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Why Def Jam Should Fire LA Reid: An Op-Ed

Much to probably Mos Def’s chagrin, Lyor “The Original Tall Israeli” Cohen is largely responsible for how and what we listen to music today. From Jay-Z all the way down to Jon Bon Jovi, because of his reign of terror runs at various music labels, most recently Warner Music Group, each time you sing your favorite song in the shower he’s probably getting a check from it. In other words, he’s truly running this rap shit. However, it was his tenure at Def Jam that really made him stand above the rest. After flopping about throughout during the West Coast rule of ...

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