Word on the street is that Def Jam has had to Lay off dozens of employees including executives last week.  Not only are they firing employees, but  have offered Jay Z 10 mil to stay on as Head of the label…

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  • http://www.ihiphop.com/williambrown Will the Thrill

    Are they out off their mind. Jay z is the paramount reason for def Jam’s lack of success. Every since Jay Z has been president he has done nothing but promote his-self and take credit of his co-workers work. It is documented. I believe that Def Jam figures that as long as Jay Z is still prestegeous in the marketplace then they will also be noticed. Yes Def jam might get noticed, but that type of thinking could be its demise. Hire qualified people, and learn from the presidents mistakes.

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/Bragonti_45 Carlito Bragonti33

    FUCKING DEF JAM HAS BEEN FUCKING PEOPLE FOR YEARS…..

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/DoctorD_3 Knowledge3

    Actually since Jay-Z’s hire and as a Subsidiary of UMG Defjam has had a better run in Hip hop then interscope or Atlantic so I think Jay-Z pushing it but, he does have some merit at his position. Since 2005 Def Jam has consistently outsold its competitors in opening week numbers

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/KING-OF-RHODE_ISLAND HOVADAMUS-AKA-DOT

    4 YA FUCKING INFO JAY HAS DONE WONDERS 4 DEF JAM 26-GRAMMY NOM NOT2 MENTION ROC-A-FELLA IS N THERE A-GAME FUCK ALL YA HATERS LEARN BE4 U SPEAK