Kevon Glickman

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Kevon Glickman (born November 5, 1960) is an American music producer and entertainment lawyer responsible for facilitating the careers of platinum artists The Fugees, Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, Cypress Hill, Kris Kross, Flo Rida, Rick Ross, Trina, among many others. Glickman is currently principal at Offit Kurman, attorneys at law and talent manager/digital mobile distributor for Blingnot Media, LLC.[1] Among many other accolades, Glickman is noted for the highest selling hip hop album of all time, Fugees' "The Score".

Previously, Glickman has represented Rick Ross, whose first two albums entered #1 on Billboard's Pop Album chart; Trina, whose fourth album recently entered # 1 on Billboard's R&B album chart; and Flo Rida, whose single "Low" featuring T-Pain is the top single of 2008, spending 11 weeks at #1 on the pop singles chart and selling the largest amount of digital downloads in history. During this time, Glickman also settled lawsuits against Clive Davis/BMG on behalf of Philadelphia Grammy winners, The Delfonics, as well as copyright suits against producers Nate "Danjahands" Hill, Timbaland, and Warner/Chappell.[4]

Previously, Glickman was President and CEO of RuffNation Records, a joint venture with Warner Bros. Records that charted multiple albums and published songs on major labels and soundtracks, including the Academy Award-winning 8 Mile soundtrack featuring Eminem and Bait, starring Jamie Foxx, before being sold to Warner Brothers.[4]

From 1994 to 1999 Glickman was Sr. Vice President/General Counsel for Ruffhouse Records, a joint venture with Sony Entertainment, which sold over 100 million albums in the urban and dance genres. Notably, Ruffhouse was responsible for the highest selling rap album of all time, The Fugees', The Score, which also garnered two Grammy Awards, and Lauryn Hill's, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill which won five Grammy Awards. Ruffhouse also signed, among others, Wyclef Jean, Cypress Hill, Nas and Kris Kross before being sold to Sony Entertainment. [4]

Prior to joining Ruffhouse in 1994, Glickman's private practice in New York City included, among others, representation of cutting edge artists D'Angelo, a two time Grammy Award winner, and Funkmaster Flex, celebrity DJ extraordinaire. Kevon's first job in the Industry, in 1988, was that of staff attorney for Metropolitan Broadcasting Corporation.

Glickman also is a partner in WDST and theRadio Woodstock Network in upstate New York, which is the promoter of Mountain Jam, an annual three-day June music festival at Hunter Mountain, NY, featuring the world's most popular jam bands. [4]

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