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Def Jam Names Chris Hicks As Label Head

Posted By on January 15, 2009

     Def Jam will reportedly name Chris Hicks to take over as the spot left vacant by Shakie Stewarts death. The former Atlantic Records Vice President of Urban A&R will take the Shakir Stewart's spot after Stewart was found dead by an apparent suicide three months ago. Stewart replaced Jay-Z back in June and was responsible for signing Young Jeezy and Rick Ross.

     Chris Hicks has been in the music industry for over a decade, largely recognized for founding Noontime publishing company. Noontime Publishing signed a joint venture deal with warner/Chappell back in 2000 and Hicks has worked with such artists as Lil’Wayne, T.I., Mary J. Blige, Timbaland and Jazze Pha.