Snoop Dogg walks from the streets to the suites in the boardroom.
The west coast rap icon is reportedly running for a leadership role at Def Jam Records.
HITS Daily Double was the first to cover the “unfounded but persistent rumors” claiming that Snoop would hold “some sort of senior position” with the famous hip-hop label.
Snoop wouldn’t be the first rapper to take on a leadership role at Def Jam. In 2004, JAY-Z was named President and CEO of the label and helped kickstart the careers of Rihanna and Ne-Yo before leaving three years later.
In 2018, Eminem’s longtime manager and co-founder of Shady Records, Paul Rosenberg, was named CEO of Def Jam before stepping down in 2020.
Snoop runs his own label Doggystyle Records, which he founded in 1999. The West Coast-heavy list includes current and past signatories such as 213, DPGC, Tha Dogg Pound, and Tha Eastsidaz.
Snoop has not commented on the rumor, but he remains preoccupied with his music and acting career. In April he released his 18th studio album From the streets 2 tha suites and has joined the cast of 50 Cents Starz drama “Black Mafia Family”.