XEC News

  • Cover of No I.D. Is The New Executive Vice President Of Def Jam Recordings
    More positive news, folks. Veteran Chicago producer and A&R Dion Wilson, AKA No I.D., has been named the new executive vice president of Def Jam Recordings. Formerly the company's executive vice president of A&R, he'll also be maintaining this position alongside Kyambo "Hip-Hop" Joshua.
  • Cover of DJ Mustard Wants To Executive Produce Justin Bieber's Next Album
    DJ Mustard has been gradually commandeering the radio waves over the last year, producing hits for the likes of YG, Jeezy, Ty Dolla $ign, Kid Ink, Jennifer Lopez and more. His reach is only broadening with none other than Justin Bieber premiering a new song with the producer last week.
  • Cover of Tyga's "The Gold Album" To Be Executive Produced By Kanye West
    Here's some news you may or may not have been expecting, depending how closely you follow Last Kings' Tyga. At the beginning of January, T-Raww posted a photo of himself and Kanye West in the studio, but quickly deleted it, nonetheless, the evidence remained, leaving us to wonder what exactly the two were working on.
  • Cover of French Montana Is Executive Producing Diddy's "MMM" Album
    Diddy served as executive producer on French Montana's 2013 debut album, Excuse My French, and apparently he's asked French to return the favor. The Bad Boy mogul has been dropping hints about an upcoming project through his various soical media outlets, using the hashtag MMM.
  • Cover of Industry Executive Steve Lobel Talks "Battle For Beats" Event With DJ Mustard
    Steve Lobel may not be a name your familiar with, but you're definitely familiar with the rappers he's helped over the past twenty years or more. While there are some industry execs the public has come to know by name, often times those doing the grunt work to promote their rappers aren't in the public spotlight.
  • Cover of TDE Executives React To Drake's Verse On Future's "Shit" Remix
     TDE executives Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith and Terrence “Punch” Henderson took to their Twitter accounts earlier today and gave their thoughts on Drake’s new verse on Future’s "Shit" remix, which came out earlier today. They were not impressed. 
  • Cover of Swizz Beatz Is Executive Producing DMX's New Album
    Finally, we hear some good news concerning DMX. After plenty of legal troubles, and even a judge denying DMX's filing bankruptcy, things may start looking up for the rapper, as he's working on a new album, to be executive produced by a familiar face, Swizz Beatz.
  • Cover of Nas To Executive Produce & Provide New Music For Upcoming B-Boy Documentary
    It looks like we'll be hearing new music from Nas in the near future, thanks in part to a dance documentary the rapper will be executive producing. It was announced today that Nas will be taking part in producing the film "Shake the Dust," directed by Adam Sjoberg.
  • Cover of Jeremih Hires Diddy As His Manager, Who Will Also Executive Produce His New LP
    In a recent interview with Rap-Up TV, Jeremih revealed that Diddy is now managing him, and will be executive producing his new album Thumpy Johnson as well. 
  • Cover of Jay-Z Producing Music For The Film "The Great Gatsby" [Update: Beyonce & Andre 3000 To Cover Amy Winehouse For The Soundtrack]
    Jay-Z's at a point in his career where he doesn't only have to do hip-hop to get love from his vast array of fans.
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