Industry veteran Mike Kyser has been named the first-ever President of Black Music for the Atlantic Records Group.

The announcement was made yesterday by Atlantic Chairman/COO Julie Greenwald and Chairman/CEO Craig Kallman. Kyser, who began his music career two decades ago at Def Jam Recordings, joined Atlantic Records in 2004 as Executive Vice President of Urban Music.

In the early years of his career, Kyser (who was a DJ) worked and toured with such artists as Public Enemy, LL Cool J, Jay-Z, Method Man, Redman, Foxy Brown, Warren G, and Montell Jordan. Kyser was instrumental in staging the historic, record-breaking "Hard Knock Life" stadium tour with Jay-Z, DMX, Method Man, and Redman in 1999.

In 2009, Kyser was a key player in one of Jay-Z's most successful releases to date, The Blueprint 3. He spearheaded Jay-Z's achieving his 11th #1 album, surpassing Elvis Presley as the solo artist with the most #1 albums, while leading the team that delivered Jay-Z his first #1 Billboard Hot 100 single as a lead performer, the
multi-Grammy nominated "Empire State Of Mind" duet with Alicia Keys.

"To say that this is a dream come true is an understatement," said Kyser in a press release. "The heritage of black music at Atlantic Records is second to none in this industry, and it is both humbling and thrilling to take on this new post at a label with such an amazing legacy. We have a fantastic roster of talent, combined with the best staff in the business, and I'm looking forward to building on our achievements to take black music at Atlantic Records to new heights."

Some of you may know Kyser as the elusive, but popular @Littleburger on Twitter.com. For a while, many in the industry believed @Littleburger was really singer chris brown.

Photos: Wireimage/Getty and Atlantic Records

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKKxPtP6XjQ renegadesince1985

    "President of Black Music" :shrugs:

  • Eb

    OMG............ I just broke my fingernail

  • momo

    For a while, many in the industry believed @Littleburger was really singer chris brown.

    ---------------------------------

    Sandra, let this shiiiit die already. Yes, he put his hands on a woman which was absolutely foolish of him, but that doesn't excuse him from being a human. We all fuq up, including you. T.I's second chances are everlasting, huh? :rolleyes:

  • Cutekisses

    So this is the Littleburger person from Twitter?? :shocked:

  • yvonne79

    @renegadesince1985: That title has a racial undertone to it,huh?

  • ALBoy

    President of BLACK Music :blink: :no:

    @ MOMO whats up baby saw your gravi looked like you was calling me :yes:

  • momo

    @ AL Boy

    OHH nana..I wasn't calling you...but your gravi, in other news, is disturbing me :blink:

  • Dawn

    Trey Sangz looks like he's ready to go take the new gay classes in the UK

  • Dawn

    ALBoy: Is that Derrick J from RHOA in you gravi.. it looks like his wide back

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Dawn says:

    Trey Sangz looks like he’s ready to go take the new gay classes in the UK
    _________________

    :rofl:

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Mr. Kyser is a friend to the blog. Atlantic Records has supplied prizes and other perks to some of you. SO let's keep the comments respectable. M'kay? Thanks. :coffee:

  • momo

    Dawn says:

    ALBoy: Is that Derrick J from RHOA in you gravi.. it looks like his wide back

    LMAO...he be thinking he so sexy, too. With those heels and his ugly fitting daisy dukes. I swear if you want to be gay, thats your choice, but these lady boys be killing me!

  • ALBoy

    @ Dawn Its Size 2 Sherri Sheppard akaTHE BACK AKA Big Top/Taz/Ice CreamCone

  • yvonne79

    Dawn says:
    Trey Sangz looks like he’s ready to go take the new gay classes in the UK
    February 4, 2011 at 10:27 am
    *****************
    Leave Trey alone! He's smiling with his eyes....

  • Daisy

    Trey :heart:

    @Eb :rofl:

  • http://themusicmogul.tv TheMusicMogul

    Congrats to him on the promotion. I would be kinda put off by a title like that though. I mean, have you ever heard of a President of White Music?

  • chibytex

    Looks like the Kyser dude has worked with people with actual talent...
    He might brings some real music back to the industry...

    :pray:

  • chibytex

    Sandra Rose says:

    Mr. Kyser is a friend to the blog. Atlantic Records has supplied prizes and other perks to some of you. SO let’s keep the comments respectable. M’kay? Thanks.
    _________________________________________________________________
    If he's a friend to the blog, then he already knows how we get down in here.....

  • Daisy

    @sandra comment #11 *sideye* :coffee:

  • Alex

    :offtopic:
    I just tuned into the Gayle King show for the first time. Why the FLUCK she got those big arse mics taking up half the screen?!?

  • pinksghetti

    @Chibytex, I was thinking the same thing. And if he does, I hope they find Presidents for all companies who actual know & like music and not just getting rich.

  • Dawn

    yvonne79 says:

    Dawn says:
    Leave Trey alone! He’s smiling with his eyes….
    ____

    For as long as his lips have that "closet freak " pout going on you can't tell me he's not a bottom...

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfrJ2qL6gCs&feature=related BUBBLIN BROWNSUGA AKA WONDER WOMAN

    why does it has to be specified "black music"

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfrJ2qL6gCs&feature=related BUBBLIN BROWNSUGA AKA WONDER WOMAN

    Dawn your gravi is secccccsay!

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    Congrats Mike Kyser!!

  • Dawn

    chibytex says:

    Sandra Rose says:

    Mr. Kyser is a friend to the blog. Atlantic Records has supplied prizes and other perks to some of you. SO let’s keep the comments respectable. M’kay? Thanks.
    _________________________________________________________________
    If he’s a friend to the blog, then he already knows how we get down in here…..

    __________

    So are inmate # oak town 357 AKA Clifford Harris, Monica, and others... you can't tell us who to roll under the bus... to be a friend of this blog you should have big nuts.. tucked or untucked.

  • ALBoy

    TM2 thats what i was saying light Black Music President :shrug:

  • Dawn

    BUBBLIN BROWNSUGA AKA WONDER WOMAN says:

    Dawn your gravi is secccccsay!
    ___________
    Had to step my gravi game up after I saw ur foxxxy azz new gravi... you wasn't about to out do me... werk.. snap

  • Daisy

    Oh yeah Congrats Mike :clap:

  • Boogie

    Congrats Mr. Kyser!

  • chibytex

    So are inmate # oak town 357 AKA Clifford Harris, Monica, and others… you can’t tell us who to roll under the bus… to be a friend of this blog you should have big nuts.. tucked or untucked.
    _________________________________________________________
    :rofl:
    :thumbsup:

  • Alex

    Dawn says:

    chibytex says:

    Sandra Rose says:

    Mr. Kyser is a friend to the blog. Atlantic Records has supplied prizes and other perks to some of you. SO let’s keep the comments respectable. M’kay? Thanks.
    _________________________________________________________________
    If he’s a friend to the blog, then he already knows how we get down in here…..

    __________

    So are inmate # oak town 357 AKA Clifford Harris, Monica, and others… you can’t tell us who to roll under the bus… to be a friend of this blog you should have big nuts.. tucked or untucked.
    _________________
    :rofl: but don't put MO's name that close to Cliffords.

  • Boogie

    Mr. Kyser is a friend to the blog. Atlantic Records has supplied prizes and other perks to some of you. SO let’s keep the comments respectable. M’kay? Thanks.
    _________________________________________________________________
    If he’s a friend to the blog, then he already knows how we get down in here…..

    __________

    So are inmate # oak town 357 AKA Clifford Harris, Monica, and others… you can’t tell us who to roll under the bus… to be a friend of this blog you should have big nuts.. tucked or untucked.

    _________________________________________

    OMG!! LMAO!

  • Dawn

    Alex says:

    but don’t put MO’s name that close to Cliffords.
    _________
    She done moved to LA.. she don't live in the A anymore.. I ain't scared of her... :)

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_rNrITn22I Keilyme

    So ummm yep that's all I got

    Hey everyone :coffee:

  • Boogie

    KEILYME WHAT THE DUECE IS THAT IN YOUR GRAVI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL!

  • Dymond

    I was gonna comment but uh...Keily :wtf:

    i cannot figure that chit out :blink:

    is this fvcked up gravi day?

  • Boogie

    @ Dymond...IKR!! LOL!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_rNrITn22I Keilyme

    The gravi explains itself someone with his head up his a$$. Lol

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfrJ2qL6gCs&feature=related BUBBLIN BROWNSUGA AKA WONDER WOMAN

    *grabs Dawn's face in both my hands and looks her dead in the eye*
    no YOU are the sexy one!

    Well folks I'm out, it's snowin again and I dont wanna get stuck!

  • http://www.kim-neishamathis.pureromance.com MzLadiKim

    Congrats to him!! Way to go! Whether he realizes it or not, I'm sure his accomplishments have motivated many!!