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    Wed, 05 Oct 2011 17:45:59

    EMP to Host Def Jam25 Lecture and Book Event on Oct. 26 - If you are in Seattle, you gotta go!

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    EMP will present Def Jam25, a lecture and book event celebrating 25 years of hip-hop's reigning label on Oct. 26. That's a Wednesday.

    Launched in 1984, Def Jam's roster created the sound of young America, from LL Cool J, the Beastie Boys and Public Enemy to Ludacris, Kanye West and Rihanna. An oral history comprised of interviews with the label's key artists and executives, and text complemented by images from some of the best-known photographers of the era. Def Jam: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label is the first book to document the label as a whole. The Def Jam25 lecture series will be conducted by the co-authors of DEFinition: the Art and Design of Hip-Hop, and Def Jam Recordings founding staff members, journalist and biographer Bill Adler and creative director Cey Adams.

    Here are the key details:

    Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2011
    Time: 7:00 pm
    Ticket Info: $5 for EMP Museum Members, $8 for general public.
    Tickets on sale now: BrownPaperTickets.com
    Venue: EMP Museum/JBL Theater, 325 5th Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109

    What is your favorite act on Def Jam?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    10.05.11



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