Rap Moguls Behaving Badly: 7 Black Entertainment Biz Stars at Their Worst

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7. Jay-Z Ruins Def Jam Records

In 2004, Jay-Z became President Carter when he took the reigns of iconic rap label Def Jam Records. His reign on the top was shortlived, however, as Carter stepped down three years later leaving a roster of disgruntled artists in his wake. While Jay can rightfully take the credit for launching the careers of R&B artists Ne-Yo and Rihanna, his impact on the hip-hop side of the ledger was less than impressive. Yes, he “discovered” Kayne West, Young Jeezy, and Rick Ross, but artists like Ghostface Killah, LL Cool J, Method Man, and Beanie Sigel would probably remember President Carter’s term a bit less favorably, asserting that Jigga was more concerned with advancing his own career. These stories are crazy, but I am sure there are more. Leave ’em below!

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