Making Music On and Off the FieldThe music industry called on me a few years ago. Actually, members of my family working in the music business called me. They wanted to know if I was interested in starting my own record label. With "Shoo-In" as my nickname, I had no fear in getting involved. It sounded like a good business opportunity and a hobby. The only problem is, I didn't know anything about music.
My brother and cousin wanted me to become President of the label and handle the business end of things. I decided to keep the company small when I found out how cut-throat and political the music industry is. I hold all the rights to everything we produce and make more money selling one CD than selling a bunch of CDs as a large company.
Creating the record label, "Shoo-In 4 Life", was only the beginning. Next thing you know I was tinkering with the musical equipment and taught myself how to use the mixing board. I've already produced two of my own CD's, Jump and Down Wit' tha Bay.
Music is music. I listen to a little bit of everything. I have more interests than on-field receiving routes. I can listen to rap, hard rock, country, and R&B as long as it sounds good. If I had a CD collection it would take up an entire room. And, it would be filled with hard-core rap artists, Christian rap, AC/DC, and Jimi Hendrix to name a few of my favorite styles and artists.