This is no less than breaking news for the music heads. Eminem’s longtime manager Paul Rosenberg has been appointed as the CEO of Def Jam Records, report Variety and HDD.
Paul is best known for being the manager of Eminem and the co-founder of the rapper’s label Shady Records who released albums from 50 Cent, D12 and Obie Trice. He’s also the CEO of Goliath Artist Management whose current roster includes Eminem, Action Bronson and Danny Brown. Paul is an iconic character in music too as he has been a recurring character on skits on almost all Eminem albums.
According to the report, Rosenberg will continue to manage Eminem, who is expected to release a new album this year, and is slated to start as CEO of Def Jam Records in January 2018. Until then, Steve Bartels will continue with the job, who has been running the label since 2013. Alessia Cara, Logic and Desiigner are three of the label’s biggest successes from recent times.
Whether this move will affect Em’s status is unknown at this point. The rapper is still believed to be signed to Shady/Aftermath/Interscope but you may just never know. Stay tuned.