L.A. Reid Steps Down As Chairman Of Epic Records

blame it on Meka May 11, 2017

One of the most powerful men in hip hop has left his post.

L.A. Reid has stepped down from his position as CEO of Epic Records, a position he has held since 2011. Under his watch, the label experienced a resurgence of sorts, with chart-topping and plaque-earning albums and singles from Travi$ Scott, Future, DJ Khaled, A Tribe Called Quest, and more.

He departs from Epic on a high note, as Khaled nabbed his first-ever No. 1 single with “I’m The One.”

Throughout his career Reid has been at the forefront for the likes of both Usher’s Confessions and OutKast’s Speakerboxxx / The Love Below, both which have gone on to sell 10 million copies each, brought Bad Boy Records to prominence in the 90s, and achieved success with Goodie Mob, TLC and a slew of others via LaFace/Arista Records.

In 2004, Reid moved to Island/Def Jam, where he most famously appointed JAY Z and guided the burgeoning careers of Rihanna and Kanye West.