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Jay-Z named president of Def Jam Records

...finalized with an announcement on Wednesday by Antonio "L.A." Reid, the chairman of Island Def Jam Music Group. Officials...and Roc-A-Fella," Jay-Z said in a statement. "L.A. Reid and Universal Music Group have given me the opportunity...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/10/mus_436826.shtml
Music
Jailed rapper Shyne close to $3 million music deal

...on condition of anonymity. Shyne would be the first artist acquired by Island Def Jam Music Group since Antonio "L.A." Reid took over as chairman in February. The label plans to produce the album with material Shyne recorded before he began...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/21/mus_412933.shtml
Music
Dido tries to follow up smash success of her debut album

...pressure even more. "We firmly believe we have maybe the best lyric writer in the business today," said Antonio "L.A." Reid, Arista president and a top songwriter himself in the 1980s. "I would challenge anybody to write as well as her...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/01/mus_393006.shtml
Music
Experts say Jackson could make a comeback

...on all counts? According to industry analysts, the answer is of course. "He can have success," said Antonio "L.A" Reid, chairman and CEO of Island Def Jam. "I would say that he has to just make great music and concentrate on nothing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/06/15/ent_456027.shtml
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Experts say Jackson could make a comeback

...on all counts? According to industry analysts, the answer is of course. "He can have success," said Antonio "L.A" Reid, chairman and CEO of Island Def Jam. "I would say that he has to just make great music and concentrate on nothing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/06/15/mov_456068.shtml
Movies
Usher's smash 'Yeah' almost wasn't even made

...were like, 'Whatever,'" Garrett told The Associated Press. "They thought I was trippin'." When music mogul L.A. Reid, then head of Arista Records, heard the demo, he dug the melodies and most of the verses. But he felt some of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/03/mus_441707.shtml
Music
Fox will throw Spears into 'The X-Factor' lineup

...Beacon Theater stage wearing a white minidress, accompanied by show creator Simon Cowell and fellow judges Lovato and L.A. Reid."I'm so excited about the whole experience," Spears said. "It's going to be so much fun and different from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/television/2012-05-17/fox-will-throw-spea
Teen ushers in manhood with album

...an active role in songwriting and production with the skilled tutelage of LaFace Records veteran producers Antonio "L.A." Reid and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and producer Jermaine Dupri of So Def Records. "I was really taking my time and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/11/11/xtr_217368.shtml
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Living briefs

...Actor Liam Neeson is 54. Singer-songwriter Johnny Clegg is 53. Actor William Forsythe is 51. Record producer L.A. Reid is 50. Musician Prince is 48. Singer-guitarist Gordon Gano of Violent Femmes is 43. Rapper Ecstacy of Whodini is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/06/07/liv_84376.shtml
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People in the News

...Kimora Lee. Island Def Jam, which is under the Universal Media Group umbrella, is now run by chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid. Simmons had reportedly feuded with Reid when Reid took over the label last year, and had questioned Reid's hip-hop...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/04/16/ent_450421.shtml
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