Jay-Z Buys Out Def Jam Contract?

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Word on the skreets is Jay bought the rights to that last album he owes Def Jam for 5 mil.

According to HitsDailyDouble’s Rumor Mill:

ONE NATION UNDER JAY-Z: As Roc Nation, Jay-Z’s new home under the Live Nation umbrella, takes shape, the hip-hop superstar has reportedly bought back the last remaining record on his IDJ deal for what some say is a whopping $5 million, raising a number of intriguing questions. How does the album figure into the plans of Roc Nation’s brain trust, which also includes the A&R-savvy Jay Brown and Tata, as well as Jay-Z’s business manager John Menielly? How will it be marketed and distributed? Will Roc Nation employ a traditional distribution channel or take the LP direct to retail? Or alternatively, will the new company make it part of a rumored arrangement inside a major? Every one of the Big Four is reportedly eager to make such a deal. (5/20p)


They also had this little tidbit about the possible direction of Roc Nation, Hovie’s new label venture with Live Nation:

RE-BIRTH OF A NATION: Roc Nation handles a sizable roster of emerging producers and songwriters, who can be plugged into recording projects in various combinations on a full-service basis. According to those in the know, Jay Brown, Roc Nation’s creative mastermind, envisions the company as ultimately bypassing outside entities altogether and doing everything in-house—signing acts, making records and distributing them in whatever way they see fit—a setup modeled on Berry Gordy’s original Motown. (5/20p)

I know what you’re thinking: 5 million is too much. Will Blueprint 3 even earn that much? Well, maybe not in retail sales, but I’m sure he’ll recoup on whatever tour he’s got up his sleeve. And if all else fails, I understand he has a money tree in his back yard.

I’m getting courted by the bosses, The Edgars And Doug Morris-es-es,
Jimmy I’s and Lyors-es

(c) Grammy Family freestyle on Flex

Dre Update: Uploaded the freestyle here.


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94 Responses to “Jay-Z Buys Out Def Jam Contract?”

  1. eskay Says:

    KzA ftw

  2. Farouq (ya thats my government) aka Nah’s Ving Rames in Baby Boy Says:

    wtf is going on???? why everybody going in??

    *wears big ass hat to the PREAKNESS*

    *stuffs pockets with Carrots*

  3. Big_seth Says:

    If I was Jay, I would have bought that shit too. There is no amount of money worth more than being able to do what you want. He is a boss. even if he loses at least its his loss.

  4. El feces lOco Says:

    Look alikes “A” Chick and Chardonnay.

    I bet she got an ass like a horse too.

  5. Beezy Says:

    lurkers one-liners >>>

  6. Johnathan Osterman Says:

    “A” Chick only fucks with upscale designers

    She got a Gucci Mane f’real f’real lol

  7. BARPAN Says:

    tours, tix, Merchandisin, sales, endorsements …..smh

  8. Big_seth Says:

    # eskay Says:
    May 21st, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    KzA ftw
    ^^

    is that still up?

    I thought they was runnin up in niggas cribs over that shit already?

  9. Beezy Says:

    KzA > kazaa

  10. Farouq (ya thats my government) aka Nah’s Ving Rames in Baby Boy Says:

    She got a Gucci Mane f’real f’real lol

    ^^^^^^^
    *dead*

    Dont bread her with a Donkey though, then you would get an ASS.

  11. eskay Says:

    >>I thought they was runnin up in niggas cribs over that shit already?

    *blank stare*

    what are you talking about seth.

  12. El feces lOco Says:

    *calls up “A” chick on the phone in the stable*

    *puts on Chicago Larry voice*

    “hey there pretty girllllll”

  13. Beezy Says:

    Big Seth aka I Share Files P2P Like its 1998

  14. "A" Chick Le Fleur Says:

    eskay Says:

    May 21st, 2009 at 12:53 pm
    >>long face stace

    roffle. Pap’s been on a roll today.
    ———————-
    oh helll no Eskay.
    I know U not goin in on me?

    What da hell u be at during the E$kpay and Nation Of Embezzlementation and Dreyola roll call?

  15. ridalen Says:

    damn…’A’ Chick has become Nah’s Chopper Suit

  16. El feces lOco Says:

    Kazaa > Kza

  17. FaMs! Says:

    eskay Says:

    May 21st, 2009 at 1:00 pm
    >>P.S. Eskay you were dead wrong for them Dolla remarks….he was part of hip-hop so he sould’ve got more respect than that on Nah.

    oh boy, here we go again. what did I say that was wrong?
    ________________________

    You made light of his death, like it was joke…”lucky he got Nah Lite”

  18. Big_seth Says:

    # eskay Says:
    what are you talking about seth.
    ^^

    do…dow… downloads?

    lol

  19. 25keys Says:

    eskay tried get that post in so fast he forgot to post the image… some people move faster then other’s

  20. Farouq (ya thats my government) aka Nah’s Ving Rames in Baby Boy Says:

    Fams got that chicago larry swag in his face. no shots

  21. Mr. Papagiorgio Says:

    I know U not goin in on me?

    ^^

    u say this a lot to niggas in real life, i bet. . . .

  22. "A" Chick Le Fleur Says:

    ridalen Says:

    May 21st, 2009 at 1:04 pm
    damn…’A’ Chick has become Nah’s Chopper Suit
    ——————————
    And then they wonder Y ain’t no chicks on nah.
    Shyt it worse than boot camp in here.

  23. Ghost Writer Says:

    Reminds me of the old days when Nah used to ether people daily

    *bets 100 on A chick’s next race*

  24. eskay Says:

    >>What da hell u be at during the E$kpay and Nation Of Embezzlementation and Dreyola roll call?

    filly please. I’ve been going back and forth with most of these cats on here for years, I can’t respond to every shot.

  25. Big_seth Says:

    # Beezy Says:
    May 21st, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    Big Seth aka I Share Files P2P Like its 1998
    ^^

    nah, That’s why I asked. I thought that’s what he was talking bout. LOL.

  26. Beezy Says:

    filly please.

    ^damn, lol

  27. Mr. Papagiorgio Says:

    filly please.

    ^^

    BONG!

  28. Farouq (ya thats my government) aka Nah’s Ving Rames in Baby Boy Says:

    filly please
    ^^^^^^
    WOOOOOOOOO(c)coccoa88

    got that long tooth, sugar cane gets you big brain

  29. xxbklynkillesxx Says:

    FaMs! Says:

    May 21st, 2009 at 1:05 pm
    eskay Says:

    May 21st, 2009 at 1:00 pm
    >>P.S. Eskay you were dead wrong for them Dolla remarks….he was part of hip-hop so he sould’ve got more respect than that on Nah.

    oh boy, here we go again. what did I say that was wrong?
    ________________________

    You made light of his death, like it was joke…”lucky he got Nah Lite”

    ^
    pull tha dick out ya ass (pause) shits like a week old, nigga acting like he knew dude personally

  30. Mr. Papagiorgio Says:

    Big Seth aka I Share Files P2P Like its 1998

    ^^

    LMAO!!

    aka nobody pick up the phone, i’m using the computer!

  31. Farouq (ya thats my government) aka Nah’s Ving Rames in Baby Boy Says:

    *still dead AT FILLY PLEASE*

    adm adm adm!!!!!!!!!!!!

    “A Chick” at the horse awards(c)Yeezy

  32. KzA Says:

    feces rojo > feces loco

  33. Big_seth Says:

    *1998’s it up*

    *rocks beanie-durag-overall combo*

    *bumps Docs Da Name 2000 like I’m listing to the future.*

    *Downloads p2p*

    LOL

  34. eskay Says:

    >>You made light of his death, like it was joke…”lucky he got Nah Lite”

    I didn’t make light of shit. I said no disrespect. and it’s not a joke, he is lucky he got Nah Lite.

    do you have any idea how many rappers that you’ve never heard of die every week?

    I do, because I stay monitoring the news for anything hip-hop related.

    do you think I should make a fucking post for every one of these dudes? or did Dolla just deserve a post because he had a song with T-Pain (that i never heard in my life)?

    come on b, fall back.

  35. Mr. Papagiorgio Says:

    *1998’s it up*

    *cops hard knock life: vol 2*

    *loses virginity*

    *gets hair cornrowed for first time ever*

  36. Johnathan Osterman Says:

    Yo, “A” Chick

    Shoot back.

  37. Joey Profit$ Says:

    I know U not goin in on me?

    ^^

    u say this a lot to niggas in real life, i bet. . . .

    ^^^^^

    LMAO!!!

    It’s not gay if your in prison more than 5 years – lol pause.

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  43. BMorris Says:

    From a Morris to another Morris(Doug)- Hov’s ALWAYS got a plan…Trust Us.

  44. ForTune Says:

    he need to stop playing and create roc nation and iwouldn’t mind being a artist

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