NEW GIGS: Young Jeezy Named Sr. VP Of A&R At Atlantic Records + Arsenio Hall Gets GREENLIGHT For Late Night Talk Show
Aaaaaay! Hip Hop is growing up. And rapper Young Jeezy's got a new gig. Check out deets about his new executive role at Atlantic records, plus Arsenio Hall is officially on the CBS late night talk show host slate...
V103 radio host Greg Street announced on his show last night that fellow ATLien Young Jeezy just stepped into a big new role at Atlantic Records. And Jeezy's production coordinator co-signed with a Retweet of the news. The "Leave You Alone" rapper will be throwing on a suit and tie (well, his version of that) as the newest Senior VP of A&R at Atlantic Records.
Interestingly, Jeezy is currently signed to Def Jam records-owned by Universal Music Group. And he released his latest album Thug Motivation 103: Hustlerz Ambition in 2011 via Def Jam.
Jeezy, government name Jay Wayne Jenkins, has been in the game since '01, so he has a pretty good idea of what talent looks like. And if a star-to-be has what it takes. Congrats Jeezy!
And Arsenio Hall is back in the talk show saddle. After winning Donald Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice" last season, and Srsenio making it known he's ready to come back to his first love of histing a talk show, he's gotten his wish.
Deadline reports the tv veteran just got the greenlight for his new CBS late night talk show. So it's official, Arsenio's show will debut this fall as part of the CBS TV Distribution, and has been sold to over 85% of markets in the country.
He's one of the best in that lane, so we're glad to see him make a comeback. Hoot hoot hoot!
1. "Tamar & Vince" will premiere as WeTV 's first ever spinoff show on Thursday, September 20 @ 10PM ET/PT. Here's a synopsis of the premiere episode:
In the premiere episode, we’re invited into Tamar and Vince’s industry-elite social circle and the inner workings of the entertainment world. It’s now or never for Tamar, who is very aware that this album could be her last chance to fulfill her quest of becoming an international pop star. The stakes are high for Tamar’s solo career to hit big and finally prove she’s much more than the former backup singer to older sister Toni Braxton. Her biggest challenge is her working relationship with Vince, fully revealed during their highly-charged recording sessions. Tamar is an unbridled artist who relentlessly seeks her husband’s professional guidance, while Vince is a no-nonsense music exec that refuses to bend to his wife’s every whim. Riding high off the success of “Braxton Family Values,” she’s also juggling nonstop industry appearances so she searches for the perfect assistant—a male version of herself—which is no small task with her never-compromising standards. Even when Tamar’s diva attitude gets the best of her, she shows that along with her big earrings and designer labels is a big heart.