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300’s Kevin Liles Talks Young Thug, Staying Motivated, Russell Simmons’ Impact, And Protecting Black Art

Music aristocrat Kevin Liles has come a very long way. The head of 300 Entertainment is leading the charge in the music industry with a new initiative designed to defend creators against opposing forces. Liles, known as one of the heads of Def Jam Records, has emerged as a transformative figure in music, Hip-Hop and business. But, after all the accomplishments, money and accolades, his true purpose has leapt to the front.

Last week, Mr. Liles rang the bell at the NASDAQ in honor of Juneteenth and Black Music Month, but he had other things on his mind. His staunch, emotional defense of Young Thug moved many, but he has much more on the agenda. AllHipHop’s Chuck “Jigsaw” Creekmur took a bit of his time to talk with the mogul about a myriad of topics.

Kevin Liles: That’s the thing. They made me so much money… I made them so much money that it stopped being about money. And so when you give yourself of service, it just becomes about how you feel. And I don’t do things to be recipient of something. I do it because it makes me feel good. You know what I mean? And that’s just where I’m at in life.

AllHipHop: How do you stay energized and motivated in these types of times? We’re in extremely turbulent times, trying times spiritually, physically, mentally. How do you stay energized? 

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Kevin Liles: Through scripture, through God, through meditation, through knowing that… And I think James Prince said it best, every day I get a choice and a chance.

To do better.
To do more.

AllHipHop: Right.

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