaped hip-hop in new and unexpected ways. With Jay moving on, Kanye is one of the main reasons Def Jam is still in the game.

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