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No ID Named VP of Def Jam

Long time hip hop producer No ID has been named Executive Vice President of Def Jam Records, according to reports.

“I’m (now) executive VP of Def Jam,” No ID recently told Billboard. I’m going to keep on doing what I’m doing and take it to another level. Def Jam is a cultural staple. It’s not just a label, it’s part of the culture that I came up in and that I’ve been involved with for 20 years. It’s very important that the next generation of executives grab it by the horns and keep it on track as it grows.”


No ID, born Earnest Wilson, is a staple in the Chicago Hip-Hop scene and known for helping launch the careers of Common and Kanye West.

Production wise, he has produced such tracks as Jay-Z’s “D.O.A.” and “Run This Town” as well as Common’s classic cut, “I Used To Love H.E.R.”

He recently held the position of President at Kanye’s G.O.O.D Music label.