Hometown Heroes 2019: Jocovi Lindsey

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Jocovi Lindsey is a hip-hop lyricist who reached stardom in the 1990s and 2000s with his group, The Storm Troopers.

He and the other four members of the group had the chance to meet and mingle with celebrities, and Jocovi soon became marketing manager for a player on the Miami Heat, handled branding and marketing for several models, a Canadian pop artist, artists here in the U.S., and also became the Chief Brand Officer for Status Vodka.

His world changed several years ago when his father was diagnosed with throat cancer; Jocovi dropped everything to be with him. Upon his return to Cumberland County, Jocovi reflected on his life and saw a new role that he could fill.

He started Project Inspir8tion to teach at-risk kids to express themselves creatively and give them inspiration, pride, and direction. Using his business, Imperial Entertainment Group, Lindsey is now introducing students from Cumberland and the surrounding counties to the arts and the prospects in the entertainment industry. He teaches them about running a radio show, marketing themselves, being a DJ, photography, dance, audio and video engineering, graphic design, coding, video game development, painting, poetry, acting, music lessons, web development, and much more.

So, here’s a great name in the entertainment industry, back in his home county, using his skills and prominence for a greater purpose. His nominator described this Hometown Hero by saying, “He’s a model good friend, great role model, good father, good son, everything about him is 100, just a stand-up man.”