Young Jeezy Named Senior VP of A&R at Atlantic Records

Young Jeezy

Young Jeezy is hustling his way into the boardroom. The Atlanta rapper has been named Senior Vice President of A&R at Atlantic Records.

He announced the news in a tweet. “From the streets to the Boardroom. SVP of A&R at Atlantic Records I am. Let’s Get it!” wrote Jeezy. “Corporate thuggin to the max!”

In his new role, the 34-year-old MC will sign and develop new talent and work with the label’s current roster. He has his own label Corporate Thugz Entertainment (CTE), which includes Freddie Gibbs, Slick Pulla, and his group USDA.

Jeezy is currently signed to Def Jam, where he has released four solo albums. His latest, Thug Motivation 103: Hustlerz Ambition, debuted at No. 3 in December 2011.

He’s not the first artist to take on an executive role. His mentor Jay-Z held the position of President at Def Jam for three years, while his “Leave You Alone” collaborator Ne-Yo currently holds the title of SVP of A&R at Motown Records.

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19 Comments

  1. MEEET

    A good look for Jeezy

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    MinajRules2012 Reply:

    @MEEET, Shut up! This is laughable. Atlantic Records is lame now, no good Talent on there. It’s all about Universal sweetie. Atlantic fell off years ago. Jeezy is not even hot anymore, his album FLOPPED!! So I guess he needs the job.

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    SMH at your life Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, you mad?

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    adff Reply:

    @SMH at your life, MinajRules2012 is a disgrace to Minaj fans. Always spreading negative energy.

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    Kliynnah G Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, damn somebody Need to Tech you something Really Good. and somebody need to Slap the Shh out of u, Knock your teeth out of your mouth Hater Low ass life! Haha U mad troll

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    TRU Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, Jeezys album didnt even flop dumb hoe it debuted with 233k and now has sold over 625k. since when is that a flop do the math. Idiot!!!

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  2. MusicJunkie

    Thats A Shock *__* But I Guess !

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  3. dodo

    much respect.

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  4. listen

    bad choice. means atlantic has a lot of inner turmoil.

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  5. joe franco

    oh boy

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  6. K

    Wouldnt that job be for T.I. Or Jason Geter they have only sold the most records for that company?

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    ayo Reply:

    @K, they probably have another role for them

    and i think they are tryin to court him to sign for dem after he is done with def jam

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    SCF Reply:

    T.I did not want the job and as far as Jason Geter. that guy is makin millions off grand hustle and Akoo.
    Its time for T.I to bring us that TROUBLE MAN..

    All these rappers nowadays flexin about makin classic albums.
    Rick Ross GFID.. was aight but not classic
    2 chainz True story IS WACK ASS FUCK
    this dude is almost 40 and have nothing relevant to say.,
    If you asked me only NAS delivered a good album still falls behind with beats butt hey we know that for years now… PS SOMEBODY SHOULD GIVE THAT MINAJ RULES A FUCKIN DICK CAUSE SHES THE WACKEST BLOGGER IVE EVER SEEN

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  7. Shutterbug

    Congratulations…I hope his first act will be to drop the entire Brick Squad fam.

    OAN: how many albums did he sign for at Def Jam? (he’s released four thus far). Because once his contract expires, THEN he could take his full services to Atlantic…

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    ayo Reply:

    @Shutterbug, haha u must really hate wacka and gucci

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  8. me

    Congrats to him

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  9. TheDreamer

    Congrats!! It’s great to see artists not only make music, but also get offered top positions at record companies.

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  10. Kliynnah G

    jeezy Looks Nice and Congratstion! and the hater can SHut up! keep it moving

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  11. wolvareen

    Thatz a good look…

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