Hip hop icon Todd "Too Short" Shaw is further extending his entrepreneurial ventures by teaming up with industry veteran Monica Payne to launch their new state of the art digital production facility, The Magic Gate.
The red carpet event, which was covered by Diddy's Revolt TV, was a star-studded affair with guests including Cedric the Entertainer, Affion Crockett, Ray J, Luenell and Rosa Acosta. Guests were treated to a tour of the facility before partying with DJ RELL and DJ Jahkova in Studio City, Calif.
In between partying, guests participated in the inspirational #SPEAKYOURDREAM Instagram campaign and took in some laughs in the Broadcast Suite with host Money B.
The facility is billed as a one-stop-shop for all digital media production needs, artist management and development services. The company also offers content and artist development for major brands and record labels.
Through his own record label, Up All Nite Records, Too Short has provided opportunities to several aspiring artists and served as a mentor at Youth UpRising, a group serving at-risk youths. The Magic Gate production facility may just be another avenue for Short to impact today's up-and-coming talent.
"I just want to help all talent, no matter what type of music," Short said. "We've built something that we can offer to artists in this digital age. It's just all about dreams coming true, mine included. Magical things will happen; careers will be started."
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