SENSES Lifestyle “3 Man Weave Series”: Prodigy: Harry Campbell
By: Danielle White
Senses Lifestyle Magazine sat down with self-proclaimed prodigy Harrye Campbell to interview him about the details of his role within the entertainment industry.
Harryé Campbell, is an emerging new prototype of visionary leadership that merges ministry, media and the marketplace into one dynamic calling. This 23-year old prodigy is indubitably a “true” seasoned young man who has garnered a reputation for producing, heart-felt, and infectious media that engages the heart. His humble, yet aggressive spirit, along with his prolific musical talents has afforded him with many opportunities to “fall” comfortably into the entertainment industry.
He is set to change entertainment history with his bold attempt to broaden the range of traditional media content. He is willing to take heat from the naysayers as long as it doesn’t get in the way of delivering the inspired message. Many believe the secret to his continued success is rooted in his artistic character genius of being innovative, relevant and authentic. His love for humanity ignites his passion to utilize the powerful platform of media to positively influence and transform culture.
He currently serves as the Chief Executive of Guda Publishing, an entertainment company which produces positive and transformational media content. His goal is to reach the nations of the world with the message of hope, financial empowerment and purpose.
With hard work, dedication, faith and favor, Harryé has had the opportunity to work with such noteworthy clients such as producer Druski, Grammy Award winning producer Harold Lilly, Young Money Entertainment artist Pj Morton, Grammy and BET Award nominee Jazmin Sullivan, actor / comedian Affion Crockett, Grammy Award winning actor/ singer Tyrese Gibson, Grammy Award winning singer Faith Evans, Konvict Music recording artist Mali Music, former Los Angeles Clippers guard Kareem Rush while also appearing on The Word Network series The Jazzspel with Eric J.
Harryé’s struggles and trials taught him lessons that he will share with you, helping you understand your potential and providing you with guidance to reach it. With only a few years in this industry, I’ve learned so much,” Harryé, says. “I now want to take those lessons as well as my own experiences as a man who grew up with one foot in the church and one foot in the streets, and use that to connect with this generation, reaching young urban audiences.
Harryé’s straight-from-the-heart, high-energy, passionate message motivates and engages all audiences to step into their greatness, providing them with the motivation to take the next step toward living their dream.
Explain what it is that you do?
“I build brands. It’s a lot of business management involved and we go in and revamp the whole situation and build the client as a brand. For example, A producer wants to start his own record label, we go in and structure it to where we are the CEO and them the president. They then become like Sean Combs and Bad Boy Entertainment.”
Why did you choose this industry?
“I feel like this industry chose me, it wasn’t something I wanted to get into. Two years ago I met my business partner and it happened from there. He helped develop me as an entrepreneur and as an overall person.”
How did you get started?
“I started off as a musician in the church and made a lot of contacts. It then turned into bands wanting me to come run stuff for them. I stepped out of the drummer or engineer role and turned into a manager or whatever it may be. It’s a paid internship, you can’t beat that.”
“No education, I learned on the job. It wasn’t something that you could go to school for and get all the tools you needed. There’s no school that’s going to teach you how to market yourself, a lot of it is word of mouth and learning on your own. I would almost recommend not attending college if you pursue this field, it’s probaby best to get an internship and go from there.”
Working with such established people within the industry, what has it taught you?
“How to deal with different personalities and stay on schedule. You need to learn how to focus on one thing and succeed at one thing and everything will open up from there. Learn how to stay structured, deadlines are a must in this business. Must be considerate of time, if someone ask for something today you need to get it done, or your fired.”
What have been some challenges you have had to face when first starting out and now?
“I don’t look at anything as a challenge. I look at them as different lessons, but I don’t face challenges at all. There is a lesson to be learned from all good and bad. I don’t believe in challenges those are for the weak.”
Define your “brand”?
“Branding yourself is a necessity. We have all become one-dimensional. We look at one particular item and say we want to become that instead of broadening our range of what all we can do. You will lose out on money and opportunities. It’s all about branding in this business. Find what works for you and go from there.”
“Set a new foundation that can really help a lot of people and become financially stable.”
You mentioned “changing the face of what the black man looks like”, elaborate.
“That’s my whole mission, redefining what the African-American man looks like. I want African-American men to know that they don’t have to be Jay Z or an athlete. I can be a teacher and still bring in 90k a year. I just want to encourage, educate and elevate.”
How have you mixed faith in with what you do?
“Faith is the foundation of everything that I do. There is nothing else but God that directs my path. He is THE role. Everything has happened solely on the grace of god. People don’t understand that, God is the door. Many say “ God open up the doors” No, God is the door and that’s it.”
Who do you look up to?
“Sean Combs and Tyler Perry, both are awesome business men. I follow in their footsteps.”