The rumor mill has it that industry veteran Kevin Liles was fired from his position at Warner Music Group. Liles, who got his start interning at Def Jam, authored the book Make It Happen: The Hip-Hop Generation Guide to Success. He recently celebrated his engagement to Erika Jones.

From Hits Daily Double:

Sources are telling us veteran Urban music exec Kevin Liles has exited his post at Warner Music Group. We'll let you know when we hear more details. Liles, a Lyor Cohen cohort since both were at IDJ, returned to the company just a few months ago, when he was put in charge of Warner’s growing portfolio of 360 deals, with an emphasis on monetizing those rights.


  • masonmom

    i wish this russell simmons look-a-like would gain some of his weight back..and is that blu cantrell? whew! now that i got that off my chest. music just aint the same anymore so im not surprised that top execs are losing their positions when the only air play on the radio is garbage!

    jodeci/lauryn hill/swv/xscape/shai/total/faith evans/h-town..WHERE ARE YOU??? THE GAME NEEDS YOU..COME BACK TO US!!

  • LadyJustice

    I heard he retired

    yes LAURYN HILL come back to usssssss

  • pointhimout

    all good things come to an end. he's another one on twitter with all those followers, but he's following less than 5 (last time i saw); he and rev run. miss me with that.

    music is going in a different direction so execs of yesteryear should all be looking for different positions. out with the old, in with the new, hence Dream being appointed an exec at a label.

  • iscream

    There are young, hungrey college grads who would love to fill his shoes. I agree with Masonmom. The industry sucks right now and all the blame can not be placed on the artist. These exec's have to green light this trash.

    They need to wake up and see that music is not about a look. Its about a sound. And that is what's missing IMO.

    Again. Respect to Mario for his beautiful music.

    "When I'm loving you, loving you,, loving you, why would you wanna break up."

    I miss the Bad Boy Era.

  • ELove

    Great Point @point

    WHOSE the beard because we know KL ain't hitting THAT !!!!!

    You can blame Yo-Boi about ALOT of this mess...
    I'll let YOU NAME the artists he introduced to us during his reign AND Kanye was Dame's hidden treasure :wink:

    Adding to @mason comment...
    Competition is what makes an ERA-n-Genre truly outstanding
    Think of the R&B groups & female groups & solo artists that were out at the SAME TIME as the groups that you already mentioned
    4.0 -- UMYND -- Jade -- Brownstone -- LeVert -- Rude Boys
    Jagged Edge -- Shelia E -- Kelly Price -- Profyle
    TLC -- Elusion -- Toni Braxton -- ETC ETC ETC