Drake says ‘Take Care’ to management team and agents – pun intended! [News]
New York, NY – According to the New York Post, Drake is “cleaning house” and has fired his managers and agents. Earlier today, the NY Post reported that Drake fired Gee Roberson, Al Branch, Kyambo “Hip Hop” Joshua and Bryant Cortez of Hip Hop Since 1978. He’s also given a notice of termination to the agents representing him at International Creative Management — including Dana Sims and Robert Gibbs. With ICM out of the picture, the NY Post has Brent Smith of William Morris Endeavor down as Drake’s new agent. Smith also has Snoop Dogg and Graham Nash on his client list so Drake is keeping good company. Smith’s agency has confirmed that their services have been acquired by the Young Money artist. In terms of the reason behind the roster move, the NY Posts quotes an unnamed source as saying Drizzy felt like he had “too many hands in his pockets.” Interesting enough, the source goes on to mention conflict between Drake’s original Canadian management and the newer managers that were picked up during his rise to stardom: “His team from Canada is trying to wrestle back control. He may go back to them to streamline things.”
While the loss of an artist of Drake’s level wouldn’t be good for any management company, Hip Hop Since 1978 still puts forward an impressive client roster including Drake’s mentor Lil Wayne, Just Blaze, Kanye West and Young Jeezy.