Welcome to another episode of Making It with Chris G where we have Conversations with people in the world of entertainment who are making it, from behind the scenes to the spotlight. Sharing their stories and insight to help you get one step closer to Making It.
This is episode 4 of 5 in our New Orleans series featuring one of the New Orleans Hip-Hop scene pioneers, Jeff B. He first got his start in the music business working as a radio host at Tulane University college station being one of the first to host a weekly Hip-Hop show on radio. Jeff B has always been entrepreneurial spirited, and after hosting shows on radio, he quickly took the shows to the clubs from hosting parties and concerts. Eventually he opened his own venue in New Orleans called The Maison on the historic Frenchman Street. Now he also owns the venues Hi-Ho Lounge and Dragons Den in New Orleans.
Jeff B is also the manager for the artist Mannie Fresh. In this conversation we talk about his start in the New Orleans hip-hop scene, to his entrepreneurial journey, owning venues, putting on events, management, and much more.