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Def Jam 25, Vol. 9: Welcome to the South

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Welcome to the South is one of the more significant volumes in Def Jam's array of ten-track digital download compilations, all tied into the label's 25th anniversary. The label's southern R&B is represented with the-Dream's "Shawty Is a 10" (the censored version of Terius Nash's first solo hit from 2007) and 112's "Closing the Club." The remainder of the selections entail a mix of popular and deep cuts, including Scarface's "On My Block," Chicago native Shawnna's "Damn" (released on Ludacris' South-oriented DTP offshoot), Young Jeezy's "Who Dat," Rick Ross' "Blow," and a cut from both U.S.D.A. and that group's Blood Raw.

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