Eminem‘s longtime manager will start the new year with a new job.
Paul Rosenberg, the manager of the owner of the longest charting hip hop album in history, will be appointed CEO of Def Jam Records in 2018, Variety reports. Alongside managing Slim Shady for most of his career Rosenberg also runs Goliath Artists, his talent firm that manages the careers of Action Bronson, Danny Brown, Alchemist, and several others. For most people, however, Paul is most notably known as the wry, stressed out voice in a series of eponymous skits on nearly every Eminem album, constantly advising the rapper to either stay out of trouble, tone down the lyrics on the project or scrap the album altogether.
Except for that one time, on The Marshall Mathers LP, where he just gave up completely.
Def Jam has been led by CEO Steve Bartels since 2013, but with the announcement it is assumed that he will step down from his position at the end of 2017.