One of the top decision makers at Sony and Marketing Director at Diamond Supply Co.
, Brock Korsan, sits with blogger Karen Civil
to chat music, clothing and ink but, for him, it's all in a days work. This jack of all trades is behind some of the hottest trends in America and handles it all with a laugh and an occasional trip to the tattoo parlor. With the rise and present day cult following of Diamond Supply Co., Brock proves to be a living testament of the phrase "creating your own path."
Inked: Talk to me a little bit about being an A&R consultant. What exactly does that consist of? What's your day-to-day like?
Brock: I basically listen to a lot of music and give them my opinion while suggesting who we might sign. I also give input on artists' albums, both on ones that are already out and projects to be released in the future.
Inked: What new artists who are on the rise have you been in the studio with that you happen to like a lot?
Brock: I've been fortunate to work with a lot of people, but I think my favorite right now would be Schoolboy Q.
Inked: And why is that?
Brock: He's just dope, bottom line. We get along great. We have a lot of similar interests in tastes, mainly marijuana (laughs). He's just dope. To me, he's going to be one of the biggest stars on the rise in like a year or two.
Inked: How did you know the music industry was your calling?
Brock: I think ever since I was a little kid. I used to go to grandfather's house and my uncle - who was in high school at the time - would be watching MTV all day long. And since the age of three, that's all I ever wanted to do was listen to music everywhere I went. I was always the kid that would take the bus with the headphones. I was always introducing people to new music. That's just what I did. I studied it. It was almost like a job.