Records Sold: 21 million
Disturbing Tha Peace Records is most associated with the career of Ludacris, but it is manager Chaka Zulu who is the brains behind the operation. Zulu has been Luda’s longtime manager/ business partner, and he was instrumental in making DTP a prominent label by brokering a joint venture with Def Jam/Universal and becoming the first team to head up Def Jam South.
Ludacris’ career has flourished under Zulu’s guidance as he’s become more than just a rapper, but also a movie star and successful businessman with ventures in restaurants and most notably with Conjure Cognac liquor.
In addition to being Ludacris’ manager, Zulu has worked with Nas, 50 Cent, Jay Z, Ja Rule, Bobby Valentino and numerous others over the years to promote their work.