Big things often come from small beginnings, as they say. When Damien Harris began recording songs on cassette players at 12 years old, no one predicted he would eventually build a career out of this little hobby—no one, that is, except Damien himself.
Sitting in a small room in a small town with his brothers and some friends, bonding over music, the young artist envisioned himself immersed in music each day for the rest of his life. “The passion and love I have for music… It’s like melodies playing throughout my heart and soul.”
Damien Harris is the CEO of the record label Mentality Music Entertainment. He is a musical artist, engineer, and songwriter from the small town of Marrero La on the outskirts of New Orleans. He draws inspiration from rap superstar Master P, who inspired him to venture into music-making, and he attributes his desire to create his own record label to the rapper.
The Mentality Music Entertainment is a record label dedicated to providing music studio services to the local scene in New Orleans, Louisiana. In this label, emerging young artists are guided from start to end of the music production process. The label records, engineers, produces, distributes, and publishes tracks of artists signed under them.
The new generation of musicians is given priority, as Lil Sporty D acknowledges that these teenagers will be the future of the music industry. While these kids may be just starting their musical journey, they will be the upcoming big artists, producers, engineers, and perhaps even CEO of their respective companies given proper nurture and guidance.
The record label is instrumental in creating opportunities for budding artists. Having been denied the privilege of opportunity from other major labels back when he had only been starting out, Damien is motivated to ensure that all dreamers are given an equal chance to build themselves into something big.
“Follow your heart and dreams,” is the music mogul’s message to young artists who are only setting out on their journeys, “stay consistent and motivated and always believe in yourself.” This advice comes from his own experience as he brought himself from the bottom to the top by sheer force of will.
Damien Harris is an image of persistence and determination as he evolved from a young kid in a tough neighborhood to a successful man in the entertainment industry. As one of fourteen kids raised by a single mother in a two-bedroom apartment, the musician is no stranger to struggle and the desire to make more out of life.
As Lil Sporty D, Damien has a unique sound whose passion for his craft resonates in every track he produces. With clever wordplay and captivating beats, his relatable songs catch the attention of all who hears it.
Aside from his music career, Damien Harris has admirable advocacy in education. He plans to create new businesses that will augment the education system with a special course on financial management and business investment—essential adulting skills that conventional education fails to cover.
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