More recently, he has linked with entrepreneur Dez White, with whom he is said to have been developing a new fingerprint payment technology - part of the incoming cashless Transhumanist society.)For his part, in an interview on Hanukkah Radio, in which the host speaks of “a celebration of Judaism in Hip-Hop,” Cohen admitted that Jewish executives have always controlled black entertainment: “Jewish people have always been involved in urban cultural arts, all the way back to the early beginnings of Jazz music. once described Cohen as “the most important man in the whole music game,” and “a mogul,” he responded by stating he’s not comfortable with the term and prefers to think of himself as “a humble servant.” Cohen has been pictured flashing up the ‘666’ and ‘Baphomet’ hand signs, which casts interesting light on his ‘servant’ credentials.It’s just something that’s always happened.”Cohen was the subject of a video from the Vigilant Citizen site entitled, ‘The Tall Israeli That Runs the Rap Industry.’ It included two Twitter posts from Public Enemy frontman Chuck D, which stated: “The music industry is NOT a game, it’s a business enveloping a craft…” And, in obvious reference to record executives Clive Davis, Jimmy Iovine, Lyor Cohen and LA Reid: “These Clives, Jimmys, Lyors, LAs, etc, look at black people as less than, and don’t consider themselves family…” VC ends the video with a clip from Ice Cube’s song ‘Record Company Pimpin,’ in which Cube delivers a scathing commentary on the corporate exploitation of artists. Tellingly, the first sentence of a mainstream article on about Cohen, states: “If there were a shadowy Illuminati controlling the world of rap, Lyor Cohen would be its all-seeing eye, the man behind the scenes, pulling the strings of the most powerful players and reaping the benefits.”In his formative years, Cohen worked at the Beverly Hills office of Bank Leumi.Lyor Cohen, the former CEO of Warner Music Group & founder of 300 Entertainment, is taking his talents to Youtube.On Wednesday, Complex reported that Cohen is leaving his founded 300 Entertainment for Youtube’s Global Head of Music position, a role that will attempt to turn Youtube into more of a streaming service like Spotify, Apple Music & Tidal.Cohen has been the target of harsh words from Damon Dash, who was Jay-Z’s original business partner in Roc-A-Fella (nice name) Records, and himself a high-flying executive until his label was acquired by Def Jam in 2004, which saw Jay-Z being appointed as its president, and Dash being effectively ousted.In a 2014 video interview, Dash criticised “the puppet master” for his financial exploitation of black culture:“My beef was with Lyor because I think he’s a fake CEO, and I think he’s frontin’ on my culture…VC observes, however, that the cover for the album on which the track is included, somewhat ironically features Ice Cube rendering the tired old one-eye pose. This turns out to be an influential Zionist institution that was trying to establish a Jewish state in Palestine decades before World War 2.It’s not the first, nor the last time that an artist has appeared to be making an incisive, independent statement, but where other aspects of their persona appear to be puzzlingly at odds with such a stance. In its incisive article titled ‘The Tall Israeli Who Runs Hip Hop: An Investigation into Engineered Culture and Bankers,’ the website observes:“When investigating the money trail of social engineers - people who influence social trends, often to the detriment of society and toward the empowerment of the powers-that-be - the road always seems to lead back to bankers.
More recently, he founded his own independent label, 300, bringing through present-day names such as Young Thug, Fetty Wap and Migos in the process.From building on the success of the You Tube Music app, to shining a light on emerging artists, I believe our potential to strengthen the industry is massive.And third, I hope that together we can move towards a more collaborative relationship between the music industry and the technologies that are shaping the future of the business.”Lyor Cohen will transition out of his role at 300 Entertainment by December sources say.In fact, bankers are often some of the highest-level power players, higher than government and corporate power.“It is inherently in the interest of power to engineer society, and to steer people’s culture in a direction that benefits their system.Lyor Cohen has seen just about every curveball the music industry has to throw, but in his keynote speech at South by Southwest in Austin on Wednesday morning, his message was largely one of optimism.Cohen went on to work as an executive at Def Jam, the outfit reportedly founded by Rick Rubin in his New York college dormitory, and arguably the most profitable and high-profile rap record label of them all.Cohen became president of Def Jam/ RAL in 1988, at which point Rubin quit the company.The list of artists over whom Cohen has had corporate control - including negotiating endorsement deals outside of their music output - reads like a who’s-who of A-listers, spanning the likes of Jay-Z, Kanye West, Method Man, Redman, Ja Rule, Ludacris, Foxy Brown and so many others.By late 2016, Cohen had taken up a position with Google’s You Tube brand as Global Head of Music.Cohen drew heavily on anecdotes from his own career to make his larger points, usually punctuating them with the line, "I was having the best time of my life – again." None was more entertaining, nor more instructive, than the one he opened the talk with about arriving in London for his first gig with Run-DMC in 1984 and realizing Jam Master Jay didn't have his records.With hip-hop largely excluded from radio at the time, it was crucial for those promoting it to work on the fly.