A-Stot - CEO / Producer / Manager
Born in Shreveport Louisiana, I was a kid that wanted better and wanted to beat the statistics that society had set for me. My dream was to make a better life for myself and be in a position to help others along the way. My love for music began on the hard benches in a little white church where I spent most of my time. The music “moved me” and it was there that I knew I wanted to do something in the music industry. I began my journey into the music industry by making mix tapes, rapping, and performing on talent shows where I started to make a name for myself in the community. However, religious parents prevented the dream of rapping to take root and I had to put the music industry on hold. After graduating from high school and two years of college, I decided to join the U.S. Air Force and get married. Who would have known that a trip to Virginia Beach to visit my wife’s family would start the quest to make music again? My Brother-In-Law, who was the head of music production at a university put me in the studio and the rapping edge came back. I recorded several songs that was dogged out so bad by my fellow airmen I quit rapping again. The love of music wouldn’t let me quit the dream of working with music so I decided to be a music producer. I formed an independent label A-Stot Productions and began recruiting artist. After years of practice and working with countless artists which included Mr. Hop, Thaddeus J., Da Union, God’s Prodigy, Ms. Moon to name a few, my label grew. I became a father during this time and my children grew to love music as well. They began working with God’s Prodigy and it was there that they got their first taste of performing on stage. I later retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of service and began putting my efforts into producing my children’s talents as Ax2 and Dejah. Though we are not a major label I enjoy performing positive, feel good, fun hip hop at local events. My journey has just begun and I’m still a kid that wanted better and wanted to beat the statistics while helping others. I’m thankful to God for being there through the good and ugly situations and allowing me to be the man I am today. Music is my escape and where I go to – I feeeeeeel the music.