theKICKBACK episode 1 with Hollywood Lue
theKICKBACK is a brand new series from theEVRYDYWKND where we kick it with different folks who inspire us and our brand. These episode are more so homies hanging out than a formal interview. The casual nature of the setting allows the featured creatives true personality to shine through.
First up Llewellyn Radford. From Newport News, VA to Hollywood, CA, he's known in most circles as Hollywood Lue. Actor, Comedian, and Inspiration. Lue made the decision after his time at Hampton University to seize opportunity and chase a dream. With little to no cash in his pocket he made a quick decision to leave VA and head to LA and see where his acting skills could take him. Fast forward a few years and Hollywood Lue has earned his name as a full time actor making his living solely on his craft.
Coming from Newport News, dreams of being an actor isn't exactly what people's minds are on. As the oldest of his siblings Lue was not only looked up to, he was depended on for support by his hard working mother. It was very clear in our time with Lue just how much his mother influenced him. That influence has created some very and ambitious children. Lue's little brother owns and operates a recording studio which we shot some of this episode in and artist like Blake Kelly use as a home base when in Newport News. That level of responsibility early in life has made Hollywood Lue in to a force that makes its on destiny. While most of the community looks to sports or crime as a way to prosperity and a better life, Lue always in his own lane, went the college route then made the leap for LA and has been flying high since.
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Music: Blake Kelly