Sha Money XL, current Senior VP of A&R for Island Def Jam, recently talked to a group of inner city, 11- to 15-year-olds from Brooklyn at New York City's audio engineering school, SAE Institute.
At the event, organized through the Urban School Partnership, Sha Money XL discussed the importance of education and how it helped him transition into the world of Hip-Hop. After sharing his story, he entertained audience questions, followed up by a studio segment where he listened to the excited and nervous students sing.
Sha Money XL joined Island Def Jam in May 2010, and over the years, he has made an undeniable imprint on the music industry. He discovered 50 Cent and was responsible for the production of many of 50's earliest hits. His critically acclaimed production and ear for the streets led him to become president of G Unit Records and start his own record label, Dream Big Ventures.
SAE Institute New York, one of more than 50 SAE campuses around the world, educates students seeking careers in Audio Technology and the Creative Media Arts, and offers hands-on training and individual studio time.
Students graduate with a foundation in working in the entertainment industry, and are able to join SAE's 30-year-old International Alumni Network, built of industry professionals all over the world. Students in the Audio Technology Program also receive an SAE Production Bundle to help jumpstart their careers in the audio and creative media industries.
Check out AllHipHop.com's video recap featuring Sha Money XL at SAE Institute.