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The 25 Most Powerful People in Rap (Right Now)

8. "Big" Jon Platt

The Gig: President of Creative, Warner/Chappell Music

Formerly of EMI Music (where Platt signed co-publishing deals with music powerhouses like Jay-Z, Kanye West, Rick Ross, Usher, Drake, Young Jeezy, Snoop Dogg and Ludacris) at Warner/Chappell, Platt's roster includes songwriters Lil Wayne, Bruno Mars, Timbaland, Lex Luger and T.I. His first signing at Warner/Chappell? A worldwide publishing administration deal with Roc Nation transferring rights to Jay-Z's catalog going back to 2008, as well as all of Hov's future work. If you think you know what's that deal's worth, you're probably already lowballing it. With a Rolodex to die for and solid relationships with the top creators in the game, Big Jon carries big publishing power like nobody else in the rap game.

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