Rap Radar Podcast: Kevin Liles

Written By: @BdotTM September 26, 2016 @ 10:15 AM EDT

Make It Happen

He’s been a power broker in the business of music for over three decades, and Kevin Liles—author, executive, trendsetter, leader—is just gettin’ started. Fresh off the second year anniversary of indie juggernaut 300 Entertainment, the Baltimore native speaks on the success of 300, the challenges and triumphs of entrepreneurship, his long friendship with Lyor Cohen, and his own Def Jam presidency days (back when Jay Z, DMX and Ja Rule ruled). Plus: Liles talks about the new adventures of Young Thug, Fetty Wap, and much, much more. Subscribe on iTunes here.

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  • Rns

    Drink champs left yall in the dust. No recovering from that

    • Anthony

      You forgot the “lipstick lips” emoji after that comment

      • Rns

        Wtf u mean by that?

        • Anthony

          I apologize sir, I assumed you were a woman and was saying something sweet. Carry on, I’m only hear to listen to the interview ✌🏾️

          • Rns

            You rap radar boys are sweet. How about that?

          • Brian B.Dot™ Miller

            And yet, here you are.

          • Rns

            What does that have to do with yall being sweet?

          • Kris Kompute

            Cause you putting money in their pocket. Therefore, you must support sweetness so wtf are you bitchin for

          • Rns

            idgaf. i just said Drink champs left u in the dust and u bitches wanna talk slick. I fight all you bitches



    • SaniAbacha

      Yup. Done & dusted.

  • el jim chapo guzman

    Dame was on point!!!! 100%%%%%..and like he said, def jam do shit to promote def jam on a rocafella production, tour, etc and the average joe gonna think its a def jam production..dame is hella. Fuck Kevin liles

  • Anthony

    “Be Art” what a statement! Damn Kev been around y’all did a great job covering a lot in one interview✊🏾

    • Brian B.Dot™ Miller


      • RockyBanks

        Keep up the good work B.Dot You and Elliot have a great interviewing skills..

        • Brian B.Dot™ Miller


          • RockyBanks

            I listen to you podcast everyday. I particularly liked Kevin Liles and Lyor Cohen and Biggs episodes…Could you guys interview more executives like that behind the scenes types…

  • Kris Kompute

    A quality guest. Finally.

  • ilexx

    Kevin Liles is def a good guest to listen to on a podcast. Before I delve into it, I just wanted to point out one thing I’ve always wanted to voice…..

    Kevin Liles and Lyor Cohen are partners in 300 with one other guy right? Another power broker.

    Does anybody want to explain to me why all these powerful guys run a music company and have some of he shittiest artists signed to them. Migos, Young Thug and Fetty Wap?!?! Fetty Wap arguably the most successful out of them all and even he can’t move albums. None of these guys can move albums. And musically they aren’t even that good, so why do they continue to dump money into them?

    • Kevin Banks

      Good Question, I think Professor Griff can answer that one for you. It’s obvious isn’t it?

  • Sina Mailer Daemon Djavadkhani

    Great interview!!

  • Room 222

    I like it when Rap Radar invites behind-the-scenes guests.

    Keep up the good work.

  • RockyBanks

    Great episode, enjoyed it very much!!

  • Globalhiphopbattles Page Globa

    A lot of insight learning!