It comes to light that Def Jam refused to sign Nicki Minaj
In the past, everything is very easy and it is very easy to express an opinion and draw conclusions, but that does not mean that there are business and executive decisions that do not attract our attention. And we say it because of the data that has just come to light: Def jam He refused to sign nicki minaj in his day. Exactly, to one of the artists with the highest turnover in the music industry worldwide today.
and has recognized Ramsonwho has had no problem remembering how in his day he took the artist to the historic New York label (which, as you know, has had some of the most relevant names in history, although it is not going through its best moment now) and was emphatically rejected.
How did Def Jam end up rejecting Nicki Minaj?
He did it in a chat with “Rap Radar” this week, and has told how they got a big “no”, until they young money He hired her back in 2009. These were Ramson’s words when recalling an anecdote that would have turned the situation of Def Jam around today:
We went to Def Jam and I said “you should probably sign her.” I’m not even going to tell you the person I spoke to, you know him, he told us it wouldn’t work.
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Ramson went on to talk about how many of the executives they don’t seem to know what they are doing, probably for not being on the street. A striking decision, since – almost from the beginning – the entire world was expecting what Nicki MInaj was capable of doing and how high and striking her numbers would be.
Fortunately, at Young Money (owned by Lil Wayne) did have enough eyesight to see the artist’s talent and potential. Needless to say, she has been one of the most successful female rappers ever with quite a few number one hits on the chart. bill board and with nothing more and nothing less than ten award nominations grammy. Almost nothing.