Interview with Lil Fats - CEO of Coast 2 Coast LIVE (@coast2coastmag)
What is Coast 2 Coast Live?
“Simply put; Coast 2 Coast Live is the Largest Artist Showcase In The World. We are a live version of American Idol for Hip Hop artists, where they perform in front of celebrity judges with a chance to win prizes. This year in 2017 the grand prize was $25,000 and next year in 2018 the grand prize is $50,000 for the top 1st place winner.”
How many shows does Coast 2 Coast do and where?
“We do over 30 shows every single month all around the world. The markets that we hit span across 50 cities, 7 countries and 3 continents. This ranges from our home base of Miami and every major U.S. city all the way to London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Melbourne, Sydney and back to Toronto.”
What artists have performed at Coast 2 Coast LIVE events?
“A lot of up and coming and major artists have performed at our shows including 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa, YFN Lucci, B.O.B., Too Short, NORE, Ja Rule, Red Cafe, Slaughterhouse, Freeway, Beanie Sigel, Tone Trump, Gunplay, Chevy Woods, Scotty ATL, Cap 1, Bankroll Fresh, Tracy T, Short Dawg, Cyhi The Prynce, Cool Amerika, Colonel Loud, Zoey Dollaz, Kent Jones and more.”
What do you have to say to people who claim that Coast 2 Coast is a scam?
“The people I really see saying that is negative people who are upset. It is usually an artist who lost the showcase or maybe a competitor trying to get people to perform at their shows or use their services by telling people not to do this ‘coast 2 coast scam’. If you take a few minutes to do some research you can see for yourself from our Youtube videos. We have videos posted of every single event we have done all around the world, over 1,000 events and we have video recaps of all of them. We have an entire office staff in Miami, if you have a question or concern you can contact us Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm. We have an email and a text message line that is answered within hours 7 days a week. What other showcase promoter do you know that has that? We really do these showcases, we take them very seriously and you will see that for yourself if you do the research.”
Where do you see Coast 2 Coast going in the future?
“We have definitely invested into expanding internationally. Just in the past 2 years we went from 10 cities a month in the U.S.and Canada to 30 shows a month throughout 7 countries. We attend international music conferences and have been really pushing the envelope of where we can take Hip Hop Artist Showcases. Next year will bring the expansion of Coast 2 Coast into Asia and Africa which are both already in the works. We have also been investing into the winners of our showcases and putting out original music by them as a record label. We invested into a studio in Miami just for our showcase winners to create original music that we can promote through our networks worldwide. We will continue expanding our search worldwide for the hottest artists on the planet and using our network to take them to the top!”