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Def Jam announces Joie Manda as new President of Def Jam.......

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edited March 2012 in The Reason


Def Jam started as an independent rap label run out of a college dorm room by Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin, but today it stands amongst hip-hop's strongest brands. Now, the powerhouse label has added to its legacy by naming former Warner Bros. Records executive Joie Manda as its new president.

"Running Def Jam is the greatest challenge of my career," Manda said in a press release issued to MTV News Wednesday (March 14). "The Def Jam artist roster has always been synonymous with the greatest in hip-hop, and I intend to carry that tradition into the future."

While serving as head of Warner Urban Music, Manda helped build the record company's current roster of Common, Gucci Mane and Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group imprint. The move to Island Def Jam connects Manda with a roster that includes Kanye West, Rihanna, Ludacris, Nas, 2 Chainz and Rick Ross as a solo artist.

Lyor Cohen, Kevin Liles and Jay-Z have all famously held the esteemed position, and last year former Def Jam A&R and Murder Inc. CEO Gotti lobbied for the coveted job.

During an October interview on MTV News' "RapFix Live," Irv Gotti pleaded with Def Jam to fill the presidency position with someone who was passionate about hip-hop culture — of course nominating himself. "If you don't want to hire me — the best man for the job, the man who will die for it — cool, I understand. You think I'm Suge Knight, you think the Feds may come in here again if you hire me, cool," the music producer said, referring to the money-laundering charges he beat in 2005. "Put somebody in there, because you not giving any sign or any indication that you care about my culture."

"As we look to expand Def Jam and our creative urban music activities even further, there is no one better to lead them than Joie," said Barry Weiss, chairman and CEO of Universal Republic and Island Def Jam. "He has emerged as one of the most respected young executives in today's urban music landscape, possessing all the qualifications and experience that are essential to run Def Jam, the world's most important hip-hop destination."

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  • dalyricalbanditdalyricalbandit Co-Owner Of AllhipHop.com, Super Moderator, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 67,382 Regulator
    never heard of him
  • TurfaholicTurfaholic It's not too complicated, but you're gonna need a bulletproof soul The Bay 2 Sin CityPosts: 20,224 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I told GEe Ross works for a white boy.

    but it may be a good look for Ross, they already have a work history. I used to dream about def jam, hoping for a positive outcome.
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  • will blaxwill blax Posts: 539 ✭✭
    lets see what happens with this one. Def Jam like the Knicks lol...I think they should give it to Gotti, i mean he saved them before

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  • DMTxTHCDMTxTHC Posts: 14,218 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Damn, good drop...

    And it seems that Rick Ross would have more leverage at Def Jam now.

    ...and speaking of Nas, I hope he gets more freedom at Def Jam. I would love to see what The Lost Tapes 2 sounds like.

  • H-Rap 180H-Rap 180 Posts: 15,452 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2012
    Turfaholic wrote: »
    I told GEe Ross works for a white boy.

    but it may be a good look for Ross, they already have a work history. I used to dream about def jam, hoping for a positive outcome.

    He's not white and neither is Fat Joe.
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  • JenxoJenxo Posts: 1
    edited March 2012

    check this video from 08....
    ross won @ 2:38
    i think this the dude that got ross his deal with warner too
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  • usmarin3usmarin3 Posts: 37,977 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Def Jam needs to get back to developing artist, stop looking for the quick hit. Discover young talent, put them on the road touring, and put out quality music.
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  • GeE-757GeE-757 Posts: 6,441
    edited March 2012
    H-Rap 180 wrote: »

    He's not white and neither is Fat Joe.

    smh fam this shit is krazy how that cotton pickin shoe shynin lemonade fetchin housenigga cracka slave massah protector TURFAFOOL will go outta his way 2 protect his white cracka mob cracka slave massahz he wantz rozay 2 b sign;d 2 a feminem cracka so bad so he can say hez justified 2 have his cracka slave massahz call him a nigga/n1gger LOL...but ross albumz doesnt have no type of SHADY cracka stamp on them itz just MMG!
    HLF aka icesissy is a FAG pac was talkin 2 u MANN!

    i dont even like black chics like that

    ^ & this feminem cracka protectin clown aint a white boy?? PLZ!


    ^MANN ALERT!....that ugly azz cracka BostonHoe aka BostonDro is a male stalkin faggot u straight malez on herr betta beware...

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