Runaway Dinosaur

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Jay Z Leaves Def Jam

Posted by T Rex on December 25, 2007

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Jay Z will leave his job as President of Universal Music Group’s Def Jam Records label after his contract expires this year.

Jay-Z stated: “I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have served as President of such a culturally-defining label as Def Jam over the last three years. During that time, I’ve had the pleasure of working with many of the world’s most dynamic artists and many of the most dedicated and talented executives in the music business today, including [IDJMG Chairman/ CEO] Antonia “L.A.” Reid. But now it’s time for me to take on new challenges. I am pleased to have had the opportunity to build upon the Def Jam legacy, helping to move the company into a new era of artistic success.”

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