Paul Rosenberg, longtime manager of Eminem and co-founder of Shady Records, is Em-barking on a new role at the top of one of hip-hop's most legendary recording labels.
As confirmed by Variety and Billboard, Rosenberg, who has spearheaded the careers of Eminem and artists under his Goliath Artists management fold, has been appointed as the new CEO of Def Jam Recordings. Steve Bartels, who has led the company as CEO since 2013, will continue to fill the top position in the interim, as HDD reports.
Def Jam was founded in 1983 by Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin and has been the label home for many rap legends over the last 30 years, including LL Cool J, Run DMC, JAY-Z, Kanye West, and more. The label is now home to an assortment of artists, including Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Alessia Cara, 2 Chainz, among many others.
Rosenberg, whose tenure as CEO begins January 2018, has already brought in talent to the label, aas Westside Gunn and Conway have announced that they are now a part of Def Jam. Stay tuned for more updates.