Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Reformed "Criminals Gone Wild" Making Positive Changes In Brooklyn

Sledge from 'Criminals Gone Wild' featured on NY Daily News for making positive changes in Brooklyn, New York and promoting non-violence.

Sledge in 2008

Life of Artist Manager: CyHi the Prynce & Neo Da Matrix at Paramount Studios



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IW0wTiA2VJM

(12/16/15) - Met Neo Da Matrix at his session at Paramount Studios in Hollywood. Bumped into G.O.O.D. Music artist CyHi the Prynce when I pulled up. Neo Da Matrix had the Mercedes-Benz S550 Coupe in attendance.



Neo Da Matrix is a Multi-Platinum producer who has worked with Jay-Z, Rihanna, Swizz Beats, Jadakiss, Fabolous and the list goes on. Check out this rare interview with Neo Da Matrix shot by James Kraze Billings.

Life of Artist Manager: Neo Da Matrix In The Studio



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrGmZIeHyK0

(12/16/15) - On this day, I met with Multi-Platinum Producer Neo Da Matrix (http://instagram.com/neodamatrix). Neo is a young legend and has produced and wrote song with Jay Z, Will.i.Am, Wyclef Jean, Rihanna, Swizz Beats, Jadakiss, DMX, Fabolous, Cassidy and the list goes on. Neo let me hear a new song he was working on and it sounds fire. Check it out.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Life of Artist Manager: Interview with a Potential Artist



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HN2rDLjp8a0

(12/7/15) - Met this kid's mother at The W Hotel and she told me her son was interested in being a rapper/producer. I took a meeting with him and decided to do an interview with him to see where his head was at. Check it out.

Life of Artist Manager: ADHD Rapper Talks Pill Addiction



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sSvOSOSbdo

(12/7/15) - Rapper talks about his pill addiction due to his severe attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Around this time I was working with Kevin Murphy (http://instagram.com/justbearit), planning to build a new studio and we were considering signing this young rapper named Jayash. On this night, we did an interview with him to see where his head was at. He was very awkward on camera. He speaks about his use of Adderall and says he doesn't like the side effects. He now prefers to use Vyvanse for his ADHD. Listen to his story about his pill addiction to the medication that he's been prescribed.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Life of Artist Manager: $1,000,000 Dollar Penthouse Shopping



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qfm2UnGlNHQ

(9/11/15) - My lease was about to expire at my spot in South Park and I was looking for a new place to live/work in the Downtown Los Angeles or Hollywood area. At the time, my neighbor and sound engineer, Kevin (https://www.instagram.com/whoiskw), was also looking for a new studio to work out of. Check out this condo that we looked at in Downtown Los Angeles with an amazing view of the DTLA skyline. This view was definitely a huge change from the view at my South Park place. This penthouse was located in a historic remodeled building and had 2 bedrooms. It was on the market for a little under one million dollars.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Life of Artist Manager: Korean BBQ with Panda Vuitton



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9aAnfxdlno

(6/24/15) - Working with a new artist I've been following named Panda Vuitton, from the Bay Area. We go to a Korean BBQ restaurant on Western Ave in Los Angeles and record a vlog. Get well soon Panda. We all can't wait to see you, as soon as possible.



Check out one of Panda's most popular videos "Dead Fresh" featuring Young L

Life of Artist Manager: Banana Crepes In Koreatown



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZRLNZWV4ww

(6/24/15) - Met with Bay Area artist Panda Vuitton on this day. We were working on his new project and stopped for lunch in Koreatown. We drank wine and ate banana crepes. Get well soon Panda.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Prestley Snipes First Published Song Sells Over a Million


Prestley Snipes first published song "Tuesday", goes Platinum, selling over 1 million copies. Thanks to everyone involved with this project.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Life of Artist Manager: Safaree Studio Session


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

(2/28/15) - Safaree is known for ghost writing many of Nicki Minaj's hit songs and is one of the better hip hop writers of our time. I believe he deserves a lot more credit for his work. On this day we met Safaree (http://instagram.com/iamsafaree) and TravisKr8ts (http://instagram.com/traviskr8ts) at a studio in North Hollywood. Watch producer/engineer TravisKr8ts and Safaree work on "Oh No" & "King Kong" which was a part of his "It Is What It Is, Vol. 2" album (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/it-is-what-it-is-vol.-2/id1065379190).

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Prestley Snipes Receives YouTube Content Creator Award

💯

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Prestley Snipes created this channel in late November 2011. Up until November 2014, Prestley Snipes produced compelling original content on this YouTube channel. The channel now has upwards of 300,000 YouTube subscribers.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Prestley Snipes with Karl Kani and Safaree

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6W4-z5aNzc

the legendary @karl_kani

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Met up with Safaree at a Karl Kani photo shoot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hkca3wL6YPQ

Life of Artist Manager: Safaree's Ferrari



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEqE0n46aEo

(1/31/15) - On this day, Safaree had a photoshoot with Karl Kani. We stopped in my garage to check out his new Ferrari 458.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9BrtcJe9b4

Check out Safaree's music video for "Burner"

Life of Artist Manager: Karl Kani Photo Shoot with Safaree



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKBI8MYhqDs

(1/31/15) - On this day, I met Safaree Downtown LA at a photo studio where he was doing a shoot for legendary clothing designer, Karl Kani. It was my first time meeting Karl and it was an honor. In the 90s, Karl Kani made a huge mark in the urban fashion industry and I grew up seeing people wearing his clothes, every day. Check out footage from the photo shoot and an exclusive interview with Karl.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Prestley Snipes with DJ Carnage In Compton

w/ @djcarnage at @wolfpack_keith @ogxmaco @fatmankey show

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Prestley Snipes with DJ Carnage during HAMONEVERYTHING Show featuring Propr Boyz, Ruben Slikk, Mike Dece, and AGoff (Los Angeles, CA)

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Prestley Snipes DTLA with Stunnaman aka Keith Jenkins

in the @uber on the way to the @wolfpack_keith show ... see you at the party richter

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uP34tp5yvUQ
Downtown LA with Stunnaman, founder of the legendary Bay Area hip hop group "The Pack", and Producers, JPrice and JakeGoesDigital

Life of Artist Manager: Compton Concert with Keith Jenkins



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-_PNb29hTA

(1/30/15) On this night, Stunnaman aka Keith Jenkins (https://instagram.com/keithworld_), Koran Streets (https://www.instagram.com/koranstreets) and Producer JakeGoesDigital (https://twitter.com/jakegoesdigital) came to Los Angeles for a show that he had with HamOnEverything (https://www.instagram.com/hamoneverything/https://www.instagram.com/hamoneverything). Before the show, he stopped by my place to record some songs with Producer JPrice (http://instagram.com/jpricebeats). We then hopped in a Uber and headed to the venue in Compton. The venue was packed as we headed inside. Check out what happened at the show this night. Rapper Agoff (https://www.instagram.com/agoff18), performed and as well as Atlanta rapper Key! (https://www.instagram.com/fatmankey), before Stunnaman took the stage.

Keith Jenkins In Studio with JPrice & JakeGoesDigital



(1/30/15) - This is footage after Keith finished rocking a show in Compton with HamOnEverything. Producer JPrice made some fire songs with Stunnaman after the show that will be coming soon! Check out this rare interview of the Bay Area legend Keith Jenkins aka Stunnaman from the legendary group The Pack.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Life of Artist Manager: Safaree Music Video



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=766GlD-sTQw

(1/28/15) - On this day, Safaree came to my place downtown LA, so that we could shoot a impromptu music video for his remix to Troy Ave's "All About The Money". We got a few shots on the rooftop lounge area and then we went to the helipad for that crazy Los Angeles backdrop. We shot this in about a hour and it turned out well.



Check out the finished video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4_e9Qisg6U

Friday, January 23, 2015

Life of Artist Manager: JPrice & YC Lopez Studio Session



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg3nX3Dqj0Q

(1/23/15) - Producer JPrice came to the studio Downtown LA to meet with artist YC Lopez to work on some new music.

Ben Brady - Comfy



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhMG0AAGFoE

Ben Brady "Comfy" Produced by Sonny Digital Music Video Directed, shot and edited by Prestley Snipes

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Trinidad James Session with Prestley Snipes and JPrice DTLA

session with @trinidadjamesgg @iamjprice @liquidchampagne @ilpvideo

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNGgjrhCx6c

Prestley Snipes Backstage with Rae Sremmurd at The Roxy

@raesremmurd show was off the chayyynnneee

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Platinum Producer Sonny Digital Talks About Prestley Snipes Website on Hot97

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

thank you @sonnydigital

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Sonny Digital has been a long time viewer and supporter of ILP Video Network ILPvideo.com. Sonny pays homage to ILP during an interview with Ebro Darden on Hot97

Life of Artist Manager: Trinidad James LA Condo Session



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pzZu4JUeDA

(1/21/15) - On this day, producer JPrice (https://www.instagram.com/jpricenice), Trinidad James (http://instagram.com/trinidadjamesgg), and my guy Jose (http://instagram.com/josejrdorantes), who manages rap group Larry League (https://www.instagram.com/larryleague), came thru to my new studio in Downtown LA. Trinidad and JPrice ended up recorded a few songs, one which ended up featuring Young Dolph (http://instagram.com/youngdolph), called "Simple Pimpin". My next door neighbor Kevin was a sound engineer. We recorded some vocals at my place then finished the rest of the vocals on his setup. Everything turned out well. Check it out.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K65HXLwYVgg

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Life of Artist Manager: Developing New Artist



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zw52UVMepTM

(1/15/15) - On this day I had a session at my studio downtown Los Angeles with Dr. Freakington (@Drfreakington), a producer I know from Akron, OH and a new artist I was developing named Ben Brady. We listened to some new instrumentals and then Ben and I recorded a song and then shot a music video.



Here's a link to the finished video: https://youtu.be/s5QfP6ot7F0

Life of Artist Manager: Jonah Levine & Gianni Mora DTLA



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=401yjHesVIs

(1/15/15) - Jonah Levine and Gianni Mora stopped by the studio Downtown Los Angeles. I did a interview with Jonah then we took some photos on the roof.

Life of Artist Manager: Dr. Freakington On Getting Placements



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o956C0PJWHY

(1/15/15) - Producer Dr. Freakington (https://twitter.com/drfreakington) talks about how to get placements. Freakington has built his name in the industry with his signature sound. He has worked with some of the best in the music business and has had his beats placed with several mainstream artists. One of my partners has worked with Dr. Freakington for years and as soon as I found out that he was in Los Angeles, I made sure I connected with him. I shot this footage Downtown Los Angeles on the rooftop of my building. Check out the interview. He gives some great advice which may help you.

Ben Brady - Necklace



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1XcTR4nHmk

Ben Brady "Necklace" Produced by JPrice (https://www.youtube.com/user/JPriceBeatz)

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Life of Artist Manager: The W Hollywood



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckBJp9gHhHo

(1/7/15) - Went with Safaree to check with his video editors on a web series he was working on, then we met with some of his friends from Brooklyn at the W Hotel in Hollywood. Check it out.

Life of Artist Manager: Malibu Music Video



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNRE_11u_qc


(1/7/15) - On this day I shot a music video with a new artist I was developing named Ben Brady. I met Ben while I was shopping in Santa Monica. We recorded a bunch of songs at my studio then we decided to shoot some music videos. This was the second video I shot for Ben. Ben's father is a well known film director in Hollywood and he is also the nephew of "The Fonz" from the legendary American TV show "Happy Days". Thanks to Sonny Digital for the track used on this song.


Check out the finished video here: https://youtu.be/sapoNRGNviM

Life of Artist Manager: Safaree Buys Slingshot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhpWNslkM80

(1/7/15) - On this day I went with Safaree to pick up his new red Polaris Slingshot. Brought the camera along and documented the day. After that we stopped by Crooks & Castles on Fairfax to meet with the owners. The next day, Safaree was on TMZ in the new Slingshot.

Prestley Snipes New Web Series: ILP Lifestyle

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5uFGNDiUWel9ux3rBUyJIBRP26Ty192B

Thanks to everyone involved. More episodes coming soon.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Life of Artist Manager: Safaree's Bachelor Pad



(1/6/15) - Just left the studio with Safaree and we stopped by his bachelor pad, so I decided to get some footage. Safaree also shows his Bentley Flying Spur and four of his motorcycles, one which he keeps inside the apartment. Check out this MTV Cribs style tour of his place. I hear Safaree just got his own TV show on Vh1. Congrats to Safaree on his new television show venture.

Life of Artist Manager: Safaree In The Studio



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0bO0WVifSY

(1/6/15) - On this day, I met Safaree (http://instagram.com/iamsafaree) and TravisKr8ts (http://instagram.com/traviskr8ts) at a studio in North Hollywood. Safaree is known for writing many of Nicki Minaj's hit songs and is one of the better hip hop writers of our time. I believe he deserves a lot more credit for his work. Watch him and producer/engineer TravisKr8ts make a beat on the spot, while him and Safaree piece together lyrics and make the song "Bruce Wayne", which was a part of his "It Is What It Is, Vol. 2" album