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Wednesday, December 08, 2004
Jay-Z heading Def Jam is all well and good historically, but business-wise, I dunno. He doesn't exactly have the best record for picking MC talent. Who's he proteged? Memphis Bleeck? Who else? I mean, he obviously has a fantastic ear for producers, but someone like Dre or Master P or Diddy has a much better track record in this regard. Plus, is he really gonna want to deal with approving marketing budgets and scrutinizing T&E expenditures and all that kind of crap? I'm doubtful.