Thursday, November 3, 2011
News: Jadakiss Supports Irv Gotti For Def Jam President
Irv Gotti has another endorsement in his quasi-campaign to become president of Def Jam: Jadakiss thinks the producer and executive would be a good fit at the storied record label.
The Yonkers rapper "loved" Gotti's early October appearance on MTV News' "RapFix Live," when he insisted he was the "best man" for Def Jam's currently vacant presidency.
"It was one of the best 'RapFix' interviews ever," Jada told MTV News. "He said a lot of stuff that doesn't get said. He was able to vent without hating on the record labels or channeling any hate. Everything he said me being on the inside looking out and him being on the inside looking out but now on the outside looking in I think he nailed every point. I think everything he said was excellent, and almost everything was true."
Jadakiss is signed to Def Jam releasing his latest album, The Last Kiss, in 2009, as well as the retail mixtape I Love You (A Dedication to My Fans) in May 2011 on the label. The "We Gonna Make It" rapper hasn't spoken to anyone at the label about his support for the Murder Inc. founder, but he did mention agreeing with Irv's point that suits at any record label need to better relate to artists in order to earn their trust when it comes to making career decisions.