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Life & Work with Marquis Johnston

Today we’d like to introduce you to Marquis Johnston. 

Hi Marquis, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
After leaving the military in 2017, I was inspired to do something more with my life, I knew that since I wasn’t able to utilize my short term in the military to get any benefits my options for getting real money were limited. This is when I knew I had to start my own business. I shot my first music video in April of 2018. Over the next few years, I was able to build a strong support system of family, and friends who all helped me. Once the pandemic happened business and my personal life completely shifted, during this time the only thing that kept me going was the fact that my business was growing more and more by the booking. During the pandemic, a big lesson that I’ve learned is that I have been able to help many artists grow with my videos whenever they booked with me. This led me to wonder ‘How can I shift my focus to build a team’ – this would allow me to put more focus on one artist and build my team around that This is when I decided that going into artist management could be my next step, but the big question was ‘Who and Why? It needed to be someone that I’ve worked with that I not only enjoyed working with but someone who wants to wake up daily and grind to be better. 

As of today, Chulo Productions’ main focus is music videos and artist management for L Boogie. 

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
The process of getting Chulo Productions to where it is today defiantly has had its challenges. Challenges such as last-minute cancelations for video shoots. This has been a major challenge because if I had not set on doing that video 

Last year I feel like I took on my biggest challenge, going into artist management has definitely been my most rewarding challenge. Now that I have been L Boogies manager for nearly a year and a half, it’s safe to say that sometimes it’s not an easy road all the time, most of the time things are smooth but it’s been times when as a team we may not have agreed but are always able to come to a conclusion, or if we are waiting months for a business deal to come through. The stress of turning nothing into something is also a very big challenge, knowing that all it takes to elevate is one right move, but at the same time all it takes to get 10 steps back is one wrong move 

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
Chulo Productions offers video and photography services, we specialize in music videos and have worked with artists such as Rio Da Yung Og, Rocky Badd, Snap Dogg, and Risktaker D-Boy, but above all that, the thing that I’m most proud of is the growth of my artist L Boogie, since signing to be Chulo Productions first artist, she has done songs with Rocky Badd, Sasha Go Hard, and Risktaker D-Boy. In May of 2021, L Boogie’s song with Mahzi was uploaded to the WordStar HipHop YouTube page for her song No Limit Blanca with Mahdi. 

So, before we go, how can our readers or others connect or collaborate with you? How can they support you?
If you are looking to support Chulo Productions a simple share of a video can mean the world and put my content in front of the right person. I would love to work with other producers and videographers to collab on bigger projects 


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