Father of three wonderful kids, founder of Loud records, SRC records.
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This is from my 17 year old daughter I am so proud of her on what she believes in and stands up for it yes my kids live in LA now but Parkland was right around the corner where she lived in south Florida so this touched home for her our prayers go out to all the families at the school stay strong Douglas Highschool and parkland
This picture was taken 21 yrs ago. 4 years ago today my Dad passed you know they say time heals all wounds not when you lose someone that you love with all your might. What time does is get you on your feet and gets you back to functioning laughing and enjoying things but it still hurts there are times that I want to speak to my dad sometimes when something that I know he would want to hear well Dad I miss you I love you I’m sure you are having a blast tell grandma and grandpa hello and thank you for watching over Alex Caroline Ryan Nicole and myself . I love you and will speak to you later @airrif @carolinerifkind @ryan_rifkind @nicolelamy @ellierifkind @jonrifkind @robertrifkind
You also never know when that person you treated badly you will need something from him. When I was first starting out I was hired to work a record with my street team and the gm of the label tried to embarrass me in the staff marketing meeting but I knew my facts and was prepared for the meeting. 10 years later when I sold Loud to Sony the guy ended up working for me and what I really wanted to do was fire him but I confronted him told him what he did and thanked him for motivating me. The moral of the story is this you never know when someone is going to shine I was taught by my dad treat people how you want to be treated
Met @scooterbraun when he was a kid in Atlanta working with @jermainedupri in 2006 and from the minute I met him I knew he was going to be a superstar I think I offered him to become president of my company and a piece of the company and he said no. Cut to a few months later and is speaking everyday he says he had something for me I told him I would fly him up to NY the next day I forget that he was coming up and I said what are you doing here I have to go to this dinner he said I have this artist for you I said cool he introduces me to @asherroth they tell me he can rap I have him battle my asst and said we have a deal but as much as I loved Asher it was Scooter that I wanted to be in business with and it turned out we had a huge single with Asher and a great album. With all this being said Scooter I can’t be more proud of what you have accomplished in such a short time that people don’t do it in a life time I expect number 1 with in the next 5 years but remember this and you know we have had this conversation your health and family comes before anything I love you and congrats
London 8 years ago as we embarked on a worldwide promotion tour in 5 days we don’t talk about SRC much it was a different label than Loud we had to find big artists for the building to get behind them. When I told the people at Universal that Akon will be the biggest act I will ever have they laughed at me except for 1 person I took it personally my team @gabyacevedo1 @mr__harding @therealknobody @devynestephens @_bu @bigjah_ent went on the road Gaby’s wife was pregnant and ready to deliver he still went marching orders were we are not coming home until the record was broken at what became @akon became the biggest artist in the world and broke every type of record ringtones still don’t know how much money we made because it was changing everyday. The funniest thing the first week sales was the lowest I ever had Universal was laughing at me cut to a year later he sold 5 million on his first world wide and by the time the 2nd album came just about every song that was on the radio was a Akon record that he produced and wrote. The moral is when I believe in something I don’t hear the word NO thank you @akon for believing in what I said I was going to do
Don’t know if the title is true but what I do know is if you love what you do and you put the right team by your side and execute the plan you stand a much better chance of winning. I owe a thank you to a lot of people so I want to say thank you to the loud staff SRC staff. Let’s have fun in 2018 and break some artists