Friday, December 19, 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Prestley Snipes with Big Jon Platt At Warner/Chappell Xmas Party

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At Hyde celebrating with the legend Big Jon

Life of Artist Manager: Snoop Dogg GGN Interview



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71Vi6bA3Aw4

In Los Angeles at Snoop's GGN studios. Snoop's manager wanted to get my artist at the time, to do an interview with Snoop, and we finally made it happen. Here's the behind the scenes footage from the Snoop Dogg GGN interview.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Life of Artist Manager: Awful Records Session



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5YtnzPF0RY

(12/2/14) - Went to Awful Records studio to record a remix to Father's song "Young Hot Ebony". Here's some footage I shot during the recording process. Shout out to Father and all of the crew at Awful Records.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Prestley Snipes in Miami with LeBron James Father

dinner with the fam

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Just left Zuma with my Akron family, the Himmel Brothers and Eddie Jackson #rwtw

#RWTW

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About to hit LIV

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Just left Club 11 with Eddie. We broke day.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Prestley Snipes at Drake's Birthday Party in NYC

squad goin up

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#uwasntthere

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my phone

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Prestley Snipes at Drake's birthday party at Dave and Busters in Times Square

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Life of Artist Manager: When Your Artist Becomes a Millionaire



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Xk4w2CGysU

(10/23/14) - On this day, I took my artist to Chase to open up a new bank account. New money was starting to come in left and right, and he needed a new bank account. Never let fame or money go to your head. This was also the day after Makonnen was attacked on stage (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xns7Wltirw0) by Troy Ave's bodyguard Ronald McPhatter aka Banga, who was later murdered during a shooting at a T.I. concert at Irving Plaza in New York (https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/23/nyregion/troy-ave-pleads-not-guilty-to-attempted-murder-in-ti-concert-shooting.html).

Prestley Snipes on TMZ


http://www.tmz.com/2014/10/23/ilovemakonnen-beat-on-stage-fight-video-tuesday-punched


Prestley Snipes featured on TMZ after incident during Rae Sremmurd performance at SOBs in NYC

Monday, October 20, 2014

Life of Artist Manager: The Day Makonnen Got Attacked



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdssTL2Ylh0

(10/20/14) - In this episode, I tell the story of why rapper iLoveMakonnen, who I managed from 2011-2014, got attacked and beat up while performing live on stage at SOBs in New York. The attack ended up on TMZ and was one of a few series of untold events, which ultimately led to Makonnen getting dropped from Drake's OVO/Warner label. Check out this untold hip hop story of what happens when you let your Twitter fingers get the best of you.

Prestley Snipes Co-Directs Drake Music Video

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avFq9errZCk

Prestley Snipes helped to oversee director Goodwin as they produced a new Drake music video. The video would later garner over 150 million views.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=El6oBWwlvq4

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Life of Artist Manager: 21 Savage Before He Was Famous



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoT09cVXssw

(10/12/14) - Very rare footage that’s never been seen of 21 Savage and Key! performing live during A3C week. ManMan Savage and Father from Awful Records was also present. This was before 21 Savage released his first project, “The Slaughter Tape” and before he partnered up with Metro Boomin on the “Savage Mode” project and became one of the top artists in the music business. Check out this exclusive footage before 21 Savage was famous.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Life of Artist Manager: 21 Savage Before The Fame



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZigQM_FbAE

(10/11/14) - Shortly after this footage, 21 Savage (http://instagram.com/21savage) went on to become one of the most successful artists of the year. On this day, Billboard (http://billboard.com) came to Atlanta to do an interview with my artist. We met up with Awful Records, Key!, ManMan Savage and 21 Savage before he collaborated with Sonny Digital (http://instagram.com/sonnydigital) and Metro Boomin (http://instagram.com/metroboomin), and made his hit songs. At the time, I didn't know 21 Savage's name. I don't think he had a rap name around this time. 21 Savage recently went Double Platinum (http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2017/03/21-savage-metro-boomin-x-future-double-platinum) with his single "X" featuring Future (http://instagram.com/future). Metro Boomin & 21 Savage also got another platinum plaque for their single "No Heart".



See the full Billboard documentary "My City: Atlanta | The Juice": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nPQBhQYi9U

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Life of Artist Manager: Noisey Documentary



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlLhihHbd-0

(10/7/14) - On this day, HBO's Vice (https://www.youtube.com/user/vice) did a segment for their Noisey music channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/noisey), featuring me and my artist. The Noisey crew flew to Atlanta, to document the music movement in Atlanta, that I helped rejuvenate. We first started off at "El Barrio" where the Awful Records (https://www.youtube.com/user/AwfullyC...) crew lived at the time. We then went to Sonny Digital's Atlanta studio to meet with him. We then met Mike Will Made It and the Ear Drummers at a studio in Atlanta. Check out the unseen footage from this documentary that I captured on my iPhone.



Check out the full documentary here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jf0cNbqG2tQ

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Life of Artist Manager: Red Rose Panic Radio Interview



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyit48kOwdI

(10/5/14) - On this day, I was in Akron, OH with a band that I work with called Red Rose Panic. Luminari (https://instagram.com/luminari) and Styxx (https://www.instagram.com/styxx_18) from Red Rose Panic (http://redrosepanic.com) had a radio interview at Akron’s 88.1 WZIP (http://wzip.fm). I went along and taped some of the interview. Check it out.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Life of Artist Manager: Beats By Dre Meeting



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUwyXeYG1m4

(9/26/14) - On this day, I had a meeting with Beats by Dre. I took my artist, at the time, to meet with the staff, at their California office. The meeting went well and we got some footage and took some good pics for social media. Thanks to everyone at Apple and Beats By Dre.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Prestley Snipes and G-Eazy at Drake Video Shoot

@g_eazy @ilovemakonnen

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Life of Artist Manager: Drake "Tuesday" Music Video



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfZyX9dWc2s

(9/24/14) - Drake hopped on my artist's song "Tuesday" and we ended up doing a record deal with OVO. I was also credited as Co-Writer and Publisher on this song, and it earned me my first RIAA Gold & Platinum Record. We were all also Nominated for a Grammy Award for the work done on this record. Now it was time to shoot the new music video for the Tuesday song. I started off the day by getting a haircut by JC tha Barber (https://www.instagram.com/jcthabarber). We shot the video at a club in West Hollywood, then we got some shots at a Malibu beach house that I found. Check out this rare behind the scenes footage of the iLoveMakonnen featuring Drake music video for Tuesday Directed by Goodwin (https://www.instagram.com/goodwinwinsgood).


Check out the finished "Tuesday" video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avFq9errZCk


Check out the original "Tuesday" Music Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QvdMVNA0cI

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

Prestley Snipes on Tour with Drake and Lil Wayne

thx noel

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On Drake/OVO tour bus on the road during "Drake vs Lil Wayne" concerts in 2014




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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Life of Artist Manager: Wiz Khalifa's House



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDqQXHCmI6U

(9/19/14) - Had a meeting at Wiz Khalifa's house in Hollywood. He smoked the finest herb in LA as we played pool and planned for the future. Wiz was modest and hospitable, as always. Check out the photos.