Lyor Cohen is a veteran in the hip-hop game, helping build one of the most iconic labels ever… in Def Jam.

With so much history in his career, he sits down with Complex for an episode of their series “The Blueprint”, where he details his history over the years.

Lyor recalls his days at the beginning of Def Jam, rising from a road manager to an executive; his transition to Warner Music Group; leaving to launch 300 Entertainment; and where he’s out today.

Watch Lyor Cohen’s “Blueprint” above.