Weiss reports that Manda is the only person for the job naming him one of the most respected executives in music today. “As we look to expand Def Jam and our creative urban music activities even further, there is no one better to lead them than Joie,” Weiss said. “He has emerged as one of the most respected young executives in today’s Urban music landscape, possessing all the qualifications and experience that are essential to run Def Jam, the world’s most important hip-hop destination.”
Manda humbly accepted his new position at the affluent record company but admits that this new role may be a huge leap from prior career positions he has held.
Manda comes to Def Jam by way of Warner Bros. Records where he served as EVP of Urban Music. He joins the ranks of past Def Jam presidents such as Jay Z, Lyor Cohen and Kevin Liles. — Johnathan Cruse
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