Sickamore Lands Position as Senior Vice President of A&R at Interscope Records
Atlantic Records. Def Jam Records. Epic Records. And now Interscope Records. A&R Sickamore is moving from Epic to Interscope, where he will now hold the title of Senior Vice President of A&R and creative director.
The record label executive announced the news on Best Seat in the House, an interview series hosted by Troy Ave's former manager Hovain.
Sickamore's built up an impressive resume by working closely with artists like Travis Scott, for his Rodeo and Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight albums, and YG on My Krazy Life. The new Interscope Records exec will now work with 6LACK, Kamaiyah, Smino, Playboi Carti, LoveRenaissance (LVRN), YG'S 4Hunnid Records, DJ Mustard's 10 Summer and Mike WiLL Made-It's EarDrummers.
In a recent Billboard interview, Sickamore relates that Travis Scott was his main priority while at Epic. It sounds like he will continue to help out Travis' imprint, Cactus Jack, as well as work on his own imprint while holding his new position. When asked about Travis' upcoming album, Astroworld, Sickamore explains that while the project is in the works, he's also been heavily considering the love "Butterfly Effect" has been getting at live shows and what that could mean for Travis.
For YG, Sickamore relates that YG will show a lot of growth on the third album: "The first album, we were kind of trying to tell a story. Then, the second album, he went through a lot—he got shot, he went through problems, like gangsta s--t... So, you're gonna see with the third album, a guy who's a grown man..." He even went on to compare the third album to Jay Z's Hard Knock Life.
Of course, Epic Records has been in the headlines and Twitter feeds for the scandal surrounding L.A. Reid. But Sickamore doesn't mention this piece of news in his interview as a reason for the move. Instead, he claims that he saw a greater opportunity at Interscope. He goes into the new position very confident, stating that the new roster feels like the Warriors.
Watch Sickamore discuss his new gig below.
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