| A B O U T |
Behind The Hustle is a content and curriculum platform targeted at creative entrepreneurial young adults ages 18 to 34. The platform helps our audience achieve their career goals in the industries of entrepreneurialism, fashion, music, and pop culture. This is done by exploiting first hand and sought after knowledge from our network of rising stars, key influencers, and industry experts.
+ Ryan Babenzien of GREATS
+ Jeff Mazzacano of Complex Media
+ Jaha Johnson, Music Manager + Designer
+ Anthony Demby of HumbleRIOT
+ Dierdre Maloney of BPMW Agency
+ Marc Simons of Giant Spoon
+ jeffstaple of Staple Design
+ Maxwell Osborne of Public School
+ Kellen Roland of The NTWRK Agency
| A B O U T |
W Speakerbox Music Series, in partnership with Vision Compere, was a live music program featuring intimate performances by emerging artists from a variety of genres. W Speakerbox took place throughout W Hotels’ properties in cities including Chicago, IL; Miami, FL; and San Francisco, CA.
Artists who have performed include:
+ Brika (W South Beach – Miami, FL)
+ Daryn Alexus (W City Center – Chicago, IL)
+ Jennah Bell (W South Beach – Miami, FL)
+ Kyle Dion (W South Beach – Miami, FL)
+ Lara Johnston (W San Francisco – San Francisco, CA)
| B I O |
Ian Grey is the Re‐Evolution of pure artistry; a divine storyteller that stems his scriptures from the soul and his message from the heart. As a New Jersey native, Ian’s familiarity with a diverse range of cultural experience exudes through his music in a vast array of dimensions. His interests span from basketball, cars, sneakers, and women — to art, fashion, film, literature, and music.
Ian’s influences include the likes of Coldplay, Frank Ocean, John Legend, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Marvin Gaye, and Stevie Wonder, just to name a few. When asked how he wants to leave his impact on the world? His answer is simple, “Inspire others to be creative while transcending the barriers of stigma and genre.”
| B I O |
Izzy Bizu is an 19-year-old singer songwriter hailing from South West London. Born to an Ethiopian Mother and English Father, she grew up listening to Ella Fitzgerald, Bettye Swann, Betty Wright and James Brown and draws on these alongside newer influences, Amy Winehouse and Adele to create a fusion of soul, funk, jazz, and pop that sounds classic and brand spanking new all at once.
She performed at the ILUVLIVE Open Mic in February 2013 winning over the crowd, which included Emeli Sande and Naughty Boy. Needless to say, she won and performed at the following months ILUVLIVE to another rapturous response. Since then, she has gained enormous interest from music industry heavyweights and is fast becoming one of the most highly anticipated acts of 2014. Izzy released her acoustic EP entitled “Coolbeanz” in September of 2013 and is currently signed to Epic Records.