Gee Roberson has been selected as chairman of Geffen Records, according to Billboard. Roberson is known as the CEO of Hip Hop Since 1978, a firm that manages artists including Kanye West and Lil Wayne, among other noteworthy names in Hip Hop.
Roberson received words of praise from Geffen A&M chairman Jimmy Iovine, who he will be reporting to.
“Gee has a unique combination of talents that the music industry really needs running a record company today,” he said in a statement.
Roberson originally worked with Roc-A-Fella Records. He become the senior vice president of A&R there before working for Atlantic Records.