No. 77: Cortez Bryant, Shawn Gee & Gee Roberson | Power 100

From left: Gee Roberson, Partner, Maverick; ​Cortez Bryant, Partner, Maverick; COO, Young Money; Shawn Gee, Partner, Maverick     

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CORTEZ BRYANT, 36

Partner, Maverick; COO, Young Money
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SHAWN GEE, 44

Partner, Maverick
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GEE ROBERSON, 41

Partner, Maverick
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After joining their rosters -- which include Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne and Jill Scott -- under Maverick's ad-hoc management consortium in late 2014, the longtime associates teamed up for a banner year. Under their guidance, Minaj graduated to her first worldwide arena tour for The Pinkprint, selling an average of 14,000 tickets per show in North America, and inked a deal with ABC Family (now called Freeform) to develop a sitcom based on her life. The trio also ­negotiated a deal with Live Nation to stage six all-star R&B festival shows in six ­markets and had clients Scott and G-Eazy land No. 1 and No. 5 albums, respectively, on the Billboard 200. Says Roberson, "It was all about priceless cultural moments."

2016 Candidate (Bryant): "I know who I'm not going to be voting for -- I don't believe in the Donald Trump idea."


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