Jay-Z Splits with Def Jam
We knew Jay-Z was a business, man, but settling a label contract over a coin flip? Now that's serious business. News of the separation between Hova and Def Jam hit the streets Thursday, when Jay spoke to RapRadar.com and confirmed that he would indeed be leaving his label of almost a decade.
"I can honestly say, working with Doug Morris [CEO of Universal Music] and L.A. Reid [Chairman of Island Def Jam] has been a unique and fulfilling experience and I respect them immensely," he said. "I've been in the family for almost my entire career."
Jay began work with Kanye West on Blueprint 3, his follow-up to American Gangster, last April, and updates have been trickling out ever since. It looks like it will now be released on Roc Nation, a product of Jay's $150 million deal with Live Nation.
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