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