TCOHH x Big Heff
Quincy Taylor, better known in the entertainment industry as Big Heff, has established himself as a leader in the world of touring and promoting. The vice president of Nerve Djs, Big Heff is also known for his role in the creation of the Ohio Hip Hop Awards & Music Conference as well as numerous other entertainment and hip hop affiliated businesses. In an exclusive interview with TCOHH the CEO of Beyond the Stars Entertainment opens up about how he got his start in the industry, his greatest accomplishments and future endeavors.
Can you explain how you got your start in the industry and what does your position in the industry entitle?
I worked as an intern for Bone Thugs & Harmony and then started off doing promotions for Landspeed Records they were an underground distribution company and record label based out of Boston, MA big thanks to Mike Moves for giving me an opportunity really looking back and going thru the process of what I do now is Artist Development, Supporting and Development of talent thru traditional media resources radio, television, print media social media, and online placements. Regionally I do a lot of touring to help bring these things to life and create a support system for the artist to take an artist career to the next level.
What was it like working for Shady Records?
I did a lot of things with Big Proof of D12 and Obie Trice early in their careers. I Still remember being a part of the D12 World Tour to help promote their second album and Obie Trice Cheers Album. This taught me a lot of structure and learning accountability in the music industry, making history each go around and creating a presence in the Midwest that we can hold our own and be elite in the industry.
What sparked the idea for Beyond Stars Entertainment?
After the success of seeing Machine Gun Kelly become a signed and receiving a Gold record on his first single "Wild Boy", I wanted to start something to help get more music out and offer opportunity for up and coming artist from the region. To make our music more available for fans and create more projects. I wanted to have a hub for all the things that I wanted to create from books, television, and music.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
The greatest thing I enjoy is just working with music, I'm very passionate about it, and its satisfying to work hard, create superstars, and see the results of your music being loved by other people in different regions. Seeing it on television, movies, radio stations, streaming playlist. The partnership becoming the vice president that was created with Nerve Djs definitely created a support system for new music and building the relationship with the Djs and new artist.
What are some of your long-term goals?
Recently I'm a part of a tech startup company called Toyz Nation that specializes in App Development, creating wearable Tech, and creating school programs. Also, start a successful school called National Business & Entertainment Academy, teaching the next generation the business side of the music industry. One Day I can see myself running a healthy digital record label that can incorporate a lot of the things that can once again change the culture. Creating a book series about the music and entertainment industry.
What has been your greatest accomplishment?
Just becoming a man and growing, writing the "Making It in The Midwest" was really impactful for me to reflect on the things I have learned in the music business. Greatest accomplish is receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015 at the Ohio Hip Hop Awards for the things I helped create for the music community that I live in.
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