In early 2022, four key entertainment executives joined forces in conjunction with the Kandiid App to inspire not only musicians, but creatives of all genres. As the story would have it, the four entrepreneurs arrived at Kandiid’s doorstep through non-traditional means. For Lamont Renzo Bracy and Keith Youngin George II, they were attracted and recruited to the Kandiid app through their various ties in the music industry. Knick George on the other hand found his way to the app through his older brother, Youngin. A social media influencer in the San Antonio area, it was a no-brainer for Knick to get involved in Kandiid. While still in its initial year of release, the buzz of Kandiid’s cutting edge technology was beginning to turn the heads of investors and entrepreneurs alike. Enter Kris George! Kris George, also the brother of Youngin, is an active military member who also would consider himself a savvy investor in technology. When presented the opportunity to invest in Kandiid, he jumped in and maintains a stable position within the structure of Kandiid’s investment team. Kandiid initial release to the public was in October 2021, with over 35,000 new subscribers within three months.
For Keith “Youngin” George II, a former mixtape dj, he views the changes as an opportunity to create new and improved lanes. Far removed from producing epic mixtape compilations, Youngin has spent the later part of the past 12 years perfecting his craft as a dot connector in the entertainment industry. Youngin began by co-managing two high profile artists, to presently serve as a music liaison now in the tech industry. Youngin joined Kandiid App at the end of 2021 as a strategic advisor, and the Director of Procurement. Throughout 2022, Youngin has overcome the trials and tribulations of being part of something great. In addition, after nearly a four year hiatus, Youngin has found himself back in the music industry. In May, Youngin took on the management role with his first client, multi-platinum producer De-Capo. Today, Youngin continues his role as one of the industry’s leading tastemakers, bringing the music industry and Kandi id together through solid relationships and business ventures.
Lamont “ Renzo” Bracy, a known author and A&R for various independent labels has worked in the entertainment industry for the past ten years as an artists manager. In the fields working deals for clients, Renzo has run across some amazing opportunities. In 2017, Renzo became the VP for Wazzup Media Group, scouting and branding artists in the music industry. Upon securing deals for various clients, Renzo was introduced to the Kandiid App founder, Antoine McLaughlin and accepted the position of Director of Public Relations. Through networking with team members, Renzo and Youngin began a partnership which led to the formation of ProMediaBank and Aux Punch Mag. In addition, Renzo is in negotiations to publish his long-awaited biography, “Insignificant, Significant,” and a short movie, Rockford Ave.
Knick George, a young socialite rising in the entertainment industry due to his many connections with high profile celebrities in San Antonio, prides himself off his work ethic. Knick is the proud co-owner of Krazy Car Care auto Detail Company with business partner Chase Bennett. Knick hopes to bring upscale events for enthusiasts like himself. Knick is big on the Car scene; in recent years Knick has become a collector and fan of Super Cars which include foreign, classics, muscle, and tricked out midsize coupes. With connections from associating with some of the biggest names in the Alamo city, Knick finds himself as a resource for many in the area. As an influencer, Knick knows the value of exposure and marketing, which he hopes will bring new opportunities to the city. Today, Knick enjoys his time as a full-time student and investor in the Kandiid App. The opportunity to be a part of groundbreaking technology is at the forefront of Knick’s aspirations of running his own tech firm in the future.
Keith’s brother Kris George, a staff sergeant serving active duty at Fort Hood, Texas saw the opportunity as a sense of security. As an active duty member of the Armed Forces, Kris has a different perspective on investing. The military often briefs soldiers on the failures, do’s, and don’ts of investing, but ultimately leave the decision to the service member. Through prior experience in the crypto market, Kris understood the premise. ‘it takes money to make money!’ Kris was presented with the opportunity to join Kandiid as an investor, and quickly obliged. Since joining Kandiid, Kris has taken his entrepreneurial skills to another level. Through offering sound advice, to being involved in day-to-day decisions, Kris is a key mouthpiece for the app. Kris knows that investors must accept risk to earn returns; and views his opportunity in Kandiid to educate other investors in technology. Going forward, Kris plans to invest in other technology ventures and the entertainment industry.
Renzo, Knick, Kris and Youngin plan to remain vigilant to the turns and progress within the tech industry. Kandiid is an excellent opportunity for entrepreneurs to express their knack for independence. “I find it fascinating the way God has put the four of us on the same wavelength, at the right time,” states Keith “Youngin” George II. The future is bright, and only time will reveal what’s in store for these pioneers.