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Billboard Hip Hop Profiles Greg “Gee Willie” Johnson

(BillboardHipHop.com) – Interviewer: “We appreciate this opportunity to Interview you; let’s start with How long have you been in the Business of Promoting? Do you remember your first big breaking moment?”

Greg “Gee Willie” Johnson: “Been in the business of promoting for right at 20 years; the first big breaking moment was being given the opportunity to Drake official after party on his first tour after So Far Gone was released.”

Interviewer: “As we recognize the Movers & Shakers behind the scenes in Entertainment. How would you describe a Day in the life of A Celebrity Booking Professional?”

Greg “Gee Willie” Johnson: “First, the day in the life of a celebrity booking professional includes a stringent morning routine of wellness and whatever self-care is deemed necessary for the moment. Then, it’s reviewing the plans set out for the day. After that, it’s time to sleigh the dragon by knocking out the most difficult task first, such as negotiating time-sensitive bookings and venues. A team meeting and afternoon briefing are always a must. Then onto a luncheon, event walk-through, and show preparations for an event, usually within 24-48 hours. Finally, evenings are all about planning, leading, and organizing for the next several days.”

Interviewer: “Who are a few of the Celebrities you’ve booked throughout your career as a Promoter?”

Greg “Gee Willie” Johnson: “Over the last several years, I’ve done it all, including Actors/Actress, NBA/NFL, Comedians, Hip Hop, R&B, and everything in between, such as Lori Harvey, Michael B Jordan, Snoop Dogg, Kevin Hart, Drake, Janet Jackson, Big Boi, Diddy, Angela Bassett, Lisa Raye, Tank, Raheem DeVaughn, Melanie Fiona, Doug E. Fresh, Juvenile, Naughty By Nature, Salt-N- Peppa, DJ Biz Markie, MC Lyte, Shaunie O’Neal, Rocsi & Terrence J, Lance Gross, Tamar Braxton, Ashanti, Ari Lennox and more. NFL/NBA Players – Chris Paul, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Reggie Bush, Von Miller, Tyan Mathieu, Jamaar Chase, Shaquille Oneal, Charles Barkley, Kyrie Irving & too many more to name.”

Interviewer: “As a Promoter, What helps you determine who to book in your city?” Greg “Gee Willie” Johnson: “As a promoter, what helps me determine who to book includes current events, various stats & trends, popular demand, and feedback from our patrons. One of the things I enjoy the most is creating new trends for the marketplace and the region, such as our world-famous Luv & Heartbreak R&B Wednesdays.”

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