2-17 Discusses Spiritual Balance In The Music Industry & What Bankroll Fresh Taught Him [INTERVIEW]

2016 was a big year for producer 2-17 as he created several hit records, released his first film and moved into a new studio.

2016 was also the year that Hip Hop lost rising artist, Bankroll Fresh.

Bankroll Fresh was more than a rapper to 2-17, he was a brother, mentor, teacher, and friend. Not only did Bankroll push 2-17 in his music career, but he helped mold him into the man he is today.

That experience showed 2-17 that the music industry is nothing but smoke and mirrors and can stain your soul if you allow it.

Nowadays 2-17 is spiritually awoken and has dedicated his life to giving back and inspiring others.

Following the footsteps of Lil Jon, 2-17 now works at the infamous King of Crunk studios and is keeping his mind on God.

Stay tuned for more exclusives and behind the scenes footage with Lalaa Shepard @lalaashep www.LalaaShepard.com YouTube/ LalaaShep

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Lalaa Shep

Co-Owner at Femcee
I am a Music Manager, Digital Content Blogger, Publicist, Radio Personality, and believer of God. I took a leap of faith in 2013 and moved to Atlanta after graduating from Xavier University (Cincinnati, Ohio) with a degree in Public Relations & Business Management. I connected with the Coalition DJs of Atlanta my first week of being in ATL and eventually began interning with the brand. My daily responsibilities included going from a minimum of 4 main clubs each night ensuring that priority records were being played while helping build and maintain consumer relations. During this time, I also worked as an assistant for several producers such as Dun Deal, Sonny Digital and other musicians. Working in such untraditional work environments taught me self-discipline and time management. While building my name and brand, I taught myself how to shoot and edit videos, and build websites. Now I partner with several major blog sites to offer exclusive content written and conducted by myself. I have a Youtube interview series called The Progress Report where I speak to artists, producers, and tastemakers about music, life, and entrepreneurship. I also have a weekly live interview podcast at Highly Unique Radio also called The Progress Report with an all female cast aimed towards giving exposure to entrepreneurs and independent artists. The latest person we interviewed was Orlando Brown, needless to say it was a very entertaining show. I am also the co-owner of Femcee.net which is the all-purpose platform dedicated to servicing and empowering womanhood through digital networking. (www.Femcee.net) I pride myself on loyalty and my work ethic and ongoing commitment to bettering everyone around me from clients to peers while I learn from them. I eventually wish to start a non-profit organization to empower young women teaching them how to be their own bosses. Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Snapchat & Facebook @LalaaShep
Lalaa Shep
I am a Music Manager, Digital Content Blogger, Publicist, Radio Personality, and believer of God. I took a leap of faith in 2013 and moved to Atlanta after graduating from Xavier University (Cincinnati, Ohio) with a degree in Public Relations & Business Management. I connected with the Coalition DJs of Atlanta my first week of being in ATL and eventually began interning with the brand. My daily responsibilities included going from a minimum of 4 main clubs each night ensuring that priority records were being played while helping build and maintain consumer relations. During this time, I also worked as an assistant for several producers such as Dun Deal, Sonny Digital and other musicians. Working in such untraditional work environments taught me self-discipline and time management. While building my name and brand, I taught myself how to shoot and edit videos, and build websites. Now I partner with several major blog sites to offer exclusive content written and conducted by myself. I have a Youtube interview series called The Progress Report where I speak to artists, producers, and tastemakers about music, life, and entrepreneurship. I also have a weekly live interview podcast at Highly Unique Radio also called The Progress Report with an all female cast aimed towards giving exposure to entrepreneurs and independent artists. The latest person we interviewed was Orlando Brown, needless to say it was a very entertaining show. I am also the co-owner of Femcee.net which is the all-purpose platform dedicated to servicing and empowering womanhood through digital networking. (www.Femcee.net) I pride myself on loyalty and my work ethic and ongoing commitment to bettering everyone around me from clients to peers while I learn from them. I eventually wish to start a non-profit organization to empower young women teaching them how to be their own bosses. Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Snapchat & Facebook @LalaaShep

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