L.A. Reid Recalls His First Interaction With Rihanna + He Had His Money On Teairra Mari Over RiRi

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L.A. Reid is ready to spill the details on what’s it has been like to be the Epic Records CEO that we see today. In “Sing to Me: My Story of Making Music, Finding Magic, and Searching for Who’s Next,” a memoir by himself along with Joel Selvin describes the time Rihanna was first introduced to Reid.

“I first laid eyes on her in the hallway. I didn’t know she was a singer or anything, just a pretty girl standing outside somebody’s office,” says an excerpt from the book. “Then Jay Z burst into my office.”

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(Photos) Hmm…Has Rick Ross Left Def Jam For Epic Records?

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When artists sign a record deal, there is a specified number of albums that they’re required to put out to fulfill the contract. This can vary from artist to artist, depending upon various factors – such as whether the label sees the person/group as having longevity or being just a flash in the pan with a hit single or two – among other things. Often times these deals are pretty iron clad, and the only way to get out of them is by spending a pretty large amount of money. So when artists may be ready to leave (especially ones who signed a deal for a large quantity of albums), sometimes they do things like rush and put out multiple albums in a short period of time…and that may be what happened last year with Rick Ross.

In 2014, Rozay gave us TWO albums in less than a year’s span, Mastermind and Hood Billionaire. This brought his tally up to 7 with Def Jam, and that quite possibly fulfilled his contract…as he’s currently posting photos with Epic Records boss L.A. Reid on social media, one with a caption that reads:

“BIG $$$ FLEW IN!! BIG $$$ ON THE TABLE!!SALUTE Mr #LAReid // #EPICRECORDS HEIR TO THE THRONE!! $$$$$!!”

Hmm! Could Epic be Rozay’s new home? He’ll then share a roster with Future, Travi$ Scott and more. Let us know in the comments if you think that’s a good fit!

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L.A. Reid Tells How He Knew Usher Would Be A Star

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L.A. Reid Tells How He Knew Usher Would Be A Star.The R&B singer Usher is on the UXTour celebrating 20 years in the Industry.L.A Reid discovered usher when he was 13 he said that he believed in him. Many other executives didn’t see or understand the the vision L.A Reid had for Usher He knew he would be a super star!.Check out the video below for the full story.

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L.A Reid Says A ‘Really Special’ Justin Bieber, Michael Jackson Collaboration May Be Coming!

Chairman and CEO Of Epic records L.A. Reid has sat down with Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson to unveil that a Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber collaboration is on the way! After a snippet of ‘Slave 2 The Rhythm’ hit the net last year, with vocals by JB and MJ, was pulled immediately, L.A. Reid has stated that another track may be coming.

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(Photos) Future & Ciara Pop Ciroc and Eat Well With Miguel, LA Reid & More At Mr. Chows

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Late last week, Future celebrated his birthday at Mr.Chows in Los Angeles. With Ciroc flowing, the “Honest” rapper enjoyed his night alongside his fiancée Ciara, music exec L.A. Reid, Miguel and more. Check out some pics from the night in the gallery!

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(Photos) Uh-Oh…Jeezy’s Not Too Happy With Def Jam! And It Looks Like Another Big Exec Wants To Scoop Him!

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Apparently Atlanta rappers are just angry tonight! All I want to do is sleep, but people keep going on rants, and I have to keep reporting them! While Trinidad James was having a mini-meltdown on stage in NYC, Jeezy was venting on Twitter, going in on his label, Def Jam Records, and seemingly being courted by a top exec at another major label. Def Jam has yet to address his concerns, but that’s not going to keep Tha Snowman from speaking on what’s on his mind. Who knows what exactly is going on behind the scenes, but hopefully whatever it is gets fixed so that the fans can get a new album. Check out what Jizzle had to say in the gallery.

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LA Reid & Pebbles’ Son Speaks Out About TLC Movie (He’s Not Pleased…)

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The TLC movie, CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, didn’t exactly portray Pebbles Reid in the best light. It painted her as a money-hungry industry exec who cheated the girls out of millions, and naturally, her son isn’t pleased about it. Check out what Aaron Reid had to say about it in the gallery.

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(Video) Timbaland Makes Huge Announcement About A Michael Jackson Project?!

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After hearing longtime rumors that Timbaland had a Michael Jackson collaboration in the works, he confirmed them today by dropping a Revolt TV trailer speaking on the project. He mentions that L.A. Reid approached him to do something big and that the first single will be “Chicago”. This will be nothing short of amazing. Check out the video after the jump.

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IFWT Wishes L.A. Reid A Happy Birthday!

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The man responsible for a LOT of music careers turns 57-years-old today. From the whole team over here at IFWT, Happy Birthday to L.A. Reid! Drop down bottom for more on the CEO of Epic Records.

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(Video) Gilbere Forte Signs To L.A. Reid’s Epic Records

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Another day, another artist gets to be signed. L.A. Reid has taken on another artist to Epic Records and this time it’s Gilbere Forte. Forte talks of why he went with this label as opposed to any of the others, his next project and sampling some music. Drop down bottom and check it out.

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