By The Hip Hop Writer
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer
Three months ago, news broke about Lyor Cohen leaving Warner Music Group. Cohen’s departure came on the heels of signing Rick Ross’ Maybach Music and Curren$y. Many were surprised that Lyor Cohen left his role. Days later, rumors of Lyor Cohen started a talent agency started.
One month ago, there were rumors of Lyor Cohen signing Kanye West. Since 2008, Jay-Z has been managing Kanye West through his Roc Nation company. Roc Nation has become the biggest management company in the rap game. Such names as Meek Mill and Rihanna are also involved with this company.
Throughout his career, Irv Gotti mentioned being inspired by Lyor Cohen. It was Cohen who hired Irv Gotti at Def Jam, signed Ja Rule, and gave him Murder Inc. Records. When he was considering labels for the 2007 comeback, Irv Gotti turned down a lucrative offer from Lyor Cohen. Now, there are rumors of Irv taking the latest deal from Cohen.