Eminem Manager Paul Rosenberg To Become CEO of Def Jam
It looks like the man for the job.
The City of new York, NY – Old Eminem manager Paul Rosenberg helped to boost his Shady Records label Hip Hop hallowed territory and is about to do the same thing with a legendary label that needs no introduction.
Variety has spilled the beans that Rosenberg, a 47-year-old, will be Def Jam, the first position as CEO from January 2018. His current list includes A list of Hip-Hop hitmakers as Kanye West, Big Sean, 2 Chainz and YG, as well as a plethora of pop and R&B talents like Justin Bieber, Jhené Aiko and Jeremih.
A source tells Variety, "[Rosenberg] is super smart and steer the company in the right direction."
The native of Detroit also continue the execution of Shady Records and Goliath Artist Management company, which has a list which features the newly signed Westside Gunn and Conway, Danny Brown, Action Bronson, Yelawolf, and, of course, Marshall Mathers.
Founded in 1983 by Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin, Def Jam, would go on to be the premier Hip Hop label for the years to come, marking the beginning of acts such as LL Cool J, Beastie Boys, JAY-Z, Public Enemy Jeezy, Method Man & Redman, Rihanna and many others in the early years of his recording career.
The news adds an extra layer of icing to the potential of the cake of the Shade has baked this week. Eminem has recently signed to produce an inevitable box-office success of the film about the rap battle opposite famed music director Joseph Kahn, and Slim Shady greatest hits, in 2004, the Curtain Call, was recently discovered to be the longest of graphics of the Billboard rap album.
Current Def Jam CEO Steve Bartels will continue to steer the ship until the Rosenberg change.