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The 25 Most Powerful People in Rap (Right Now)

7. Mike Caren and Michael Kyser

The Gig: President of A&R, Warner Music Group; President of Black Music, Atlantic Records

Caren is President of A&R for all of Warner Bros Music labels (including Atlantic and Warner). Kyser is the first ever President Of Black Music at the Atlantic Records Group. Their acts include Trey Songz, T.I., Lupe Fiasco, Flo Rida, Trick Daddy and Wiz Khalifa as well as the distribution of the Maybach Music Group. Caren and Kyser's roster is as varied as they come, giving something for every kind of rap fan.

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