Title: Chief Executive Officer
Company: Langley West LLC; Baby Ree Productions
Location: Logansport, Louisiana, United States
Damion “Damizza” Young, the chief executive officer at Langley West LLC and Baby Ree Productions, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the music industry.
Driven by a singular passion for music, Mr. Young has distinguished himself across the span of more than 35 years in his chosen industry, and has most recently found success as the head of Langley West & Baby Ree Productions, a consultant on behalf of major artists and various corporations in a multitude of fields, including social media, entertainment, natural gas, and cryptocurrency. He previously earned distinction for his major contributions to the radio broadcast industry and for establishing the hip-hop genre as a towering force in music. Beginning his career as a studio assistant at the age of 12, Mr. Young went on to popularize numerous artists while working at Santa Barbara’s KHTY station, including Fiona Apple, Garbage and Hootie & the Blowfish, and later served as the head of Los Angeles’ Power 106 and New York’s Hot 97.
Well-regarded for his considerable impact on the music industry, Mr. Young has been widely hailed as one of the most powerful figures in hip-hop and, at one time, as America’s most influential radio executive. Introducing the world to such prominent artists as Jay Z and Eminem, he proceeded to help propel the careers of household names like Mariah Carey, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Ludacris and Dr. Dre over the course of his remarkable journey. Since his retirement from the radio industry, Mr. Young has memorialized his contributions in the form of an autobiography, “Guilty By Association,” and has focused more of his efforts on supporting such charitable organizations as the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Amer-I-Can Foundation and Freedom 4 Youth. In accounting for his overall success, he largely credits his intrinsic drive to accomplish his goals, as well as his deep and abiding sense of curiosity and wonder.