Jay-Z Buys Out Def Jam Contract?

lyor-cohen-julie-greenwald-jay-z-kevin-liles-mike-kyser

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.


AddThis Social Bookmark Button

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

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

    this sounds like goin INDEPENDENT WITH MAJOR MONEY.

  2. bigmola88 Says:

    Sold up to 4, Sold 5, Sold 6, Sold 30 more

  3. cOLD Says:

    (Dame Dash voice) I bet Jay dont know yall holding this meeting without me.

    (round table shakes head in thoughts)

  4. Legend Says:

    wow

  5. JD Says:

    If he sells 1mill, which I guarantee he will, even in this day and age, he will earn prob 75% of each CD, or digital download, which will be MUCH hugher than $5 per sale, so YES, he will earn that plus some. Plus, this is bigger than $$ for dude. Hen doesn’t want to be bound by Def Jam as to how and what he will release.

  6. "A" Chick Le Fleur Says:

    http://blogs.vibe.com/vc//camron-guy.jpg

    I love this GUY!

    *buys album on GP*

  7. Beezy Says:

    Hmmm….

    is BP3 turning out so good that he wants to drop it on his own to build the Roc Nation brand?

  8. nation Says:

    Roc Nation whaddup

  9. Wavy is a cliche Says:

    Max b>

  10. Troyvul Says:

    @Feces I can’t fuck with Ackee for some reason, and callalou is a def sun morn breakfast material

  11. "A" Chick Le Fleur Says:

    *testing*

  12. cOLD Says:

    is BP3 turning out so good that he wants to drop it on his own to build the Roc Nation brand?

    ^ how you gonna recoup five milli though, especially when you factor in promo and all that, he coulda just made def jam eat that loss.

  13. El feces lOco Says:

    ADM im dying right here. I thought the starch based eatries of the Chinamen wasnt a good breakfast option. LMAO at Eating ChowMein and Pancakes

    ^^Walk with me..I know some kids in the hood that have never tasted vegetables. Hood kids stuck with 4 Options..Chinese(4 chicken wings), Italian(pizza by the slice), American(Crown or Kennedys Chicken), Jamaican(beef,chicken patties)

  14. Big_seth Says:

    # Beezy Says:
    May 21st, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    does anyone know a place to DL old Hip Hop albums.

    ^google FAIL
    ^^

    it is. I know, but I don’t feel like looking anymore & was wondering if anyone else knew. if not cool.

  15. nation Says:

    >> is BP3 turning out so good that he wants to drop it on his own to build the Roc Nation brand?

    this is what i thought initially, but then i remebered Jay thought American Gangster was good. what’s happening here is if BP3 drops on Def Jam, yeah that’s a win he could have at LiveNation, but wouldn’t he be better off not wasting any time over there anymore, even if it’ll cost him (he can afford it). he needs to get started at Roc Nation as soon as possible. if BP3 drops on Def Jam, when’s the first album n RN gonna drop?

    rapping at 57????? UGHHHHH

  16. eskay Says:

    >>how you gonna recoup five milli though, especially when you factor in promo and all that, he coulda just made def jam eat that loss.

    it’s really not that much when you do the math, but he’d have to go platinum plus.

  17. El feces lOco Says:

    @Troy..Ackee is deadly if not cooked right..that shit will twist ya stomach lining out..(no faggot in OZ)

  18. Johnathan Osterman Says:

    # cOLD Says:
    May 21st, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    (Dame Dash voice) I bet Jay dont know yall holding this meeting without me.

    (round table shakes head in thoughts)

    ^^^

    And therein lies one of the foulest & saddest moments in hiphop history ever commited to tape lol

  19. nation Says:

    >> how you gonna recoup five milli though, especially when you factor in promo and all that, he coulda just made def jam eat that loss.

    instead of making 150 million with Live Nation and making them wait, he’ll eat the 5 million and give it to them right away… “you’re playing with time”

  20. icanhazmangu Says:

    Cause roc nation has so many stars…Aztec, mickey factz, tru life LOL

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

    I really think he just needed to get away from Def Jam completely. cut all loses/ties/etc

  22. Mr. Papagiorgio Says:

    no, i think it’s the opposite.

    BP3 is shaping up to be a stinker.

  23. "A" Chick Le Fleur Says:

    Platinum sellin artists! Now we’re talkin.
    BP3!

  24. sleep Says:

    He got a money three in his backyard.word!

  25. "A" Chick Le Fleur Says:

    Veterans like how dare all of this arrogance
    What you expect when all they do is draw comparisons between us and Americans
    And tell me go hard well I have gone harder now
    Bumpin Sean Carter cause there ain’t a Sean Carter now
    Feel Me?
    Get with it I’m tryna overthrow a nation
    using Fade 2 Black as a ‘s only motivation

  26. Mr. Papagiorgio Says:

    Platinum sellin artists! Now we’re talkin.
    BP3!

    ^^

    awwwwww shit, who left the stable open?!

    pa’s gonna kill one of yous. . . .

  27. eskay Says:

    >>Platinum sellin artists!

    yeah, because that’s how we judge our artists! on how much they sell! yay!

    whose horse is this?

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

    5 milli isnt shit. he needs to get that Roc Nation Name out there now and it wouldnt be possible if he had one more album on Def Jam and that whole process takes about 2years drop album/ promote/tour.

  29. Johnathan Osterman Says:

    “A” Chick Le Fleur Says:
    May 21st, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    Platinum sellin artists! Now we’re talkin.

    ^^^

    You do know its 2009 right?

  30. Mr. Papagiorgio Says:

    i thought you niggas deaded long face stace. . . .

  31. El feces lOco Says:

    SMH..people believing Jay really getting 150 million for some hip hop shit in 2009..Ya’ll kill me.

    Roc Nation = Roc La Familia with a new logo

  32. Beezy Says:

    my bad my bad ya’ll…I didn’t tie her up properly.

    *corrals “A” Chick*

    *ties her to horse post outside*

  33. FaMs! Says:

    Jay-Z should leave…like gotdamn you’re 50 years old LEAVE!
    There’s nothing you can do to be relevant anymore YOU’RE TOO OLD

  34. eskay Says:

    >>long face stace

    roffle. Pap’s been on a roll today.

  35. "A" Chick Le Fleur Says:

    Mr. Papagiorgio Says:

    May 21st, 2009 at 12:51 pm
    —————-
    Papoose!!
    My nig you be goin at me the hardest yo *no Nikki Minaj*
    Y so much hate?

  36. Legend Says:

    eskay Says:
    May 21st, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    >>Platinum sellin artists!

    yeah, because that’s how we judge our artists! on how much they sell! yay!

    ^SOULJA BOY TELL’EM……………..

    WE GOT THE MUNCHHIEEESSSSSSSSSSS

  37. - keka - Says:

    he going to recoup that no problem!
    they going to just promote the album and tour at the same time.. plus u know hov always gots endorsments up his sleeve that’ll take care of most of the cost of promoting…
    *pluss buying out your own contract from def jam is mad promo on its own! – just being able to do that… that’ll build up hype on its own..

  38. Big_seth Says:

    Hooves Game Proper

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

    i got a fucking voicemail that said “You were interested in Custom Unicycle please give us a call ______________”

  40. Johnathan Osterman Says:

    You spit “A” chick?

    And not hay juice, I mean lyrics

  41. Mr. Papagiorgio Says:

    i got a fucking voicemail that said “You were interested in Custom Unicycle please give us a call ______________”

    ^^

    cold calling FTW!

  42. Beezy Says:

    You spit “A” chick?

    ^of course not…she swallows

  43. Micheal Tyson aka admiration is the farthest thing from understanding Says:

    J.Cole is Roc Nation NOT Jay-Z

  44. El feces lOco Says:

    The niggas that diss her the most..wanna fuck her the most

    *gives “A” Chick a roman helmet*

    *feels inadequate*

  45. KzA Says:

    She pulled a buggy for a year and a half
    and when she pull the pins out her mane drop down to the grass

  46. FaMs! Says:

    Nicki Minaj in Nah Lite article…Bwahaha she’s making press releases like someone cares about here LMFAO

    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.

  47. Mr. Papagiorgio Says:

    She pulled a buggy for a year and a half
    and when she pull the pins out her mane drop down to the grass

    ^^

    LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

  48. Johnathan Osterman Says:

    Damn, even the lurkers jumpin in on this one

  49. xxbklynkillesxx Says:

    KzA Says:

    May 21st, 2009 at 12:58 pm
    She pulled a buggy for a year and a half
    and when she pull the pins out her mane drop down to the grass

    ^
    yoooooooooooooooo rofl

  50. eskay Says:

    >>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?

  51. eskay Says:

    KzA ftw

  52. 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*

  53. 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.

  54. El feces lOco Says:

    Look alikes “A” Chick and Chardonnay.

    I bet she got an ass like a horse too.

  55. Beezy Says:

    lurkers one-liners >>>

  56. Johnathan Osterman Says:

    “A” Chick only fucks with upscale designers

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

  57. BARPAN Says:

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

  58. 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?

  59. Beezy Says:

    KzA > kazaa

  60. 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.

  61. eskay Says:

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

    *blank stare*

    what are you talking about seth.

  62. El feces lOco Says:

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

    *puts on Chicago Larry voice*

    “hey there pretty girllllll”

  63. Beezy Says:

    Big Seth aka I Share Files P2P Like its 1998

  64. "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?

  65. ridalen Says:

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

  66. El feces lOco Says:

    Kazaa > Kza

  67. 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”

  68. Big_seth Says:

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

    do…dow… downloads?

    lol

  69. 25keys Says:

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

  70. 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

  71. Mr. Papagiorgio Says:

    I know U not goin in on me?

    ^^

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

  72. "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.

  73. Ghost Writer Says:

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

    *bets 100 on A chick’s next race*

  74. 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.

  75. 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.

  76. Beezy Says:

    filly please.

    ^damn, lol

  77. Mr. Papagiorgio Says:

    filly please.

    ^^

    BONG!

  78. 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

  79. 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

  80. 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!

  81. 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

  82. KzA Says:

    feces rojo > feces loco

  83. 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

  84. 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.

  85. Mr. Papagiorgio Says:

    *1998′s it up*

    *cops hard knock life: vol 2*

    *loses virginity*

    *gets hair cornrowed for first time ever*

  86. Johnathan Osterman Says:

    Yo, “A” Chick

    Shoot back.

  87. 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.

  88. Jay-Z Buys Out Def Jam Contract? at SNICKA.com Says:

    [...] via Nahright [...]

  89. Jay-Z Buys Out Def Jam Contract? « BeastBlogger Presents TheBlogUnion Says:

    [...] 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 ——————} WELL CLICK HERE AND FIND OUT DAMMIT……… [...]

  90. Nah Right » Blog Archive » Jay-Z Confirms Independence Says:

    [...] Previously: Jay-Z Buys Out Def Jam Contract? [...]

  91. Nah Right » Blog Archive » Jay-Z Confirms Independence Says:

    [...] Previously: Jay-Z Buys Out Def Jam Contract? [...]

  92. Nah Right » Blog Archive » Jay-Z Confirms Independence Says:

    [...] Previously: Jay-Z Buys Out Def Jam Contract? [...]

  93. BMorris Says:

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

  94. ForTune Says:

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

Leave a Reply