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The Neo Elite Audio Experience is a culmination of interviews, stories, and perspectives of our generation’s culture; with conversations at the intersection of entertainment and elevation.

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The Neo Elite Audio Experience is a culmination of interviews, stories, and perspectives of our generation’s culture; with conversations at the intersection of entertainment and elevation.

    Why Am I Hear? - Chucky Thompson (Legendary Producer) - Episode 1

    Why Am I Hear? - Chucky Thompson (Legendary Producer) - Episode 1

    Successful R&B/Hip-Hop producer Chucky Thompson sat down with Zeplyn Tillman of 93.9 WKYS to detail his time as a member of the notorious Bad Boy Entertainment’s “Hitmen” in-house producers team, early days coming from D.C. and more...In this interview, you can hear Thompson speak on giving the keys to Stevie J early-on in his induction. “Puff wouldn’t agree with me, but Stevie was actually brought in to replace me; It was cool, I felt like we were building a house,” he stated. In addition, he talks about working and balancing his musical “sisters” Mary J. Blige and Faith Evans's musical styles and the label’s unique accent. Thompson stated, “Nobody is the same, but those records were done with Puff, so I’m bringing alive his vision and distinct sound.”
    Thompson also sheds light on working with Mariah Carey and her legendary “One Sweet Day” track in the late 90s. “She/they sent over 96 tracks of vocals, I never saw that before; [Overall], I enjoyed working with her,” he stated and laughed. Ultimately, breakout star Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” surpassed Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day” as the longest continuous charting single on Billboard. 
    Elsewhere during this insightful interview, Chucky touches on Dr. Dre's influence on the east coast, living with Nas, and collaborating with Biggie on their platinum single “Big Poppa,” and working with a young Usher.
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    “Why Am I Hear" is a digital interview series featuring interviews with respected music artists, creators, executives, authors, journalist and stakeholders as they share the information they’ve learned during their careers - to empower, educate, and elevate the millennial and gen. z generation.
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    • 47 min
    100 Men: Wisdom, Women and Wealth - Coach K (Music Label Owner & Super Manager) - 3 of 100

    100 Men: Wisdom, Women and Wealth - Coach K (Music Label Owner & Super Manager) - 3 of 100

    Kevin "Coach K" Lee is the COO of Quality Control Music. He has spent over two decades guiding and leading the careers of artists. Growing up in a single-parent household in Indianapolis, his mother worked at an RCA record pressing plant and would bring home music fresh from the factory. When his mother bought him a copy of the Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight", he was hooked and began a lifelong obsession with hip-hop.
    Lee attended Saint Augustine's University in Raleigh, North Carolina on a basketball scholarship. After graduating with a degree in Economics, he returned to Indianapolis to start a record label with his friends called Universal Stars. It was there where Lee got his first taste of the music industry, learning the ins and outs of A&R and Management. When the label folded, Lee moved to Atlanta in 1997 looking for a new start.
    In the 2000s, Lee managed two of hip hop's biggest acts, Young Jeezy and Gucci Mane. Under his watch Young Jeezy earned two No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 (2006's The Inspiration and 2008's The Recession), and Gucci Mane peaked at No. 2 on Billboard's Rap Albums chart with 2011's The Return of Mr. Zone 6.
    In 2013 alongside his partner Pierre "Pee" Thomas, they formed Quality Control Music. The label has many acts signed, including Migos (Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff), City Girls, Lil Yachty and Lil Baby. The label also has Cardi B signed under a management deal, and Trippie Redd is signed to Solid Foundation, a management division of the label.
    The interview opened with the Coach K discussing his upbringing and being raised by women. He went on to discuss how he thinks about money, what’s so special about Atlanta and lessons learned from failure!
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    “100 Men: Wisdom, Women, and Wealth” is a one on one father to son style interview with the highest achieving men of color sharing the information they’ve learned during their life to millennials; in order to empower, motivate, and be an example for the next generation of young men of color despite society's portrayal of them.
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    • 6 min
    Soul & Success - Britt Waters (Trusting Your Process & Journey) - Eps. 8

    Soul & Success - Britt Waters (Trusting Your Process & Journey) - Eps. 8

    Media Personality, Britt Waters joins Zeplyn for a discussion on Trusting Your Process & Journey, and how she has found success at such a young age in the media industry. The conversation began with the two of them discussing the Philadelphia 76ers mantra “Trust the Process” and, why Britt feels like all millennials should embrace this as a motto. Throughout the conversation the host & guest discuss; how Britt got her first shot at 22 years old on the nationally syndicated Russ Parr Morning Show, how she has weathered difficult storms in her life, the importance of hitting rock-bottom, and her current mindset which allows her to continuously keep growing.
    Websites / Social Media:
    Neo Elite Website: www.theneoelite.com
    Britt Waters Website: https://www.BrittWaters.com
    Neo Elite Instagram: www.instagram.com/theneoelite
    Guest: Britt Waters Instagram: www.instagram.com/itsbrittwaters
    Host: Zeplyn Tillman Instagram: www.instagram.com/zeplyntillman
    Host: Rebecca Franklin Instagram: www.instagram.com/lil_babybeck
    Audio Engineer: Jarrell Bradley
    Audio Mixer: Chynna Holmes

    • 30 min
    Soul & Success - Brandon Copeland (Trap Yoga and Benefits to our Culture) - Eps. 7

    Soul & Success - Brandon Copeland (Trap Yoga and Benefits to our Culture) - Eps. 7

    Trap Yoga Founder and Entrepreneur, Brandon Copeland joins Zeplyn and Rebecca for a discussion about how he trail-blazed merging Yoga and Trap culture. The conversation began with the three discussing three time NBA champions Golden State Warriors, and their Yoga habits. Throughout the conversation the hosts & guest discuss; how Trap Yoga was invented, it's supposed contradictions to traditional Yoga practices, the effects of Yoga on young adults, how communities of color can benefit from Yoga, and how the deaths of Eric Garner, Philando Castile, and Sandra Bland led to Brandon creating a social movement.
    Websites / Social Media:
    Neo Elite Website: www.theneoelite.com
    Khepera Wellness Website: https://www.kheperawellness.com
    Neo Elite Instagram: www.instagram.com/theneoelite
    Guest: Brandon Copeland Instagram: www.instagram.com/brandoflows
    Khepera Wellness Instagram: www.instagram.com/kheperawellness
    Host: Zeplyn Tillman Instagram: www.instagram.com/zeplyntillman
    Host: Rebecca Franklin Instagram: www.instagram.com/lil_babybeck
    Audio Engineer: Jarrell Bradley
    Audio Mixer: Chynna Holmes

    • 39 min
    Soul & Success - Ogden Payne (How to Entrepreneur with a Full Time Job) - Eps. 6

    Soul & Success - Ogden Payne (How to Entrepreneur with a Full Time Job) - Eps. 6

    Forbes Journalist, Speaker, and Entrepreneur, Ogden Payne joins Zeplyn and Rebecca for a discussion about how he has successfully maintained entrepreneurship while still having a full time job. The conversation began with with Cardi B and Damon Dash respectively giving their own perspectives of being entrepreneurs - Cardi is pro working for someone to get your paper up; Dame is pro just getting started and doing it yourself. Throughout the conversation the hosts & guest discuss the mindset of an entrepreneur, how to manage your energy of being an entrepreneur while still working a day job, and taking risks.
    Things to Think About:
    Regardless of what your venture looks like you thought it would in the beginning; see it through.
    Get it done no matter what.
    Be clear on what you want.
    Jump.
    Offer Value.
     
    Musiq Soulchild “Future”
    Drake “Nice for What”
    JAYZ “Reasonable Doubt”
    Websites / Social Media:
    Neo Elite Website: www.theneoelite.com
    Ogden Payne Website: www.ogdenpayne.com
    For the Students Tour: https://www.forthestudentstour.com
    Neo Elite Instagram: www.instagram.com/theneoelite
    Guest: Ogden Payne IG: www.instagram.com/ogdenpayne
    Host: Zeplyn Tillman IG: www.instagram.com/zeplyntillman
    Host: Rebecca Franklin IG: www.instagram.com/lil_babybeck
    Audio Engineer: Jarrell Bradley
    Audio Mixer: Chynna Holmes

    • 39 min
    Soul & Success - Wendi Cherry (How to Discover Your Passion) - Eps. 5

    Soul & Success - Wendi Cherry (How to Discover Your Passion) - Eps. 5

    Episode: Finding your passion Nutrition Health Coach, Wendi Cherry joins Zeplyn and Rebecca for a discussion about finding your passion, getting quiet, distractions, tapping back into your power, and listening to your instincts. Zeplyn opens with a quote from visionary film director, Ava Duvernay, she says to be passion driven - there's no strategy to life. To this Wendy wholeheartedly agrees and says the people who follow their instincts find much more fulfillment. Wendy goes onto to say that we only have seventeen seconds to set the tone for our day, no more no less, make sure you find time in your day to listen to this week’s episode!
    Things to Think About:
    Be strategy-less in finding your passion
    We’re born with our instinct
    Listen to and trust your instincts
    You have seventeen seconds to set the tone for your day
    We are all energy and you are what you attract
    You have a choice in what you feel
    Learn to drop from the head and into the belly not the heart
    Websites / Social Media:
    Neo Elite Website: www.theneoelite.com
    Wendi Cherry Website: www.goddess-awaken.com
    Wendi Cherry Blog: www.fromjerztome.com
    Neo Elite Instagram: www.instagram.com/theneoelite
    Wendi Cherry Instagram: www.instagram.com/awakenandheal
    Zeplyn Tillman Instagram: www.instagram.com/zeplyntillman
    Rebecca Franklin Instagram: www.instagram.com/lil_babybeck

    • 34 min

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