: Last week, MediaTakeOut.com reported that Jay Z and Beyonce are getting married. But it now looks like the two may have another partnership deal in the works. We've been told that later this year, Jay Z will announce he's leaving his position at Def Jam to create a new "super label" with Beyonce.
In an exclusive interview, MediaTakeOut.com spoke to a key person involved in creating the new label. And according to that insider, the new label will launch early next year. Tells our insider, "It's a done deal. [Jay Z] already has Beyonce and [Mathew Knowles] on board ... She'll be finishing up her contract [with Sony], and I expect that she'll sign on to the new label shortly afterwards."
Beyonce is scheduled to complete her final album under a deal with Sony this fall. The final 3 albums of the deal, B'Day (released September 5, 2006), B'Day Deluxe (released April 5, 2007) and a live album (to be released later this year), will have all been released within a year of each other.
It's not clear yet which major label will house the new super label. But according to our insider, it's not going to be Island Def Jam. The tipster explains, "Jay Z brought the idea to Def Jam first, but they thought he was asking for too much money." The insider continues, "Now they're shopping the deal around to the other majors and to Apple [the creator of iTunes] - who is very interested in doing business."
But Def Jam may live to regret not dealing with Jay Z. MediaTakeOut.com has learned that some of Def Jam's hottest acts may go with Jay Z to the new super label. Tells our insider, "Jay Z has a clause in his [Def Jam] contract that says he can buy the rights to any artist he's signed - that would include Rihanna, Ne-Yo, and Nas."
And the prospect of a new Jay Z - Beyonce super label has people over at Def Jam terrified. One of our insiders explains, "People here are shaking in their boots over this rumor ... What do you think would happen to this company if Jay Z left and took Ne-Yo and Rihanna with him."
Jay Z is one of few rappers who has a good business since.....I hope to god this is a lie because he rep would be mush forming a label with her. Come on now u know her daddy gonna want to dip his hand in it and I doubt Jay is having that foolishness.
lol @ the biggest artists at Def Jam being Ne-Yo and Rihanna and they scared he taking them. I hope him and Be make it if this is the case...cause starting a new company with a 'girlfriend' and not even your wife???
Jay is a business beast!!!Companies are crazy not to do business with this man.He's just f*****n hot right now. I wish him and Beyonce all the best. Need more celebs like them, stop giving most of your money to the "man".
THIS HAD BETTER BE ONE OF THOSE BULLSHIT STORIES MTO,BECAUSE THIS WON'T WORK! THERE IS TOO MUCH GOING ON BETWEEN THOSE TWO AND NOW THIS??? PLUS THE FACT THAT B'S FATHER IS NOT ONE TO SIT AND LET OTHERS GET THE DOLLARS! HE'S GON WANT IN ON IT FO SHO!
I don't really believe it, mainly because sony is a big label and they have a lot of pull. and you have to understand sony has been greatly supportive of beyonce, not to mention she's one of their biggest selling musical acts since the age of mariah carey. They are not going to lose their bread and butter as for jay z, he's a phenominal business man and no one is disputing that, he'll get exactly what he's looking for. LA Reid is not funding him because the money is not in the budget, if it were Jay Z would get it and he knows it. LA Reid can't afford to take any risks, plain and simple, he did that with whitney and it got him fired and as a result it got one of the greatest labels of all time (arista) closed down despite the fact that it still had great artists.
Okay thats nice. But why dont we as Black people keep making labels that aren't big enough to stand alone. Why don't we start creating our own RECORD COMPANIES that do their own distribution. So we can actually start putting out better quality music.
I definitely think this will do major damage to Beyonce and the Camel Man's relationship. Camel Man is very head strong and B's daddy is too controlling. I don't think the two will marry. Camel Man is from the hood and B just aint cut form that kinda cloth. It's a disaster waiting to happen.
Def Jam wont fail, remember they have Russell Simmons who is thee most creative and influential man in the business right above Diddy. Jay and Beyonce can do as they please as im sure they will, but they wont hinder any productivity @ Def Jam. Plus having her father wrapped up in that busyness is a formula of self destruction. If they choose to take that route they need to reconsider their who they want to help run the "show". PLUS Jay NEVER signed NAS, Jay cant sign Nas, Nas is NAS! He brought him on board, but never "signed" him to Def Jam. He can take stank ass Rihana cause who really gives a fuk about her ?! and Ne Yo eh he's aight, but his career can falter depending on his sophmore album. God Speed Jay and Beyonce. There's no doubt they'll make money BUT they will not shout any other label out. Holla!
I don't beleive it either. You don't announce a year in advance that you're leaving your job and taking other people with you. Stuff like that (if true) only gets leaked if you're looking for leverage.
Naw, but what I'm tripping over is, how can they be scared of losing Neyo & Rihanna? There album sales together is no more than like 3 million? lol...And if the talent that Jay brought to Def Jam is anything similar to what he'll be bring to this new label then I think we're in trouble! 'Cause none of the artist that Jay signed have sold millions of records...they've all been mediocre at best..I'll just be glad when we can have some gossip that doesn't involve these two, enough is enough!
everyone is sick of jayz and beyonce. who cares if they get a label. she is wack and so is he. her album did not do well that's why she released it again. she's a fake, stuck up booty shaker who has never wanted for nothing she could never have street creds that's why her and jay keep having problems. jay needs a hood girl to hold him down someone that can tell their daddy where to go
Def Jam Needs NeYo and Rihanna. Here is a list of they artists
I'm not sure if I believe this one. First, every other day you guys are saying they broke up but now they're starting a new label? Now, I'm sure Beyonce is a smart woman but I'll put my money on Jay being smarter and Bee's parents knowing that. You can tell how they have a lot of influence over her just by the way they handle any "crisis" Beyonce may come up against. How many celebrities have their parents on every channel or radio station defending their child's action? With that being said you know that Mathew and Tina would've pulled her coattail and told her "Don't you jump into anything like that without being married to that man." I'm sure Mathew is well aware that when things go sour between business partners it can get ugly and usually one partner ends up on top. Now if that were to happen who do you think would be in that position? I'll give you a hint. When Jay wanted out of Rockafella he tried to give Dame the benefit of the doubt but Dame wanted to be greedy and look what happened. By the way, where is Dame? With that cocky mouth piece and whack a.s.s. reality show I'm not surprised he's in hiding. But if this is true I wish them all the best because I love to see black folks prosper.
GOOD NOW HOPEFULLY THEY WILL BUY MTO AND MAKE THEM APART OF THE STREET TEAM PUTTIN UP FLYERS ON LAMP POST AND HANDING OUT T SHIRTS SINCE YOU GUYS ( MTO) ARE SO APART OF THEIR DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS.....
If you ask me, this is crazy. She knows nothing about running a company. Her father is the one who makea all the decision for her, now Jay want to get in business with her. Don't do it. She is going to mess up her good name and life.
MTO stop lying, First Beyonce and Jay was suppose to get married how long ago? That never happen and now they starting a record label together. Like Beyonce Daddy gonna let that happen. Her sister ain't making hits and her momma ain't hooking Beyonce hair up like she use to. Plus some of the clothes Tina make is ugly. Get real MTO!
It's what Wendy's co-host Charlemagne been saying. Rihanna and Ne-Yo are the only ones doing well besides Jay Z. Maybe the other artists will remain at Def Jam and do well by getting the marketing they need and put out a good project. This super label will be business as usual like it is for Def Jam/Jay Z (if this is true).
I'm happy for them if this is true. And for those that keep saying that their relationship is too rocky...You dont know what their relationship is like. When people decide to be together that means through thick and thin. Trust and know that we're talking about millionaires not regular folks like us. One of the main strengths in a relationship is to have the SAME financial goals. But anybody under 25 probably wouldn't relate to that or anything else I wrote so whatever. Jay and B do that sh!t!!!
4 JAY 2 GO INTO BUISNESS WITH MATTHEW KNOWLES IS REALLY F/UCKING STUPID...HE SEEMS 2 LIKE 2 BE ABLE 2 CONTROL THINGS AND....WIT HIM AN JAY IT COULD CAUSE CONFLICT WITH B CUZ DATS HIS HER DADDY BUT JAY IS HER CAMEL-FACED MAN......BE SMART BUISNESS AN PU$$Y DON'T ALWAYS MIX...
H2O: Do your home work baby...Jay-z DId indeed sign NAs to Def jam, Jeezy Rhianna and neyo....Get it right baby. Also although urban radio does not support the girl Rhianna...Pop stations DO..The girl is on fiya to them and has sold close to 5 mil world wide. Now she isn't my type of artist, but she generates the dollar. Neyo is a writer producer and artist.....Plus Jay has all the hot producers at his beck and call. Why do folks act like Bee is 7 years old. She can do her thing with her dad and voice her own opinions. Don't sleep...Matthew made her as*. He is a good business man. Destiny's child and Bee have done Fabulous. I think that if they, jay and bee, did this it would be fabulous! But get married first. They on some jada and will ish! If true it is hot, if not....MTO got us again!
The big picture is that Jay Z is flighty and selfish. It has to be all about him. He took the spot at Def Jam "ONLY" to over-promote himself. Commercials, Monday Night Football, 60 mintues, etc to promote his new album. Album sales were expected to be bigger for both of them - so basically a flop. He only promoted NAS as his did due to the fact of their history of feuding over Carmen. Now he wants his own label, AGAIN. Everyone talks about Matthew Knowles as "CONTROLLING"...so is JAY Z..
The only part of this story that I believe right now is the part about Beyonce' releasing all these albums to finish out her contract with Sony. Because rappers do that kind of stuff all the time when they are ready to leave a label. But the rest I'll just have to see it to believe it.
tinysweets, you are about the only one on this post that is making any sense. If the rumor is true maybe The Roots, Method Man, Joe Budden, and the other Def Jam artists will have an opportunity to shine.
Jay-Z as a businessman is just a bunch of hype targetted at those who really do not understand business or true leadership.
I'm not sure WHAT to make of this. On the one hand, it's a good look for Jay and B, them being 2 of the most powerful figures in the business. It would mean more wealth and fame for them both. On the other hand, it's a TERRIBLE idea! Imagine Beyonce under contract with her own boyfriend! What happens when and if they break up? No doubt Jay will have more control over the label than the Knowleses! B will be dropped and become a free agent again!
With or without this alleged deal, Beyonce and Matthew are set for life! Their careers will continue to grow so it's not as if they NEED this venture. I'm not totally against it, but I'm not for it either.
It's in Def Jam's best business interest to pay Jay what he's asking for because Apple or anyone else will do it gladly, then end up more powerful and wealthy just by association. People flock to him. Sure he's a great businessman but he learned the business hands on, like ANY other professional! He also has great advisors to his benefit. The thing to appreciate about Jay Z's savvy is his influence. It's his SINGLE greatest attribute! Influence + business sense + great advisory = Jay Z.
Bottom line: between Jay, Beyonce and Matthew Knowles there is MORE than enough wealth and power to go around. This dream team isn’t necessary. It's just too damn close for comfort AND there's too much room for things to get ugly. They should only do this if they're absolutely certain they won't all part ways later on down the line.
STUPID MOVE JIGGA!!! J is a business man, that we know. But Beyonce is NOT. Her clothing line has failed. Yes, she can ENDORSE products, but she can not RUN her own business. NEVER mix business with pleasure. What if they break up?
Beyonce will not be able to put aside her personal problems for the greater good of the company.
WTF? Beyonce signing to the Jay's label? The hell it is time for her to RETIRE.
What she keep coming out. There is nothing more for her to do. This year should be her last year. No more Beyonce pleaseeeeeee
I use to be a big fan...but now my gawd will she just RETIRE? She probably trying to stick around so she will an Oscar. GOd please don't.
Beyone will do just fine if she got Jay by her side..since he is an entrepeneur. Beyonce knows nothing about business and running her own company. Look @ her clothing line? It failed. What is it called "House of DooDoo". Yeah it is.
She doesn't pay people ..she just used them. No one doesn't want to work with Beyonce because she doesn't give up her share of the money when work is being done. The only person willingly to work with Beyonce is Jay himself and that is it.
CJ, I like how you put that. "She doesn't pay people." Lol, I've said the same thing about Beyonce before, that she IS CHEAP! I'm only going by what I hear and she is LEGENNDARRY in her cheapness, lol. As the legend goes, she rarely uses name producers, pays her dancers minimum wage and even all the videos on her re-release looks rushed and cheap! She's a classic capitalist! It always seems like she uses the cheapest labor/materials for the greatest profit.
I can't say this with certainty because I don't work with her but yes, she seems cheap, lol.
As much as I love Jay and B, I don't think that this is going to happen and I know for a fact that Mathew Knowles aint puttin his johnny hancock on anthing concerining Mr. Carter, so I guess we'll all wait to see what happens
Most def. a Hip Hop/RnB power couple.
Even though Beyonce puts out this cookie cutter pop rnb lite sh!t and Jay-Z is mostly about bravado rap, I hope they turn things aound by signing REAL singers and get back to REAL music and rap.
Also reach back and sign the old school artists and promote them. KRS-One, Rakim, Public Enemy, Shanice, Anita Baker, etc. And don't fu.ck with the old school artists like Puffy did with New Edition, Dr. Dre did with Rakim, R. Kelly did with Charlie Wilson & Ron Isley. Stop making these older folks wear baseball caps & throwback jerseys. Let them do what they did best make great art.
Let's clarify a few things people...
1. His name is Jay-Z...not camel man, not the camel.
2. His name is spelled Shawn not Sean.
As for this rumor: seeing is believing. I mean these people are entrepreneurs and in any given dictionary that will tell you "People who are not afraid to take risk." Having said this, how will these two ambitious moguls ever know it they can create the "WALMART of MUSIC" if they don't try their hands. I support them in their endeavor, whatever way it turns out. Quite Honestly, both of them could make a major faux paux with this move, but it will never change the fact that they had the balls to go out there and try! I love ya'll Jay and B.
Okay, people, when are we going to learn that just because someone is successful as an artist, does not mean they will be successful as an exec! There have been plenty of examples that prove this point. I am not hating on the black enterprise, but maybe we should leave the behind the scences work to the real professionals such as Clive Davis, LA Reid, etc. Just a thought.
I am sooooo damn tired of seeing and hearing about this chick! Damn,is there anyone else the media can fuck with. They act like B is the only bitch singing. Who the hell cares what her and JayZ are doing?! Really
don't believe this.
mathew knowles said already about why they were releasing the 3 albums like that.also-if it were true.mediatakeout would not have been the first to break it.it would be sony records.the all powerful.j-z has powerful-but he has nothing on sony.if it were true.big big big mistake.especially if it's something sony would not like.sony has crushed many artist,even super famous and rich one's who the felt dissed them.also-if it was true.any artists could forget about thier if they signed with them.mathew knowles and j-z would only care about promoting themselves.would not be good!also-j-z just signed a new contract with def-jam.and no he is not the only major player there.so they would not go down the tubes.and,j may be good at business. but beyonce is not,hence,house of derion.-that is all her daddy.whack as he is in promoting other artists that he manages.
also- a re-release and a live album do not count as albums that play into the contract fulfillment.
and,j and beyonce may owe the companies money.they both sold a lot,but with the calibre as artists were expected to sell much more.hence the re-release,etc.it takes money to make the album,promote,tours,etc.if your album doesn't make a certain amount,you owe money to the label.they will take that money off the top of your next release.
First off let me say......
Jay Z was successful at being president of DEF JAM bc that was a company that was already SUCCESSFUL B4 HE STEPPED IN. That's not to say he can build a company from the ground up. Rocafella was started by Dame who was business minded. Not to take away anything from Jay he's a black man and I hope that along the way he has learned something but to say that DEF JAM is shaking in their boots PLEASSSEEE.
Beyonce can barely run her life yet alone run a company. Matthew already has a company so why would he want to share his limelight with his daughter's BOYFRIEND!!!
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST...
If Beyonce is going to leave a billion dollar company to sign as a new artist with a start up company be it her's or not she is a damn fool. I have yet to see an artist be so stupid. No artist other Puffy has ever done that and really been successful and he only is because he steals from all the other artist on the level so if that's what Rihanna, Neyo and Nas (where is he anyway) wants then DEF JAM should be happy. The lable fell off once JAY became president anyway.
i personally don't believe this story. and who the hell would put Beyonce in charge of make and/or break of their albums. she a busta when it comes to making music. by the way, did anyone see her live on Oprah a while ago singing her song "listen" live?????????? in case you didn't............she sucked.
Please clarify/explain how B and Jay will have the "Walmart of Music"? I don't think any of them have done any collabo's with real old schoolers. ok B had a duet with Luther...as for Jay? Unless you mean cheap / whack artists?
If you would reference the article above, it states that Jay and B want to create a "super label". If you are familiar with Wal-Mart's slogans, they refer to themselves as the "superstore" so therefore, I was simply making light of the references to "super". Jay and B are trying to allegedly create the "Walmart of Music"...you can't knock a man for trying. If Jay never tried, he'd never have made it as far as he has.
I DO NOT KNOW IF THIS STORY IS TRUE OF NOT...BUT GOD HELP THE ARTISITS THAT SIGN ON TO THEIR LABEL.
FIRST OF ALL BOTH OF THEM IS STILL IN THE GAME, SO HOW MUCH DO YOU THINK THEY WILL PROMOTE ANOTHER ARTIST IF THEIR SHYT DROPS AT THE SAME TIME.
LOK AT HOW MATTHEW KNOWLES IS DOING SUNSHINE ANDERSON..WHERE IS THE PROMOTION...BEYONCE CAME OUT WITH A RE-RELEASE OF B'DAY AND HE IS PROMOTING HARD...BOTH OF THESE LADIES CD'S DROPPED ABOUT THE SAME TIME...WHERE IS THE PROMOTION FOR KELLY'S CD...JUNE IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER.
THIS IS THE TYPE OF SHYT THEIR ARTIST WILL HAVE TO DEAL WITH AND BELIEVE ME..MANY ESTABLISH ARTIST WILL NOT GO THAT ROUTE.
I'm not saying Jay z is not smart, but if I was on def jam I wouldn't want to leave with him out of all those artist only Neyo and Rhianna is worth anything?
LL Cool j said it best Jay Z is good at marketing hiself.
Hey if they think it will work go for it.
IF this is the deal, then good luck to them both. They seem to have enough business sense between the two of them to make this a successful venture..
"The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet" ~Aristotle
MTO I wish you guys would make up your minds. A couple of weeks ago they were broken up...now they're starting a label?? That's a pretty risky business move for Jay and I doubt he signed on for that. Besides, I don't think Mr. Knowles is ready to share the cash train he's been riding on throughout B's career. I don't believe this one.
We all know that Beyonce can't do anything without daddy's approval. I don't believe this one (nor do I beleive the marriage). If either of the two were going to make that kind of move, it would never leak out. I don't think anybody is "shaking in their boots."
If this is true god helps who gets with their lable.Beyonce looks like she knows nothing about business.She looks like she hardly knows how to tie her shoelaces.She is an airhead!Jay-Z that is not a smart move bro.
Thats great hopefully they will be successful. Jay Z needs to keep his girlfriend in the studio working with music where we all luv her and off THE BIG SCREEN where she can not act at all. Thank You Jigga... Hopefully that will keep her preoccupied and give her less exposure in front of the scenes cause she needs a break! I am not saying shes not hot but shes a little played out.
Once again I have to say, who really gives a fat rats A$$ what Harry the Camel does. Yeah get own label, and take along your dingy puppet Lion King-Beyonce with you. And your secret lover Rhianna to keep your ugly a$$ entertained while Beyonce is away. People in the regular world don't care about cheating on each other. Men have cheated on the woman known to be the most beautiful woman in the U.S.-Halle Berry. So there is no doubt in my mind that Jay Z will definitely be keeping Rhianna around for backup pleasures. It's not like he hasn't done it before...i.e. Him and Nas wife had an affair for a few years, plus a pregnancy that was unknown at the time. Young ladies need to open their eyes and realize that older men want you because they know it's easier to run game on you...DUH!!!
The extreme ignorance and crabs in the barrel mentality on this site are pathetic--people this is 2007!!
If this story is true, this is the pinnacle of success!!!
These are all experienced business people--Beyonce included (who do think has been working her azz off to sell all these records and do all these shows?) who are now poised to take things to the next level as only NATURAL for them to want to do, as a loving, devoted and skilled BLACK FAMILY. To stop grinding for the man but to have their own label and keep more of the money themselves (take it easier and start that family), as well as employ others and help more artists be heard and realize their dreams.
They have ALL the talent, experience and access to the best lawyers, accountants, and other advisors money can buy to structure the deal covering any contingency or change of events in the future that they will ever need.
Yes it could fail. SO WHAT??? Because something could fail don't try??? What if it becomes a wild success? Could we as a people claim that victory and encourage each other instead of continuing to be so ugly to each other, harsh and negative?
PLEASE STOP TEARING BLACK PEOPLE DOWN THAT HAVE THE GUTS TO GET OUT THERE AND PLAY THE GAME! BUILD THESE BEAUTIFUL BLACK PEOPLE UP. GO MATTHEW, SHAWN AND BEYONCE!!!!!!!!!! WE LOVE AND SUPPORT YOU!!!!!!!!! DO YA THANG!!!!!!!!
well actually I just started seeing your post pop so I thought you were bitting off of me. But its all luv.
Thanks for the love. Its like people don't understand that to make the REAL MONEY you need to be self sufficent
If this is true, i'm happy for them and i wish them the best. However, i don't believe this story completely. IF it's true, then i think Jay and B are already married. Neither of them are stupid, and i can't see them entering into something this big while just being bf/gf or engaged. I don't believe that Matthew Knowles will be a big part of this venture, if he's truly a part of it at all. B seriously went out of her way to do "B-Day" WITHOUT her fathers' involvement, so why would she invite him into this large of a venture ? You wouldn't do that after making such a bold statement of business independence. Maybe J would be paying him just to keep him out of his hair. Personally, i think the biggest problem House of Dereon had was Tina Knowles' designs. Frankly, i'll believe this one when i see it.
Il be more than happy if rihanna&ne-yo would go out of def Jam..cause I hate Def Jam 4 Two Reason..First they are the cause 4 ma favorite Christina Milian"s Album So Amazin 2 perfom poor on sales chart cause i blv so amazin is milian's best work,secondly 4 Refusin 2 pay 4 rihanna's Break it Off music video 4 no particular reason...fuck L.A reid and his management
Beyonce is a dumb broad and two dumb people together it only get better. Jay and Beyonce is going to end up suing each other and I will laugh and say I told you so. Jay is a crook and so is Beyonce. So we shall see how far this shit topc goes!!!!
i dont believe this shit and if they really where making a "super" label no one would sign to it becuz everyone knows that the other artist music would not get the proper exposure it should get as long as beyonce is still putting out music
i'm gon have to agree wit homegurl who sick of hearin bout beyonce. this bitch is overrated. fa-real. she aint da only female in show bizz. mto please find sumbody else 2 talk about cuz rite now she doin too much
Well, all I can say if this is true, more POWER to him and Be. They are both young and have the $ and power to do it!!! Jay-Z is a very smart dude and from the beginning he was going to make it and he did! I know.
Hhmmm... I don't know how true that is.... I mean Jay-z is a good artist and all, but the first mistake was made when they put him as President of Def-Jam and now he wants to leave?
I LIKE THEM AS A COUPLE BUT WORKING ON THAT LEVEL TOGETHER, NAH. THATS NOT A GOOD CAREER MOVE. BESIDES EVERY WEEK ITS SOMETHING NEW WITH THEM ONE MINUTE THEY'RE TOGETHER THE NEXT THEY'RE NOT. ARE THEY MARRIED OR NOT? WHEN'S THE WEDDING?
i think jay z would be stupid to get a label with beyonce. she cool and all but who wants her family in there business constantly? it bad enough they are telling her what to do but jay z too. i do't think they love each other. he like her looks and she likes his business since. love no way.
I hope Bee and Jay do make this label but LAWD I'm praying that they would please leave Rhianna behind. But I'm sure if they did have one then the people they sign will really make it to the top because they are both doing it big and at the top. I would definitely want to be signed with them.