We had the good fortune of connecting with Larry Lynn and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Larry, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
All my life I’ve looked up to successful entrepreneurs. As a teen, I was extremely interested in the music business and also played in bands. In a few of my bands, I acted as our manager. When I was in high school, I read online that venues would book you if a manager emailed them rather than a band member so I would email them and say I was the manager. Years later after I was done trying to make a career as a musician, I found Eddie Wellz while attending Arizona State University. We became cool and a few years later I became his manager and that’s how it all started.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I think what sets me apart from others is that I don’t just specialize in one genre of music or one type of entertainment. I have been involved with Hip Hop & Rock music since 15 years old. I’ve managed multiple rappers, a band, a pop artist & r&b singer. I’ve been in 2 movies, a TV show, and some commercials. I’ve been a DJ and a radio show host. I was a professional mascot for a Minor League Baseball team for 2 seasons. I’ve been on tours with rappers as well as metal bands. My most proud moment was Dropout Kings hitting the billboard charts for the second time. It wasn’t easy to get to where I am but I am not even close to where I want to go. I’ve fought the urge to quit the music business many times but my love for it keeps me in it. One of the most important things I’ve learned is don’t work for an artist that doesn’t work for themselves. What I want the world to know about me is that one day I will change the world.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Breakfast @ Toast in Hollywood Lunch @ Mexicali Tacos & Co in Downtown Los Angeles Dinner @ Kyochon in Koreatown If it’s their first time in Los Angeles then I’d have to take them to see the Hollywood sign, Griffith Park, Runyon Canyon, etc. We’d have to go to the beach as well, so we’d probably hit up Santa Monica, Venice, or Malibu.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to give a shout out to my mother Fontella Davis for always being there for me and having my back. It wasn’t easy being a single mother but she handled it like a champ. I would like to give a shout out to every musician that has ever allowed me to work with them, I am nothing without you guys. I would like to give a shout out to my fiancé Danielle Hickethier, she supports everything I do and doesn’t complain when I have to go on tour. I want to give a shout out to my guys in Truminati, my brothers for life. Last but not least, I want to give a shout out to my guys in Dropout Kings for bringing me along for this exhilarating ride.
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