Status Ain’t Hood interviews Luke on his newly launched public company, Luke Entertainment. Link

What made you decide to launch a publicly traded company?

One of the things was, if you follow my career, my career is more independent. I started out of the trunk of the car, out of my mother’s laundry room, selling records. I basically was never able to have the luxury of having major companies behind me, which was kind of good. It made me learn the business. Starting out the way I started out, it made me think. I got all these job offers to come work with major record companies and entertainment companies, and I was like nah, I don’t really want to do that. I think what’s best for me to be able to take it to the next level, other than being like everybody else and working for somebody, thinking with my crazy independent head. I started talking to some friends, and they said this might be the best route for me to go. So I started doing a little bit of research on companies like Nestle and Volkswagen, thinking about how to actually do this. Knowing that the traditional way is a long process, having more conversations with different people who are familiar with the stock business, I wanted to know if there’s an easy pink-sheet way to go about it and build from there and hopefully end up on the senior boards.