Producer No I.D. Promoted To Head Of A&R At Def Jam


In case you weren’t aware, super-producer No I.D. is more than just a beatsmith. He also holds rank at Def Jam Records and just received a promotion. Billboard reports that No I.D. was just promoted from the co-head of A&R to the executive vice president and will be overseeing all the A&R activities at the label. Aside from his new duties as an executive, he will still be running things at his label ARTium Records, which artists like Common and Jhene Aiko call home.

“In a year where Def Jam has established such new artists as Iggy Azalea,Jhene Aiko, YG, and August Alsina, no one is better suited to creatively represent and expertly guide our label moving forward than No I.D.,”said Def Jam Records CEO Steve Bartels.

“The Def Jam brand has never been more culturally relevant, and our vision remains the same as it was when Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons launched the label 30 years ago; and that is to simply be the best,” No I.D. said in a statement. “Steve Bartels and I are fully committed to carry that vision and standard for excellence into the future.”

No I.D. has worked with Kanye West, Nas, Jay Z, Drake and many more.