Ex-Murder INC boss Irv Gotti recently came forward to express not only his interest but why exactly he should have a high-level job at Def Jam Records.
"I wanted to speak on this because I love the hip-hop culture with a deep, deep passion," Gotti said in an interview. "Def Jam is the light of that culture; Def Jam personifies the hip-hop culture. There is no other hip-hop label like Def Jam…If you don't want to hire me — the best man for the job, the man who will die for it — cool, I understand. You think I'm Suge Knight, you think the feds may come in here again if you hire me, cool…Put somebody in there, because you not giving any sign or any indication that you care about my culture." (RapFix)