10th Interview Spotlighting the Boss: MOOK MILLION$

24 Sep

Tenth Interview highlighting Entrepreneurs and Moguls who are ahead of the Curve!
Today we spent our time with MooK Millions.
-Where you from?
Harlem NYC         

-Age?
Old Enough to Qualify Young Enough to Satisfy.

-Tell my readers exactly what you do-  Businesses you own, ventures, products, etc-
I am a Mogul. I am the CEO of S.H.I.N.E Enterprises which is comprised of S.H.I.N.E Entertainment, The S.H.I.N.E Collection (Clothing Line), & Shining Star Studded Ent (Promo Company). I am also Co-CEO of #FRMT (The Filthy Rich Money Team) I also write poetry, movie scripts, plays etc….and I coach basketball.

-How did you get the entrepreneurial bug?
It was innate for the most part. I watched my pops hustle as well. He used to own a store on the Grand Concourse in the BX, be a vendor in the streets with socks, t-shirts, etc, & he sold drugs. Ever since I was young, I had a passion for creativity and generating income. In middle school I used to purchase junk food from the store and sell it for more during class. Along with that I had a team of people who made designs on graph paper and we sold it during class.

-How did you get in the game/current foray?
I first started out as the VP of my boy Jaxz’s label Loose Canonz Ent. Eventually I felt it was time to be the captain of my own ship.

-What made you embrace your position?
I’ve always been a leader. I’m very creative and innovative, plus I don’t mind taking risks. I’m not afraid of failure because I am a student of life. I learn from all experiences therefore I’m built for my position. I can deal with being praised & ridiculed. But most of all I accept responsibility for my actions.

-What keeps you in your position?
My focus, ambitions, & my supporting cast. There are times when I want to take a break and even question things, but God usually has a way of keeping me grounded and focused with loving and supportive people and clear vision of purpose.

-What are your secrets to success?
My grandfather once told me “Find something you love to do and you will never work a day in your life.” I believe people have to find their niche, true passion, & nurture their talents. Success has to be defined by your own definition, not societies.

-What don’t you like in the game?
Well many of my fields are over saturated. Everyone wants to be a promoter these days and many events don’t capture the essence of partying. Same goes for music in which I manage artists, everyone wants to be a rapper, but not an artist. Authenticity has been traded in for copying. Too much swagga jacking and no originality. People are just doing things for money as opposed to finding their calling.

-What do you like in the game?
I love managing artists because I have a true passion for music. I don’t just hear it but I listen to it. All kinds, all artists. To be apart of something creative feels great! I love promoting because I know how to party. I learned from older people, first and foremost my grandmother who took me to an Eastern Star Dance at 12 yrs old. I love helping people get out of their everyday lives and enhance that moment in which they’re at my events. It feels good to make others smile and give them great memories. As far as my clothing line goes, I love fashion immensely. Many people of all ages compliment me on my style. So I figured I can bring my visions to life for others as well.

-What would you change in the game?
The politics and the Hollywood aspect of it. Promoters now feel like a hot event has to have exaggerated budgets and feature artists, actors/actresses, etc…Get back to real music in hip hop as opposed to cars, clothes, money, jewels, and women all day. And I would get rid of all the clothing lines that people started just cause it was the thing to do.

-If I gave you a milli what or whom would
you invest in?
Me and my businesses. After I flip that and give you your initial investment plus interest, I would invest in others like myself.

-What sets you apart from the game?
My originality. I’m not afraid to be me. I won’t compromise my character for anything. Plus I care for others and invest into my community and culture.

-What made you love hip hop?
The creativity of lyrics. It’s poetry in motion over melodic sounds. I just love it.

-Who is your fav rapper/lyricist?
The Notorious B.I.G

-Best person to ever play your position?
Me. But on a mainstream level I would say Diddy.

-Best rapper alive?
Jay-Z

-Advice for my readers?
Follow your dreams. Nurture your talents. Be compassionate and share your success. Overall #Live #Laugh & #Love. “Incremental production leads to Incredible progress.”

-Your definition of success?
Continued growth as a person and mogul. Impacting the world, my community, and culture. My businesses generating wealth and employing many people. My family being set for life.

-Any projects you’d like to promo?
Exotic Saturdays @Perks Uptown in Harlem on 123st & Manhattan Ave. Grown & Sexy Mature Crowd. Ladies Free before 12. Gents reduced. ***Oct 20 My Birthday Celebration @Perks Uptown
 
#thriveorsurvive.

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