In the world of music and entertainment, the name Johnnie Cabbell is as well-known as the public figures he represents. The Ohio-born and East Atlanta-raised CEO of Global Vision Talent Agency has over two decades of experience booking shows, navigating careers, and generating lucrative opportunities for his diverse clientele. Over the years, his roster has included legendary Hip-Hop acts such as Crime Mob, D4L, and the late Shawty Lo, all of whom he groomed from entertaining in neighborhood clubs to performing on global stages, hence the company moniker. He currently represents and plays a fundamental part in the career development of female rappers Lightskin Keisha and Flaujae as well as R&B singer Kissie Lee.
Cabbell started out as an artist himself. The group he was a member of garnered a local buzz where they traveled throughout the southeastern region for shows, which afforded him the opportunity to learn the business side of the industry. After a quick study, Cabbell realized it was more lucrative to be behind the desk instead of the mic. He transitioned from artist to executive with ease and began operating under the arc of Hitt Afta Hitt. The ambitious entrepreneur, seemingly overnight, gained a reputation for breaking artists in the same cities he once toured in. Cabbell, with his extensive industry relationships and negotiating power, became known as the go-to man amongst independent rappers. He eventually joined forces with Debra Antney of Mizay Entertainment, who at the time managed Hip-Hop icons Gucci Mane, Nicki Minaj, Wacka Flocka Flame, and OJ The Juiceman. The dynamic pair oversaw all aspects of booking and promoting global and regional concert tours and music events.
A superb businessman, Cabbell transitioned into television and film with the launch of HAH TV Network (Hitt After Hitt) which specialized in creating original content and programming that centered around his artists. His masterful communication skills and jovial personality led him to act in a number of movie projects including the Birds of a Feather franchise alongside multi-platinum and Grammy-winning music producer Zaytoven.
Cabbell, who juggles many responsibilities, is a multi-media personality as the host of the digital talk show One on One With Johnnie Cabbell. In 2010, the hardest-working man in show business added the title of published author to his resume. Raising the bar each year, Cabbell continues to think outside the box as he strives to build a multi-billion dollar empire.