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HHV Exclusive: Kevin Shine talks history in the industry, Jive Records, R. Kelly, MC Lyte, and more

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HHV Exclusive: Kevin Shine talks history in the industry, Jive Records, R. Kelly, MC Lyte, and more

Kevin Shine HHVBy Tre’ Smith
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer

In the music industry, A&R representatives help many artists navigate the difficult music industry. Very few, however, have the extensive background of artist consultant/A&R, Kevin Shine. Working with Jive Records, R. Kelly, and MC Lyte over the course of his career, Kevin Shine has done it all.

In the past, Kevin Shine worked as the consultant to Senior Vice President of A&R for Jive Records, Wayne Williams. Currently, Shine is the president of the F.I.R.M., standing for Foundation for Innovative Resource Management. This is a resource for artists, producers, songwriters, and others in need of consulting.

During the 2013 A3C Hip Hop Festival, Stranga The Great had the opportunity to talk to Kevin Shine. He broke down his extensive career in entertainment, which has seen him work with Jive Records, R. Kelly, MC Lyte, countless independent artists, and even Kanye West when he was in the early stages of his career. Those looking for music industry insight should check this interview out.

Watch the entire interview below:

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