Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Zaytoven's Manager, Al Nuke, Talks About Managing A Super Producer



Artist manager, filmmaker, director, actor, songwriter Al Nuke, talks about managing Atlanta Super Producer Zaytoven. Al talks about loyalty and his role as Zaytoven's business partner and manager. This clip is from "Life of Artist Manager" Web Series. Watch the full episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbXYsKKWG6k

Monday, May 14, 2018

Life of Artist Manager: Producer Gets KICKED OUT The Studio!!!



Working with this new producer that reached out to me on Facebook. Met him at a coffee shop in Beverly Hills and heard a few of his beats. His beats had potential and he told me that he already had a few placements. He told me he was interested in me managing him and that he was interested in me being his agent, to shop his productions. I had to leave the meeting, but I invited him to my studio downtown Los Angeles, to work on some new music. After working with him for two days and noticing how defensive he became, while I gave direction and advice, I realized we wouldn't be able to work together. I wanted to finish the song that we had already created, sign off on it, and then part ways, but this is what ended up happening. Wish this guy the best.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Life of Artist Manager: Playmaker Strike



(4/13/18) - Finally got a chance to link up with DMV rapper Playmaker Strike. I met Strike in 2016 and we had a good conversation about the music business. He told me that he was working on his project and had a video coming soon. After watching the “Baller Blockin” Music Video (https://youtu.be/RB284xNaxU4), I realized that he was a great artist and immediately wanted to have another meeting with him to discuss if we could work on a project. When I got back to Los Angeles, I gave Strike a call and we ended up meeting in front of the Nice Kicks store downtown. I chatted with him for a bit and he discusses some of his plans for 2018. Check out this interview.

Friday, May 11, 2018

JPrice Nice - On Me



JPrice Nice "On Me" Official Audio. Stream on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/jpricenice/onme

Life of Artist Manager: Neo Da Matrix DTLA Cook Up



(3/15/18) - Just touched back down to Cali two weeks ago. Headed downtown Los Angeles to link up with the homey Neo Da Matrix. Neo's production was recently featured on the Fabolous and Jadakiss album "Friday on Elm Street". Neo is a legendary producer and has worked with Jay-Z, Rihanna, Swizz Beatz and the list goes on. Check out this raw footage of Neo cooking up a new beat. Sounds like a hit to me.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Life of Artist Manager: Zaytoven & Al Nuke in Hollywood



(4/11/18) - Met up with super producer Zaytoven and his manager Al Nuke yesterday at a studio in Hollywood. Zaytoven's debut album "Trap Holizay" is coming out on May 25, and Zay and his team are getting ready for the release. When I arrived at the studio Zay and Nuke were planning and working with a few Bay Area artists. There were a lot of creative people in the room. Legendary photographer, Mike Miller was also in the studio with us. Mike and Zaytoven had just finished an epic photo shoot, which turned out very well. Zaytoven's longtime manager and partner Al Nuke also speaks about his role as a artist manager as well as some of the struggles that he goes thru managing an in-demand music producer.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Life of Artist Manager: The REAL Rick Ross



(4/10/18) - Met up with the legendary Freeway Rick Ross. He is who the famous rapper Rick Ross, got his name from. In this short interview with Freeway Ricky, we chat about artist management and he also gives a few words of wisdom and inspiration. I look forward to working more with Rick soon.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Prestley Snipes - Illegal Girl



Prestley Snipes "Illegal Girl". Music Video Shot by Ola Bakare. Directed by Prestley Snipes.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Prestley Snipes - Out Your Mind



Prestley Snipes "Out Your Mind" Produced by Alex Lustig. Music Video Shot by Ola Bakare. Directed by Prestley Snipes.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Prestley Snipes - Proper



Prestley Snipes "Proper" Produced by Alex Lustig. Music Video Shot by Ola Bakare. Directed by Prestley Snipes.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Prestley Snipes - Sippin On This Henny



Prestley Snipes "Sippin On This Henny" Music Video Produced by Alex Lustig. Music Video Shot by Ola Bakare. Directed by Prestley Snipes.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Life of Artist Manager: NBA Youngboy In Atlanta



(2/2/18) - Met with 18-Year-Old Louisiana Rapper Youngboy Never Broke Again and his team yesterday at Lenox Mall in Atlanta, GA. Youngboy has been on the rise ever since releasing a string of mixtapes and the music video to his popular song "38 Baby". Youngboy was in ATL the other day, recording new music and handling some business. I got a chance to have a meeting with his team and I also gave them some new beats from some of the upcoming producers that I work with. I also got a chance to hear NBA Baby Joe's new music, that should be getting released, real soon. Youngboy also had the new McLaren 570GT on the streets! Definitely look forward to linking up with the NBA crew again in the future.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Getting Knocked Down In The Music Business



In this video, I talk about failure and getting knocked down in the music and entertainment business. This line of work can be very rewarding, if your work begins to pay off, but what do you do if it doesn't pay off as soon as you'd expect? Do you quit and get a regular job or do you stay persistent and keep working on your craft until you reach the payday that you feel you deserve? These are questions that you need to ask yourself before becoming an entrepreneur and starting your own business or brand. Will you let negative situations discourage you or will you take a bad situation and turn it into a good one? In this video, I share my thoughts on getting knocked down.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Monday, January 8, 2018

Entertainment Lawyers & The Music Business (How To NOT Get RIPPED OFF)



At some point, when your project starts to take off, you may need a lawyer to help you understand some of the contracts that may be coming your way. You don’t really need a lawyer, and any information that you seek is an Internet search away, but if you have access to a good entertainment lawyer, then I’d recommend keeping one on speed dial. You better hope you have some sort of understanding with the lawyer also. Some lawyers will turn the clock on and charge you for every minute that you speak with them. Be very careful not to retain a lawyer’s services until you can afford it, or it seems absolutely necessary. Some lawyers may talk with you for hours, while you’re oblivious that their rate clock is on. Everyone is in the game to make money, just like you are and if you think a lawyer is giving you free information, either you’re very lucky, or you better think twice. In this video I talk about conflict of interest and tortious interference.

Prestley Snipes - Look At My Car



Prestley Snipes "Look At My Car" Music Video Produced by Prestley Snipes

Saturday, January 6, 2018

How 21 Savage Used SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING To Get RICH & FAMOUS!!!

http://socialmediamarketingmakeover.com - Here's a short documentary film about how Atlanta rapper 21 Savage became rich, famous and successful, simply by using Social Media Marketing. In this film, I will show you the exact steps 21 Savage took to become one of the most streamed music artists in the World! 21 Savage started out as a hype man for rapper Fatmankey and ManMan Savage. During the success of the iLoveMakonnen & Drake “Tuesday” project, 21 started to notice an opening for himself. 21 started his career as a rapper in late 2014 and recorded a few songs with iLoveMakonnen, who I was managing at the time. 21 would soon partner with frequent iLoveMakonnen collaborators, Sonny Digital and Metro Boomin and the rest is history. 21 Savage soon recorded the hit song “Red Opps” with Sonny Digital and he would later start recording songs with Metro Boomin. Soon after working with Metro, him and rapper Future collaborated on the hit song “X”, which would eventually land 21 Savage a RIAA Double Platinum Record. 21 Savage continued his success with songs like "No Heart", "Rockstar" with Post Malone and "Bank Account", and he has already sold upwards of 10 million singles. 21 Savage's "Savage Mode" & "ISSA" albums both are currently certified RIAA Gold. 21 Savage’s success was not overnight. His ambition along with the power of Social Media played the biggest part in his success.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Justin Timberlake - Filthy (Red Rose Panic Remix)



Red Rose Panic is a band that I manage from Akron, OH. Check out their latest cover to Justin Timberlake's new hit song "FILTHY". You can follow Red Rose Panic at @RedRosePanic on all social media.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Prestley Snipes - Proper



"PROPER" by @PrestleySnipes Produced by Alex Lustig. Recorded and Mixed by Prestley Snipes.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

How To Make Money With BITCOIN & Cryptocurrency!!!



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Monday, December 4, 2017