When Def Jam was on top of the game, Lyor Cohen and Kevin Liles were running the show. During this period of time, the label boasted the entire Roc-A-Fella Records camp, Murder Inc. Records, and DMX was one of the biggest rappers on the planet. However, things were soon going to change, as there was a shakeup at Def Jam.
Kevin Liles and Lyor Cohen resurfaced at Warner Bros. Records and built Asylum Records into a hip hop powerhouse. For two years, Asylum Records was the label outlet for the artists in the South, distributing many Houston artists. But, again, there was a shakeup and Warner Bros. Records absorbed the artists.
Recently, Kevin Liles, the man who has helped so many careers, sat down with Power 105.1’s “The Breakfast Club.”
Watch the entire interview below: