CTE World

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CTE World
CTE World logo.png
Parent companyWarner
GenreHip hop
Country of originUnited States
LocationAtlanta, Georgia, U.S.

CTE World (also known as Corporate Thugz), is an American record label founded by American rapper Young Jeezy. As of December 2012 Young Jeezy had officially signed a distribution partnership between Corporate Thugz and Atlantic.[1][2] USDA member Boo Rossini currently serves as the label's President.[3]


Corporate Thugz released its first album in 2001, Young Jeezy's Thuggin' Under the Influence (T.U.I.), followed by Come Shop wit Me. In 2005, Young Jeezy got a deal with Def Jam South and The Island Def Jam and released his 1st major label studio album Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101. Then in 2006 he released his 2nd major label studio album The Inspiration and in 2007 formed the rap group United Streets Dopeboyz of America (USDA) and signed Slick Pulla, Blood Raw, 211, JW and Boo Rossini to Corporate Thugz and released his label's 3rd studio album and USDA's debut studio album Young Jeezy Presents USDA: Cold Summer. In 2008 Young Jeezy released The Recession.

In 2011, Young Jeezy signed Freddie Gibbs, Tone Trump, and Scrilla to Corporate Thugz. Freddie Gibbs left Corporate Thugz in late 2012, and after leaving the label Gibbs said "Anything he (Young Jeezy) tells you is fake." This laid the groundwork for Gibbs's album ESGN and the diss records directed at Jeezy.[4] On New Year's Eve 2012 Scrilla announced that he had asked for and received his release from Corporate Thugz, and that there were no hard feelings.[5] First action in the new imprint deal with Atlantic, Craig Kallman and Jeezy named Steven "Steve-O" Carless as A&R of Atlantic and President of Corporate Thugz.[6] In early 2013 Young Jeezy signed Detroit hip hop group Doughboyz Cashout[7] and later that year West Coast rapper YG was added to the record label.[8] On August 13, 2013, the label released a compilation mixtape featuring Jeezy, Doughboyz Cashout, and YG titled Boss Yo Life Up Gang.[9] The mixtape was supported by the singles "My Nigga" by YG and "Mob Life" by Doughboyz Cashout, both featuring Young Jeezy. On November 20, 2013 Young Jeezy and Corporate Thugz via Twitter announced he had signed the label to Roc Nation.


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  1. ^ "Young Jeezy's Corporate Thugz Inks Deal with Atlantic". Rap-Up.com. Retrieved 2013-06-10.
  2. ^ "Young Jeezy Releases 'It's Tha World' Mixtape, Announces Corporate Thugz, Atlantic Deal". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-06-10.
  3. ^ a b "Young Jeezy Signs Boston George and Makes Boo Rossini President Of CTE World". Allhiphop. 23 July 2016. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Freddie Gibbs Blasts Young Jeezy, Says "Anything He Tells You, It's Going To Be Fake" - XXL". Xxlmag.com. 2013-06-10. Retrieved 2013-10-06.
  5. ^ HipHopDX (31 December 2012). "Scrilla Says He's Leaving Young Jeezy's CTE Imprint". HipHopDX.
  6. ^ "Young Jeezy Posts Bail". Billboard.com. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Young Jeezy Signs 'Ghetto Superstars' Doughboyz Cashout To CTE: Watch Now! - Music, Celebrity, Artist News". MTV.com. 2013-05-16. Retrieved 2013-06-10.
  8. ^ a b "YG Young Jeezy CTE". Complex. 2013-06-18. Retrieved 2013-10-06.
  9. ^ "Young Jeezy To Release Compilation Mixtape - XXL". Xxlmag.com. 2013-08-06. Retrieved 2013-10-06.
  10. ^ HipHopDX (2 October 2012). "CTE's 2Eleven Says Game Sucker Punched Him At Lil Wayne's Birthday Party". HipHopDX.
  11. ^ "Roccett: Explains Leaving Jeezy's CTE". Allhiphop.com. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  12. ^ https://allhiphop.com/features/roccett-explains-leaving-jeezy-s-cte-MVJb7bRvrkS9dgW4Tk9m1g/
  13. ^ https://allhiphop.com/news/cte-member-wink-loc-on-meeting-young-jeezy-through-twitter-HQOsak3lxUWP1I4buycoKg/
  14. ^ http://www.mtv.com/news/1686217/young-jeezy-tone-trump-cte-record-deal/
  15. ^ https://www.sohh.com/after-freddie-gibbs-departure-young-jeezy-loses-another-cte-member/
  16. ^ http://www.mtv.com/video-clips/dxhd90/young-jeezy-amp-the-new-members-of-the-cte-family
  17. ^ http://www.mtv.com/video-clips/dxhd90/young-jeezy-amp-the-new-members-of-the-cte-family