Mickey 'MeMpHiTz' Wright New ZLG VP/A & R
October 23, 2006 at 10:57 AM (PT)
MICKEY "MEMPHITZ" WRIGHT has been promoted from Dir./A&R to VP/A&R at ZOMBA LABEL GROUP. His current projects include the new album from rap group UGK; the debut from NORTH CAROLINA-based rapper MONEY OVER SEX; and ST. LOUIS-based rapper HUEY, who is signed to WRIGHT's label imprint, HITZ COMMITTEE.
"We are extremely happy to give MEMPHITZ this promotion," said ZLG Sr. VP PETER THEA. "MEMPH is a highly talented A&R executive. He has great A&R skills and an entrepreneurial spirit, which makes him a natural fit at ZOMBA. He is highly motivated and has a true winner's attitude. We are delighted to extend our relationship with him."
MEMPHITZ said, "I can honestly say that being with the JIVE/ZOMBA LABEL GROUP for the small amount of time that I have has really been a fulfilling experience for me. The entrepreneurial spirit that runs through the company's veins will continue to lead me not only to becoming a business-savvy executive, but also a great leader one day. Or until Bossman Barry Weiss has had enough of my nonsense.... Ha!"
Prior to joining ZLG in 2004 WRIGHT was an A&R Consultant at ARISTA RECORDS.