Lyor Cohen Claims Drake Grumbled Def Jam Agreement Before Signing With Cash Money
Drizzy allegedly broke a handshake deal.
Veteran music executive Lyor Cohen, revealed some of Hip Hop's history while visiting The Breakfast Club on Wednesday (1 August).
The 300 Entertainment founder and YouTube's Global director of Music of the attributes of his "old school" values of loyalty and the power of his word to how it manages the business and the signs of the acts.
"I never signed a law because he was afraid of losing them," said Cohen. "I just signed an act, because I wanted that on my label. Different mindset in these days. I never signed a law because ... a Man, when a law says to me, 'Oh, man, another label is interested in me, said to me:" Go ahead with one. I'm not interested in you."
According to Cohen, one of the most important artists of Hip Hop today do not maintain the same standards after agreeing to their recording contract offer.
In the 18th minute of the interview, The Breakfast Club co-host Charlamagne Tha God asked Cohen to verify a rumor about his attempt to sign Drake early in the star's rap career. Cohen confirmed that offers Drake a recording contract before the "In My Feelings" artist ultimately signed to Cash Money Records.
"The truth is that Drake shook my hand," Cohen said. "I shook his hand."
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After co-host DJ Envy asked if it was the agreement to sign a deal with 300 Entertainment or Def Jam, Cohen replied, "Def Jam, son."
However, Cohen does not keep any grudge against Drake for rejecting him in the deal.
"No matter," he said. "He did not stop the party. I'm happy for him and I'm happy for their fans. Everything is very good. Not to hurt my feelings, but I'm of the old school. I come from a different thing."
The time-line of Cohen offered Drake a contract with Def Jam was not detailed in the interview, but it seems a little off based on Cohen claims. In January 2004, Cohen left hi