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Yung Joc Does Double Duty as Artist and Label Head

May 19th, 2006 | By Administrator

With the success of his first single “It’s Goin’ Down,” Atlanta rapper Yung Joc is riding high as an artist.

But the Block Entertainment/Bad Boy lyricist is not resting as he expands his resume with his new role as president of Mastermind Music, a new label he created with his friend Chino Dollar.

“We did a deal with Block Entertainment and they have the major distribution through Bad Boy South and Warner Music Group,” Joc told AllHipHop.com. “That means that when the checks get cut I get an advance check for being an artist, and I also got a big check for being the president of Mastermind and doing that deal with Block.”

Being an artist and a businessman at a young age has allowed Joc the opportunity to further his professional growth in the music industry.

“Being 23 don’t mean I’m just wet behind the ears and fresh off of a college campus,” he said. “It means I’m ready to spread my wings and fly. There’s a whole world out here of nothing but space and opportunity and I’m taking advantage of every opportunity to get it…beware.”

Yung Joc’s debut album New Joc City hits stores on June 6.