Hustlin’ Backwards????

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Jay-Z recently discussed rumors of him bouncing from Def Jam:

So I gotta ask you: It’s December now. How are you feeling about your contract at Def Jam? That’s coming up soon.

You know, it’s active. We’ll see how it turns out. I mean, we’re close. So we’ll know in the next couple of weeks how it turns out.

The New York Daily News said last week that talks were stalling because you made some big demands. Is there any truth to that?

No.

So from your perspective, do you think you’ll be at Def Jam next year?

Yeah, I think — I don’t know. Let me not even say that. I don’t know. We’ll see how it goes. But seriously, it’s not about money. That’s really the last thing. Of course, as a person that does these type of things and puts his heart and soul into it — and it’s effective, as the Grammys would indicate — you want to be compensated for what you do. But it’s really not about money. It’s really about the future of the music business, and not wasting anyone’s time. I don’t ever want to sit in a seat just to sit in a seat. I could be off doing something else that’s beneficial to the future of the music business as well as myself. So it’s not about money! I mean, you couldn’t pay me enough. And I don’t mean that in a cocky way

Some people say Camel is hustlin’ backwards by getting another “job” but we disagree. The truth of his success is enough to shoot down the critics. Oh yeah, a new 40/40 is opening up in Vegas at the Venetian.

We just want the old man to put down the mic.

Comments

  • Keepin' It Real (D'Original)

    Leave Jay-Z alone that’s my boy…

  • Bones Jordan

    Not news, but God bless Jay for being a helluva artist. One of the best MCS(if not the best ever), but CEO of Def Jam??? How’s this? Redman’s album was supposed to be fire, and to the best of my knowledge, it flopped. How’s that?

  • wow

    Why should he retire?!? Let that man get his money and be happy!

  • Keepin' It Real (D'Original)

    Ya’ll be killin’ me though when you call him “Joe Camel” on the regular but when he dresses up ya’ll call him “Joseph Camel”…

  • Combat Jack

    i vote he keeps the mic in hand.

  • http://www.TheShoeGame.com G-Roc

    I heard about this….

  • Jelani3000

    Them shoes is kinda FRESSHHHH

  • http://swaggercity.blospot.com/ S.K.

    I could really go 6 months without hearing or seeing Jay-z at this point.

  • Mr O Dot

    da shoes are FIREEEEEEEEEEEEE

  • Mr O Dot

    and the socks are on ANOTHER level

  • Bahama Mama

    HUBBY!!!!!

  • Bahama Mama

    Snickers!!!!!

    lol

  • Corey

    You want the best to put down the mic? Why? Because he’s 38? As long as the music is hot, why does it matter?

  • besttiffany

    Put his mic down… are you carzy? Yes he may be old, but that doesn’t cahnge the fact that his music has substinence and is still better than the buggle gum music that has invaded the radio these days. Super man dat ho’, I mean come on the song made me dance, but it didn’t make a bit of sense. Leave Jay alone.

  • Mr O Dot

    wifey!

  • flawda

    I have a question for the people who say should’nt be at Def Jam, name one urban label who has had the success they have had the last 3 years. Sony nope, Atlantic nope, Warner Bros nope, Interscope nop,etc. Give the man credit where credit is due, every album a record label releases is not gonna be a hit and WHY DONT YA’LL CRITICIZE THE WHITE AND JEWISH EXECS WHO ARE’NT HAVING A FRACTION OF THE SUCCESS THAT JAY IS HAVING AT SONY,WARNER,ATLANTIC,ETC.

  • ms. collins

    HE IS AMAZON BUT HE IS GETTING A LITTLE OLD!BUT IF HE STILL GOT IT THEN HE STILL GOT IT! B

  • Mr O Dot

    ps Snickers,

    i am the biggest jay-z fan. for da recorddddd

  • Mr O Dot

    LOL @ “he is amazon”

    i was like…wthhhh???

  • Beast

    @BONES JORDAN, you took the words right out of my mouth. S- DOT, is a helluva artist, but a PRESIDENT HE AIN’T. CHECK THIS OUT, LAST TIME A CHECK DEF JAM WAS A LABEL HOME TO RAPPERS, RIGHT? METHOD MAN, ALBUM= FLOP, RED MAN, ALBUM= FLOP, GHOST FACE, ALBUM= FLOP, BEANS, ALBUM= FLOPPING, L.L ALBUM= HANDED TO 50 TO PRODUCE, MEEF BLEEK.. NO ALBUMS.. PEEDI CRACK.. NO ALBUMS… YOUNG GUNS.. NO ALBUMS… YOUNG CHRIS… NO ALBUMS… N.O.R.E LEFT THE LABEL…JOE BUDDEN DROPPED FROM LABEL, WITH A ALBUM DONE BUT JAY WON’T RELEASE IT!!!! NOW THE ARTIST THAT HAVE MOVE UNITS, JEEZY (DID IT ON HIS OWN HUSTLE) NE-YO, ( DID IT ON HIS OWN HUSTLE) RICK ROSS (DOING IT ON HIS OWN HUSTLE). TERRIA MARIE…SHELVED AND MAYBE DROPPED… THE ONLY TWO ARTIST THAT JAY ACTUALLY DID HIS JOB WAS WITH RIHANNA AND YE WEST. Jay’s job is to make sure that these artist(his artist) has a budget to pay producers, videos and promotions. The only artist he has done that for is himself. DUDE AS PRESIDENT HAS PUT OUT MORE ALBUMS THAN ANY OTHER RAPPER ON HIS LABEL. IF YOU WANT TO BE A ARTIST BE A ARTIST, IF YOU GONNA BE A PRESIDENT BE A PRESIDENT…SO IT IS ABOUT THE MONEY AND MAKING HIS POCKETS BIGGER… COME ON JAY!

  • Bahama Mama

    whoa whoa whoa hubby….like 504 would say how u fugga my nucca?

  • http://www.youtube.com/brownsugar976 brownsugar976

    Jigga Man this is your call, since this is an entertaiment business, I just would like to say as long as Def Jam still puts out Great Music, or good music for that matter. What ever career choices you make you have to deal with and handle them, with that being said, we should not worry or be concern about how much goes into your pocekt or bank account. Your job for the ppl is to bring us entertainment, not to tell us your next business play or next move. You do not come to our jobs and tell us our next business move so that’s why we really can’t get caught up in the scheme of things,How things are ran at Def Jam. Like I said b4 and I’m gonna say it again, it really shouldn’t matter as long as we hearing great music put out. I still believe Nas should come out with the cd title Nigger, for my listening pleasure. Enough said on that note

  • Mr O Dot

    @ Beast, you have no understanding of the music industry

  • Mr O Dot

    wifey,

    because i am!

  • Bahama Mama

    snickers don’t be makin a play at the hubby! lmao

    hubby – if u say so,lol

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