Will Jadakiss leave Roc-A-Fella Records?

11 Oct

JadakissIn 2007, Jadakiss left his longtime record label of Ruff Ryders and D-Block to join Jay-Z over at Roc-A-Fella Records. As soon as the contracts were signed, though, Jay-Z became involved in a deal with Live Nation that created a new label called Roc Nation.

When 2008 rolled around, Jay-Z made it known that he was going to not only leave Def Jam, but also his own label of Roc-A-Fella Records to build Live Nation. Throughout the year of 2008, most of the Roc’s primary artists left.

By 2009, the only acts remaining were Kanye West, Jadakiss, and Jay-Z. Early in the year, Jay brought out his contract with Def Jam, so he left an album early for Roc Nation. Now, Roc-A-Fella Records is a two-man operation.

The only remaining artists are Kanye West and Jadakiss, himself. Kanye West has recorded for Roc-A-Fella and his own imprint label, GOOD Music, for his entire rap career. His GOOD label houses such acts as Common, Kid Cudi, and Consequence. The roster of talent is bigger than that of Roc-A-Fella, so West is expected to leave the label before long.

Before his stint with Roc-A-Fella Records, Jadakiss was the front-man for The L.O.X. and he was the flagship artist for their D-Block Records. Now, The L.O.X. are currently in talks of signing to Bad Boy Records through Interscope. Seeing how Jadakiss was already signed to Interscope before leaving for Def Jam, it is not hard to imagine him returning.

Roc-A-Fella Records is rumored to be shut down before the end of the year, anyways.

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