DJ Green Lantern Finds "Home" With Russell Simmons
DJ Green Lantern has found a new recording home with Russell Simmons Music Group after unceremoniously exiting Eminem’s Shady Records earlier this year.
RSMG president Tony Austin said that Green Lantern’s background and ability spoke volumes to the burgeoning company.
“We signed Green Lantern because he's a prominent figure in the Hip-Hip community,” Austin told AllHipHop.com. “He understands the culture and what it represents. He has produced for some of the biggest name artists in Hip-Hip. He'll be influential in helping shape and mode new talent at RSMG along with building his own brand and becoming a household name around the globe.”
To date, Green Lantern has crafted hits for the likes of Ludacris, The Lox’s D-Block, Immortal Technique, Akon, Jadakiss and others like Noreaga. DJ Green Lantern announced his departure from Shady Records in April after DJing for Eminem since 2001. He departed Shady after a phone conversation with rapper Jadakiss was recorded for a street DVD without his knowledge. The New York native made an opinionated comment about 50 Cent and Jadakiss’ rap beef at the time, which appeared to cause tension between the Shady/G-Unit camp.
Austin didn’t indicate if Green’s anticipated album, The Invasion, would be released through RSMG.