has severed all ties with record label Def Jam, insisting it's time to move after canceling his contract.
The hip-hop star had a tumultuous relationship with Def Jam, which saw the label refuse to release a completed studio album, and N.O.R.E. accusing label bosses of failing to support his subsequent Reggaeton LP N.O.R.E. y la Familia
He tells AllHipHop.com, "I love Def Jam and every bit of history that we have together, but it's time to move on. I'm fully on my own and I want to be my own boss."
N.O.R.E. insists he won't be releasing any records attacking Def Jam bosses Shawn 'Jay-Z' Carter
and L.A. Reid because "this is what I asked for".
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