Noah Callahan-Bever Named Def Jam’s New Executive VP of Brand Strategy & Content

After spending the last eleven years building Complex into a multimedia force as its Editor-in-Chief and Chief Content Officer, OG Hip-Hop journalist Noah Callahan-Bever is taking his talents to Def Jam Records as the new Executive Vice President Brand Strategy & Content.

Today (December 4), incoming Def Jam CEO Paul Rosenberg announced the move saying that having worked with Noah for more than 20 years in multiple capacities left him confident that he made the right choice. “Throughout that time Noah has demonstrated an incredible ability to create, innovate and connect with audiences. I’m especially excited to have Noah and his skill set become a part the future Def Jam as we begin to reimagine the label’s platform, further develop the brand and realize our plan to connect with fans in previously unimagined ways.”

In the same press release, Bever stated just how important Def Jam was in his life and how he is more than ready for the opportunity to help bring the label back to its glory years.

“Growing up, I knew that I could, with steadfast confidence, buy any record with the Def Jam logo on it,” said Callahan-Bever. “So to be gifted the chance to help Paul Rosenberg—who I consider myself extremely lucky to have collaborated with, and learned from, for going on 20 years now—redefine and reassert that superlative brand identity for a new generation listeners is a dream come true. Def Jam has a tremendous roster, and a very talented staff, and I’m humbled to have the opportunity to work with both.”

With Rosenberg’s and Callahan-Bever’s history success, we can rest assured that the future Def Jam is in good hands. Godspeed to the both these men.

The new Editor-In-Chief Complex is Damien Scott.

Photo: press handout