Daydreams of Hip Hop moguldom were now a part of my daily thought process. However, I needed more information about business structure and funder psychology. I did not study business while at university. I did not yet have a lot of close relationships with business people I could turn to that could be my business support system as I dove into the world of social entrepreneurship.
Hip Hop Orchestrated has found itself in the headlines in both January and February. I guess we are starting off 2017 right!
The Charlotte Symphony concert that I knew I needed to attend was coming to the Queen City--Brahms v. Radiohead. It was an orchestral and popular music mash-up that I knew would clarify, inspire and become a case study for the Hip Hop Orchestrated Live Music Appreciation Pillar. However, a ticket to the concert was not in the budget. Then my mentor Charles Thomas hit me with a surprise last minute email message.
On paper, I was done with the Hip Hop Orchestrated project, in my heart and mind I knew I was just getting started. As a kiddo I was fascinated by the epic hero tales of the moguls from the Hip Hop Music Industry. The “from nothing to something” American tales steeped in Hip Hop Culture was the tale I wanted for myself. Any documentary about Jay-Z, Dame Dash, P. Diddy, Russell Simmons, Lyor Cohen, Kevin Liles---I consumed it.
By the time December 2016 came around I had to really jump into the social entrepreneurial shark tank and learn how to swim and survive in the deep waters of business. I needed advice from my Knight Foundation connected mentor Charles Thomas.