People may not realize what all goes on behind the scenes to make music reach the masses. This is the spot where you’ll see who’s who in the Industry. The people behind the scenes who makes things happen. This will be the section where we feature professionals whom we think deserve the credit and recognition for their hard work that they contribute to this business we call the RAP INDUSTRY..
Each month we’ll bring to you a new professional along with their background.
THIS MONTH’S FEATURE IS: JIMMY “HENCHMEN” ROSEMOND
Entertainment top power broker and managerial mastermind Jimmy Rosemond is CEO of Czar Entertainment, one of the most powerful entertainment management agencies in the past decade. Czar Entertainment represents and has worked with some of the biggest names in the entertainment sector including Brandy, The Game, Mike Tyson, The Notorious B.I.G., Wyclef Jean and Lauryn Hill.
Throughout his stellar ten-plus year career, Jimmy Rosemond has brokered over 60 million dollars for his clients, including securing major endorsement deals with Boost Mobile and Showtime and strategically guiding his clients into television and major motion picture success. He has orchestrated over 20 million records sold over the last decade.
Rosemond has become a mastermind at bridging the gap between the hip-hop generation and corporate America.
Growing from the ranks of manager to CEO/businessman, Rosemond has expanded his empire into an all-inclusive entertainment company with a multitude of musical acts, actors, producers and managers as well as a film and television division.
With new ventures such as Premo Pictures, a division that develops quality television and cinematic urban productions, Jimmy is on the fast track to Hollywood. Serving as an executive producer for the motion picture soundtracks to Romeo Must Die (starring Jet Li & Aaliyah) and Exit Wounds (starring Steven Seagal & DMX) as well as executive producing today’s most sought after street documentary “The Infamous Times,” Rosemond is becoming a very sought after producer. Rosemond has also been the Associate Producer of the 2003, 2004 and 2005 Annual VIBE Music Awards and has been instrumental in the show’s success.
Driven by big aspirations and a bigger drive to achieve, Jimmy Rosemond is ensuring that Czar Entertainment’s future success will mirror its past; transcending music to become a true entertainment industry legacy.
Below is a list of Rosemond’s most notable achievements:
Mike Tyson — 42 million: Showtime and Lennox Lewis & Mike Tyson major events
The Game — 8 million: Hurricane Shoe & Boost Mobile
Mario Winans — 7 million
Guerilla Black — 7 million
Bryce Wilson — 4 million: Music & Movies
Jimmy Rosemond, who is Haitian-American visited underprivileged Haitian children from the L’Athletique d’Haiti soccer program in Haiti and will donate 200 pairs of sneakers and soccer balls to the youth.Rosemond will be lending his support to Yele Haiti, an organization founded by Grammy Award winning hip-hop musician and activist Wyclef Jean. The organization was established to make a difference through projects in education, health, environment and humanitarian assistance.
“The deplorable conditions that I have witnessed in Haiti has created a sense of urgency to get involved and assist with the rebuilding efforts,” said Jimmy Rosemond. “As a Haitian-American, I am extremely proud to be able to donate to the children of Haiti. As a man of influence within the community, it is my responsibility to increase awareness among the Hip-hop generation.”
In addition, Rosemond and Wyclef will be meeting with government officials in Haiti to discuss current conditions and improvement methods. Currently, Haiti is the poorest and most dangerous nation in the Western Hemisphere with the majority of its 8 million residents living on less than $1 per day. Unemployment is close to 80 percent and average life expectancy is less than 50 years.