Southern rapper and Rick Ross protégé Gunplay is now riding solo. After being a part of Ross’ Triple C’s (Carol City Cartel), the Miami native inked a solo deal with prominent Hip-Hop label Def Jam. Finally, the day has come! Ross also tweeted that Gunplay’s debut solo album arrives soon.
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The music industry is talking and it is being reported that some major changes over at Def Jam are about to take place. According to HitDailyDouble, music exec Joie “I.E.” Manda is expected to become president of the prominent Hip-Hop label. The President of Def Jam position is vacant and has not been occupied since Jay-Z left in 2007. In the past it was rumored that music exec Irv Gotti and Ludacris’ manager Chaka Zulu would replace Jay-Z but those rumors were untrue. Keep reading:
Rapper Pusha T recently signed a solo deal with Def Jam Records, according to prominent Hip-Hop blogger Karen Civil. “Solidifying my first solo venture, G.O.O.D Music/DefJam is my home. That machine with my creativity is gonna make for satisfied hiphop fans,” said Pusha. The Virginia native upcoming EP Fear of God 2: Let Us Pray is scheduled to drop this Fall, his solo LP does not have a release date.
According to Billboard.Com, IDJ Chairman L.A. Reid will be leaving the label at the end of the year, once he fulfills his contractual obligations to become a judge on X Factor. Steve Bartels will continue running IDJ, with the help of Barry Weiss. Below is how Billboard is reporting the story:
A couple of weeks ago, Shyne made waves in the music industry by giving a string of interviews where he vented about his deal with Def Jam Records and his relationship with Def Jam head, L.A. Reid. Now the former inmate and has been rapper is having to eat his words. Yes now Shyne is singing a different tune, having written a post for XXLMag.com essentially apologizing to and pledging his allegiance to Reid. (more…)
Def Jam label head L.A. Reid is reportedly out of a job today after losing his position at Def Jam Records. However Reid not only lost his job, but his Def Jam cohort The Dream as well. The music conglomerate Vin Vendi is behind the let-gos linked to exuberant spending and poor record sales. (more…)