Our editorial content is not influenced by any commissions we receive. If there were a shadowy Illuminati controlling the world of rap, Lyor Cohen would be its all-seeing eye, the man behind the scenes, pulling the strings of the most powerful players and reaping the benefits. I want people to put themselves at risk.
Young Thug & Kanye West Have 40 Songs Together
It is based in New York City. Cohen, Liles, and Moscowitz had also worked together at Def Jam , which Cohen had run in the s and s. It was announced that singer Eric Bellinger had been signed to Entertainment. As of , Fetty Wap's " Trap Queen " is the label's biggest single to date, going 10x platinum. Its first country pop  artist to be signed is Bailey Bryan. In September , Lyor Cohen announced his exit from Atlantic Records signed a distribution deal to distribute all of 's content in November In June , it was announced that Entertainment had partnered with Murder Inc.
Offset Says Lyor Cohen Blocked 'MigosThuggin' Mixtape With Young Thug
Imagine being Young Thug. Imagine trying to get that guy to show up on time for interviews or follow an album release schedule. Cohen: Ok, if you don't freestyle, and you actually work on the singles, and record great choruses and develop your songs, yes. You just record so many songs and leave them like little orphans out there. You have to come back to them. Lyor is, of course, right, although it's important to note that while this is a cousin of the larger quantity versus quality debate, it's not quite the same. If Thug really does want number one singles - not just buzz, not hip-hop dominance, but big mainstream number one singles - freestyling just isn't going to cut it, and neither are mumbled hooks.
Cohen has been actively involved in hip hop at various record labels for more than 30 years. He started by managing rappers for Rush Productions, then led Def Jam. In September , Cohen resigned from Warner and started his own independent label, Entertainment.