Artistry to Management...
How did you get started in the industry?
My first introduction to everything was being an artist. Just the desire to be heard led me to learn about marketing and promotion, as well as management and the business side of music.
Where are you located and where are you originally from?
I was born in Grand Rapids, MI and at the present time that’s where I’m residing.
Who are your biggest inspirations?
I would definitely have to start with my parents. Seeing everything they’ve been through and being able to have a front row seat to their growth, and the life they’ve built for themselves is great. Aside from them I’d have to say Russell Simmons, Diddy, and Dame Dash. Their energy speaks to me with their brashness and ambitious approach to business fits me.
What is your greatest accomplishment yet?
That’s a tough one because every achievement feels like the greatest until the next one happens, but making the Top 100 Hip hop blogs list was special to me. It was my first time winning something musically and I felt like it solidified that I made the right move when I transitioned from being an artist to the business side and running a platform.
Who are your biggest supporters?
My biggest supporters are easily the artist who we showcase on the site. Their music really keeps everything going. Without good music this whole thing could get stagnant, so just being able to showcase talent and getting them to buy in to what we’re doing over at Global Money World makes it all work how it’s supposed to.
What do you love most about your work?
Just being able to touch the people and having an opinion that matters. Countless artists have come to us being thankful for having a platform for their talent and even parents have thanked for us supporting their children in their dreams, that something you can’t pay for.
What is something you have struggled with in your career?
I would say multi-tasking may be something I’ve struggled with. With so many moving parts it’s easy to not give everything the special attention it requires but it’s something I work at daily to improve on, so whether I do it myself or bring in the right person it gets done.
What advice would you give to young creatives looking to do what you're doing?
Just go for it. If you feel passionate about it just go for it and give it all you got. Also have fun with it and make sure you love it, because that’s what will keep you going on days you don’t feel up to it
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I see everything just being 100x bigger. I’ve been able to build something globally recognized in a matter of a couple years and with more time, as well as opportunity there’s nothing that can stop me.