Thursday, May 21, 2009
News Break: Rapper Jay-Z leaving Def Jam
Jay-Z confirms reports that he has left the record company where he made most of his biggest hits and went from artist to president. According to the web site RapRadar.com, he thanks the label's executives and calls his time at Def Jam "a unique and fulfilling experience."
Last year, Jay-Z and Live Nation struck a wide-ranging deal that included touring, publishing and albums. Jay-Z had owed Def Jam one more record. A representative for Jay-Z declined to elaborates.