Baller Behind The Scene - Mickey "Memphitz" Wright

Mickey "MeMpHiTz" Wright is currently Vice President of A&R at Jive Records and earned his nickname while interning at Arista Records.

In April 2001, the Mephis, Tennesse native's father was kidnapped and murdered and he soon after found out that he had fathered a daughter.

Instead of letting these circumstances cripple him, MeMpHiTz moved to New York and began interning at Arista Records. After a chance meeting with A&R guru Mark Pitts he soon was able to build relationships with the likes of Jermaine Dupri and LA Reid.

While still an intern Jermaine Dupri gave MeMpHiTz the once in a lifetime opportunity to work on the Youngbloodz project and he came up with their hit "Damn". He then discovered St. Louis artist J-Kwon and created the summer anthem "Tipsy".

After the labels folding, MeMpHiTz took his hitmaking skills to Jive Records becoming Vice President of A&R and signing an unknown Florida artist named T-Pain.

"My whole slogan is 'In Hitz We Trust'. If you aint making no hits, you aint making no paper and they aint f****** with you", MeMpHiTz said.

This twenty something industry executive is definitely one to watch and his career although already explosive is just beginning.

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Comment by Mercedes on April 4, 2008 at 10:19am
hey cutie...
Comment by OUT OF CONTROL on April 4, 2008 at 10:27am
Very handsome! Anyone know his age?
Comment by OUT OF CONTROL on April 4, 2008 at 10:40am
That would be a great discussion.
Comment by Charlie/Daddy's Girl on April 4, 2008 at 10:46am
he is cute

all of you a short, damn it...I am the music industry magnet, and my contacts run deep! ( I don't mind children, just not an excessive amount or different baby momma's)
Comment by Boss on April 4, 2008 at 11:04am
I'm hitting him up to tell him to sign on.....
Comment by Charlie/Daddy's Girl on April 4, 2008 at 12:43pm
Comment by Baller Alert on November 10, 2008 at 11:09am
I just saw a commercial on BET he has a new show...


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