L.A. Reid & Island Def Jam Music Group have announced today that Shakir Stewart will be taking the place of Jay-Z former position, President Of Def Jam Recordings. Shakir is taking a big leap from his former position, senior VP of A&R.
Shakir is now responsible to take on tasks such as igning new talent, overseeing producers and guiding the creative vision of the legendary label. Mr. Steward will have to report to L.A. Reid and Steve Bartels and will be responsible for all day-to-day events regarding Def Jam.