Def Jam Recordings

Def Jam Recordings Celebrates Women’s History Month With ‘THE WOMEN OF DEF JAM’ Compilation

THE WOMEN OF DEF JAM, a 24-track compilation released in conjunction with Women’s History Month, is Def Jam Recordings’ tribute to the women on its roster.


The compilation, available as a collector’s edition Triple-LP box set, includes tunes by the women who have dominated hip-hop and R&B from the ’90s to the present, including Nikki D, Foxy Brown, Boss, and Ashanti, as well as Amerie, Teyana Taylor, Alessia Cara, Rapsody, and Jhené Aiko. According to a press release, Def Jam has an all-female marketing crew for the first time since 2007 and has never had as many women on its A&R team as it has today.

Furthermore, more than half of the label’s employees are women, including seven women of color in senior executive positions, as well as two of three executive leaders and eight of ten department heads.


“There are so many amazing stories to tell about Def Jam today and how women have been positioned across the company,” Tunji Balogun, Chairman & CEO of Def Jam Recordings, said in a statement. “All of which is to say,” Balogun concluded, “there is a lot to celebrate at Def Jam for Women’s History Month.”

“We’re incredibly proud of this dynamic group of leaders and future leaders,” added Def Jam EVP/GM Nicki Farag and Def Jam EVP/President 4th & Broadway LaTrice Burnette. “Def Jam has always been about setting the tone and leading the culture. The women of Def Jam are doing that every day.”

Stream THE WOMEN OF DEF JAM on Spotify and Apple Music.