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R.I.P. Shakir Stewart
Posted by Steve Juon at Sunday, November 2nd, 2008 at 5:45PM :: Email this article :: Print this article

Some tragic news from today. Shakir Stewart, the man who succeeded Jay-Z as President of Def Jam, was found dead yesterday from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Stewart had been tapped for Shawn Carter's old position this past June and made it clear he had no plans of "replacing Jay-Z" instead hoping to be an inspiration to other young moguls. He put it this way: "New, young executives...the hot executive who's 21, 22 years old and has a serious passion for music and the desire to work 27 hours a day. That's where I was at that time in my life. And that's who I'm looking to mentor. I don't see many people like that. Instead, I see a lot of kids who want to live the lifestyle but don't want to put in the work and do what it takes." Our condolences to his family and friends.

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