Jay-Z may join Warner Music Group after Def Jam splitMay 28th, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 28 (ANI): Rapper Jay-Z is likely to ink a deal with Warner Music Group after his recent split from Def Jam.
If successful, it will make him one of the richest and most powerful men in the music world.
According to well-placed sources, Jay Z has been taking top-secret meetings with his old pals and former managers Lyor Cohen and Kevin Liles.
The conversations have included giving Jay his own record label at WMG, tentatively to be called the Carter Music Group.
“Jay knows Lyor and Kevin from back when they all worked together at Def Jam, and he obviously wants to work something out with his friends,” the New York Daily News quoted an insider as saying.
“He wants to get the dream team back together. There have been a few whiffs of a reunion in the past, but only now - and very privately - is something finally starting to happen,” the insider added.
Another source said, “This is big in hip hop. These are three of the most powerful men in music, who might be working together, and there’s no question the success they’ll have as a team will be huge.”
“Jay-Z, Lyor Cohen and Kevin Liles are all brand names. They’re the industry’s heavy hitters, and the combination would bring them a lot of attention. They would be unstoppable. Jay himself is the most successful rapper-turned-businessman out there,” added a music-biz insider. (ANI)
- Jay-Z draws up retirement plans - Aug 30, 2010
- Kanye West and Jay-Z settle their copyright case - Mar 12, 2012
- Is Beyonce pregnant with her first child? - Oct 20, 2010
- Jay-Z concerned for sick Rihanna - Feb 28, 2011
- Beyonce Knowles pregnant? - Oct 21, 2010
- Jay-Z, Kanye West earn big at birthday gig - Dec 28, 2011
- Rihanna leaves manager Marc Jordan, joins Jay-Z - Oct 21, 2010
- King Hammer retaliates at Jay-Z with his new song 'Better Run Run' - Nov 02, 2010
- Oprah to be Blue Ivy's Godmother - Jan 27, 2012
- Pearl Jam to perform at Jay-Z's festival - May 23, 2012
- Beyonce plans mega nursery for baby - Oct 21, 2011
- Jay –Z Taps UK Rap Market With K.Koke For Roc Nation - Jan 18, 2011
- West tries music album with animal sounds - Jun 22, 2012
- Jay-Z approves Brown, Rihanna patch up - Aug 05, 2012
- Footballer Ashley Cole plans to make music - May 02, 2011
Tags: brand names, businessman, carter music, def jam, dream team, group jay, heavy hitters, jay z, kevin liles, lyor cohen, music biz, music world, new york daily news, old pals, record label, secret meetings, warner music group, whiffs, wmg, york daily news