Tag: No I.D.
Com Sense has a new home.
Fresh off the release of his new single “Kingdom,” Common has announced that he’ll be joining No I.D.’s Artium Recordings/Def Jam Recordings. No I.D., the EVP/co-head of A&R for Def Jam, had this to say:
“Common and I have a long history of making great music together,” said No I.D. “His rich legacy and robust talent are perfect additions to the Def Jam family. It’s particularly significant that he’s coming under our roof for his 10th album as a matured artist and cultural ambassador. It’s a tremendous boost for the spirit of Def Jam as well as the world of hip-hop.”
Common also commented on his move to Artium/Def Jam. Read what he had to say below.
Congrats are in order to No I.D. as the producer/executive was just appointed Executive Vice President of Def Jam Recordings. The Southside Chicago native was formerly the Executive Vice President of A&R at the label, and has now been promoted to Executive Vice President of the whole company, and the co-head of A&R alongside Kyambo “Hip Hop” Joshua.
In other A&R moves, Def Jam has appointed Kyambo “Hip Hop” Joshua and Dion “No I.D.” Wilson as executive vice presidents and co-heads of A&R.
In other news, Def Jam has broken away from the Island Def Jam Motown umbrella, and will now exist as its own entity headed up by Steve Bartels. Says Variety:
Effective immediately, Island Def Jam will cease to exist, according to a press release issued by UMG. Def Jam will run as its own unit with longtime executive Steve Bartels at the helm as CEO (he was previously president and COO). Island will continue to run underDavid Massey but will be adding its own marketing, publicity and A&R departments. Motown will move its base to Los Angeles where it will be headed by Ethiopia Habtemariam, who has been promoted from SVP of Motown Records to president of the label, and run out of the Capitol Music Group. It will also be housed at the Capitol Tower in Hollywood alongside imprints Harvest, Virgin and Blue Note Records.
No I.D. provides the backdrop for Long Beach emcee Vince Staples to do what he does best on “45”, from Vince’s Shyne Coldchain II project. The latest effort from the Def Jam spitter includes six tracks produced by No I.D., so it’s definitely worth checking out.
If you’re unfamiliar with Vince, press play on “45” below and give Shyne Coldchain II a listen right here.
Produced by No I.D.
The tag team of Common and No I.D. continue their run of solid records with “Made In Black America”, which features TDE representative Ab-Soul. This is second joint we’ve gotten since Common announced his Nobody’s Smiling LP with No I.D. (“War” was the first) and it’s just what you would expect from Com, Dion and Soulo.
This joint’s crazy. Listen for yourself below. Nobody’s Smiling drops later this year.
Produced by Mano and No I.D.
Sean Don’s ode to his ex-girlfriend comes to life in the official visual, which you can watch above. Great video, but it isn’t too safe for the workplace. Sean’s Hall of Fame LP is available on iTunes and in stores now.
Produced by No I.D. Scratches by Boogz Da Beast.
Mikkey Halsted’s planning to drop not one, but two projects this year — one being the highly anticipated Bulletproof Dreams LP. Today, Halsted gives us the first official offering from Bulletproof Dreams titled “Salmon Crouquettes”, produced by none other than No I.D.
Mikk and Dion never disappoint and this new record is no exception. Get some ‘salmon crouquettes’ in your life below. Bulletproof Dreams drops March 4th — consider yourself warned.
Artium/Sony recording artist Snoh Aalegra welcomes everyone to the fall with her debut record, produced by none other than No I.D. Stream/download below and keep your ears open for more new music from Snoh and Dion.
No I.D.’s a pretty busy guy, but Complex was lucky enough to catch up with him recently for a pretty interesting Q&A session. No I.D. talked a bit about what projects he’s been working on, the story behind Big Sean’s “Control” record (and how it was originally meant for Jay Z) and revealed that he’s been working with Drake’s favorite rapper Lil Herb alongside Da Internz.
Peep two excerpts below.
Are you listening to anything out of Chicago right now?
I wouldn’t say I’m listening to, but I would just say keep my eyes on it. I was actually just out here working with the kid, Lil Herb in L.A. right now. He’s actually in the studio right now with Da Internz. One of our artists Mikkey Halsted reps Lil Herb.
No I.D. speaks on “Control” below.
Prod. by No ID. Additional production by Young Chop, Travi$ Scott & Key Wane.
Yup, you read that correctly.
Young Chop, Travi$ Scott, No I.D. and Key Wane No I.D. with additional production from Young Chop, Key Wane and Travi$ Scott came together to provide the backdrop for track three from Sean Don’s Hall Of Fame LP. And yes, this joint is as crazy as you would expect it to be.
Stream below and remember, Hall Of Fame hits stores next Tueday (August 27th). Pre-order here now.
Produced by No I.D.
Sean Don, K. Dot, Jay Elec and Dion. Need I say more?
This joint won’t be included on it (due to sample clearance issues), but Sean’s Hall Of Fame LP hits stores August 27th. Thanks Flex.
Update: Tagless, dirty version.