Updated: Sep 18
Reginald D, host of Real Talk With Reginald D Podcast, sits down with DC Glenn, a famous rapper, actor motivational speaker and voice over artist from Atlanta Georgia.
One of the defining moments in DC Glenn's career came when he played his new record, "Womp There It Is," at a club in Atlanta. The response from the crowd was overwhelming, and it became the biggest response he had ever received in his DJing career. This initial success fueled his confidence and belief that he was destined for greatness in the music industry. However, his hubris as a young man led him to shelve the record, thinking that he would always have hits and opportunities.
It wasn't until one of the girls at the club asked why he wasn't playing "Womp There It Is" anymore that he realized he had something special on his hands. He played it again, and once again, the crowd went wild. This time, there was a record representative named Alan Cole in the house, who immediately recognized the potential of the record and took it to New York. This led to calls from Columbia Records and the opportunity to present the record to various labels.
However, DC Glenn faced a roadblock as the labels in New York and LA didn't know what to do with a bass record. It seemed like his dreams of success were slipping away, and he almost gave up. But then, he connected with a woman named Lisa McCall, who advised him to reach out to Al Bell, a prominent figure in the soul music industry. DC Glenn took her advice and contacted Al Bell, who, without even hearing the record, recognized its potential and agreed to sign DC Glenn and his partner.
This pivotal moment led to DC Glenn signing a record deal and within a month and a half, Tag Team, the duo consisting of DC Glenn and his partner, was on the rise. The success of "Womp There It Is" spread like wildfire, with DC Glenn mentioning that DC was on fire from the song. The record became a hit in DC, and its popularity continued to grow, with influential figures like Ryan Cameron and Ed Lover embracing it and playing it on their platforms.
Another significant moment came when the Chicago Bulls won their third championship, and during their victory parade, 500,000 people were chanting "Womp There It Is" in Grant Park. This moment solidified the record's success and catapulted Tag Team into the spotlight.
DC Glenn shares his experiences and lessons learned from a non-optimal record deal and a 15-year legal battle. Through his story, he emphasizes the importance of learning from mistakes and seeking knowledge in order to overcome challenges and achieve success.
His journey began with a record deal that did not meet the needs of his music career. He acknowledges that many artists face similar situations, where the deal they sign may not be in their best interest. This realization prompted him to take responsibility for his choices and work towards finding a solution.
Despite not receiving the financial benefits he deserved, DC Glenn recognized the potential of his hit song, "Womp There It Is," being used in movies and commercials. He understood that he had a forever hit record and saw it as an opportunity to secure his financial future. This mindset led him to embark on a 15-year legal battle, where he took on the role of a paralegal and learned about the legal aspects of his situation.
DC Glenn's determination to get his day in court and his willingness to learn about the legal system showcases his commitment to seeking knowledge. He studied case law and analyzed similar cases, such as those of Bismarcky and Vanilla Ice, to strategize his own legal battle. His dedication to understanding the legal process allowed him to prevail in court, albeit at a cost.
Throughout DC Glenn's journey, he faced trials, tribulations, and detours, but he never let them deter him. He embraced a positive outlook and used every setback as an opportunity to learn and grow. DC Glenn's determination and ability to turn trauma into treasure have been key to his success. He understands the importance of educating himself to prevent future setbacks and continues to work hard to achieve his goals.
DC Glenn's story is a testament to the power of perseverance and the potential for success that can come from missed opportunities. It serves as an inspiration to aspiring musicians and individuals in any industry, reminding them that setbacks are not the end but rather a chance to reassess, learn, and come back stronger. DC Glenns journey in Atlanta showcases the city's vibrant music scene and the opportunities it presents for those willing to put in the work and seize the moment.
In conclusion, DC Glenn's missed opportunity with "Womp There It Is" ultimately led to his success. His determination, adaptability, and passion for music allowed him to navigate the challenges of the music industry and capitalize on the unique cultural landscape of Atlanta. DC Glenn's story serves as a reminder that setbacks are not the end but rather a chance for growth and that with hard work and perseverance, anything is possible.
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