Joie Manda Named Def Jam President

There’s a new sheriff in the Def Jam offices. It was officially announced today that former Warner Bros. executive Joie Manda has taken over the presidential duties of Def Jam. Manda says:

“Running Def Jam is the greatest challenge of my career and I am appreciative to Barry Weiss for his faith in appointing me to this position. I’m excited to work alongside Steve Bartels, who is one of the most talented music execs in the business and who has played such an important role in building the IDJ team. The Def Jam artist roster has always been synonymous with the greatest in hip-hop, and I intend to carry that tradition into the future.”

Chairman & CEO of Universal Republic and Island Def Jam Barry Weiss says:

“As we look to expand Def Jam and our creative urban music activities even further, there is no one better to lead them than Joie. He has emerged as one of the most respected young executives in today’s Urban music landscape, possessing all the qualifications and experience  that are essential to run Def Jam, the world’s most important hip-hop destination. The entire Def Jam family looks forward to working closely with Joie as he puts his unique imprint on the next chapter in the label’s storied and successful history.”

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  • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    I would’ve like to see Kevin Liles get that spot.

  • e

    despicable me ass nigga

  • Your mother’s “friend”

    Record labels are for people like Rihanna, Katy perry, Bieber, etc who rely on the label as much as it rely’s on them, Talented musicians don’t need record labels in this day in age

  • ctg

    Guess this means we’re getting more Funkmaster Flex albums.

    BE CLEAR!

  • http://WWW.EIGHTY8CLOTHING.COM Eighty8 Clothing

    Joie is a good move from def jam… he should get camron back over there

  • tbd1983

    Damn Irv Gotti lost, he must be tight

  • Irv Gotti

    What about me?

  • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    Irv Gotti is washed up

  • herohiro

    He can have that graveyard

  • uhuh

    ^ctfu

  • Windycityg72

    Yo i thought that was Dr.Evil for real!! promoting a new austin powers movier

  • Youngbo

    who is this fool???
    …smh

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  • DefJam

    @Irv Gott

    You were NEVER a candidate you broke delusional scumbag. You allowed one man to destroy your label. Why would we allow you to run a major?

  • DreemLoc

    This dude looks exactly like Dr. Evil!

  • NotoriousRambo.

    WHO?

  • JustMyOpinion

    Wait……..this is a joke, right? Tell me today is April fool’s day.

  • REALITY

    GO TO SCHOOL SLAVES. PEOPLE DON’T MAKE MUSIC, THEY SELL IT TO MORONS IN SMALL TOWNS WHO STAND IN LINE TO SEE RAPPERS AND POP STARS BECAUSE NOBODY IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD MOVE TO OR COME TO THEIR TOWN. WALLMART TOWNS, LMAO ALL THEY GOOD FOR IS PRODUCING PORN STARS.

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