Introducing ‘LA Ried’ Master Mogul Of The Music Industry

LA Reid
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LA Reid

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LA Reid in conversation with Big Boy, Real 92.3 Morning Show host.

L.A. Reid is an American music executive and producer. He’s also starred as a judge on the music competition show The X Factor. He was currently the chairman and CEO of Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment.

Music executive and producer L.A. Reid was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1956. A musician himself, Reid and former band mate Kenneth (Babyface) Edmonds began writing and producing music for performers like Whitney Houston in the mid-1980s. Later, they formed LaFace Records. More recently, Reid has headed up the Def Jam Music Group and Arista Records, and starred as a judge on The X Factor.
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on June 7, 1956, Antonio Reid was one of four children raised by Emma Reid, a seamstress and interior decorator, who was forced to take on the role of single parent after her husband abandoned the family.A music fiend even as a child, Antonio (later known as “L.A.”) grew up listening to James Brown, Sly Stone and Led Zeppelin. In his youth, Reid was known for turning nearly anything into a drum set, tapping out beats on pots and pans and other items, any chance he could. His home city of Cincinnati, with its own rich musical traditions, also played a huge part in his development.
“The beauty of growing up in Cincinnati and how that’s impacted and affected my career is really great,” Reid once reflected. “I was able to listen to all kinds of music growing up. My taste in music has been vast and broad from the very beginning, because that’s what you learn in Cincinnati, that diversity.”By his teens, Reid was playing drums in a band, cutting his teeth as a live performer in front of modest crowds. Recognition started to come his way in the early 1980s as one of the original members of The Deele, an R&B group that featured Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds on lead vocals. Reid’s own reputation was furthered by his taste in expensive clothes, prompting his buddies to nickname him “L.A.”

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