Jadakiss Supports Irv Gotti For Def Jam President!

Jadakiss supports Irv Gotti’s campaign to be the president of Def Jam Records!

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“It was one of the best ‘RapFix’ [interviews] ever,” Jada told MTV News. “He said a lot of stuff that doesn’t get said. He was able to [vent] without hating on the record labels or channeling any hate. … Everything he said — me being on the inside looking out and him being on the inside looking out but now on the outside looking in — I think he nailed every point. I think everything he said was excellent, and almost everything was true.”

Irv Gotti Opens Up About Jay-Z, DMX, NAS, Ja Rule & The Industry!

‘Kiss is signed to Def Jam — releasing his latest album, The Last Kiss, in 2009, as well as the retail mixtape I Love You (A Dedication to My Fans) in May 2011 — on the label. The “We Gonna Make It” rapper hasn’t spoken to anyone at the label about his support for the Murder Inc. founder, but he did mention agreeing with Irv’s point that suits at any record label need to better relate to artists in order to earn their trust when it comes to making career decisions.

“Def Jam and every other label, it ain’t that they’re bad record labels; it’s just sometimes they don’t understand the artists that they have,” Jada explained. “It’s hard for somebody … when you not coming where I’m from every day. … You live a whole totally different life than me, but you telling me this ain’t the record. That ain’t really what’s up, and that sometimes happens. It doesn’t always happen, but sometimes that’s what happens, and that be the conflict of interest.”

L.A. Reid Resigns From Island Def Jam Records To Join ‘X Factor’

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MTV reports, L.A. Reid resigned from his post as chairman of Island Def Jam Records on Thursday and will join Simon Cowell’s “X Factor” as one of the show’s judges, according to a statement from the label sent to the BBC.

A memo from Reid obtained by MTV News opens with a quote from Colin Powell: “Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand.”

Reid goes on to say, “After much consideration, I have decided to leave my position as Chairman of the Island Def Jam Music Group. I have always thrived on growth and the next great challenge, and I look forward with much enthusiasm to what the future holds.

“I am extremely proud of our beautiful roster and all we have accomplished in my seven years with IDJ,” the note continues. “We continue to have incredible success together with today’s most phenomenal superstars — Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey, Kanye West, Bon Jovi, Jennifer Lopez, Ne-Yo, Rick Ross, The Killers, The-Dream, Chrisette Michele, Jeezy and Ludacris to name a few. I want to thank all of you for your amazing contributions.”
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