A big congratulatory shout is in order for legendary producer No I.D. as he was recently tabbed as the newest Executive Vice President at Def Jam Records. The producer who crafted Common‘s “I Used To Love Her”, Jay-Z‘s “Run This Town” and more is excited to take on his new position and help the vaunted label break new talent.

“I’m (now) executive VP of Def Jam. I’m going to keep on doing what I’m doing and take it to another level. Def Jam is a cultural staple,” No I.D. said. “It’s not just a label, it’s part of the culture that I came up in and that I’ve been involved with for 20 years. It’s very important that the next generation of executives grab it by the horns and keep it on track as it grows.”

[via Roc4Life]