Are Lyor Cohen and Irv Gotti Forming a New Company?


| December 20, 2012 - 9:27 pm

Music mogul Lyor Cohen is prepping to get back into business following his departure from Warner Music Group, and he may be teaming up with former Murder Inc. head honcho Irv Gotti.

According to The New York Post, the two will join forces for a talent management firm, starting with Gotti aiming to advise rapper Drake and Cohen giving career advice to Kanye West.

Here’s more from the Post about this possible business venture:

“‘If Lyor and Irv do work together, it’s possible they’ll have two of the biggest hip-hop stars under their management,’ said a music insider after a photo showing Drake and Gotti meeting together appeared online.

The deal between Cohen and Gotti was struck this week, sources say. Cohen, who exited Warner in September, has been quietly setting up his new company amid speculation over which of his old colleagues at Warner, or his previous label, Island Def Jam, he would bring onboard.”

This could be huge for both parties involved, more or less for Irv. What do you guys think?