Cortez “Tez” Bryant, pictured on the right alongside Mack Maine in the photo above. He is 29 and currently based in Miami. He is not only the DJ to one of hip-hop’s most sought-after rappers, Lil Wayne, he also manages him along with rap music’s latest golden child, Drake.
“I’ve helped cultivate both Wayne’s and Drake’s brands by seeking different opportunities to expand and maintain their careers on a superstar level,” he says, including strategically laying out the release of Wayne’s “Tha Carter III” album, setting him up as a successful touring artist by launching the I Am Music tour and pairing him with brands like Nike and Gatorade.
“Drake’s success has come by releasing an unconventional, free downloadable mixtape, ‘So Far Gone,’ and pairing him with the likes of Lil Wayne and Mary J. Blige,” he adds.
Recently, Bryant merged his company with the management firm Hip-Hop Since 1978, which manages Kanye West. Now he’s looking forward to the release of Drake’s Universal Records debut, “Thank Me Later,” and Wayne’s first rock album, “Rebirth.”
Via Live Miami