Miami New Times Crossfade blogger Lee Castro just put up a pretty interesting interview with the guys behind Dope Entertainment. Dope Ent is a South Florida based company that has been putting together a great series of shows in our area and if you ever wondered how they got their start then this interview will fill you in.
How did everything come about with Dope Ent?
Matt Zingler: We were young entrepreneurs that got together a certain amount of money and wanted to start investing, and we knew there was money in throwing events. Our first event was in 2010 with Rick Ross in Tallahassee. That’s how we kinda got into it. And then we started doing tours with Curren$y and just took it from there.
Tariq: The Rick Ross is actually a pretty good story about our company. We pretty much lost all the money we put down on that show. We flopped. It was an afterparty. Pretty much, it was competition with another afterparty that said they were having all the people from the concert and they didn’t. They were false promoting. We were new to the game. As you can see, we don’t do afterparties anymore. We lost all of our shit, lost all of our money, and we just got back on our grind and got some money up, booked Curren$y for three shows in early 2011, sold them out, and been rocking ever since. Matt’s dad always likes to say, “A true measure of a man is not how he acts when he wins, but when he loses.”
Matt: You got to pay to play, and in this industry, especially, education doesn’t come cheap.
Read the rest of the interview in the link below…