Hip-hop legends convening in A.C. to salute Walt Reeder, Jr. - Philly News
- Bill Chenevert
This weekend, you’ve got a real reason to. A huge Annual All-Stars of Hip Hop concert at Boardwalk Hall is slated for Sunday night, and the line-up is pretty insane: KRS-One, Big Daddy Kane, Public Enemy, Naughty By Nature, MC Lyte and Special Ed will all take the stage to celebrate Big Bloc Entertainment, notably the company’s president and CEO, Walt Reeder, Jr. He spoke to PW this week, from his talent agency’s office in Bala Cynwyd, about his path to success, the talent he’s been working with for 15 years and how his business has stayed relevant.
“I started this company in ’99 and built on relationships to take me to where I am now,” he says, and one of his oldest clients is DJ Kool. “I’ve been managing him since 1995.” He pointed to the megahit that Kool’s known for, “Let Me Clear My Throat,” a hip-hop party-starting classic. “I had the ability to put groups to work. From there, it turned into a full-fledged agency.”