Hip Hop Since 1978

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Hip Hop Since 1978 (HHS78) was a management and production company based in New York City. It was started by Gee Roberson and Kyambo "Hip-Hop" Joshua. HHS78 has been involved in the daily operations of Roc-A-Fella Records since the label's inception in the mid 1990s. HHS78 originally signed Kanye West to their production and management company in 1998, and negotiated his signing to Roc-A-Fella Records. Hip Hop Since 1978's first official project was West's 2004 album, The College Dropout.[1]

In January 2007, they partnered with Bryant Entertainment. As a result, they managed the careers of Lil Wayne, Drake and Nicki Minaj (who were signed to Young Money/Cash Money Records). [2]

In January 2009, Kyambo Joshua and Columbia Records parted ways. Most recently, HHS78 has signed Young Jeezy onto their management firm.[3]

As of 2014, the agency no longer exists. At the same time,, Kyambo Joshua joined the A&R department at Def Jam Recordings (along with record producer No I.D.), while Gee Roberson has launched other management agencies, The Blueprint Group and Maverick Management.[4][5]

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  1. ^ Hip Hop Since 1978 Principals G. Roberson & Kyambo "Hip Hop" Joshua Extend Agreement With Atlantic
  2. ^ Anderson, Italiana. "Lil Wayne manager, Drake and Nicki Minaj label partner named JSU grand marshal". Hattiesburg American. Retrieved 2022-03-31.
  3. ^ Harling, Danielle (March 2, 2009). "Young Jeezy Signs With Hip Hop Since 1978 Management". HipHopDX. Retrieved October 25, 2021.
  4. ^ "Revolt - No I.D. And Kyambo 'Hip Hop' Joshua Named New EVP's Of Def Jam Records". Revolt.tv. Retrieved 2015-08-31.
  5. ^ Hampp, Andrew (October 17, 2014). "The Maverick Movement: Meet the Industry Movers Working Together to Steer the Careers of Madonna, U2, Britney and More". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 31, 2015.
  6. ^ "A$AP Rocky Signs with Polo Grounds Music/RCA Records". 14 October 2011.

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