Rick Ross Leaving Def Jam To Join Diddy Over At 50 Cent’s Former Label Interscope
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Miami rapper Rick Ross has fulfilled his contractual obligations with Def Jam as a solo artist after he dropped Teflon Don. In 2006, Ross’ signed a $1 million four album deal with Def Jam. After signing to the label, Ross released four gold albums, Port Of Miami, Trilla, Deeper Than Rap and Teflon Don. From what I am hearing, Ross is in the process of signing to Interscope Records (the former home of 50 Cent and G-Unit) with his new manager Diddy. The main reason why Ross is leaving Def Jam is because 50 Cent’s manager Chris Lighty is coming to Def Jam. Yes, I perviously reported that L.A. Reid was fired from Def Jam and Chris Lighty will be replacing him. Not only does Chris Lighty manage 50 Cent, he also runs and owns Violator Management.
I don’t see how Chris Lighty going run his own company Violator Management and Def Jam. Running two major companies, I think there will be some conflicts. This is a great look for Rick Ross career. He’s on the same label as his manager, G-Unit are no longer signed to Interscope, and I think Ross will become a priority over at Interscope.
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