Archive for Behind the Scenes
Generosity Water and I hosted a rooftop event in downtown LA to raise money for 5 clean water wells to be built in Haiti and this video is a recap of that amazing night.
When this interviewer asked me to name drop what famous friends I was meeting up with in this Grammy party and told me how interesting she thought that would be to talk about- the interview took a very different turn.
It really marked another milestone in my growth and I even shared my plans for getting the work I’ve been doing on emotional intelligence into public school curriculums nation wide. It’s never been more clear to me what my purpose is and I want to thank you all for supporting that!
The man has won 27 Grammy’s but we both ended up at Mel’s Diner around 3am on Friday night. Quincy Jones. Serendipity never ceases to amaze me.
So proud of the group of people who just graduated from the leadership course I helped facilitate for the past 5 months. The team created this workshop called Unity in Diversity that really made a difference in the lives of these children. It’s amazing what happens when we take responsibility for the world around us. Check out this incredible video of what happened.
If your faith is shaken by the shooting in Newtown, this interview is for you. The popular young pastor takes on some of the toughest questions about the challenges of faith in the face of natural disasters and tragedy.
It was the kind of moment I’m going to tell my children about. Something I’ve dreamed about for years. 60,000 people in Central Park for a concert to end poverty. The Global Citizen Festival was the largest syndicated charity concert in online and broadcast TV history and it felt like it. When I got on that mic it felt like I was in a vortex of pure energy. It felt like there was only room for greatness. Backstage before I got in front of the people, I was bumping into people like Katie Couric, Olivia Wilde and K’naan. There were Noble Peace Prize winners talking about their latest initiatives to make a global impact. It was the kind of company that inspires me and everyone was in awe of the magnitude of this event.
There have only been 2 other concerts given the green light by the New York City Parks Department to happen on a Saturday at the Great Lawn, Simon and Garkunkel and more recently Bon Jovi. The Global Poverty Project was at the heart of what made this all happen. Their vision to unify a variety of the most incredible charities under one umbrella inspired us all to be involved to create a movement to mobilize for change to happen now. If you haven’t signed up to become a Global Citizen click here.
Mateo recently released the track Carry On and this week he released another new gem called Looking You Up from his upcoming mixtape Suite 823 (out August 1st). Get an inside look at how they made Suite 823 above then stream and download Looking You Up right here.
Mateo’s upcoming project, Suite 823 is a real evolution for him. He invited me to Raphael Saadiq’s studio in LA (where he recorded a lot of it) and he played me 6 new amazing songs.
Mateo actually released one of the songs from Suite 823 this week. It’s called ‘Carry On‘ which you can download for free just below.
“I came up with the song while literally walking through the streets of NYC,” Mateo explains, “The song is about those situations when you are talking to a girl who is still tied to a bad relationship and you are telling her that you can take her from that situation. It’s the idea that if you are happier when you’re around me then lets ‘carry on’ to a happier life.”
YouTube is moving beyond cat videos and short clips to content that will compete with TV. They’re partnering with people like Amy Poehler, Ashton Kutcher and Ben Silverman’s Electus Media to make that content. With the backing of Electus, their YouTube channel LOUD and the freedom of complete creative control- I’m now just weeks away from launching the show I’ve envisioned for years! THE Q SiDE!!!