6 minutes | May 8, 2019

100 Men: Wisdom, Women and Wealth - Coach K (Music Label Owner & Super Manager) - 3 of 100

Kevin "Coach K" Lee is the COO of Quality Control Music. He has spent over two decades guiding and leading the careers of artists. Growing up in a single-parent household in Indianapolis, his mother worked at an RCA record pressing plant and would bring home music fresh from the factory. When his mother bought him a copy of the Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight", he was hooked and began a lifelong obsession with hip-hop. Lee attended Saint Augustine's University in Raleigh, North Carolina on a basketball scholarship. After graduating with a degree in Economics, he returned to Indianapolis to start a record label with his friends called Universal Stars. It was there where Lee got his first taste of the music industry, learning the ins and outs of A&R and Management. When the label folded, Lee moved to Atlanta in 1997 looking for a new start. In the 2000s, Lee managed two of hip hop's biggest acts, Young Jeezy and Gucci Mane. Under his watch Young Jeezy earned two No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 (2006's The Inspiration and 2008's The Recession), and Gucci Mane peaked at No. 2 on Billboard's Rap Albums chart with 2011's The Return of Mr. Zone 6. In 2013 alongside his partner Pierre "Pee" Thomas, they formed Quality Control Music. The label has many acts signed, including Migos (Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff), City Girls, Lil Yachty and Lil Baby. The label also has Cardi B signed under a management deal, and Trippie Redd is signed to Solid Foundation, a management division of the label. The interview opened with the Coach K discussing his upbringing and being raised by women. He went on to discuss how he thinks about money, what’s so special about Atlanta and lessons learned from failure! -------------- -------------- “100 Men: Wisdom, Women, and Wealth” is a one on one father to son style interview with the highest achieving men of color sharing the information they’ve learned during their life to millennials; in order to empower, motivate, and be an example for the next generation of young men of color despite society's portrayal of them. Subscribe to Neo Elite: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz https://www.theneoelite.com/ Neo Elite on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theneoelite Neo Elite on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theneoelite/ Neo Elite on Facebook: https://facebook.com/theneoelite Coach K on Instagram: https://instagram.com/coachk44
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