He Wanted To Be The President of Def Jam For “The Culture”

Young Guru: “I asked Jay if he really wanted to be the president of Def Jam. I knew him and his personality and I knew that job and what it would take. Do you really want that headache?

“There are certain jobs that I look at like, ‘This is cool but it’s not for me.’ I work close to the shit that they do as managers, calling people and booking hotels. I don’t want to do that shit. It’s not for me. It’s not my thing to have meetings all day.

“Jay said, [he wanted to be the president] because of what that meant for the culture. It was a good look for him. I understand it from the point of ‘I went from being an artist to the president.’ It’s a great stat.”