We met Jermaine at Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival a few years ago. They say it's a small world and once you meet someone you start seeing them often. Well we have seen Jermaine at a bunch of other events. Even though he may be physically disabled it doesn't stop him from getting around and making a difference. We linked up with this Jermaine to speak about events he has helped put together, highlights & bloopers from them, moments he was stereotyped, the time he broke a stereotype and more. Check it and leave a comment below
We see you have worked really hard on the Brooklyn Music Festival? Describe a day in the life of a coordinator.
The Day In the Life Of Being able to Coordinate events is fun. There is a big difference in what you can coordinate based on environment. I have organized parties, in- stores and festivals. My mentor Nova Bonila of Nova entertaimment Group saw something in me that a lot of others in the business overlooked. I have an ablity to push myself and never giving up.
What other events have you helped coordinate, promote?
When I first started promoting i promoted in the electrical warehouse studio. 10 of those were not my event but I learned how to get people to promote and what the audience is looking for. I have promoted with CJ, Millann, Kyle Kingzly and Kami. I also had the opportunity to volunteer for Afropunk.
Can you tell us about a time where something went wrong? Tell us what you did to fix it.
I think for me one thing that I can say is that things always go wrong at an event every now and then is people ability to follow through. I also stop looking to blame others for why things fail. Sometimes you have to take a step back and really look at why are people are. Is it to waste your time or to add to it? I'm still learning this now.