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    Product of Determination Def Jam VP Shakir Stewart Commits Suicide Opportunist's Avatar
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    Def Jam executive vice president Shakir Stewart committed suicide (Nov. 1) in New York. Shakir died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to sources.

    Stewart succeeded Jay-Z at the top of the Def Jam ladder in June and also retained his duties as senior VP of A&R at Island Def Jam. The Oakland, Calif., native signed such artists as Rick Ross, Young Jeezy and newcomer Karina Pasian.

    Stewart cut his teeth as a music executive at Hitco Music Publishing, where he was creative director and later senior VP of creative/GM and signed Beyonce Knowles.

    Even before he gained a rep for promoting rap concerts during his Morehouse College days, Stewart was "the guy who was the head of passing out fliers at seven clubs a night, seven days a week in 20-degree weather," he told Billboard this summer.

    Stewart said at the time it was his goal to help develop "new, young executives ... The hot executive who's 21, 22 years old and has a serious passion for music and the desire to work 27 hours a day. That's where I was at that time in my life. And that's who I'm looking to mentor. I don't see many people like that. Instead, I see a lot of kids who want to live the lifestyle but don't want to put in the work and do what it takes."
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    Default Re: Def Jam VP Shakir Stewart Commits Suicide

    Either Jay-Z had a hard ass job, and made it look easy or he saw LL's album sales.

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    There is no reason in this world for someone to take their own life away.... I hope God forgives him.
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    Default Re: Def Jam VP Shakir Stewart Commits Suicide

    cannot be that bad

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    Default Re: Def Jam VP Shakir Stewart Commits Suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by Fabulous View Post
    There is no reason in this world for someone to take their own life away.... I hope God forgives him.
    i agree thats too extreme, he was probably depressed

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