Joey Bad$$ “Summer Knights” Cover Art

Releases Monday July 1st


My Empire State of Mind

From about the end of my sophomore year up through the mid point of my senior at Anderson University, I planned on going to the New York Film Academy to complete post-grad work. At some point, along the way I realized film wasn’t going to be part of my life, at least on the professional level.  I had worked with a digital media team that did some minimal  post-production work and it was not a job I enjoyed very much.

After I finished up my undergrad, I tried out the job market for about 7 months and did not find a lot of success. I found some jobs but nothing I had a passion, nothing I could make a career out of. I ended up taking a trip out to Rutgers University in NJ doing there digital marketing mini-MBA program. Between the people I met and the environment, I fell in love with NYC. I had decided to go back and get my MBA and now I am here.

I am 24 years old. I am single. I have no kids, no girlfriend, and no pets. I have a great group of friends. I have a great family. There is a girl that I am getting to know. But the issue I am currently having is that I am struggling once again to find something I am passionate about. The plan right now has been to get a job, save some money and in the fall move with two of my best friends, Amber and Corey. But right now I have an empire state of mind. I have been looking at jobs in New York, other than a tweet here or there I haven’t told anyone. If the right opportunity arises I will most likely jump at it.

Sometimes I get the impression no one would care if I let. But that might be because my support system doesn’t want to hold me back from my dreams either, I don’t know.

What Am I Playing Right Now

J Cole –  “Born Sinner”

Wale – “The Gifted”

Devin Miles – “In Due Time” 

Bad Rabbits – “American Love”