The Hip Hop producer/vet lands executive position at Def Jam

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Chi-Town born and bred producer Dion Wilson aka No I.D. has been named the executive vice president of the legendary Def Jam Recordings today. This decision came about almost simultaneously with Def Jam’s departure from Island/Def Jam/Motown.

Currently, Steve Bartels is at the top of the food chain, operating as the CEO of Def Jam Recordings.


According to a Universal Music Group press release, “Effective immediately, Island Def Jam will cease to exist. Def Jam will run as its own unit with longtime executive Steve Bartels at the helm as CEO (he was previously president and COO). Island will continue to run under David Massey but will be adding its own marketing, publicity and A&R departments. Motown will move its base to Los Angeles where it will be headed by Ethiopia Habtemariam, who has been promoted from SVP of Motown Records to president of the label, and run out of the Capitol Music Group. It will also be housed at the Capitol Tower in Hollywood alongside imprints Harvest, Virgin and Blue Note Records.”

-Sha Be Allah(@KingPenStatus)