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Russell Simmons supports Irv Gotti’s bid for Def Jam presidency

By The Hip Hop Writer
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer

Def Jam has been in ruins for years. Recently, Irv Gotti returned to the spotlight to discuss a number of topics. Among the topics Irv Gotti spoke on were Def Jam. Since Jay-Z’s departure from the label, Gotti said there is no one over there who cares. Irv Gotti then made a public plea to allow him to take over the label.

Given his run-ins with the federal government, Irv Gotti said he would understand if Def Jam did not want him. Regardless of who it was, Irv said it had be someone who cared. Desite his near decade-long beef with Chris Lighty, Irv Gotti said he would be a good choice. But, it had to be someone in hip hop who cared about hip hop.

No I.D. was recently hired as the Vice President of A&R at Def Jam and he stayed away from the situation. Russell Simmons, the founder of the label, recently spoke on Irv Gotti’s comments. Simmons said he thinks Irv Gotti would be a good choice, he also likes how he is lobbying for the job. Aside from Gotti, he also said he likes DJ Khaled or Chris Lighty for the job.

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