This past week, Young Jeezy welcomed Philadelphia emcee Tone Trump to his Corporate Thugz Entertainment imprint. Now, in a recent interview with XXL, Trump talks signing with the Atlanta rapper’s label.
Tone Trump explained that Jeezy actually announced that he had signed the rising Philly artist to his label to a crowd full of people in a Miami club. He said, though, that the celebration quickly turned into work, as the rest of the CTE team’s trip was spent working on music in the studio.
“[Jeezy] bought $12,000 in [Moet] champagne, it was all rose except one bottle of Ace of Spades. He gave me the bottle of Spades. We did the toast, welcomed me to the family. Crowd went off,” he recalled. “It’s been whirlwind man…I’m the newest member of CTE. I was in Miami for four days I didn’t even see the beach. Big homie, his work ethic is crazy. When we didn’t have events to go to, from ten in the morning until seven in the morning turning up. We did a bunch of new records. I’d rather be working than partying.”
He added, “You gonna see an instant immediate impact. We got tons of records and visuals. I’m focused. [Jeezy]’s behind me 2,000 percent. I want to make him look like a genius. How many artist get to sign with their favorite artist?”