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Clive Davis started Arista in 1974 signing huge recording artists such as Outkast and super R&B icon Whitney Houston. Jive was formed in 1977, and was one of the biggest bases for hip-hop groups such as A Tribe Called Quest, Too $hort, and Boogie Down Productions in the early days, and was later known as the premier label for pop supergroups such as ‘N Sync, the Backstreet Boys, and the ever venerable Britney Spears. J Records was was also founded by Clive Davis in 2000, and housed artists like Lauryn Hill, Busta Rhymes and the late J Dilla.

“If you start not accepting creativity and you start having manufactured songs, then what is—where is the industry going? What do you get inspiration from? You know what I mean? That’s why Miles was Miles, because he was really able to create, and just have a blank canvass and create masterpieces.” – Vince Wilburn