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What Is The Deele?! Iconic Label Exec L.A. Reid Leaves Epic/Sony Records

L.A. Reid has left the building… The Sony Music/Epic Records building that is. ‘

Variety Magazine broke the news Thursday, revealing the record exec’s departure as well as his full government name (Antonio Marquis Reid) but not the reason behind his departure.

L.A.’s most recent tweet seems related to his departure, but it doesn’t shed much light on the circumstances either.

The New York Post claims the move has been rumored for some time:

Rumors had been swirling for weeks that Reid’s head would be on the chopping block

The Post’s Richard Johnson noted speculation in March that Reid would be out soon after the arrival of new Sony Music CEO Rob Stringer.

Insiders contend that Reid’s abrupt exit had nothing to do with the Stringer relationship, however, and is related to other issues.

L.A. Reid is one of the most well-established music executives on the planet. His history with Outkast, Future and DJ Khaled alone have him good in our book forever ever (as Andre 3000 would say). We can’t wait to hear what his next move is because, sorry for the lack of a better word but, we’re pretty sure it will be epic even if it ain’t Epic. If ya know what we’re sayin…




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