Friday, February 6th, 2009 at 2:36 pm
As Julie Greeenwald moves on up the ladder at Atlantic Records to fill the role of Chairman and Chief Operations Officer there is a little whisper that her successor as President at the label which was formed in 1947 might just be one of Atlantic’s Hip-Hop acts, currently the biggest seller on their roster, Clifford Harris. In a recent interview with MTV when questioned about the empty seat in the Atlantic Boardroom TI said when asked about the position that “it is among the realm of possibilities.” However with a one year sentence impending for his attempts at purchasing machine guns in 2007 that might be a bit of a problem for the label IF TI was in fact an actual prospect.
Of course TI wouldn’t be the first person to go from the booth to the boardroom as we have seen Jay Z, Jim Jones, Jermaine Dupri and plenty more switch roles. Sources at Atlantic declined to comment on the internal Presidential Campaign they have no going on since Greenwald’s promotion was announced yesterday, but it is worth noting that Ms Greenwald is a HUGE fan of TI’s business acumen.