Jay Z was President of DEF Jam Records from 2004- 2008 but apparently, Mariah Carey played a role in getting him that spot. When L.A Reid realized he needed help with running Def Jam records, he spoke about it to Mariah Carey and she suggested Jigga. And right after, he walked in.
“I was like wait, they choreographed this,” said Reid. “That was too good. He was so on time and it worked out.”