95killersSep 19, 2023
Glen L. Graaham " Saying Goodbye to Spotify: The Unexpected Twist in MY Podcast Journey "
As creators, we are constantly evolving and trying new platforms to reach our audience. For a while now, Spotify has been our go-to platform for hosting our podcast. It provided us with a user-friendly interface and allowed us to connect with listeners worldwide. However, we encountered an unexpected twist in our podcast journey that has led us to say goodbye to Spotify.
S:4 Ep: 7 Ligardy " Hat Master"
Today's guest is an enterprising young man with a passion for hats, he embarked on his entrepreneurial journey while still continuing his day job at the esteemed JJ Hat Center located in new York city.
In a bold move that would change his life forever, he took the leap and launched his own hat business. This unexpected turn of events showcased not only Ligardy's determination but also the power of pursuing one's dreams alongside a regular job.
With years of experience and extensive knowledge gained from working at JJ Hat Center, Ligardy was able to refine his craft and develop a unique style that resonated with hat enthusiasts around the world. His profound understanding of different materials, styles, and fitting techniques allowed him to cater to diverse customer preferences.
S:4 Ep: 6 Trax Starz " StarBorn "
This episode featuring an incredible guest, Trax Starz making his first appearance on 95killers podcast. He shares his journey of discovering his love for motorcycles while growing up in the streets of New York. Later becoming a brand ambassador for some of the top motorcycle brands,As a brand ambassador and influencer, Trax Starz helps raise awareness of the importance of motorcycle safety after racing on the dangerous streets and highways of New York. With years of experience, he has seen firsthand how important it is to be safe while on a motorcycle. As a result, he's committed to spreading the word about motorcycle safety in any way he can through live events and his social media channels.
S:4 Ep: 5 Christopher Korey " Life Editor "
Today's guest Christopher Korey makes his second appearance on 95killers podcast to share how his business thrived during a global pandemic, expanding the CKC brand and using social media as a positive tool to uplift and inspire others.
S:4 Ep: 4 Francis London "Black Swan"
Today's guest is a Fashion Designer and founder of UglyDuklyn a clothing brand that aspires to bring change through fashion, music, art and world education. UglyDuklyn lives in a space of luxury street wear providing luxury accessories and unique elevated pieces.
founder of UglyDuklyn believes that “Everyone has felt like an UglyDuklyn at one point in their lives and through adversity became the swan they were destined to become.
S:4 Ep: 3 Felix Paredes "Harlem Cigar Man"
Today's guest is an incredible businessman and entrepreneur who came to the United States from the Dominican Republic with his mother and siblings when he was 19. After working in a corporate environment as a sales manager with a large beer distributor and later as a National account manager at another business. He realized that he was making other people rich, and wanted to do more, not just for his family but for his community. So he sat down with his wife, and they both decided to invest their life savings into a business and never looked back. Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce the owner of the Harlem cigar room, Mr. Felix Peredeas
S:4 EP: 2 Gary Ajene "The T-Shirt King"
Gary Ajene is an incredible entrepreneur who has been successful offline and in the YouTube space! He started his company Tshirt Help Desk in 2011 with one goal in mind: To give aspiring creators a fighting chance by providing insider information on starting a T-shirt business he wished was available when first starting. He also provides consultation in designs & business on the tshirthelpdesk.com website. With over 20 years of experience in the tshirt business tshirt help desk is an invaluable resource for new creators.
S:4 EP: 1 Mustafa Abbas "Never Compare"
Today our guest is a thought leader and serial entrepreneur, Who has started three successful businesses from scratch.
The first business is Chivalry: Gentlemen's Salon, founded in 2013, located in Downtown Dubai. Voted as one of the top premier barbershops by GQ, Esquire, and TimeOut, In 2017, he launched 35 Burgundy, an exclusive leather brand catering to people who appreciate quality leather and simple designs. In 2020, He launched Aficionados PR & Comms to support businesses he believes in to ensure they are given the exposure they deserve in a saturated market.
S:3 EP: 11 Princeston Drake "BBQ KING"
Today our guest is a fantastic businessman, entrepreneur, husband & father after being passed over for a promotion at his day job and training his new boss for the position. He had enough and enlisted in the military; after leaving the military wanting to give back to his community, he discovered his passion, and droptop BBQ was born.
S:3 EP: 10 Brandi Biviens " Da HaIr Plug"
Today our guest is an incredible businesswoman, serial entrepreneur, wife & mother. After working in a corporate environment for fortune 5oo companies for over 20 years, today's guest decided to venture out on her own to create her business. After not finding hair products that adequately addressed the complex concerns of women of color, my guest saw an opportunity and launched Da Hair Plug, a 100% black, female-owned business. And Honey Beez natural hair care line both companies offer an assortment of products from wigs weaves and extensions to various hair care products created by the founder herself. Brandi Biviens gives plenty of real life gems in this episode of 95killers.
S:3 EP: 9 Marie-Ann Liriano " Connection Queen"
Today's guest is an incredible businesswoman, activist, and entrepreneur. She coordinates luxury events for A-list clientele with CEO and founder Alyi V of the Alyi V experience. She is also one of the founders behind the bride's march, a strong opponent against domestic violence; She is the event manager for the legendary SOBS. She recently started her own Entertainment company Marie-Ann Liriano.
S:3 EP: 8 Noel Smith " The Legacy of Mr Smith"
Noel Smith is an amazing Father, entrepreneur and businessman. After losing his job right after the birth of his son Adonis. A close friend encouraged Noel to use his backyard as an event space and was the first customer. rental the event was such a success that more people started booking the space, and the event space Casadenoel was born. Since that day, Noel now rents both of his back yards for Corporate parties, engagement parties, and other events. He recently acquired a commercial space to expand his growing business. This episode is filled with plenty of advice on pursuing your dreams no matter the odds.
S:3 EP: 7 Andre Mcdonnell "Sole Surthriver"
Andree Mcdonell's guest discovered his passion 9 years ago to provide sneakers to the less fortunate by starting the nonprofit. It's From the sole. In that time through his organization, he has provided over 30,000 pairs of sneakers to the less fortunate in New York City, Philadelphia, Norristown, Washington, DC; San Antonio, Houston, Huntsville, Seattle, Barbados; Jamaica, Colombia, Guyana, Paris, London, Gueye, and more. Hosted bi-weekly sneaker distribution events in major cities.
S:3 EP: 6 NAZIM IZZAK " Designer 4 Life"
Producer, Creative Director, Fashion Designer, Entrepreneur & father are just a few titles Nazim Izzak has under his belt. In this episode, Naz discusses what fatherhood as an entrepreneur looks like—recovering from a near-fatal accident that almost left him paralyzed. And what it takes to keep a small business open in an unpredictable world.
S:3 EP: 5 Kynsho Functional Style
Welcome to season 3 episode 5 of the 95 Killers podcast. I'm your host Glen Graham today. Our guest is a Brand designer, inventor entrepreneur. who realized that he wanted to build his own usable designs so he is focused on making functional, versatile, and timeless outerwear with a style that protects. He believes in life everyone is in pursuit of something and that we all need the right tools and accessories to enable us to reach our full potential allow me to introduce the CEO and lead designer of Kynsho George Crichlow.
S:3 EP: 4 Vera Moore " Moore Fabulous"
Our guest is an actress/entrepreneur. who realized the need to fill the void for quality cosmetics especially for women of color. President and CEO of a highly competitive business, Vera Moore Cosmetics. She has national recognition as one of the first black actresses to be contracted on a national television show when she portrayed "Linda" on Another World Soap Opera for 12 years.
S:3 EP: 3 " NGO The Unstoppable"
NGO moved to America from Nigeria when he was 18 years with only 1000 dollars to his name. He modeled for a few years for various designer brands. Became a two-time Golden gloves boxing champion went on to become a celebrity trainer to some of Hollywood's elite, such as JLo, Brookshieleds & Naomi Campbell, to name a few. Now he is the proud owner of the iconoclast gym on 5th ave in manhattan.
S:3 EP: 2 "Time Is Priceless" feat Jessie Williams
Jessie Williams is an entrepreneur who knows her numbers as a CPA with a private practice. Jessie empowers new and experienced business owners with the knowledge of building a business from the ground up. Jessie shows her clients how to go from working a 9 to 5 to the mindset of being a boss. Jessie credits time management as one of the main tools in her business arsenal
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S:3 EP: 1 "Zero Regrets" feat Glen Graham II
An in-depth interview with Glen Graham, founder, and host of the 95killers podcast. Find out what inspired him to start the 95killers movement and how regret, self-doubt, and procrastination almost robbed him of his dreams. Switching his perspective was the biggest game-changer.
S:2 EP: 10 VELVET LATTIMORE "For the love of fashion"
Velvet Lattimore gives the listener the dos and don'ts of opening a brick and mortar business. Through her real-life situations, you will get solid business advice wrapped up in short stories, sure to keep you entertained. This episode is full of tips and tricks for networking your way out of your day job.
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S:2 EP:5 LULU LOPEZ "Flowers Not Included"
Lulu Lopez is a correspondent for red carpet events. Actress-writer & producer Lulu has added business owner to her credits by starting a vegan makeup line Luluvbeauty. Lulu gives tips on surviving the big city as an artist. After living in New York for only five years, Lulu has built a solid reputation as a businesswoman with her hidden talent as a master networker.
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S:2 EP:9 Esther Blum" Trust your gut"
Four-time Bestselling author and dietitian Esther Blum gives sound advice about letting our gut guide us in our health and our business. You are going to learn tips for writing a book. The highs and lows of being an entrepreneur and Esther breaks down the meaning of and expensive learning opportunities.
S:2 EP:8 “Unconventional Dreammaker” feat Roberto Serrini
Award-winning Director & Editor Roberto Serrini creates dynamic, authentic branded films & commercials. Roberto gives insight and tips on navigating the film industry while being an entrepreneur. Through his stories, you will gain insight into how he has landed some of his biggest clients Moma, Nike, and Kate spade New York. At the same time, being true to his artistic integrity and the struggles that come with fame and money.
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S:2 EP:7 Standing Your Ground In A Man's World feat Olesya Zrezartseva
Olesya is a remarkable businesswoman and entrepreneur. After being forced out of a start-up fitness business, she helped become successful and stripped of her clients. Less than a year later, she is the founder and head coach of her fitness and wellness business Otrain Wellness with two trainers as part of the team.
S:2 EP:6 ADESOLA "Prepared For Greatness"
Adesola is an award-winning actor. Director and choreographer. An yet he is one of those humblest artists you will meet. Adesola brings his best to any project he is involved in. He eloquently explains the story about his rough start as an entrepreneur twenty years ago. Being prepared for every occasion and how having the right attitude has put him in rooms that gave him life-changing opportunities and advanced his career further than he has ever imagined in both the dance and film industry. Through this interview, you will discover how he moves through any situation keeping his composure and his goal of creating a legacy by retaining ownership of his creative works.
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S:2 EP: 4 The Rise Of MR COMMODORE
Mr. Commodore is an actor, comedian writer-producer, those are just a few titles he can slip into like a well-tailored suit. He has much more in store. His entrepreneurial journey and life lessons will both inspire and entertain listeners. Mr. Commodore shares details on how to stay relevant in a fast-paced culture to his insane work ethic and gives us a glimpse of a part of his life that was not so rosy and bright.
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S:2 EP: 3 Katy Beth Barber "Faith Warrior"
KB is a multi-talented artist. She is a skilled photographer, actor, designer, and singer. Through her interview KB gives life lessons highlighting her entrepreneurial journey from her small hometown of Chattanooga Tennessee to the big bright lights of New York City. KB provides the blueprint of thriving in a big city while keeping your faith and integrity firmly intact. Grab a seat and enjoy the ride.
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S:2 EP: 2 Christopher Korey Committed to excellence
Christopher Korey is the CEO of a private Luxury real estate firm located in New York City. He is also the CO- CEO & creative director of CKCNY custom-tailored menswear brand for the modern gentlemen. For the first time Christopher Korey opens up about his family life, views on racial inequality, and some of his greatest failures in business. Christopher explains how being authentic translates to his many successes as a businessman. This episode is both inspirational & educational. Fellow 95killers grab a pen and paper, sit back and take notes.
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S:2 EP: 1 My lawyer is so good
We decided to start season 2 of the 95killers podcast off by interviewing my lawyer Kristyan Rose Gilmore aka “Rose”.This episode is essential for new entrepreneurs, small business owners, and those of you that want to explore the option of making extra income outside of work. Rose Discusses trademarks, copyrights, and how to legally protect your business from thieves and bootleggers. As a lawyer, an entrepreneur Rose tells her personal story filled with the highs and lows of the entrepreneurial lifestyle. This episode is sure to inspire you to be your best.
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S:1 Ep: 15 Kamal Nuru "Serial Entrepreneur "
Many people go through life never finding their true passion, Kamal Nuru has discovered several, hip-hop dancer, rapper, owner of the Levels barbershop chain, clothing line, the originator of the “barber battle” and recently Barber World tv podcast. Kamal gives the listener insight into what keeps him motivated and competitive in business. This episode will be sure to inspire you to pursue your personal goals.
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S:1 Ep:14 Dino Vigo "Comedy is a weapon"
I got a chance to catch up with a long-time friend and comedian Dino Vigo. Dino candidly describes his personal struggles as well as the blessings of being a working comedian. He provides the listener with insight on staying relevant in the rapidly changing comedic industry. Dino describes using his comedic talents as a form of self-defense, combating racism as well as a way of making friends. follow Dino Instagram @dinovigo Facebook https://www.facebook.com/dinovigo Follow 95killers on instagram @95killers
S:1 EP:13 Marine & Deerfield Custom Made
I had the honor of sitting down with Suzane the creative mind and owner behind the brand Marine & Deerfield. being a customer of now two of her
beautiful hats was a thrill. Being able to meet Suzanne and pick her brain about her journey in business as well as her artistic journey was definitely a treat. I know you will appreciate this episode.
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S:1 EP:12 Xanthe
I recently sat down with Xanthe Elbrick a truly extraordinary woman. She is a Broadway performer headshot photographer and voice-over actor.
What I appreciate the most about Xanthe's is her candor sense of humor and uniqueness. Xanthe's genuine approach to life and business provides clear footprints to life lessons that have made her a successful entrepreneur.
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S:1 Ep:11 Acute Inflections " Classy Elegance"
Everything about Acute inflections says sophisticated elegance.. Their style, the energy they bring to any venue will quiet the harshness critic, and this is all before they have said a word. You will feel their presence through this timeless interview as they give us a detailed account of the challenges and highlights of their artistic journey.
S:1 Ep:10 Joestyles "Above Average"
Joestyles gives impactful life lessons and business advice through compelling personal stories and anecdotes. This episode is sure to have you glued to your seats. Learn how Joe recovered from one of the greatest failures of his life and how it transformed him into a better family man and killer entrepreneur.
S:1 Ep:9 Tia Enilda
This amazing woman has ran two successful businesses with 20 + employees for 30 years while raising a family. She has been married for over 30 years to her business partner and true love my uncle Larson. Purchased two homes and has four properties in Costa Rica. Meet my aunt Enilda aka “ Tia Enilda”
S:1 Ep:8 Siren Pack "Pleasure Hunters"
I was initially captivated by the siren pack from watching images and videos of their seductive, tantalizing performances on social media. After deciding to take my lady out on our weekly date night several months ago. I reached out to purchase tickets and Unbeknownst to me one of the founding members and executive producers of Siren Pack was my friend Shay. Shay sent me two VIP passes to the show. My lady and I were pleasantly surprised by the quality and caliber of the show and it’s performers. Fast forward a few months later we have been lured back each month by these enchanting mystical beings. I decided to invite Shay and one of her business partners Viviana to the 95killers podcast, to get a better understanding of how they flipped their passion for pleasure into a full time profitable business.
S:1 Ep:7 Neal Pogue Mixmaster
While the average music fan probably doesn’t know his name, they are most certainly impacted by the work of Neal H Pogue, who has put his own unique touch and polish on numerous songs and albums for artists such as Common, Pink, Nelly Furtado, Stevie Wonder, TLC, Lil Wayne, Janelle Monae, and Outkast’s SpeakerBoxx/The Love Below album, for which he won a 2004 Grammy Award. In my recent interview with Neal for the 95killers podcast we discuss building a legacy, staying custom in an oversaturated music industry, being a dad and becoming boss. Check out this amazing episode now streaming on all major platforms. applepodcast, spotifiy stitcher
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S:1 Ep:6 Farewell Noorulain
I recently sat down with Noorulain Khawaja, a freelance politics and global affairs reporter based in New York. She used to be a full-time journalist with Al Jazeera English News, but left that gig to become an independent reporter.
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S:1 Ep:5 Cherokee "interview with a Brooklyn girl"
When I first met Cherokee she was signed to a major label with an album in stores. Now after a well deserved hiatus Cherokee is back with new music and extreme focus. In a recent discussion with Cherokee, she gives advice on how to stay relevant in the new digital era, her view on social media obsessions and raising kids while pursuing her passion.. She also talks about her two intriguing encounters with Prince.
S:1 Ep:4 Jean Andre One shot only
I had the honor of sitting down with an amazing street style photographer, artist, businessman and friend mr Jean Andre. Jean is as complicated and mysterious as his photos. There are many layers to this man that one interview cannot decode. (He definitely dropped some gems of what it takes to be a serous competitor as a working photographer in New York with class style and sophisticated elegance. This is a rare interview I’m sure you will all enjoy.
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S:1 Ep:3 Supreme killers
This a personal episode .I had the honor of doing an over the phone interview with two of the greatest influencers In my life, my parents: Glen Graham Sr and Beverly Graham. Observe how their timeless wisdom proves to be relevant through the ages.
S:1 Ep:2 The Reign Of King Cavalli
I had an in-depth discussion with motivational speaker, award winning author, singer, record label owner and entrepreneur
S:1 Ep:1 Meet The Pluug
Comedian, artist and barbershop owner the Pluug, explains how only having a plan "A" has made him a successful business man