Christopher Hicks: Def Jam’s New Executive Vice President

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via Prohiphop

Christopher Hicks has been appointed the new Executive Vice President at Def Jam.  The appointment was:

“announced today by Antonio “L.A.” Reid, Chairman, Island Def Jam Music Group. In his new position, Mr. Hicks will assume overall responsibility for the acquisition and development of new talent, overseeing producers and guiding the creative vision and brand recognition of the legendary Def Jam label as it celebrates its 25th year anniversary in 2009. Mr. Hicks will report directly to Mr. Reid, and to Steve Bartels, President & COO, Island Def Jam Music Group, on operational matters. Mr. Hicks will be based in Atlanta and New York…”

“Mr. Hicks comes to IDJ after nearly two years in the joint posts of Senior Vice President, Urban A&R, Atlantic Records, and Senior Vice President, A&R, and Head of Urban Music for Warner/Chappell Music. Prior to that, Mr. Hicks spent three years at Warner/Chappell as a Vice President, Urban A&R, since 2004. There he played a key role in striking publishing agreements with T.I., Lil’ Wayne, and The-Dream, among others. Mr. Hicks was also instrumental in Warner/Chappell’s re-signing of Dr. Dre in 2005 and the purchase of the Timbaland catalog and his re-signing in 2006. During his stint at Warner/Chappell, Hicks re-structured the department and guided the company to unprecedented success.”

37 thoughts on “Christopher Hicks: Def Jam’s New Executive Vice President

  1. Why is everyone on this message board talking as if Chris Hicks is reading their messages? NOTHING about this site ever indicated that this was his personal webpage. It’s just a small biography and everyone keeps typing as if they were speaking to Chris. Look at these stupid comments. “It makes you look really bad,” and, “If you want my son come to him and meet him in personally,” and, “if this is the real Christopher Hicks contact me at bumpbump1981,” and, “brah someis fucking up your name.”
    Dude, what is wrong with you people? Do you not understand how the internet works or something? What in the world would make you think this is his personal web page and that you’re talking to him directly? Seriously, what? This isn’t Facebook or Twitter. What are you people doing? The fuck???

    Anyway, don’t fall for any ridiculous scam from someone who says you’ll open for JayZ or Rihanna. That’s not how the record industry works, at all. As if a multimillion dollar record company would ever ask you to send them 800 bucks. These people didn’t even bother coming up with a plausible scam because they knew people would be dumb enough to fall for it. Anyone who doesn’t realize that they are not talking to Chris Hicks when they comment on this site (like most of you) seems like a good target for this type of scam.

  2. Wow this same number and same Guy just called me saying the same thing wow told me to Google his name to see who I’m speaking with and after I did that to call him back my caller I.d picked it up in the name Erica Smith in Rochester NY wooow looks like this been going on since 2010..

  3. Someone call my phone claiming to be you. The offered me a trip, a chance to be signed, and a check for 10,000. The number they called me from was 914-648-1598. If it was not you then you chould check into it because It really makes you look bad. An if it was you who called me then I question how did you get you job. The person who called me does not seem like the person I googled. An if it is then God have mercy on you Chris Hicks.

    Have a blessed day!!!

    Orlando Campbell

  4. Hello Everyone,

    My son just got a call from someone claiming to be Chris Hicks. They said if we send $800 my son could have the opportunity to do four shows and possibly get signed to Def Jam Records. I am not certain if this is a scam or not but I refuse to send any money Western Union or Money Gram. If you want my son come to him and present yourself in personally. If this is the real Christopher Hicks contact me at Bumpbump1981@ email.phoenix.edu with your contact info and agood time to call. My son’s stage name is J Dumal

  5. some do just call me to send him 800 dollars . gues he things am stupied his name is chris hicks. brah some body is fucking up your name

  6. This Chris Hicks Fake dude called me this morning and couldn’t even get my simple name “Big Lac” right! He called from this number 9142580318 told me to Google him and give him a call back. At 1st I only saw info that sparked my interest, so i called him back and he acted as if he didn’t know who was calling him. When i asked “how did you find me” He quickly said he would call me back. I then went to facebook and type in his name and (Chris hicks def jam scam) popped up and led me here. I cant believe this guy is actually accomplishing some of his scams! Yall BEWARE OF THIS CHRIS HICK FAKE! Follow me on http://twitter.com/biglacthaboy http://facebook.com/biglacthaboy http://Youtube.com/biglacthaboy1 I am an Unsigned/Artist

  7. Mr. Hicks my name is Gregory Jackson(CALIBA) congratulations on your recent hire at Island Def Jam. I’m an up and coming from Bronx,N,Y currently Charlotte,Nc. I’ve been on Kay Slay’s streetsweeper albums, multiple mixtapes and his radio show. I’m currently in Charlotte,NC recording with Lord Tariq heavy I would love for u to check me out just google Green Liight Ent. we’ll pop up of course call 7046163057

  8. I WOULD LIKE TO ADD , I WOULD LOVE TO WORK WITH ESTABLISH AND NEW AND UP COMING ARTISTS, AND HERE IS MY OTHER # 614.626-8876.

  9. HELLO MY NAME IS APRIL HENDERSON CHRIS I’M A SONG WRITER I WOULD LIKE TO WRITE FOR ISLAND DEF JAM RECORDS PLEASE CONTACT ME @ 614.962-1219.

  10. Hi! My name is Marcus Hicks, my family has been in the business of Hot-Rodding for the last 30 years, dating back to the year of 1980, this was a time when you could hold gatherings on the weekends and see all your friends from the neighborhood or the schoolhouse; even people from different sets would come together to celebrate the Weekend and to show off their cars. These type of events would go on all over the Bay Area; places like Oakland, Richmond, Vallejo and San Francisco; in Richmond, CA. The people would meet at a muffler shop on Saturdays and then go out to a place called the Parkway, where they could lineup their cars and see who’s car was the fastest in a quarter mile In Vallejo on Saturdays, as they would hang out at the waterfront, they would enjoy the view of the ocean and
    mingle with the opposite sex and even participate in the classic act of flossing; flossing is when you might hit a couple of donuts or just slide through with some gold tippy toes and some slump, so everybody could see your car, In San Francisco on Saturdays, they would go out to the Cow Palace parking lot, there they would engage in conversation about things that happen during the week in the hood and take part in various different ways to show off their cars, Now everybody in the USA knows that Oakland is the home of the original sideshow.

    We @ Big Kid’s production have map out way to turn this once weekend tradition in to a new auto circuit & a multimillion industry, whit the right contact and funding we could executed our goals

    I was wondering if you could introduce me to someone or could you help me out on this project, any help that you can provide will be greatly appreciated.

    Contact info:

    Marcus Hicks
    savethesideshow.com
    510-860-7895
    P.O. BOX-99531
    Emeryville, Ca. 94662

  11. Not sure if he still has dis number, but 786-715-3613 iz da number he’s been calling from. Some chik named kayla fox iz helping him do it too. She’s contacting people on myspace with the fake message about the jay-z tour. Then she says, vp chris hicks will be contacting u. They are good actors lol But be careful people and don’t send ur money by western union. But stay on ur toes and ask questions before u fall for phony stunts. Trust me, if you ask enuff ?’s, they’ll slip up. So stay cautious people. And chek my music out at myspace.com/dok31794.

  12. Hey I jus wan say da same idiot jus tried to scam me yesterday! I almost fell for it but da western union iz what raised my red flag. But to the real chris hicks, if you ever get time and you really are looking for new talent, check me out at myspace.com/dok31794. But jus know, some punk ass iz scamming people with ur name.

  13. WE HAD THE SAME GUY THAT SAID HE WAS CHRIS HICKS AND HE SCAMMED ME AND MY DAUGHTER OUT OF MONEY,HE TOLD HER THAT SHE WOULD BE OPENING UP FOR JAY-Z IN VIRGINIA

  14. mannnnnnnnnnnn……shorty a man hit me up like yea we want you 2 open up for jay-z didn say how i was goin get there or anything shit aint cool if he scanning niggas=people) but yea i think he tryin say im goin get sign to def jam and more laura kelly in it 2 so get that bitch

  15. I wish I saw this earlier, I was just scammed yesterday by the guy claiming to be Chris Hicks, I sold my car for the money thinking that I was gonna be opening on Jay-Z’s BP3 tour, and now I’m out of a car and my faith is killed! If you were scammed email me at mistamoneybagz@gmail.com

  16. angela :
    Hey , My brother just got scammed out of $600.00. The guy was claiming to be you and had him Western Union $600. i just thought this was something you should know. He gave him a phone number which is registered in your name. This is so cruel !!

  17. Hey , My brother just got scammed out of $600.00. The guy was claiming to be you and had him Western Union $600. i just thought this was something you should know. He gave him a phone number which is registered in your name. This is so cruel !!

  18. URGENT FRAUD CASE, FBI AGENT INVOLVED. HI PLEASE CONTACT ME POPZIKA@LIVE.COM ASAP, SEVERAL FRAUD CASES HAVE BEEN COMMINTED AND ARE TRACING BACK TO YOUR NAME, THIS IS IN THE HANDS OF LOCAL FBI AGENTS, YOUR URGENT ATTENTION IS REQUIRED TO DETERMINE YOUR INNOCENSE. ASAP

  19. Hello Mr.Hicks my name is Katrina URGENT!!!!!! PLEASE CONTACT ME IMPORTANT…..
    To make a long story short there is someone is running scams on people useing your name and getting money please contact me @ lanayallen@hotmail.com

  20. Mr. Hicks,

    First I would just like to say that I am truly proud of you for making an honest name for yourself; however, someone is using that name to defraud young unsigned artist out of their money.

    Please contact me at the above email address so that I may go into further detail.

    May God continue to bless and keep you.

    KMR

  21. Davie Jones here! I’m an artist from Chicago trying to get you to take a moment to listen, I’m a writer, great singer, arranger, producer unfortunantly I’m not an engineer,Im sure you’d agree to that, Thats about the extent of my skills,I have great products Im marketable from 20’s to 30s market I know if given the opportunity I WILL be a great ASSET not a LIABILITY or cost GIVE ME SHOT! looking for an open door even if its a CRACK even the smallest of opening Im not expecting more then the Def Jam name to back me and hopefully distribution.

  22. Can I send u some music
    I think it would be the ultimate buisness move
    I am a total package produce writer singer rapper vocal arranger studio enginer and I’m equally great at all. Just lookin for sum distribution

  23. Hi I’m an Artist originally from Chicago recently moved to Atlanta Ive been knocking on the doors of the music world for soo long I’m Davie Jones I could use some solid mentoring and advise and maybe an answer at the door! If you could tell me what to do to move closer to realizing my dream, What would you tell me? below is a link to my YouTube posting. A moment of your time?

  24. hello lifes good for you,i just open up a ultra lounge & rest need some rb groups for guest apperance,its been along time let me know

  25. Christopher, congratulations on your recent promotion and I wish you well in the future..This is my (Mr. Leonard E. Jones Sr.) attempt at contacting you for the purpose of speaking with you when you have the time…(816-421-2724hm.#/816-585-5476 mobile#) I can be reached through the cyber space at Leonardj@cityviewliving.net Chris, I do wish to hear from you soon..Take care and God bless you and the family…

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