DJ Khaled’s cronyism is killing Def Jam South
Throughout DJ Khaled’s career, he has been so focused on trying to promote his cronies that his crony politics are now affecting other artists on the label.
DJ Khaled is known to strongly support artists from Florida. This isn’t debatable. However, ever since Cash Money relocated to Miami sans Hurricane Katrina, Khaled Khaled has been strongly supporting and collaborating with artists from Cash Money more frequently than his own artists. It’s no surprise that they later signed him to Cash Money – lets not pretend this isn’t a massive conflict of interest.
At the end of the day, the septagenarian executives at Island/Def Jam need to face reality. What in the world are they gaining from having DJ Khaled as Def Jam South President?
Life Before DJ Khaled: 2006 to 2009
Rick Ross – The Boss: Platinum
Rick Ross – Hustlin: Platinum
Rick Ross – Trilla: Gold
Rick Ross – Port of Miami: Gold
Ludacris – Theater of The Mind: Gold
Ludacris – Release Therapy – Platinum – 2 platinum single
Young Jeezy: The Recession: Platinum
Young Jeezy: The Inspiration – Platinum – 2 platinum singles
Young Jeezy: Put On – Platinum
Life Under DJ Khaled – 2009 to present
Rick Ross: Deeper Than Rap – uncertified
Rick Ross: Teflon Don – Gold
Rick Ross: Aston Martin Music – Gold
Triple C’s – moved under 50000 copies after 2 years
Ace Hood – 2 uncertified albums
Jeezy: No releases
Ludacris: Battle of the Sexes – Gold – 2 platinum singles
Where is the growth? All he’s done is make it easier for himself to sell albums for Koch, and get features from Def Jam cleared for his albums.