Lyor Cohen Interview w/ Complex

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010


Lyor Cohen recently spoke to Complex Magazine for The Shotcaller interview in their latest issue. They press him on his thoughts of a free music industry, why he can’t have any Kid Cudi conversations with his son, and what he thinks of Drake signing with his managers… instead of with him:

Speaking of new artists, many people were expecting Drake to sign with you at Warner Music. Did it disappoint you that he ended up going with Universal Motown?

A very disappointing thing. But I’m a lover of rap music. I want good things to happen to this industry. I have so much good fortune and already have everything. I feel like we have a terrific company, and we’re very old-school in that once we grip someone’s hand, fundamentally we believe that’s a deal. But that’s not this generation. They’ll grip someone’s hand and say they’re coming, but if someone offers them more they will renege. That’s not how we get down.

Did Drake do that?

I’ll keep that between Drake and myself.

Later in the interview, he says some pretty insightful things about what it was like “back in his day” and how none of the shit that people care about nowadays was even an issue back then.

Link: Shotcaller: Lyor Cohen [Complex]

Video: Outasight Signs with Asylum/Warner Music

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

We got a chance to document the signing of Aslyum/Warner’s newest artist, Outasight. The video tells Outasight’s story, starting with his modest beginnings and continuing through his recent success.

Be on the lookout for his new project, “Further” dropping for free download December 15th (courtesy of LRG clothing), and his album, “From Here to Eternity” dropping next year courtesy of Asylum/Warner.

Congratulations to him and 6th Sense.

Previously: LRG Presents Outasight – Further (Artwork)