DJ Khaled has officially been named President of Def Jam South. "This is what I've always wanted to do, is be an executive and take it to another level," Khaled told MTV. "L.A. [Reid] just hit me one day. He was like, 'We should bring Khaled on board. He makes hits, he has relationships.' I got a team of producers and we go in hard. My job is to bring hits to the table and work with new artists and work with established artists. I'm bringing new energy to the game and to the building." With his new spot, Khaled will be responsible for records by Ludacris, Young Jeezy, Ace Hood and of course Rick Ross. Rick Ross new album, Deeper Than Rap, will be the first release under Khaled's watch which he also A&R'd. [Source]I actually had an entire post where I was going to go in on the Palestinian homie. But someone, who's opinion I hold in high regard, told me to stop hatin'.
But I still had to pose the question.
Plus, some of my twitter friends agree with me.
hell2danaw @Gyant Def Jam just don't learn. Artist as execs just isn't working. They have their own agenda and wouldn't anybody? pay day duh!!!!!!
ebonymystique @Gyant did I miss something? all i know Khaled to be is a DJ a sucky DJ. been to one of his parties. what qualifies him to be a Prez?
FrancoisW @Gyant. R u serious??? I was just at the showcase at Crossover in ATL......That's some bullshit if Khaled is the head of that label
ScullyNJ @Gyant Yea we had a good laugh in the office today about that Khaled thing.
FoxxFiles @Gyant been scratching my head on that move all day. Khaled?
Bodyguard_Beats @Gyant Crickets - "Chirp....chirp"
Talk to y'all lata,