Monday, August 25, 2014

Life of Artist Manager: Hot97 Interview with Miss Info

(8/25/14) - On this day, my artist had an interview at Hot97 radio station with Miss Info. This was around the the time I created a bidding war for my artist, and all the media outlets wanted interviews.

Check out the full interview here:

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Prestley Snipes and Wiz Khalifa Playing Pool

og wiz

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watching @mistercap play pool

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Prestley Snipes at Multi-Platinum Rapper Wiz Khalifa's LA Mansion playing pool. #taylorgang

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Life of Artist Manager: On Tour with Drake & Lil Wayne

Prestley Snipes on tour bus with Noah "40" Shebib headed to Philly for Drake vs Lil Wayne Concert on 8/21/14 at Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ. I decided to start this series to show some of my experiences as a artist manager. This is footage from my first artist management project which became a huge success. Follow my story to learn and experience what it's like to be in the music business.

Here's an interview with 40. He talks about producing for Drake.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Prestley Snipes in NYC with Mike Will Made It

at the players ball with @ilovemakonnen x @mikewillmadeit

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Prestley Snipes on Shade45 with Sway Calloway

@shade45 with @realsway @ilovemakonnen

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Prestley Snipes, Metro Boomin, Ca$h Out, TM88 at Shade45

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Life of Artist Manager: Sway In The Morning

(8/20/14) - This was around the time Drake made the remix to "Tuesday" and the major label bidding war started for my artist at the time, iLoveMakonnen. We went to Shade45 offices in Manhattan to do a radio interview on Sway In The Morning. Super Producer Metro Boomin was also doing an interview on this day. Producer TM88, Ca$h Out, DJ Lil Keem and Propane were also in the building this day. Check out this rare footage I shot during this interview with the legendary Sway Calloway.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Life of Artist Manager: Drake vs Lil Wayne Tour (Queens, NY)

(8/19/14) - On this day, Drake invited us to the Drake Vs. Lil Wayne concert stop in Forest Hills Stadium. This was a right before we closed the record deal with OVO/Warner Brother Records.

Prestley Snipes at Hot97 with Miss Info

@missinfo @ilovemakonnen @hot97

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MTV Studios NYC [Life of Artist Manager]

(8/19/14) - Unreleased footage during an MTV interview, at the Viacom building in New York City. This was right after Drake remixed "Tuesday" and the major label bidding war begin for the artist I was managing at the time, iLoveMakonnen. Makonnen would later sign a deal with Drake's OVO label and get Nominated for a Grammy Award. "Tuesday" also ended up going multi-platinum. A couple months after this interview, I stopped managing Makonnen, after securing the OVO/Warner record deal. Check out this rare and unreleased footage.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Life of Artist Manager: Streetz 94.5 Radio Atlanta

(8/13/14) - Got invited by DJ Holiday & Stix Malone to come to Streetz 94.5 Radio in Atlanta. Sonny Digital and Metro Boomin were in attendance as well. Check out the behind the scenes footage from the radio interview.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Life of Artist Manager: Polow Da Don Session

(8/10/14) - Met with Polow Da Don at his studio in Atlanta. This was around the time the "Tuesday" song was starting to buzz. We played some music for Polow and then him and my artist recorded a song.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

The FADER Music Video [Life of Artist Manager]

On this day, The FADER magazine editor-in-chief, Duncan Cooper aka 'Wildarms', was in Atlanta, hanging out with us. Duncan was working on a story about Makonnen's sudden rise to success. This was right after the "Tuesday" song blew up and we were getting radio rotation. Father and the Awful Records crew planned to shoot the music video for "Vodka On The Weekend" on this day, so we decided to have a BBQ. Duncan and a cameraman chilled with us and even made cameos in the finished music video. It started raining, but the video still turned out alright. We got kicked out the first grocery store because we came in looking like a news team, with three or four DSLR cameras. You can see the finished music video for iLoveMakonnen "Vodka On The Weekend" featuring Coodie Breeze, Rich Po Slim & Archibald Slim here: