Jeezy rises the ranks of Def Jam.
Jeezy’s new deal with Def Jam extends between the Atlanta artist and the legendary hip-hop label. Jeezy will also serve as a senior advisor to the interim chairman and CEO Jeff Harleston. The “Trap or Die” rapper expressed how honored he was to return to the label. “It’s an honor to return to the label I’ve called home for 15 years, not only as an artist but as an executive,” Jeezy said. “I spent most of my career learning from trial and error. I am happy to say that I am back on the team that helped me build my legacy from the streets to the boardroom and nothing makes me more fulfilled than being in a position to help guide and add value to the next generation.”
Jeezy posted to Instagram to share the news.
Harleston also shared how he felt about the extended partnership.
“Jeezy is so meaningful to Def Jam; it’s legacy, it’s past, present and future. Jeezy has always impressed me with his talent, his tenacity, his instincts, his entrepreneurial spirit, and his leadership. I’m a huge believer in trusting, supporting, and enfranchising artists and bringing them into the process. But of course, Jeezy is so much more than an artist. He is family.”
The southern rapper is releasing his tenth solo album The Recession 2 on November 20, and has also started a new podcast, The (Re)Session Podcast, with Charlamagne Tha God and iHeartRadioMedia.
Could upcoming #Verzuz battle determine who runs the south?
In less than a week, Jeezy will go toe-to-toe with T.I. in the season 2 debut of Verzuz. Though the battle is scheduled to face-off with T.I., Jeezy initially wanted battle with Gucci Mane, but he politely declined. The T.I. vs. Jeezy segment will take place on Nov. 19 at 8 pm EST on Verzuz TV, Instagram, and Apple Music.
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