Seasoned Hip-Hop Impresario
Jimmy Rosemond (Czar Entertainment)
By Kandis Knight
Managing an artist’s career in today’s hip-hop climate is arduous. Jimmy Rosemond, CEO of Czar Entertainment can attest to that. Rosemond, is most notably known for managing West Coast rappers, The Game and Too Short and for managing his own industry crises.
“I think that there are not a lot of good managers out there and I think there’s a misconception of what management is,” explains the 14-year music industry veteran.
From his well publicized beefs with Tupac and more recently with Tony Yayo, Rosemond has endured it all for his love of building music careers. “Experience is the main thing at this point, that’s the advantage I may have over the young manager. A lot of times you just have to know the right people to call in order to get the right things done.”
Through a fire storm of controversy, The Game’s Doctor’s Advocate was certified platinum, under Rosemond’s leadership. Geffen Record’s executive, Greg Miller, says The Game’s next album is set for release in 2008.
“A good manger is one that is able to take care of the artist from A to Z and that would require his money, his business, his scheduling, you know, intertwining and being that liaison between the artist and the record company or any business ventures that they are in. And sometimes you know a good manager is one who even manages the artist’s personal life.”