Irv Gotti Says Def Jam Doesn’t Care About Hip-Hop Culture
Irv Gotti is still not pleased with Def Jam Records. At the reopening of Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club, the Source caught up with the infamous record exec, who said, “Def jam ain’t f*cking with me, I’m too much of a ni**a.”
Last year, the Murder Inc. founder went on MTV ‘RapFix Live’ and made a case for why he should be tapped to fill the role of Def Jam’s still vacant President position. Although no such job offer has been extended, Gotti feels the legendary label keeping the spot last held by Jay-Z vacant is an affront to Hip-Hop culture.
“It’s a terrible thing because it’s so important to the culture and it’s like they’re just letting it go away,” said Gotti. “They ain’t paying no attention to it. I’m from Hollis, Queens so Def Jam was my inspiration to have Murder Inc. Just for them to have no one being President there and even after all we hoot and hollered I want it so bad, not even for the money or nothing , I just love the culture. And Def Jam is the light of the culture, so to have no one there is like the powers that be don’t care. They don’t care about my culture.”
Irv is going to have a tough time getting an interview with HR now.