B A C K S T A G E
F o u n d e r , C e O
Joel Green is an artist first, people first type of person. He believes anything is achievable if you put your mind to it. You can make excuses or you can make it happen. Watching his progression has been nothing short of fascinating. From hosting sold out college parties to interning at Universal, and working with one of the most influential millennial rappers of this generation. Mr. Green has a lot of great insight, tips, motivation, and knowledge for those of you seeking to advance your careers in this ever-changing music industry. One of a kind, Joel Green is well known within the music scene of Los Angeles music scene & surrounding areas for his involvement with several different successful artist campaigns and nightclub runs. With several years of nightlife promotions, talent management and talent booking experience under his belt, Mr. Green possesses a special knowledge for knowing what it takes to break in the industry and sustain a career in this ever-changing music industry.
B r a n d & C U L t u r E D E v e l o p e r
Bree “Brownie” Lee is a Mid-West Native that decided upon graduating Ohio University with a Bachelors in Fine Arts to pursue a life in Los Angeles, CA. Brownie has a undeniable love for all things creative. This Spoken Word Artist has joined forces with UnplugdLA to provide a fresh perspective on Branding, connecting transplants that desire different types of vibes out side of the club scenes and ultimately help push the culture forward. Her unique ability to connect with patrons and cultivate a community of constant love is undeniable. Brownie has a passion for helping artists position themselves in a great light for the betterment of their career. Her dedication to making sure consumers enjoy their experience makes her one of a kind.
H O S T
Blaq Thompson, Compton California Native, began his musical career in the Church at the young age of 6. It was there in Church where he began singing in the choir and it wasn’t long before he was leading the choir. After years of singing lead he developed a love for the organ and piano. At the age of 15 he became the music director for his Church. Blaq later went on to join an R&B group called X2C where he recorded an album as well as one song being placed on the Save The Last Dance Soundtrack. Blaq has shared the stage with countless entertainers such as the great late James Brown, Stevie Wonder, The Spinners, The Alabama Blind Boys, and K CI & JOJO to name a few. Blaq is also in the process of finishing up his first solo album called “Music for the Soul”. He describes as feel good music. Music appropriate for all ages and every occasion.
CULTURE + ENVIRONMENT
Pushing the Culture Forward is our core Mission. We are here to Inspire & Cultivate a new way of discovering emerging musicians, artists, poets and comedians. Our opportunities stretch far past the stage, as we have helped launch successful creative careers for hosts, videographers, photographers, publicists and so many more!
Weekly visits from music executives, tastemakers, grammy award winning singer/songwriter/producers, trendsetters and the cities young professionals!
Providing a quality stage for our artists opens them up to a new caliber of networking professionals within the music industry. #UnplugdLA is the hotspot for great music in the city.
Rondell E. Johnson, otherwise known as RJ The Poet, is a Writer, Poet, and Emergency Medical Technician. Johnson studied Social Work, Political Science and Pan-African Studies at Cal State University, Los Angeles. Meticulous by nature, the young man was an editor for the University newspaper where his enthusiasm for Music, personality and innovative ideas caught the eyes and ears of a few internet blogs. As a result, he’s contributed featured articles for numerous sites and had the privilege to interview and creatives such as spoken word artist Prentice Powell, VVS Vision, and Inglewood artist Thurzday just to name a few. RJ aims to influence Black and Brown youth to pursue their goals without fear; utilizing their God-given gifts, skills and creative abilities to uplift and empower the spirits of their family and community.
London James is a 26 year-old creative artist specializing in videography and ceramics. Originally from Chicago, IL but later graduated from high school in Los Angeles. In 2013 she received a Bachelors of Art in Sociology from Loyola Marymount University and went on to work for the Social and Public Art Resource Center of Venice, CA (SPARC). She is passionate about social trends within the cultural arts community and is currently a full time employee in the public services sector. London spearheads the Media team for Unplugd and has shot and edited footage of live performances by T.I., Bow Price of Audio Push, Young Dough, Saweetie and more. Moreover, London is a sneaker-loving ceramicist and owner of PorcelainSneakerhead, a unique ceramic sneaker line. London also enjoys teaching ceramics and is a privately contracted ceramist.