11. VH1 Dream Jobbing Competition
Earlier this year a friend suggested that I enter Dream Jobbing’s competition for the chance to host as Social Media Buzz on VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live. The competition required me to upload a video explaining why I should win the position. With just four days to catch up to the competitions leading 50, Kass and I put together my video and had it online the next morning! In four short days I received 500+ votes. Although I did not progress to the next round I performed well very well considering how late I entered the competition. Overall, I appreciate the experience and was really grateful for all the support I received!
10. The 2014 #BennettKnowsRadio Awards
Over the year, numerous artists have joined us on #BennettKnowsRadio to discuss exciting projects, premiere new singles or just to keep us updated on their musical journey. With a total of 50 + special guest over the year, #BennettKnowsRadio narrowed down the best-of-the-best in categories including Video of The Year, Project of the Year, Best Collaboration and “The New Comer” amongst five others. The night’s biggest winners included Bianca with the #BennettKnowsRadio Awards for “Video Of The Year” and “Performer Of The Year”, Verzatyl for “Male Artist Of The Year” and “Project Of The Year” and Code Green for “Most Anticipated Artist” and the #BennettKnowsRadio “Single Of The Year”. For the finale of the third season of #BennettKnowsRadio we had special guest performances from Rodda J, Sticky Pacaveli,ADTheThird, Olivia King, Lexx Casey, EmiliOMG and Verzatyl! The night was a perfect way to end such an amazing semester! Having all of theses talented artists in one building is what#AllOfTheLights is all about!
9. Who’s Ass Is That?
Here’s another project that I had a great time with!#BennettKnowsRadio attended ‘First Night’ at the University of Rhode Island to see who knows ass! Everyone likes ass but does everyone know ass? Where’s a better place to find out who knows as than the home of the spandex, URI!? In the video there are ten famous booties . . see if you can guess who they belong to! This is ‘Whos Ass Is That!?’
8. #BennettKnowsRadio Interviews Dario
Earlier this year #BennettKnowsRadio had the privilege of having MTV’s ‘Are You The One?’ cast member Dario as special guest on #BennettKnowsRadio! During his stay, we discussed everything from music, aspirations and of course ‘Are You The One’! Dario’s interview became one of the most successful of the year gaining well over 10,000 views within it’s first week!
One of the events I had the privilege of hosting this year was M.I.S.S. ‘Fashion 4 A Cause’ along side Emelynn Medina. The high-energy fashion show, held at the University of Rhode Island Providence Campus caught influences from some of today’s most popular children’s stories. Interestingly, I met #BennettKnowsRadio team member PatStax at this event! Overall great event that I’m glad I could be a part of!
6. Zeta Phi Beta’s ‘Are You Mr. Zeta?’
I had the pleasure of hosting Ohh Sooo Sweet, Sigma Nu Chapter Of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc and the partnered Women’s Center of Rhode Island’s the First Annual, “Are You Mr. Zeta?” Competition with Antia Frias. The event, held in Johnson and Wales University’s Pepsi Forum, was developed showcase the men who still hold strong to chivalrous ideals against those stereotyped in media. Once again, another great event that I’m glad I was a part of!
5. Black PlagueTV
This year Rhode Island entertainment group Black Plague gave me the amazing experience of hosting Black Plague TV! Black Plague TV is an exclusive URI TV production featuring Rhode Island talents including artists, musicians, producers and so much more! Each episode focuses on a Rhode Island talent whom I interview before they showcase that talent! It’s an awesome way to celebrate Rhode Island’s overlooked talent as well as a way for me to get some experience in front of the camera! You can catch #BlackPlagueTV on URI’s television station (Channel 85) almost any time and any day! Hopefully we can pick up another season for 2015!
In April the University of Rhode Island’s ‘The Good 5 Cent Cigar’ featured BennettKnows Entertainment in their weekly newspaper! The interview and story by Kathryn Barrall explored all aspects of my craft including the blog, radio show and television show! I was so grateful for the feature which motivates me everyday! Big thank you to the staff over at The Cigar!
3. Collaboration With Platinum Entertainment
Another awesome experience I was given in 2014 was a collaboration with Platinum Entertainment. The North Eastern Entertainment group is responsible for hosting some of New England’s highest quality events! Through Platinum Entertainment I was given the opportunity to participate in amazing events such as Kid Ink’s ‘My Own Lane Tour’ and YG’s ‘My Krazy Life’ Tour! I even scored an interview with Maybach Music’s Fat Trel! Although things didn’t always go my way, the experience with Platinum taught me valuable lessons that I will benefit me in the future while opening new doors and opportunities! Another big thank you to Platinum Entertainment!
2. BennettKnows Interview Bizzy Crook
Talking about opening doors! Earlier this year had the privilege of sitting down with Bizzy Crook to discuss his latest project No Hard Feelings. Kicked back on his Brooklyn penthouse porch, a humble and content Bizzy discusses everything from hip-hop growing up, repping Miami to touring with Kid Ink on the ‘My Own Lane’ Tour! We also discuss the ins-and-outs of the project, Bizzy’s goals and aspirations and much more! After running around New York City and experiencing Bizzy’s beautiful penthouse, I realized that this is the life I want to live! Looking forward to Bizzy in 2015! Shout outs to Bizzy Crook and the rest of #GoodLuck!
1. #BennettKnowsRadio Presents #AllOfTheLights
Earlier this year I decided that entertainment was what I wanted to do with my life and dedicated it all to my craft! This year my team and I literally turned dreams into a reality! #AllOfTheLights served as the first rebirth of BennettKnows and the first chapter of my career! Overall, it has been an amazing year but I owe it to all my collaborators and supporters! As I continue to move forward, I pray that everything works for the best, and I’m sure it will! Either way, a dream we dream alone is just a dream. So let’s continue to make this a reality! I greatly appreciate the support thus far and will continue to work hard! It’s time! Looking forward to entertaining you in 2015!