JR Lindsey currently serves as senior director of A&R for Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment. He signed Earl Sweatshirt in 2012, working with the rapper for his debut album, Doris, and was instrumental to the solo success of Juicy J, particularly with the single “Bandz a Make Her Dance.” Lindsey signed rising star Raury this August, right before the young Atlanta rapper opened up for OutKast’s fall tour. Lindsey spoke on what drew him to Raury: “His outlook on life and music is very refreshing…. He doesn’t give a damn about what people think.”