News of rapper Young Jeezy’s new Senior Vice President of A&R role at Atlantic Records may have hit the masses late last week, but according to T.I. he’s known about Jeezy’s A&R gig for quite some time now. During an interview with Chicago’s 107.5 WGCI the rapper revealed that not only did he know about Jeezy’s SVP position, but he was also approached by Atlantic Records to give his thoughts on Young Jeezy taking on such a role.
“I think that’s phenomenal for Young and I’ve known about it for quite some time now. He came and spoke to me and asked me how I felt about it as far as whether or not it was a good fit for him,” T.I. explained. “And they came and asked me how I felt about it whether I felt that he was a good fit for the position and what not and I think it’s phenomenal…Me and Young we got a personal relationship as well as a professional one. And it’s a mutual respect that goes a long way back.”
When asked if he could see himself in a similar position in music, T.I. went on to explain that with his extra time dedicated to acting and other projects he doesn’t see where such a role would fit into his schedule.
“Now as far as me, I don’t know if I could necessarily do it,” said the rapper. “When I’m not working on my projects or focusing on my label’s projects I’mma go do me some movies or I’mma be bouncing back and forth doing other things. So I just don’t know how much undivided attention I could dedicate to a position like that.”
T.I.’s eighth studio album Trouble Man is expected to be released sometime this fall.