Saturday, December 14, 2013

Life of Artist Manager: Mike Will Made It Phone Call

(12/14/13) - You're not really doing a good job as an artist manager, if other management teams aren't interested in your artist. After over a year and a half, of laying down the foundation for the iLoveMakonnen project, producer Mike Will Made It reached out to Makonnen and they started working together. At the time, Mike didn't know that I was managing Makonnen, and was interested in his partner, Jeremy, who manages Rae Sremmurd, in managing Makonnen. Jeremy has done a great job with Rae Sremmurd, but at this point, I already had Makonnen signed to an agreement. Mike understood the situation and embraced me as part of their team. Here's how the conversation went down when Makonnen revealed to Mike, that he was already signed to Prestley Snipes.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Life of Artist Manager: Young Dolph Before The Fame

(10/7/13) - On this day, I met with CEO Charlie ( at Street Execs Studios in Atlanta. We were working on some promotional campaigns and Young Dolph ( just arrived in town. This was right around the time Young Dolph started working with Street Execs. His career really has blossomed since then. We sat with Dolph and spoke to him about his album "South Memphis Kingpin" and more.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Life of Artist Manager: Mike Will Made It Music Business Advice

(12/18/13) - After I secured a co-publishing deal for iLoveMakonnen with Mike Will Made It’s EarDrummers Entertainment, Mike Will called Makonnen to give him some financial and music business advice. Mike Will Made It gives some very crucial and helpful tips that everyone who aspires to succeed in the music business should hear. Mike Will talks about using music advances to reinvest in your music career, instead of spending money frivolously. Mike Will also talks about focusing on being prolific instead of keeping your mind on money. Check out this candid unseen footage of me driving through Atlanta while recording this inspiring and informative conversation.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Life of Artist Manager: How To Be a Published Photographer

(5/4/13) - In Brooklyn working on some content. This was during the time I was managing Makonnen. We had some shows lined up and shot a few new music videos this week. The photos I took during this shoot ended up being published in several major newspapers and magazines including Billboard:

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Life of Artist Manager: Dee & Ricky Mansion Party

(2/21/13) - On this day, I met up with fashion designer twins Dee & Ricky ( at the homey Jaron's birthday party in Ohio.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Life of Artist Manager: Retch Rolls a Fat Blunt In Manhattan

(2/11/13) - Linked up with hot boy Retch P ( in Manhattan and spoke with him about his current and upcoming projects. Retch then pulls out a whole bunch of Cali weed and smokes the biggest blunt in Soho. I hear Retch is currently locked up. Let's hope Retch gets home soon.