Baltimore Names Street After Kevin Liles

kev-liles.jpgOn September 1, the city of Baltimore will honor Warner Music Group Executive Vice President Kevin Liles when they rename a street in his honor. The 2900 block of Presstman St. where Liles grew up, will be renamed Kevin Liles Drive. Additionally, Liles will receive a Presidential Acknowledgement for his long history of giving back to his community. “As a proud native of Baltimore, I am humbled to receive such a huge honor,” says Liles. “I would like to thank Governor Mark O’Malley and Mayor Shelia Dixon for believing in young America because we do want to make a difference. I would like to thank the City of Baltimore for allowing me to be its symbol of hope, and show the young men and women of this city that despite your environment you can be successful by establishing a commitment to excellence within yourself.” The renaming ceremony is scheduled for 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. on September 1, and representatives from the Mayor’s office and the White House will be on hand. Liles began his career in the music industry in 1991 as an unpaid intern at Def Jam Records. Through the years, he rose to the position of president and is widely credited with reinvigorating the label and increasing revenue from under $100 million to over $400 million. Liles accepted the position at Warner in 2004.

  • BirdsFlySouth

    Congrats, I wonder if that street in the hood.

  • BIZZLE

    THE WHOLE CITY OF BALTIMORE IS THE HOOD..BELIEVE THAT… THEY DON’T CALL IT BODYMORE,MURDALAND FOR NOTHING.

  • CJ

    wow bitn on the wire Bizzle u should be ashamed

    baltimore has small suburbs but de whole Murdaland go hard come to PG Suitland Cap Heights matta fact the whole DMV

  • whatyadudeztalkinbout

    ^^^^”i wonder if its in the hood”?…yo u sound like some little whiteboy suburban mufucka askin’ some bullshit like that. dumass! da real comment should be how a dude go from intern in 91 to president in 98. 7 fuckin’ yrs? r u kidding me? thats fuckin dedication/hard work. fuckin remarkable.

  • meezy

    Bmore is hood as can be it looks like east oakland through seven droughts…

  • therealrob

    funny how some folks are proud to be known as “murdaland” an shit. that shit is played sonny. live correctly and you may have a respectable nickname for your city.

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  • Durty

    Kevin Liles the man. Gangsta Grillzzzzzls

  • Borat

    whatyadudeztalkinbout Says:

    August 22nd, 2007 at 6:38 pm
    ^^^^”i wonder if its in the hood”?…yo u sound like some little whiteboy suburban mufucka askin’ some bullshit like that. dumass! da real comment should be how a dude go from intern in 91 to president in 98. 7 fuckin’ yrs? r u kidding me? thats fuckin dedication/hard work. fuckin remarkable.
    ^^^^^^

    Naw son you sound stupid for thinking being from a good neighborhood is a bad thing.

    I get it Birds. They did him like they did MLK (put all his streets in the ghetto).

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