Sunday, September 18, 2011

Interscope Records speaks on Jimmy Henchman rumors

By The Hip Hop Writer
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer

Interscope Records is no stranger to controversy. When the label was founded, they struggled to gain footing. It was not until they began distributing Death Row Records when they began experiencing tremendous success. This success came at a price, as Death Row was the most-controversial record label in history.

Because of their affiliation with Death Row, Interscope Records lost its own distribution with Atlantic Records. For a short period of time, the label was distributed by Priority Records. However, for the past fourteen years, Interscope Records has had a home as the integral part of Interscope-Geffen-A&M of the Universal Music Group.

Over the years, Interscope Records has branched out from simply hip hop to various genres. Among the biggest artists signed to the label, however, is Game. Throughout his career, Game has been managed by James "Jimmy Henchman" Rosemond. This summer, Rosemond was brought up on drug charges, running a nationwide cocaine ring.

Jimmy Henchman has had close ties with Interscope Records, and a number of their artists, for a number of years. Recently, more of Henchman's organization was exposed and it was revealed he was running his operation through the offices of Interscope Records. The United States Attorney Office cleared Interscope, their parent company, UMG, and their employees of any involvement in Henchman's drug ring. While the case with Henchman will continue, Interscope Records will not face any investigation.


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