Celebrity Crime Files digs deep into the story of hugely successful life of now deceased Def Jam executive Shakir Stewart and the theory from his close family and friends that his was murdered and did not commit suicide. Strangely this is very similar to the case of Violator Management founder Chris Lighty whose family refutes he committed suicide as well.
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…” Continue reading
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Excerpts from interview with Def Jam’s new Exec VP Shakir Stewart on Nas’ album controversy…