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      Def Jam boss Shakir Stewart kills himself at Georgia home

      BY JONATHAN LEMIRE
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      Shakir Stewart signed Beyoncé and Ciara when he worked for Hitco, and signed Rick Ross and Young Jeezy to Def Jam.


      Shakir Stewart signed Beyoncé and Ciara when he worked for Hitco, and signed Rick Ross and Young Jeezy to Def Jam.

      A music executive who signed Beyoncé and ran hip-hop heavyweight Def Jam Recordings committed suicide by shooting himself in the head, officials said Sunday.

      Shakir Stewart, 34, was found lifeless in the bathroom of his suburban Atlanta home late Saturday, killed by a single gunshot wound, police said.

      Stewart took over Def Jam in June, following in the large footsteps of Jay-Z, the Brooklyn-born rap legend.

      It was not immediately clear why Stewart killed himself, and police did not comment on whether the exec left a suicide note in his Marietta, Ga., home.

      "Whatever happened over the past 24 hours is not a testament to who we all know," said longtime friend Christopher Hicks, a fellow music executive. "He was a one-of-a-kind individual," Hicks said.

      Stewart was born in Oakland, Calif., moved to Atlanta to attend Morehouse College and helped establish the Southern city's contemporary hip-hop and R&B scene. When he worked for the Hitco publishing company, he signed the then-unknown Beyoncé Knowles and later discovered the sultry songstress Ciara. For Def Jam, he later inked rap stars Rick Ross and Young Jeezy. His record label put out a statement Sunday that described Shakir as "an amazing man, in every sense of the word."

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      The corporate world can be VERY stressful (as well as life in general). You never know what someone else is going through.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Jahness View Post
      Def Jam boss Shakir Stewart kills himself at Georgia home

      BY JONATHAN LEMIRE
      DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER




      Shakir Stewart signed Beyoncé and Ciara when he worked for Hitco, and signed Rick Ross and Young Jeezy to Def Jam.


      Shakir Stewart signed Beyoncé and Ciara when he worked for Hitco, and signed Rick Ross and Young Jeezy to Def Jam.

      A music executive who signed Beyoncé and ran hip-hop heavyweight Def Jam Recordings committed suicide by shooting himself in the head, officials said Sunday.

      Shakir Stewart, 34, was found lifeless in the bathroom of his suburban Atlanta home late Saturday, killed by a single gunshot wound, police said.

      Stewart took over Def Jam in June, following in the large footsteps of Jay-Z, the Brooklyn-born rap legend.

      It was not immediately clear why Stewart killed himself, and police did not comment on whether the exec left a suicide note in his Marietta, Ga., home.

      "Whatever happened over the past 24 hours is not a testament to who we all know," said longtime friend Christopher Hicks, a fellow music executive. "He was a one-of-a-kind individual," Hicks said.

      Stewart was born in Oakland, Calif., moved to Atlanta to attend Morehouse College and helped establish the Southern city's contemporary hip-hop and R&B scene. When he worked for the Hitco publishing company, he signed the then-unknown Beyoncé Knowles and later discovered the sultry songstress Ciara. For Def Jam, he later inked rap stars Rick Ross and Young Jeezy. His record label put out a statement Sunday that described Shakir as "an amazing man, in every sense of the word."

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      someone probably "offed" him and try to make it look like suicide..

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      Quote Originally Posted by La Bella Afrique View Post
      someone probably "offed" him and try to make it look like suicide..

      R.I.P!
      You never know

      I wonder if this is him talking on this video
      [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3a9c3eeb8E]YouTube - Hip-Hop Hijacked by Freemasons (re-edited)[/ame]

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      Extremely talented man. Seeking Corporate success
      rather than Black Liberation, he wasted his life in
      more ways than one.

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      Extremely talented man. Seeking Corporate success
      rather than Black Liberation, he wasted his life in
      more ways than one.

      U speaks the truth!

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      Black Liberation don't always pay the bills though.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Walk Wit Me View Post
      Black Liberation don't always pay the bills though.
      real talk. and its how we use that capitol, whether we use it for liberation or not.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Walk Wit Me View Post
      Black Liberation don't always pay the bills though.
      Well that all depends on how you direct your liberation efforts.
      "We may be investigated, incarcerated or murdered for the things we dare to write...
      But we are young and Black, fearless and free...
      Every poem, every incandescent word is a personal revolution"
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