T.I. Joins Hip Hop Since 1978 Management
T.I. is making moves like a man making up for lost time.
Along with a slew of remixes and a new book, Tip has now upgraded his management team joining Gee Roberson’s Hip Hop Since 1978 management according to Billboard.Biz.
HHS1978 also boasts Lil Wayne, Drake and Kanye West as clients.
Previously managed under his own Grand Hustle Entertainment by Jason Jeter, the Kang says this move is all about expansion and his rapport with Gee, former VP of A&R at Atlantic records and current chairman at Geffen records.
“Gee’s always been a big part of our operation just not in the capacity of manager,” said T.I. “[From] the executive producer standpoint and A&R standpoint, he made gigantic contributions to probably the past three or four T.I. albums, but he’s assumed a large responsibility over at Geffen so that kind of took a big part of my team away.
When [Jason Geter] and I both agreed that we would be considering expanding the management team, and then sat down and talked about possible candidates, he was definitely one of the first people that came up.”
Tip says Jeter will still play a behind the scenes role in his career.
“Of course you also have Grand Hustle management – Jason still maintains his position. You have Gee and [Hip Hop Since] ’78 who come in with their expertise in several areas, who works alongside [Jason]. And then you got Category 5, Brian Sher [founder of Category 5 Entertainment, formerly of ICM], who’s there from the film and television area,” he said.
“I’ve got different pieces of management who have extreme levels of expertise in their areas… We feel that’s the best way to have appropriate execution and to take advantage of all the opportunities that are ever present in the marketplace for me.”