Alexander Edwards is a music executive, currently working for ‘Def Jam Recordings,’ which is owned by ‘Universal Music Group’ (UMG). He is the Vice President of the Artists and repertoire (A&R) division of ‘Def Jam Recordings.’ As the Vice President of Def Jam Recordings’ A&R, Alexander Edwards is responsible for overseeing the artistic development of songwriters and recording artists. He began hogging the limelight when he started dating popular model and actress Amber Rose. Apart from being known as Amber Rose’s boyfriend, Alexander Edwards is also known for his popularity on social media. He is also one of the featured artists of ‘Last Kings Records,’ which is an independent record label founded by Tyga and Deezy.
Early Life & Career
Alexander Edwards was born and brought up in Oakland, California, United States of America. He grew up watching the videos of famous American rapper Tupac Shakur, and developed interest towards rap and hip hop. He started his rap career by joining various musical groups, including ‘The A'z,’ which was formerly known as ‘4 Deep.’ After starting off as a rapper, Alexander Edwards worked his way up in the Bay Area rap scene, expanding his inner circle in the process. He eventually became friends with world-renowned rapper Tyga, which enabled him collaborate with Tyga and other popular musicians.
Edwards started collaborating with Tyga quite regularly, which resulted in songs, such as ‘Don't C Me Comin,’ ‘Good or Bad,’ and ‘Taste.’ In 2016, he worked as a songwriter for Tyga’s standalone single ‘Cash Money.’ During his time as a rapper Alexander Edwards came up with his own record label called ‘Gloryus.’ After starting as a mere recording company, Gloryus expanded into a huge organization with multiple businesses, including a clothing line. Edwards joined the famous record label ‘Def Jam Recordings’ in 2018. He eventually became the Vice President of the Artists and repertoire (A&R) division of ‘Def Jam Recordings.’ He is also associated with ‘Last Kings Records,’ an independent record label founded by Tyga and Deezy.
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Relationship with Amber Rose
Alexander Edwards and Amber Rose met in 2015 through a common friend. However, they did not start dating right away. In fact, it took them nearly three years before expressing interest towards each other. During the 4th annual ‘SlutWalk,’ which is a transnational movement, Edwards and Rose were seen displaying affection publicly. They then took to their respective social media pages to let the world know about their relationship. Edwards’ popularity skyrocketed the moment he went public about his relationship, thanks to Amber Rose’s popularity. Prior to her relationship with Edwards, Rose was dating professional basketball player Monte Morris.
Alexander Edwards has been friends with Tyga for many years now. He has even toured with the American rapper. Because of his friendship with Tyga, Edwards once got an opportunity to appear in one of the episodes of the popular television series, ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians.’ He currently lives in Oakland, California.