I’m a Boss: Artists Turned ExecutivesPublished by Rondell Conway on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 9:30 pm.
That’s right! Young Jeezy is known for his hustler’s mentality, and now he’ll have a chance to take it from the streets to the suites. Yesterday Atanta DJ Greg Street announced that Jeezy had been named senior vice president of A&R at Atlantic Records. But he isn’t the first musician to go from behind the mic to behind the desk. Click on to check out other artists turned executives.
Ne-Yo is making moves. The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter was named senior VP of A&R at Motown Records this past January.
Dre first made history as N.W.A.’s pioneering rapper-producer, but he’s arguably had just as much impact as a label executive behind some of hip hop’s biggest icons: He co-founded G-funk stronghold Death Row Records, which launched Snoop’s career and was home to Tupac as well. He then started Aftermath Entertainment, home to Eminem and 50 Cent.
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