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Wow.  I just gained a lot of respect for Big Sean because his commentary on the whole rappers vs Def Jam is super on point.  Finally a rapper who understands it is a business.  L.A. Reid doesn’t care about “real” hip-hop.  Because THE FANS don’t support “real” hip-hop.  L.A. Reid is about making money, not losing it.  If people aren’t going to buy the music people like Nas & Shyne want to put out, guess what?  He isn’t going to put it out.  He is in the business of selling music.  Not putting out projects that rap nerds are going to steal (or just laugh at in Shyne’s case).  Is that the best thing for the culture?  Hell no.  Is that the reality of the world we live in?  Yes.

Related: Shyne Vs Def Jam & Nas Vs Def Jam

  • Well, my experiences with L.A. Reid, I’ve had tons of meeting with him recently, and even in my meetings he said ‘Man I’m a guy that’s into hits man, pop,’ you know he says that. He’s straight up, I’m into hits I’m into that money. I’m into these f*cking hit songs so no, I don’t think L.A. Reid understands hip-hop in the same way that Nas understands it or Shyne or whoever or Kanye. He understands that muthaf*ckin money, he understands what a hit is, so you gotta respect him on that. He’s responsible for a lot of big acts. But honestly Def Jam does make a lot of mistakes and I’m signed to Def Jam and I appreciate everything they’ve done for me. I’m happy to be on Def Jam.

Spotted at Angela Yee’s spot.