Jay-Z apparently not as smart as we're lead to believe:
Rap icon JAY-Z was stunned when he first took over as president of Def Jam Records in 2004 - because the company's top men were living in the past.
Really, Jay-Z? That surprised you?
The hitmaker, who went on to sign Rihanna, Ne-Yo and Young Jeezy to the label, couldn't believe that some of the players in the organisation hadn't had a big hit since the 1980s.
You couldn't believe that?
He tells Rolling Stone magazine, "You had record executives who've been sitting in their offices for 20 years because of one act: 'But that's the guy who signed Motley Crue!' (I was like), 'Seriously? That was f**king 25 years ago.'
And that surprised you?
Next week: Jay-Z incensed to discover that Heinz releases loads of new brands every year which fail straight away. "There's this one guy still there because he came up with Big Soup. Sure, it had chunks in, but that was fucking ages ago."