Rumour has it that Island Def Jam is about to go through some massive changes. The legendary Hip Hop label once home to some of the most respected and successful rappers ever to grace the scene will appparently merge with two other Universal Music subsidiaries, and will axe 70% of its staff. ……………………………………………………………. Sad news if true.
My future play thing Nas isn’t very happy with his label bosses. Check out the email he ‘allegedly’ sent to Island Def Jam executives regarding the release of his new album Lost Tapes 2. Spotted @ Diary Of A Hollywood Street King From: Nas To: LA Reid, Steve Bartels, Steve Gawley, Michael Seltzer, Joseph Borrino, Chris Hicks Subject: PUT MY S**T OUT! Peace to all, With all due respect to you all, Nas is NOBODY’s slave. This is not the 1800′s, respect me and I will respect you. […]
A Def Jam source has informed resident SOHH.com writer Gyant, that the head of Island Record’s Urban Division, Jermaine Dupri is about to be given his marching orders! Gyant writes: “After several failed projects, which includes Janet Jackson’s Discipline, Mariah Carey’s E=MC2 and Johnta Austin’s permanently shelved project it looks like the powers that be have had enough and JD’s time as head of Island Records’ urban division has come to an end. I am being told that JD’s termination papers were being drafted […]