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In part 2 of Al Lindstrom‘s “#DefJamBack” sit down with Shawn “Pecas” Costner, we get a little insight on how he achieved his position and the importance of building relationships in the industry. One of the relationships that he made at a young age was with L.A. Reid, during their employment at Arista Records. Pecas talked about coming up under L.A. and gives some advice to all those with music industry aspirations.

“Always consistently maintain yourself and be the same person,” said Pecas. “Don’t try to change or adjust your personality…don’t try and be something that you’re not, always stay who you are, and always be honest with people. I believe in karma, and good things will come to you, as you give good things to others.”

In addition to these helpful hints, Pecas also ran down the list of Def Jam artists set to release projects this year, which included Nas, Rick Ross, Kanye West, and many more.