U.S.D.A. Member BloodRaw Signs With CZAR; Prepping Solo Album

CTE/Def Jam artist BloodRaw has joined the roster of artists being represented by Jimmy “Henchmen” Rosemond’s management company, Czar Entertainment, it was announced today.

The announcement comes two days after the rapper's former manager, Florida record promoter and indie exec C. Wakeley, announced that he andthe artist had parted ways under amicable terms.

“The new management situation came [about] because I was really looking to take my career to the another level,” explained BloodRaw of his decision to bring on Rosemond and his team. “I needed someone reputable and able to see my goals and ambitions the way I did.”

He went on to tell AllHipHop.com that he was brought to Rosemond via industry veteran Wendy Day of the Rap Coalition, who is a mutual friend.

Speaking exclusively to AllHipHop.com, Rosemond seemed equally confident with his latest acquisition, who he believes stands to positively impact the music industry.

“I feel that BloodRaw is a force to be reckoned with in that whole Southern movement,” he said. “He’s part of an elite crew of rappers from the South [that includes] T.I., Young Jeezy, Gucci Mane and Ludacris. He’s among those ranks.”

Czar Entertainment has also been representing Atlanta’s Gucci Mane for approximately ten months, Rosemond said, and is responsible for his major label deal with Atlantic Records.

“Gucci wasn't getting the exposure he needed on an independent label. Now we have him in a situation where he'll be able to attain his full potential as an artist,” said the industry veteran, whose firm alsorepresents The Game and producer Bryce Wilson.

BloodRaw continues a promotional tour with his U.S. D.A. group mates Young Jeezy and Slick Pulla in support of their debut Young Jeezy Presents U.S.D.A: Cold Summer, which spent three weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Top Rap album chart.

He is also currently pushing the lead single from his forthcoming solo debut My Life The True Testimony, due out in late 2007.