DJ Khaled has officially been named President of Def Jam South. “This is what I’ve always wanted to do, is be an executive and take it to another level,” Khaled told MTV. “L.A. [Reid] just hit me one day. He was like, ‘We should bring Khaled on board. He makes hits, he has relationships.’ I got a team of producers and we go in hard. My job is to bring hits to the table and work with new artists and work with established artists. I’m bringing new energy to the game and to the building.”
With his new spot, Khaled will be responsible for records by Ludacris, Young Jeezy, Ace Hood and of course Rick Ross. Rick Ross new album, Deeper Than Rap, will be the first release under Khaled’s watch which he also A&R’d.