Lyor Cohen Rumored To Become Kanye’s Manager

Written by J.Monkey. Posted in Gumbo, Ya Heard?!?!

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Published on November 20, 2012 with No Comments">No Comments


XXL is reporting on a rumor concerning former Def Jam capo di tutti capi Lyor Cohen’s new job appointment: managing Kanye West.

Lyor Cohen is said to be closing in on a deal to manage Kanye West. But rather than replacing Kanye’s current manager, Izvor “Izzy” Zivkovic, Cohen will likelymake Izzy part of a bigger play, according to insiders. Is Kevin Liles involved?

Cue up Keanu: Whoa. Managing one of the biggest names in pop culture is no small gig, but it still seems a tad lightweight for the “tall Israeli” who has been instrumental in shaping rap history. If and when this deal goes through, it might just mean G.O.O.D. Music could be aiming to be much more than an artist’s vanity label. Something the commercial success and impact of Cruel Summer, the compilation only a part of the label was even involved in, already proved. Are we witnessing the foundation stones of a new rap powerhouse here? We’ll keep you posted.


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