Def Jam SVP of A&R, Tuo Clark Chats with DARF TV on a Ride Through Chicago


Some may wonder what a day in the life looks like for a SVP of A&R at a major label while others like Tuo Clark live the experience. As the SVP of A&R at Def Jam and as one half of the dynamic production duo, Da Internz, Tuo is an executive leader with a creative heart. The art is important to this Chicago native but growing the artists on Def Jam is equally as significant.

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Whether it is in the board room or sitting behind the board in the studio, Tuo Clark is the quintessential music maven. DARF TV had the opportunity to have a candid conversation with Tuo as he was driving to his next meeting in his hometown of Chicago. Music, the state of the industry, publishing, producing, COVID-19, social injustice, life lessons, and even Chicago violence all came up in this casual conversation.


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