Young Jeezy Names Bigga Rankin New VP of CTE

Young Jeezy recently appointed Florida-based DJ, Bigga Rankin, as the new vice president and head of A&R of his label, CTE Music.

Through his popular RNR mixtape series, Rankin has played an influential role on the careers of such artists as Jeezy, Gucci Mane, Plies, Yo Gotti, Rick Ross, and Lil Boosie, among many other Southern rappers.

In addition to his mixtape reputation, Rankin also hold numerous positions behind-the-scenes in the music industry. He is the VP of the Hittmenn DJs, president of Slip-N-Slide Streets and a member of the Core DJ collective.

The 2006 TJ’s DJs Hustler Award winner will be taking over for the imprint, whose current roster includes, Slick Pulla, Bloodraw, 211, JW2 and Boo, along with label head Jeezy.

Young Jeezy’s latest album, Thug Motivation 103, is set to release by the end of this year. –Amber Mckynzie

  • gift

    this is a real good look. I’ve been to some dj conferences and tastemaker events, and bigga rankin is definitely a good dj to know. I’ve been ready for that JEEZY shit, and that nigga JW is a beast too. good shit.

  • Enlightened

    “C’mon son. You know you ain’t got no muthafuckin label. These rappers always signing somebody and givin em jobs, and we don’t never see no releases from the label. These niggas is like Tommy on Martin. Get the fuck out of here with that shit son.”

  • Mutada/Mullah Atari

    CTE? What a joke. You have to actually release artist’s albums and have some success outside of the main artist to be considered a “label”. I can’t wait to get that new Slick Pulla and Blood Raw album…. Yea right

  • Technique

    “whose current roster includes, Slick Pulla, Bloodraw, 211, JW2 and Boo”

    See that’s why these labels fail. Every rapper trys to sign his boys who really aint shit on the mic.

    Good luck with the A&R job, but CTE needs some better talent if they wanna do anything in this business.

  • Kingsley

    Even though it didn’t make any noise, Bloodraw has already had an album released from the CTE imprint. You must also take note with the 360 deals artist really don’t need to make albums for the label to profit. Their are rappers who get rich off mix-tape touring. Now-a-days the music business is more than just selling albums especially during these times.

  • http://XXL JACOB

    ONE TIME FOR BIGGA RANKIN… ONE TIME FOR J-VILLE..AKA DUVAL COUNTY….BIGGA RANKIN USED TO HAVE CLUB COOL RUNNINGS GOING NUTZ…HIS TAPES OF ACTUAL CLUB NIGHTS USED TO SELL LIKE ROCKS ON AVENUE B-(GOTTA BE FROM JACKSONVILLE TO KNOW DAT..LOL)..GOOD TO SEE ONE OF US MAKING NOISE IN DA INDUSTRY.

  • a.k.

    Lmao at all the comments..really who the hell is this guy..get money tho

  • Caine

    Shout out to Bigga Rankin. Real Nigga Radio for those who dont know…

  • Cheronda

    Maaaaan!

    This nigga like 60 years old and got 20 kids he don’t take care of!

  • Vhingrhamesonyo’momma

    nigga been in it for a minute, good to see he came a long way from myspace.

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