Hip-hop legend Tupac Shakur was embroiled in a feud between East Coast and West Coast rappers and was murdered in a drive-by shooting in 1996, leaving behind an influential musical legacy at the age of 25.
It's so easy to do what everybody else believes you should be doing! Every now and then I like to leave you with a little bit of inspiration from someone successful in the entertainment industry! Watch this inspirational speech given by Taraji P Henson and footage by Goalcast.
Emani Simpson is a successful actress , director, playwright & producer. She was gracious enough to grant me this interview backstage directly after the opening night of her stage play entitled Love is Respect at the Hamilton Stage in NJ. She's in her early 20's and has a wealth of wisdom and experience to share with you on how to break into her industry!
I've personally watched Aurus J Sanchez "Conversation Guru" go from about a thousand followers to over 15,000 followers on Instagram with massive engagement in a matter of months. He's influenced over 20,00 people with his seminars and workshops and has brushed shoulders with some powerful people in multiple industries. He isn't on television yet, but some of his methods can definitely be used if you're trying to break into that field.
Speakers, comedians, bands and event host need gigs too! I've shared websites for actors and voice actors. Now it's time to show love to live performers! Looking for work is incredibly hard in this field, but I've found a tiny solution that may just help. Just today I've received a quote request from a potential client from this amazing website!
Some of the pros already know this.... Did you know you can use your professional microphone with your cellphone? There are multiple brands and devices you can do this with, but in this episode of #TuesdayTVTips i share with you the device I use on a regular basis!
What Is stopping you from doing what you love on a full-time basis? Probably money! And... Bills! Right? Chrissy Bright AKA "Chris Miss is a mom, creative and entrepreneur who decide the corporate world wasn't for her and began working for herself. This decision has paid off and landed her in viral campaigns that have been featured in Vogue & Cosmopolitan. Most recently she's been casted in Spike Lee's new Netflix series "She's Gotta Have It!" Find out how she made the switch!
What An awesome opportunity I had to catch up with the amazing host of The Nene Show. Plenty of people want their own talk show, but one of the toughest things to master is booking Guest. Click the video & See what Nene has to say on this topic!
What the heck do I know about Vlogging? Not A thing... Soooo.... I had to call on a pro... Felicia Michelle! Felicia is a professional on camera and radio personality with years of experiences in Broadcasting and Vlogging! She's a pro! Don't take my word for it... Just press play!
So... You can't afford an expensive $25k camera? Relax... You don't need it! Most influencers on Social media started filming with their phones... Including me! You can do the same! In this episode I reveal my secret ingredient for filming from my iPhone 6S Plus!
This week's Tuesday TV Tip is live from SXSW in Austin, Texas! I believe branding is super important for entertainers. I caught up with one of the up & going masters of Branding.... Lawrence O'Connor!
I know how hard is to keep going when you feel like nothing is going your way! What I have to do is emerge myself with motivation from people that are where I'd like in life or in my field! Here is a little inspiration from the amazing DENZEL WASHINGTON
Ask someone how they got a verified account on social media and the response is usually something like, "I don't really know, It just happened!" Maybe that's true! For me it wasn't! I have less than 2,000 followers and my FACEBOOK account has a blue check next to my name! Let me share with you how it all happened!
Listen... I'm so tired of people giving you the run around when it comes to getting information about breaking into the entertainment business!
When I get information... I just wanna climb to the mountain top and scream it aloud! Okay... Maybe that's a bit extreme, but you get the point! And... I've never even used the word "aloud" before! Lol! Did I even spell it right?
Quite a few people in the industry see you as threat to their success... I feel like we can all accomplish and succeed together. You may have information that I may need that can enhance my career. Let's help each other win!
This week I share with you the ridiculously easy steps to getting on TMZ Live, I reveal the casting agency that gave me the opportunity to host MTV's Grossbusters and I share a casting call for the 20 year olds that want to celebrate their 21st Birthday on MTV with 4 friends in an epic way!
Not only do I tell you what a casting call is in this Episode! I give you a an account to follow for castings around the world and I share with you an opportunity to audition for a role portraying one of the most iconic artist in Hip Hop!
If you want to prosper... Support is needed in almost every industry, but we deal mostly with entertainment! If people aren't watching, listening to, liking, sharing or buying your content... Your product/brand will suffer!
Finding support isn't easy, but complaining alone won't get you where you aspire to be!
Once you've discovered the lack of support, it's time get to work and search for some better methods that will get you the attention you believe you deserve.
Here are 3 problems and solutions according to my experience on support!
Like Sway... I don't have all the answers either! Lol... I Know that was pretty corny! Anyway... I'd rather have 100 followers that I actually interact with on a regular basis than 1,000,000 that constantly ignore me and swipe pass my content!
But... That doesn't stop a brother from wondering what it would be like! I can't teach you how to do something if I haven't done it myself... Right!? So... here is a video of a successful music icon & entrepreneur being interviewed on Sway In The Morning on Shade 45 on how to turn 1 follower into 1 million followers . I don't just post a video... Watch me take ACTION at the end!
When we lived in the USA (coming back this year) we were paying about $200 a month for cable and wifi! That was stupid & wasteful... Anyway I found a website that allows you to watch tv for free over here in South Korea, but I'm not sure if it works back in the states... You're going to have to tryit out for me and then let me know if it works for you!
#TuesdayTVTips Many have the desire to host their own television show, but not everyone gets the opportunity to fulfill that dream. I was blessed with the opportunity to do so when MTV hired me to be the Host of MTV's Grossbusters. #TuesdayTVTips is my opportunity to pay it forward. You can expect advice from my personal experiences and my research of other tv greats to help push you forward on your journey in entertainment.