Kulturezine Executive Team
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Shakiji"Zulu King Shakiji" Abdul
Founder & CEO
Shakiji Malik Abdul aka Zulu King Shakiji as named in the Universal Zulu Nation is 35+ years of experience in the Entertainment - Music, Content Creation, and Media Industries.
a Global Urban Activist, Global Humanitarian, and a Visionary, an American Music- Executive, Digital Content, Media Distribution Executive, and Current CEO-Co-founder of the following companies; Kulturezine Media Interactive LLC, Kulturezine Music Group LLC, Kulture Apparel LLC. to name a few. also a Former A&R Executive Director for several major and indie labels, a Marketing Director, Music & Film Producer, Radio Show host, Radio Station Owner & Producer, Radio Promoter, and former Club/Radio DJ.
Shakiji Graduated Cum Laude from the University of Seattle (A.A) minor in Global History & the University of California Riverside (B.A) Majoring in Business Management and a Minor in Urban Branding & Marketing, Digital Global Brand Building.
Music Producer, Songwriter, Screen Writer, Music Promoter, A&R Consultant and Music, Film, TV, and Content Streaming-Distribution, Urban Culture Activist
Consultant for Content Distribution Film, Music,Tv
Richard Hocutt is a 30+-year entertainment industry veteran. He was deeply involved in independent music distribution, promotion, and marketing of Rap & Hip-Hop music, as well as deep catalog sales, in the early 1980s and 1990s. From 1990-97, he was the Executive Vice President and General Manager of the West Coast branch of Independent National Distributors Inc. (INDI), the first national pre-recorded audio wholesaler.
Before his tenure with INDI, he was COO of California Record Distributors, Inc., one of the premier regional independent music distributors, and pioneers of many of the viral marketing techniques still utilized to reach modern music consumers in a digital world. Since he departed from INDI in 1997, Richard has continued to advise music acts, labels, and artists as an independent consultant,
and manages a catalog of masters and
music publishing through Bess Music.
During his tenure at both CRDI, INDI, and beyond, Richard helped promote, market, sell and develop artists as diverse as; Run-DMC, Ricky Skaggs, Ice-T, NWA, Nashville Bluegrass Band, Tito Puente, Salt-N-Pepa, Sublime, BeauSoleil, Robert Cray, Aswad, Queen Latifah, Alison Krauss, George Howard, Ben Lee, Anita Baker, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, PJ Harvey, Hieroglyphics, George Thorogood and Creedence Clearwater Revival.
In 2007, Richard co-founded Directional Entertainment, LLC with business partner and director Mark Landre Gould.
Directional Entertainment is a film production company created to craft character-driven theatrical film and cable television series productions. Directional Entertainment’s philosophy is built on creating socially relevant projects
that engage and challenge a diverse
community through the visual arts.
CEO of Backspin Musiq http://backspinmusiq1.weebly.com/
CEO of NuSoul Collective
Anthony is the President, Co-Founder of the 1954 Global Marketing Group LLC.
He is a self-made entrepreneur in the rugged fields of Artist Management, Agent, Marketing, Promotion & Consulting.
•President, C.E.O, Talent Agent, Specialist. Consultant & A&R.
•CEO of five successful Entertainment companies & also sits on the board of 13 others
•Over 10 years in the legal field as a paralegal for firms in Chicago & Detroit
•“Super Agent”, to Celebrity Producers at NBC & CBS networks.
•Owner of a nationally known Booking Agency.
Through sponsor relations, Mr. Jordan is well known by his partnership association, which includes but not limited to:
National events, Concerts & Corporate Fundraisers, throughout the years.