We had the good fortune of connecting with Bishop and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Bishop, how do you think about risk?
Risk is the step we take into unknown territories without assurance and clarity. It has played a huge role in my life. I’m the kind of guy that cannot live with “what ifs” and never lean into the question to find out what is on the other side of it. I believe risk to be a part of every process. We all have to take steps into the unknown regardless of what will fail or succeed. I like to look at every step with optimism and hopes that all the grey areas that I am unsure about will be lessons for me to learn and build off of. That has proven for me to bring growth and success in my musical career and building my company.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Artist – I have been in music for 15 years as a gospel artist and recently launched a new dream pop project under a new name Bishop. I am very proud of the work I have done over the last 15 years, put together two tours release so many musical projects, It was not easy, getting to where I am as an artist. Lots of internal battles, figuring out who you are, and your identity as an artist. Sacrificing all of your money and hard work on producers, graphics, promotion, equipment, tours, management, and anything else. I learned that you cannot do it alone. It take a community for you you to be successful, but people really love someone who is being authentically themselves.
CEO – I am a CEO & Cofounder of Mogul. Mogul is a community that works hard to celebrate, and amplify the creative artistic voice. We do that through coming alongside an artist in their development with a strategy we created heavily involving live streaming and hosting events such Untapped and Mogul House LIVE. This surely is not an easy project and I am learning it really take a team to pull it off. I am learning how important it is to run your own race and focus on what’s in front of you. They key to success is daily execution and reminding yourself of the mission and vision. It helps you to focus and stay committed to business in high and lows.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would take them all over the coast of Orange County. Newport Beach peninsula and Lido Island. My favorite coffee shops in Costa Mesa ( Daydream Surf Shop, Kit Coffee, Stereoscope and so many more. We would have to go to the Lab AntiMall and Camp in Costa Mesa, along with the South Coast Plaza Mall. Im taking them to Huntington Beach to see the view and sunset at Pacific city and then dinner and et my godmother’s family restaurant Avilas El Ranchito. I also love Laguna Beach, and Crystal Cove just a stunning area with lots of food and views from the beach.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would need to credit a few people. My manager for 9 years, Rachel Scarborough who has been a gracious, tenacious, advocate for me as an artist and friend, and is one of the main reasons my career is where it is as an artist and as a person.
My business partner and friend for 10 years, Scott Gay, who has believed in me and the vision of Mogul from the start and truly is a dedicated to building for others.
My mentor and pastor from afar Bishop TD Jakes and he continuous voice ringing through the television to the internet. I always wanted to be just like him from business, speaking, industry, ministry and the multi faceted ability to have his hands on so many things as once and still be a family man and impact to others is admirable.
My mentor and friend Isaiah Henry. He is a CEO of a company called Seabreeze Management Company. This guy has taught me so much in such a short amount of time. How to value those around you building, how to view weekly success verses long term success, and how to take a risk with the importance of knowing your community.
Image credits: Macey Krause Tim Cayem Brock Acosta