TI to Be Named New President of Atlantic Records?!?!

- By Bossip Staff Categories: News, On the Come up

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TI is on the move, y’all.  They’re saying the lil’ fella might be getting a new gig as President of Atlantic Records:

“It’s among the realm of possibilities,” he coyly told MTV News on Wednesday.

The rapper was referring to the chance that he might succeed Atlantic Records executive Julie Greenwald. It was announced Thursday morning (February 5) that Greenwald had been promoted to chairman and chief operating officer of the label. She previously served as Atlantic Records Group president since 2004, when she joined the company following a stint at Island Def Jam Records.

Currently, T.I. oversees his own Grand Hustle Records imprint. The company is home to a number of recording artists, including Young Dro, Big Kuntry and DJ Drama, each of whom is signed to different labels through deals brokered by Tip and his business partner and manager Jason Geter. The Atlanta entertainment entity also helped produce T.I.’s upcoming reality special “Road to Redemption,” set to premiere next week on MTV.

When asked to confirm or refute the rumored appointment, Tip skated around the question. “Ah, man, when I [do] speak upon it, it will be fact,” he said.

Before the rapper can think about new career paths, however, he has a number of appearances he’s scheduled to make, most notably his Grammy performance of “Swagga Like Us,” which will feature all four collaborators — T.I., Jay-Z, Lil Wayne and Kanye West — coming together for the first time to rap the record live. Then, of course, there’s the prison sentence he’s preparing for, so any talk of the Atlantic Records post has to wait.

“I think I have another obligation I have to take care of that may supersede that,” he said.

Supersede??  Well, who the f*ck taught him that word??  Looks like they’re already getting him ready, y’all.

More pics of Tip below.

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via MTV

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Comments

  • Hannibal

    ..

  • told you so

    good for him.

  • ~*~IslandNik~*~

    why da hell??

  • Hannibal

    WHY DO THIS WHEN HE IS ABOUT TO BECOME SOMEONE’S BITCH

  • atlien

    Astro…enough said

  • white male

    I am so sick of hearing him on every song on the radio

  • Lacombe Redbone (Sign Me Up For That Booty Duty! )

    Cool beings!!!!

  • LawdhavMercythisshitis real

    Y

  • chiney K

    HOW IN THE WORLD IS HE DOING ALL THESE DIFFERENT VENTURES AND HE’S GOING TO PRISON!

  • Fantasia's Sweaty Armpits..LOL

    i dont know, but TI can get it ANY DAY!

  • http://www.k.com noelle

    That pic look like Kanye lol. Damn sorry.

  • EXCUSE THE CAPS I AINT MAD..........

    THATS WHATS UP TI! GET THE BREAD MY DUDE..

  • Ermy Erm (The Chi is Ice Cold, But it's Friday Suckas! :) )

    That pic look like Kanye lol. Damn sorry.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEYAL NAW!!! Kanye WISH. LMFAO

  • http://angerischange.blogspot.com beautifuldaidreamer

    Ugh! Bossip, T.I. may have done some dumb shit, but he is far from a dummy. Just because nobody on your staff won’t pick up a damn book every once in a while, doesn’t mean that idiocy is the norm…

  • soulwoman

    Where will he handle business, from jail? Did we not learn anything from making Jay the pres of Def Jam???

  • http://youreadthatopinion.blogspot.com Cannon

    Wow. When “supersede” is a “big” word, you know the ignorance of this site has reached new hieghts.

  • Tinydiva

    How in the hell is he going to do that from jail. I’m not liking being hoodwinked and bamboozled, I come here for bone fide gossip. Sheesh!

  • FAN

    Good Luck TI…….. What a CHANGE IN CIRCUMSTANCES

  • reese615

    @ Cannon and beautifuldaidreamer(??)
    ____________________

    Really, guys? Sarcasm majors, are we now??

  • Tinydiva

    I know I typed “Bona fide” shit i even read it before I posted and that ain’t my usual!

  • http://www.amecentral.com/2009/02/president-of-atlantic-records/ President of Atlantic Records?? | A&M E-Central - Popular Entertainment & LifeStyle News

    […] The rapper was referring to the chance that he might succeed Atlantic Records executive Julie Greenwald. It was announced Thursday morning (February 5) that Greenwald had been promoted to chairman and chief operating officer of the label. She previously served as Atlantic Records Group president since 2004, when she joined the company following a stint at Island Def Jam Records. […]

  • Mrs. Rance

    Supersede?? Well, who the f*ck taught him that word??
    ————————–

    lol!! That’s what I’m sayin! On the real, if they are going to teach my boy to speak proper English, I’m all for it.

  • Black.Woman

    Bossip, do not hate this guy for trying to evolve. There is hope for him, but he is a few….

  • BB

    WTF did I bust my ass in college for, when drug dealers and gun runners turned rappers get rewarded with cushy jobs. Let’s face it, the artists on his roster aren’t exactly on his level. Crime does pay I guess…Only in America!

  • Black.Woman

    Maybe TIP can give Beyonce some vocabulary lessons? She needs them.

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