Jay Shields, The G.O.A.T (CEO) of the Southern Coalition Movement in Memphis,TN. This guy hands down is one of the hardest working team players in the city of Memphis. Mogul in the making and brand creator, he has most definitely risen to the occasion for his city. His movement is one in it's own lane from where he's from. While everybody was rapping - Oh, even himself was a rapper and probably would out rap some you cats today, but seen a broader vision. He set himself apart by devoting his talents and efforts towards other divisions of the music industry. He has become the G.O.A.T in his city, and yeah MIXTAPE STREET said that. Building a superior team of great individuals to help him maneuver through these outstanding ideas he has been excellent at. Embarking on a 10 year success of one company and countless years of success on his other companies he is now cemented. A
mover and shaker among the who's who throughout the entire southern region and abroad in the music business. A relevant topic of everyone's conversation is his baby, birth from his mind set and truly dedicated to, is none other than The SCM Awards. This event bring together the states and cities of music artists as well as business wigs from all over. Bridging the gap between the young and the even more experienced artists while opening doors for countless opportunities for smart indie execs. Migrating now from coast to coast this urban award show has captured the attention of all regions. Tapping into a more national and broader market. Can we just say "GLOBAL" its becoming though it has hosted it's share of artist from other countries also. The excitement and momentum built up around this platform is phenomenal. The energy is high and everyone feels like a star. This is the indie version of some of the most elite award shows in the world and soon to be one of those elites. Memphis, TN is where this event is hosted yearly and it is growing rapidly each
calendar. You would actually be surprised if you met the man behind the scenes. Jay Shields is one of the most humblest guys ever. He 's just strictly about the business and elevating the business of others. He has built an undeniable team around himself and they are all creators in their own light merging together for greatness. Spearheading this brand with and from love that he knows is backing him they continue to press. This is a family like based organization that operates at a high level in order to succeed. How one mans imagination of magnificent ideas is manifesting into his today's reality. Jay Shields is very much so not a push over but will serve and pay it forward as grateful as he accepts the same blessings. He puts in the due diligence, rolls up his sleeves and gets to the core and dirt of the business to win. He prides himself on bringing the best out of potential others by default. Never accepting the savior role and nonchalantly not acknowledging his
power he continues to soar at the expense of courage and a good heart. He built Jay Shields Promotions LLC and countless other companies under the umbrella with his own bare hands and team members he assembled. Affecting preciously the lives of so few but so many he is certainly destined for a greater cause. Laying his foundation where it may seem to be one of the most hardest cities to accomplish he makes it look easy. Trust it is not but he manages to bring them all out among each other. This is where the magic happens all of a sudden. The artist connect with the execs who can help further their careers on aggressively ahead. The little people are put right in the hands of the bigger people. I guess you can this is where one who's striving for better makes their progress. Though the SCM Awards may be the catalyst for this brand but they also
invest wholesomely themselves into the business of others. They provide mentorship and services that assists the artist in evolving within the industry from a business standpoint. In other words they help you get that money you so willingly deserve from your music. Knowing that this industry is 90% business and 10% entertainment they go above and beyond to teach you the knowledge of it. This company is for surely on the rise and could not have had such an outstanding or better leader in the position. The vision is vivid. The momentum is ridiculously crazy insane in a good way. Still don't have a clue of who Jay Shields may be. Let me kill your curiosity. Meet the man himself via interview below on Urban Grind TV hosted in Chicago - Jay Shields.
Meet Jay Shields, (CEO) and creator of The SCM Awards
To live with but to grow up without my mother was the hardest thing for me to do. Without understanding of why? I'm lost and hurting. In so much pain ,over the fact that my mother is gone forever. Now its just my Brothers and I, left without hope, not even an idea of how things will turn out for us. So suddenly we lost the only love we knew. My family suffered great pain as they grew up before we was even born. Generational curses, abuse, domestic violence, mental, verbal abuse is something we all can relate to growing up, without knowledge and wisdom to know better. How can we help each other, when we can't give what we don't have to secure our lives to succeed in life.
After the death of our mother we was forced to find our way without the correct discipline, love or correction instead we was chastised and
blamed, half raised because they knew not what we needed because they didn't have it to give. Its like we raised ourselves. The older I got the wiser I became. I took things my mother told us before she passed, all the pain and tried to make the best off it. Acknowledging God and his place in our lives to give us understanding of why things went this way, through our ways, and short comings. Overwhelmed by our own sins, living the way we was taught by things we saw. Hurtful things family have said to you to keep you down, not enough encouragement or uplifting, positive love missed us. In my story I will speak truth of growing up in a small city around so much evil and hate.
Strongholds, no discipline, neglect, and loneliness. The separation between my siblings and I will one day lead us on the right track, being drove apart by misunderstanding and grudges. So much of the truth is withheld from us in helping us face our fears and learning to be forgiving and kind. We face some difficult situations that lead us down some rough roads in life to discover the love God has for us. God will show his face in our lives. In the midst you will see and understand why we all go through different storms and trails. How lives are saved and restored, curses are broken.
I encourage you to read my book that's full of inspiration and hope found on a journey in my life. Hope for young women and young men all around whom has experienced life without parents, true love, consistency, and a strong support team. To find out God was there all the time.
I ask that you read urgently, we live in a world where the truth will set you free!
When you ask you shall receive !
If you knock the door will be open unto you!
Let this book be a gift to the weak and hope for the strong.
Don't sit on it.
Author: Raquel Henry
Dedicated to Ms. Brenda Henry (arrival 1954 departure 1993)