Def Jam 周一宣布为标志性说唱歌手新创建的角色 “会允许 (窥探) 与标签的执行团队和艺术家名单战略性地合作。” 签署该标签的行为包括 Kanye West, 在, 贾斯汀比伯, Big Sean, Logic, Jadakiss, 2 Chainz, Jeezy, 珍妮爱子, Bobby Sessions and late rapper DMX. Def Jam is a division of Universal Music Group, also home to Interscope Geffen A&中号, Capitol Records and Republic Records.
史努比·道格, 49, will be based in Los Angeles and will report to UMG CEO and Chairman Lucian Grainge as well as Jeffrey Harleston, Def Jam’s interim chairman and CEO.
Snoop Dogg released his debut album nearly 30 几年前, and has had a successful run since. He’s sold 30 million albums worldwide, 获得 16 Grammy nominations and topped the charts with several hits, 从 “Gin and Juice” 至 “Drop It Like It’s Hot.”
He emerged from the West Coast on the gangster rap scene, with music produced by Dr. Dre and released on Suge Knight’s Death Row Records. He’s become a multi-format entertainer and has appeared in several films, launched businesses and is a media personality, even earning an Emmy nomination alongside Martha Stewart in 2017 对于 “玛莎 & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party.” He’s also released gospel and reggae albums.
“I have had the pleasure knowing and working with Snoop Dogg for more than 20 年份. Not only does Snoop understand what it takes to be a successful artist, he is one of the most creative, strategic and entrepreneurial people I know. Snoop has a genuine passion for the label and the culture, and we are all excited to have Snoop join the Def Jam Family,” Harleston said.
Grainge added that he’s excited that Snoop is “bringing his deep industry experience, strong relationships, boundless creativity and infectious energy to Def Jam.”
Def Jam has been one of the most seminal hip-hop labels since its inception in ‘80s. It has released albums from acts like Public Enemy, 周杰伦, EPMD, Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, 肯伊·韦斯特, Foxy Brown, Ludacris and Ja Rule, 除其他外. Jay-Z served as president of the label from 2004 至 2007.