Straight out of Brooklyn to Hollywood. Manny Halley, CEO of Imani Entertainment Group (IEG) has successfully made an influential mark in the entertainment industry. With tons of titles under his belt and multiple companies under his IEG umbrella ( including Imani Management, Imani Records (EMI/Capitol), Imani Publishing (Warner/Chappell) and Imani Film and Television. It's clear to see , he is a major figure in the industry and he's all about as the lovely Iyanla Vanzant would say " doing the work".
Manny is dedicated , focused, and vision-driven. The mogul, father, CEO, and Founder is set on making Imani Entertainment Group and unforgettable empire. His passion for achieving and being great is evident. So without further ado here is my exclusive interview with Manny Halley.
1) The Mogul Girl : What does passion, hard work, and entertainment mean to you ?
Manny Halley : I believe my creative mind allows me to be a visionary. I always see individuals as what they can become verses where they see themselves today. I pride myself on my tremendous work ethic and flexible personality, both of which allow me to search and find alternative solutions to any challenge. "NO" is not an option in my book....
2) The Mogul Girl : You grew up in Brooklyn. What has Brooklyn taught you that you cherish the most?
Manny Halley : Frank Sinatra sang: "If you can make it there, you'll make it anywhere...." Don't fear the concrete jungle, conquer it in style. Living in Brooklyn taught me that with an outstanding work ethic and a positive mindset, there is absolutely nothing I couldn't accomplish. If I'm in bed, I'm working, my mind is going!!!!
3) The Mogul Girl : You're responsible for the careers of a lot of artists. In turn, what have they taught you?
Manny Halley : Thank you, but I am not responsible for their careers. These artists did that themselves. I have always been honest with them, and always put them in the best possible position in order for them to be successful. I even put them first. Booker T. Washington once said, "Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life, as by the obstacles which he/she has overcome." Each artist has individual and unique talents and I have been able to identify their strengths to overcome their perceived obstacles. I like when they focus on being creative and let me do the business. It's a unique marriage/Partnership.
4) The Mogul Girl : As a mogul in all aspects of the business, what are you currently working on?
Manny Halley : I am currently working with a couple of artists as well as working on my second movie, "Dutch". Working on these movies has really expanded my horizon learning every aspect of the entertainment industry. I am learning everything from the ground up and I'm excited about this new venture, I'm a Movie producer now :).......
5) The Mogul Girl : The entertainment business is serious and strategic. What is some advice you can share for people that want to enter the business?
Manny Halley :
a. This is not an easy business. It's tough. But anything worthwhile is worth working for it and I can tell you with all sincerity and certainty, it is worth it. If it were easy, everyone would do it.
b. Surround yourself with people of character, and always maintain your integrity and smile.
c. This business requires a tremendous amount of work for long periods of time. It is not a get rich quick business.
d. Have fun. Don't take yourself too seriously. Never be afraid to lose something as long as you are doing the right thing. These things will help you to stay in the business long term.
6) The Mogul Girl : I saw the post about you linking up with Teri Woods to bring "True To The Game" to the big screen. How has that experience been?
Manny Halley : Working with Teri has been incredible. Her book sold over 2 million copies worldwide. So I guess about 4 million people read it. Now, we're thrilled to bring her words, in stories still relevant today, to life on the big screen.
7) The Mogul Girl : What was your biggest dream as a kid?
Manny Halley : I always wanted to be able to provide for my parents and for my children. I dreamed of being in control of my own destiny and I always wanted to make a difference in this world. I am blessed and grateful that as an entrepreneur, I am able to utilize my talents to make it happen. I'm a people person, God gave me that gift. If you know me you'll know how big my heart is and how I will always find a positive out of any situation.
8) The Mogul Girl : What's your favorite Bible verse of all time?
Manny Halley : I'll give you 2......
James 2:14-26 "Faith without Works is Dead"
John 16:33 "In Life you will have Difficulties, BUT be of good cheer".....
Manny cherished his Brookyln roots and didn't let his dreams get deterred. He stayed true to his vision and didn't stop. He took control of his destiny and he is a mega success. Huge thank you to Manny Halley for doing this interview. I greatly appreciated and I'm looking forward to what's next. Special thanks to his daughter and "True To The Game" star actress Iyana Halley for locking this in!
Continued success and blessings to both of you and Teri Woods as well!
Last week Chris Voice , Anthony, Royce P and Markus Lee , posted a picture of them together with the caption [Guess Who ? HP Sweethearts] . The picture of them standing on the steps together heightened the suspense of their fans that the group was back in effect. The photo even made me wonder was this just the guys hanging out or is this really official ? So of course I had to reach out to them to find out what's going on , because the internet is buzzing about the reunion. I've been following Hamilton Park's career for a while now and these guys have released some very hot, seductive, and gratifying music. Their "Hamilton Park" album debut in 2011 under Andre Harrell's label at Atlantic Records. The project featured singles such as "Computer Love" and "Thing Called Us".
Hamilton Park exudes pure talent , power, and undeniable favor that captivates their listeners and allures you right into their charming and blessed world. I've been wanting to interview Hamilton Park forever and I finally had the opportunity to do an exclusive interview with them for The Mogul Minute. It was a pleasure to have all four of them on the line "live" . Their personalities definitely shined through and I had an amazing time talking to them . Without further ado all the way from Atlanta here is Hamilton Park.
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Technology is constantly changing and expanding every second of the day. Somewhere in the world a new idea is born. "Virtual Too", is a virtual reality company that uses technology to connect friends, families , and businesses with unforgettable experiences and immerse them in a new reality. I am a huge gadget lover. Learning about new technology and how its advancing and accelerating into new heights is exciting. Virtual Too gives users the platform to view areas in 360 degrees in 8K pixels. How awesome is that ? I recently did an interview with Virtual Too , Manager of Business Development
Ana . L. Ciordia.
1) The Mogul Girl : Why was Virtual Too created ?
Ana : One of our partners attended a cruise that exposed him to virtual reality. After that, the drive to innovate a product that could connect people and give them a new experience became super important.
2) The Mogul Girl : What's your favorite thing about Virtual Too?
Ana : The fact that the user can be immersed in a whole new world. Whether its snowboarding videos sports events, traveling , real estate , documentaries about animals, you can be connected in that virtual world. You can be home and experience being in a ferry in Africa at the same time while using Virtual Too.
3) The Mogul Girl : It's a new year what can be expected from your company ?
Ana: Definitely expansion! More advertising and more business collaborations and travel.
4) The Mogul Girl What are two important facts when building a business ?
Ana : First to create something that's innovating and different. Also to build a product that people can join together and use for emotional , business, and adventurous experiences.
5)The Mogul Girl : Technology is forever changing. However, what is your favorite Virtual Too memory?
Ana : The day we launched Virtual Too and the commercial . Our team of 10 is young and we worked super hard. We are willing to take risk and make things happen. So to see our ideas finally come to life. It was just awesome, exciting, and fun.
There you have it world! Virtual Too is a new technology company that is all about transformation , vision, and working together to build products that are going to make a huge impact in social , travel, and employment settings. You can learn more about the company by visiting
THE MOGUL MINUTE : WHEN YOU START UP YOU CAN IMPACT THE WORLD ( INTERVIEW WITH SEQUOIA BLODGETT ) BY THE MOGUL GIRL
Air, the element associated with Libra means reaching higher and that's exactly what Sequoia Blodgett is doing. As a beautiful entrepreneur, college graduate, business owner, and Libra Sequoia has her mind set on impacting the world in a great way. With nine years in the entertainment industry as a commercial and music video director she has worked with major artist such as K.Michelle, Jacob Latimore, and Justin Bieber. One thing is for sure she's about her business and she will not be defeated. In March of 2014 Sequoia became ill and was hospitalized . During this time she was confined to her hospital room. The doctors ran numerous test and couldn't put their finger on the problem. As she sat in this hospital room she started to reflect on all of her work and began to wonder if she didn't make it through would that be her only contribution to the world. That's when Sequoia realized she had to get better, go harder and do it bigger. So she began brainstorming about starting her own business. She's always had an interest in self help and personal development and wanted to pursue that field. After her miraculous recovery Sequoia began teaching photography as the basics for branding at an all girls entrepreneurship camp across the street from Stanford University. The parents of the students were venture capitalists and CEOs of major businesses. One of the instructors mentioned Draper University and Sequoia was thrilled about the university. She applied and was accepted to the university. In the process she was given a partial scholarship . After completing the program at Draper University , Sequoia earned a investment from billionaire and third generation venture capitalist Tim Draper whom also matched her with another investor. With all the interesting things that were happening at Draper University in Silicon Valley, Sequoia thought that they should have a reality show. Words have power because that's exactly what happened. ABC Network picked up their show and began filming 10 students in a seven week program who pitch their ideas "Shark Tank" style. The show titled "Startup U" premiered
August 18, 2015. The finale airs on Thursday October 15, 2015 on ABC at 5 P.M.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Sequoia and lets just say I felt so motivated and inspired speaking with her. I hope you will feel the same. It's evident that when you start focusing on your dreams and goals you can do great things.
So let's get into the interview below.
1.) The Mogul Girl : You taught photography in 2014 if you could capture your life in a photo, what would it include?
Sequoia : Wow! Wow! If I cold capture my life in a photo? ( thinks) Probably a big black hole. I don't know what the next destination, milestone, or journey is. I'm kind of just going through it. I think that would be the best way to explain it. I'm blindly going into the midst and whatever happens... happens.
2.) The Mogul Girl : What advice would you have for people whom have a health condition but want to pursue their dreams and business?
Sequoia: Depending on what the health condition is. I would say if it's not debilitating and you can functionally move go out and do it. Regardless of your expectation, regardless of your fears, regardless of your opinions because you're going to get a lot of those. Just get out and do it. What I feel is really interesting about Silicoln Valley is that you are taught that "Failure is good". You can have a meeting with a VP and they'll say "Oh you failed that means you're seasoned". Where as anywhere else you feel bad, you don't want to talk to anyone. You just get a different perspective. If you do have a health ailment just go out and try it. If it doesn't work do as we say in Silicoln Valley " Pivot and try something else". We are all put on this earth for a short amount of time so if you have the ability to do something go out and do it.
3.) The Mogul Girl : The number seven in numerology means spiritual, focused, intelligent, intuitive, and wisdom. So why did you name your company "7 AM" ?
Sequoia: So what's interesting is at first it wasn't called "7 AM" . It was "Love Uncut". It was set out to be all relationship based with a little personal development. I spoke to the former CEO of match.com and saw a bigger opportunity for the e-learning course. This next point is interesting. Research the name of your business and the trademark. I thoroughly researched "Love Uncut" . I searched under rocks to make sure the name wasn't taken. After every aspect of the name was set including the domain etc I went to trademark it. It was at this point I found out a woman in D.C was using that name. She doesn't have to trademark it because she has seniority over the mark. So whenever she registered it it's hers. So then it becomes a situation because Love Uncut had become this huge business like Facebook. I was so married to that name. I had to just brainstorm to come up with another one. That's when I decided to name the company "7 AM " is short and catchy and to top it off its the beginning of a new day, Our company represents a new beginning. Maybe things didn't go right the day before, the week before, the month or their life before. We are here to help you start a new journey and start over. So that's what 7 AM symbolizes. P.S. I sent my life coach three other names and we went with this (laughs) .
Sequoia is super fantastic, inspiring, and it was a joy to interview her. I wish her tons of success and that she wins in all she does. Thank you La Tasha (@Tash1216) for this wondrous connection.
Startup U TV FINALE
OCTOBER 15, 2015
AIRS ON ABC TOMORROW
THURSDAY 5 PM
If you ever need a good laugh Richard Salter is definitely the man to turn to. The Philadelphia born and raised comedian Richard Salter has touched many stages with his comedic stories and warming personality. He is currently working on numerous projects to be released soon. Richard also has continued his family business of designing T-shirts and other merchandise at Perfect Foto located on 53.N.11th Street in Philadelphia. He is definitely the guy to see for all your promotional items for your brand. Make sure you tell "Perfect Foto" The Mogul Girl sent you !
1.) The Mogul Girl: What does Philly mean to you?
Richard Salter : Philly means that I am strong and tough. I can endure a great deal, because I have been through a lot here.
2. The Mogul Girl : In life we learn a lot of lessons what lesson do you value the most ?
Richard Salter : I value the lesson of no matter how much you enjoy what you do always make time out for those that you love.
3. The Mogul Girl : When was Perfect Photo started and why?
Richard Salter : Perfect Foto was started in 1991 by my parents, they always wanted to start a business.
4.) The Mogul Girl :You're a comedian tell me about your first time doing stand up?
Richard Salter : Well the first time that I tried stand up my mouth got extremely dry and I forgot a lot that I was gonna say, I told myself that I would never do it again.
5.) The Mogul Girl : Who is your favorite comedian?
Richard Salter : Richard Pryor.
6.) The Mogul Girl : Where's your favorite place to eat in Philly?
The Mogul Girl : Burger Fi on 12th and Arch
7.)The Mogul Girl: What message do you think is important for fathers to share with their children?
Richard Salter :Raise your children the best way you can, not just financially but to spend quality time with them.
Let them know that they have greatness in them and most of all tell them the importance of respecting GOD.
8.)The Mogul Girl: Is there anything you want The Mogul Minute readers to know about you?
Richard Salter : I have been through a lot and I cannot wait to bring it to the stage.
9.) The Mogul Girl : Do you have a favorite joke?
Richard Salter : YES, but you have to come to my next show in Philly so you can hear it for about $20 bucks
10.) The Mogul Girl : What are your current plans ?
Richard Salter : To continue working on my one man show.
11.)The Mogul Girl : How can people get in touch with you?
Richard Salter : I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, Instagram @richgotjokes, or if it is about some money 267-318-8975
"On my grind so I can shine for the next nine summers"
The name Sam in Hebrew means sun child or bright sun.Therefore Philadelphia hip hop artist "Young Sam" is on his grind and he is going to be shining for a very, very long time. The acclaimed "Voice Of The Streets" has consistently dropped songs and videos to share his story, to show his grind, and to let the world know just what he's thinking. I've been tuned into Young Sam's grind for a while and he's definitely one of my favorite Philly artist. Sam speaks on being raised in a single parent home, his dreams to become giant, not having all he wanted growing up, losing friends to the street, growing up without a father figure and how since he's grown things have changed, girls , not letting his mom down, and making his dreams a reality . If you are hustling for your dreams and have a goal to make things better for yourself, your family, and those you love, you can definitely relate to the rawness and lyrical honesty from Young Sam.
There's no doubt about it that he is lyrically fire and the ladies love him. On March 13,2015 he dropped a blazing "BET Cypher Freestyle" which currently has over 157K views. Young Sam is for sure an artist to keep your eyes on. I wanted to know more about his story so I reached out to him for an exclusive interview. Actually he's the first Philly rapper I've interviewed this year! So Congrats Sam and keep shining. Read his "The Mogul Minute" interview below.
1.) The Mogul Girl : What or who inspired you to rap?
Young Sam : It's a few things that inspired me to rap for one I kinda grew up on rap. Besides that I think it's the whole art of it, it's sorta like a therapy. I was inspired by rappers I could relate to that spoke about how the hood was like Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel, Jadakiss & DMX.
2.) The Mogul Girl : Where's your favorite place to eat in Philly?
Young Sam : Well I don't actually have a favorite it's a lot of good places but one of my favorites is Ishkabibble's.
3.) The Mogul Girl : Out of all your songs what are your favorite lyrics?
Young Sam : That's hard. I have too many hot verses but one that I really like a lot is on YouTube when I was on the Come Up Show rapping to my mom.
4.) The Mogul Girl : There's a lot of violence plaguing communities all over. What do you think about that?
Young Sam : It's been going on for years it's nothing new it's just that technology upgraded and made it easier to actually see what's going on, you know the type of things the news would never show.
5.) The Mogul Girl : If you could have been featured on any hip hop track from the past what would it be and why?
Young Sam : Probably Nas ft Lauryn hill "If I ruled the world" because it's basically speaking on how the world would be if you had the power to change it.
6.) The Mogul Girl : You are one of the rappers the ladies really like . What do you look for in a lady?
Young Sam : Well I'm the type to like people for who they are. Most females wanna put on an act to impress the person they like. So for the most part just them being themselves . I like the hustle in a woman. Any female who isn't too dependent on a man and who doesn't settle or wait around is something I look for.
7.) The Mogul Girl : What do you want your supporters to get from your music?
Young Sam : That it's a way even when you haven't figured it out. I want them to get that the hood isn't the best of places but it makes you a strong person and you have to utilize it and see the good in it even tho it's messed up for most young black kids growing up.
8.) The Mogul Girl : Are you dropping a project soon?
Young Sam : Yea, aiming early summer. I'm only a few tracks in on it and still don't have a title for it yet.
9.) The Mogul Girl : What do you want The Mogul Minute readers to know about you?
Young Sam : That I'm a super humble person, sometimes people listen to my music and mistake that. They think because I rhyme cocky that I walk around every day all day with my nose in the air but that's just how you're suppose to flow. Music is all about having confidence in yourself but off the mic I'm a very down to earth and laid back person.
10.) The Mogul Girl : Are there other things you'd love to do in the business?
Young Sam : Not really, besides actually making the music it's not too much I rather do. If I was to ever get signed I would probably become an actor before anything.
11) The Mogul Girl : What's your message to the world?
Young Sam : To think bigger and strive further in life. Sometimes your vision may be clouded by the type of environment you grew up in or the crowd you choose to hang around. You have to learn to be your own self motivation and know that doing the impossible is possible you just have to believe in yourself and be dedicated to what you love.
THE MOGUL MINUTE : WALK OF FAME GET THE STAR READY FOR ARIELLE DUNN'S NAME ( INTERVIEW WITH THE MOGUL GIRL)
Success doesn’t come to you, you go to it . Well, nine year old Arielle Dunn known as “ArielleTrueStar” is on her way. I discovered Arielle on Twitter and checked out her first interview with Jeff Kinney, writer of a Wimpy Kid.The Baltimore Kid Reporter did such a great job in her interview that I had to feature her on The Mogul Minute. She’s truly a star and she’s working super hard to make her dreams come true.
When Arielle grows up she wants to be a dance teacher when she’s not acting full time acting in Hollywood. Currently as Baltimore’s Kid Reporter she’s lined up interviews with primetime actors, noteworthy music producers, and celebrity chefs. The talented model, singer, dancer, and actress has already accomplished numerous goals and dreams. At six years old Arielle signed to Wilhelmina Models of Philadelphia in 2012. The young star also joined forces with The Linda Townsend Management agency in 2012. At six years old Arielle starred in her school’s Shrek Musical as “Donkey” and in another school play as the legendary and iconic “Dorothy Dandridge”. Arielle has been featured in a Capitol One commercial, a music video with rapper and producer Don Trunk, as a tourist on NBC show the Blacklist as well as many other web, film, TV, and theater projects. What a star? She’s walked more than a dozen fashion shows and was chosen to represent her brand of children’s clothing in Baltimore’s Fashion Week. Arielle also was chosen to model in Lord and Taylor’s Back To School Fashion Show . At age six she modeled in Nordstrom’s Back To School and Fall Fashion Shows. Arielle is beyond multi-talented. She also is a company/pre- professional dancer at B Funk Studios. Yes, she can rip a run way but she’s also a member of a hip hop crew. She’s currently taking ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop and lyrical five days a week. Its true, stars always stay busy. Despite her busy schedule Arielle keeps an above average grade level in school and scores above average on standardized tests. Arielle also became a BEST scholar in 2012 and attends the Park School. Its 2015 and Arielle has tons of big things in store. Definitely keep your eyes on Arielle as her career continues to blossom and her dreams continue to become reality. I am super proud of her and super happy that she’s striving for excellence. I also loovveeee that she loves my favorite Dorothy Dandridge. I can’t wait to see what this beautiful young lady does next. I'm also congratulating Arielle on all her success and for being the first girl I've interviewed in 2015! So she's a history maker! and representing that girls rock! Check out her The Mogul Minute interview below!
1.)The Mogul Girl : So what made you want to become a reporter?
Arielle Dunn : I have seen reporters on the news and on the red carpet asking interesting questions and meeting interesting people and I thought that it looked like something I would love and be good at it. So far, I am enjoying it and having a great time. I have even been asked to report at a big upcoming fashion show!
2.) The Mogul Girl : I admire Dorothy Dandridge so much. What did you learn about her during the Black History Month production?
Arielle Dunn : I love Dorothy Dandridge. Dorothy Dandridge was an outspoken African American woman even when it was dangerous to speak her mind. She was a great film and theater actress, singer and dancer like I want to be and she got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
3.) The Mogul Girl : You are an amazing 9 year old that is working hard and following your dreams. What do you like to do for fun?
Arielle Dunn : I love to dance for fun, act, and model. I also love to read and I just finished the Maze Runner series and I am starting the 39 Clues series.
4.) The Mogul Girl : Who would you love to interview?
Arielle Dunn : I would love to interview Beyonce and Jay Z. If Dorothy Dandridge was alive in my time I would have loved to interview her.
5.) The Mogul Girl : You are also an actress, what was your first acting experience like?
Arielle Dunn: My first acting experience was in a music video by Don Trunk. He gave me an opportunity at 6. I played one of his multiple personalities in his video Jackin 4 Samples pt. 3.
6.) The Mogul Girl : What's your favorite movie and food?
Arielle Dunn: My favorite movie is the Maze Runner and my favorite food is butter noodles from Panera.
7.) The Mogul Girl : If you could be in any movie based on a book which would it be and why?
Arielle Dunn : I would be in the Maze Runner movie because I would have to be strong and brave and I think I am both.
8.) The Mogul Girl : How important is school?
Arielle Dunn : School is very important because without an education you will not go far in life.
9.) The Mogul Girl : What's your favorite song?
Arielle Dunn: My favorite song is Ghost by Ella Henderson.
10.) The Mogul Girl : Is there anything you want The Mogul Minute readers to know about you?
Arielle Dunn : I love competitive sports and last summer I started playing lacrosse. When I play, I play to win!!
11.) The Mogul Girl : What message do you have for other 9 years olds with big dreams?
Arielle Dunn : Keep on believing in yourself and never give up. If you have a challenge just keep trying.
The P.A. Conference for Women was absolutely splendid. You could feel the love , power, and strength through out the Philadelphia Convention Center. The smiles, the warm embraces, the speeches, and the open hearts that shared stories and cherished moments with thousands of people paved the way for a powerful day here in the city of sisterly love. There were 100+ speakers . The keynote speakers were Tamala Edwards, Mrs.Jane Pauley, Jill Abramson, Candy Chang, Monica Malpass, Linda Cliatt-Wayman, Diane Keaton, Tory Johnson, and Robin Roberts. Guest speakers including Stephanie Humphrey "TechLife Steph" , Ms.Loraine Ballard Morrill, Emma Johnson, Susan Tabor- Kleiman, Tina Wells, Beth Rubino, Andrea Ramsey, and Lauren Mailian Bias. The day consisted of various sessions that uplifted, moved, and informed the women and girls on ways to change their financial situation, being brave, using their time wisely, how to market oneself, live a healthy lifestyle, maintain and pursue education/ career, informative ways on how to use technology and social networks, style in the work place, and how important your story and life is. In Diane Keaton's speech she said "you gotta have balls" , the room was full of laughter after that quote and by that she means you have to be super tough to make it in the world . Tory Johnson interviewed Robin Roberts. At the the end of the interview Tory Johnson had everyone stand up as she recorded a video of Robin Roberts and all the women in the convention center in Hall B screaming "Everybody's Got Something" which is the title of Robin Robert's book. The speeches were beyond touching and educating. There were also tons of exhibitors at the conference including Dress For Success, Partyhasher,Whole Foods Market, Polish The Nest, QVC, Cradles To Crayons, Rizzieri Salon/Spa , Mary Kay, Pearls With Purpose, Mainline Models, and numerous others. I had a phenomenal time at the conference . I met so many wonderful people and I am so thankful. Special thanks to Ms.Julia Ballantyne for the amazing opportunity. I interviewed Tech Life Expert, TV personality and blogger TechLifeSteph, Director of News and Community Affairs ; Ms. Loraine Ballard Morrill, the iconic Mrs.Jane Pauley , and independent business #PartyHasher For more on the Pennsylvania Conference for Women visit www.paconferenceforwomen.org and follow @PennWomen on Twitter . Check out the interviews below!
Here's Some Cool Photos Of The Amazing Women At The Conference !!
Frederick Douglas Once Said "Power Concedes Nothing Without A Demand. It Never Did And It Never Will". Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson And Courtney Kemp Agboh Have Both Worked Hard And Demanded Great Things Into Their Worlds. 50 Cent Is A Rapper, Clothing Designer, Actor, Mogul, Philanthropist, Author Entrepreneur, And Very Well Known Businessman.His Latest SMS Audio Headphones Have Become Very Popular All Across The Globe ( And I Am A Proud Owner Of The Limited Addition Blue Violet Wired Headphones) . Courtney Kemp Agboh Is A Producer And Writer Whose Resume Includes "The Bernie Mac Show" , "Hawaii 5-0", "Happy Town" , "Beauty And The Beast", "Eli Stone" , "The Good Wife" , And "Justice". Although Both Of Them Have Entrepreneur Backgrounds Their Careers Are Both Very Diverse. However 50 Cent & Courtney Will Be Joining Forces For Their New Drama "Power" Which Will Air On The Starz Network. "Power" Storyline Is About A Wealthy NYC Night Club Owner Named James "Ghost" St Patrick Whom Caters To The Elite Of The City. Although He's A Club Owner He Wants To Build An Empire And Shift The Club Into A Fortune 500 Business. But James Has A Secret Life. To The NY Streets He's Known As "Ghost" The Kingpin To The Money Making Drug Network And Has Very Prominent Customers. During The Course Of His Quest To Get Fast Money Through The Drug Industry His Personal Life Such As His Marriage And Family Are Threatened And He Has No Other Choice But To Leave His "Ghost" Life Alone And Maintain Being A Straight Forward Business Man. Starz Is Thrilled To Be Working With 50 Cent And Courtney . They Admire Their Talent And Have Noticed Something Special In What They're Bringing To The Table. Film Producers Mark Canton & Randall Emmett Are Also Apart Of The Crew That Will Help Bring "Power" To Life.50 Cent And Agboh Will Be Credited As Executive Producers. Chris Albrech Is STARZ Chief Executive His Official Press Release For The Original Eight Hour Series "Power" Can Be Read Here . The Mogul Minute Wishes 50 Cent , Courtney, Chris Albrech, Mark Canton ,Randall Emmett And Everyone Involved In The New STARZ Good Luck & Congratulations.
For Updates Follow 50 Cent On Twitter -> @50Cent (www.smsby50.com)
Courtney Kemp Agboh -> @CKAgbohOfficial & STARZ On Twitter -> @Starz_Channel
Actor, Model, And The Incredibly Handsome Shemar Moore Is Catering To The Ladies On Valentines Day. Yes Babygirls You Heard That Correctly! How Would You Like The Handsome And Talented Shemar Moore To Be Your Valentine? On February 14th He Is Launching His Official Website www.ShemarMoore.com And He Will Be Streaming Live With All His Fans! Follow @ShemarMoore On Twitter For Exclusive Updates And More.
Rachel Fly And Kenneth Stavinoha Joined Together In 2009 And Started New Texas Pop/Rock Duo "Here Beneath The Stars". They Recorded Their First EP In 2010 And Released Their Self Titled Debut EP
( Here Beneath The Stars) In 2011. The Rocking Duo Has Toured Around Texas , Gained Fans From All Over And Have Released A Few Well Liked Singles.
Their Fans Are Anticipating What's Next For The Talented Two .Their Video 'I Love You, I Hate You" Was Featured As The Mogul Minute Video Of The Day And I Definitely Wanted To Know More About Them .So The Mogul Minute Caught Up With Rachel And Kenneth For An Exclusive Interview And Let's Just Say We Love It! Rachel And Kenneth Are Super Cool And Love Their Music. So To All The "Here Beneath The Stars" Fans And The Mogul Minute Readers Check Out Their Interview Below. Be Sure To Follow Here Beneath The Stars On Twitter @Hbts_Official . HBTS The Mogul Minute Wishes You The Best In Your Future Projects And Endeavors.
1.Here Beneath The Stars Is A Duo, How Did You Meet And Come Up With A Name?
Kenneth - We Met At School, And How We Came Up With The Name Is Actually From One Of My Childhood Memories. My Grandfather Used To Teach Me All About The Moon And Stars. I Remember Looking Up At The Stars, Making Wishes And Just Wondering What Was Out There. The Name Kind Of Evolved From Those Memories, And Rachel Finally Coined The Name "Here Beneath The Stars".
2.What Was It Like In The Studio Recording Your First EP?
Kenneth & Rachel - It Was Amazing! Dream Come True!
3.Who's Your Favorite Music Artist?
Rachel - Honestly, I Love All Types Of Music So I Jump Around A Lot With My Favorites!
Kenneth - Definitely Oasis.
4.Have You Been In A "I Love You But I Hate You" Situation?
Rachel- O, Yes!
Kenneth - Definitely.
5.Would You Two ever Audition For A Music Reality Show Like The Voice Or X Factor?
Rachel & Kenneth - We Couldn't Say It Hasn't Crossed Our Minds Before...
6.What Your Favorite Home-Style Meal?
Rachel- There Is Something About Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans And Rolls That Just Hits The Spot
Kenneth- Grilling Up Hot Dogs And Hamburgers For Sure!
7.What Would You Like People To Know About HBTS?
Rachel & Kenneth - Every Single One Of Our Songs Is Written About Sometime In Our Lives And Universal Experiences That Most People Go Through.
8.Your Favorite Cartoon?
Rachel- O, That's Tough But I'm Going To Have To Go With SpongeBob SquarePants!
K- Family Guy!
9.What's Your Ultimate Dream For Here Beneath The Stars?
Kenneth & Rachel - We Would LOVE To Have The Opportunity To Tour Worldwide And Write A Full-Length Album.
10.If You Could Collaborate With A Punk/Rock Singer Who Would It Be?
Rachel - Patrick From Fall Out Boy Kenneth- Mark From Blink 182
11.What's Your Next Single ? Can You Share It With Us Exclusively
Kenneth & Rachel - Our Next Single And We Are SUPER Excited About It Is....."Tonight, Tonight" The Date Of Release Is TBA, So Make Sure To Look Out For It!
Check Out The Official Video For Here Beneath The Stars "I Love You , I Hate You" Below