Def Jam Cipher Sessions: The Southern Editions [Videos]

Former G-Unit Records President and recently appointed Vice President of A&R at Def Jam Records, Sha Money XL came up with an idea gather unsigned up and coming Hip Hop MCs/artists on stage where they would not only perform their songs but also showcase their lyrical skill in a cipher, along side a current crop of Hip Hop artists that are starting to make a name for themselves in the music industry.

Titled Def Jam Sessions, the event kicked off with the ‘New York Edition’ back in October and featured Cory Gunz, Big Sean and CurT@!n$. Below check out footage from the second event, dubbed the ‘Southern Edition‘, that took place in November; filmed by Karmaloop TV.

Part One: features Grammy Award winning producer 9th Wonder (and three artists signed to 9th’s southern based record label, A Wonderful World Music Group), Big Remo, Thee Tom Hardy and Rapsody.

Part Two: New Orleans natives Kidd Kidd and Nesby Phips, along with Houston native Carter, talk about their craziest tours stories and what Def Jam means to them.

Part Three: Def Jam signee’s Big K.R.I.T. and CyHi Da Prynce talk about what it means to be signed to Def Jam.

The West Coast Edition will be taking place this Thursday – be sure to check back with us for footage of the event.