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Charlie Jabaley
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Is Businessperson
Type Business
Gender male
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Biography

Charlie "Rocket" Jabaley (born 1988 in Atlanta) is an American hip-hop manager and entrepreneur.

Career

While in highschool Jabaley started a music studio in his bedroom having 30 kids writing lyrics in 2004. He got into producing hip-hop and started making videos for his artist friends. He created a media outlet for independent rappers called Spityourgame.com. In 2007 he dropped out of college to go on across the country tour with Soulja Boy as his cameraman. After that he started a career as a manager.

In 2009 he signed a group named Travis Porter, and they ended up with three top-10 songs on the U.S. radio charts – without a record deal. In 2010 he cofounded music and artist management company called Street Execs Management, and started working with 2 Chainz and Cap1. He was running a multimillion-dollar management company. He created "Dabbin' Santa Sweaters".

Sports

Jabaley became overweight and at one point weighed 305 pounds. In 2015 his friend challenged him to run his first marathon and they started training together. In 2016 his childhood brain tumor returned. In January 2017 Jabaley made a new year's resolution to pursue his childhood dream of becoming an athlete and decided to make several drastic changes to focus on his health. He left his company and moved to California and adopted a plant-based diet. Within a year he lost 120 pounds and got his brain tumor under control.

In February 2018, together with a cameraman he made his own "Nike commercial" and put it on social media telling Nike he wanted to be one of their athletes. Soon Nike contacted him and made a contract with him. In March 2018 he completed his first Ironman in New Zealand. In April 2018 he began a bike ride from Los Angeles to New York. The tour was connected to charity work. In 2018 Jabaley was selected for a feature spot in Nike's new ad by Colin Kaepernick "Dream Crazy".

Awards

  • Jabaley has got a Grammy award
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https://www.runnersworld.com/runners-stories/a22499981/charlie-rocket-is-for-real/
https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/27/health/turning-points-charlie-jabaley-hip-hop-music-mogul-inspirational-athlete/index.html
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/top-20-entrepreneurs-watch-2020-204500266.html
https://www.forbes.com/sites/shawnsetaro/2015/03/30/street-execs-carrying-on-atlanta-traditions/
https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/hip-hop/6835389/capthat-streets-execs-2-chainz-dabbin-santa-sweaters-merchandising
https://www.insider.com/all-the-athletes-in-the-nike-dream-crazy-ad-with-colin-kaepernick-2018-9
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/texas-teen-gets-surprise-gift-from-man-diagnosed-with-brain-tumor-on-a-mission-to-give-back/
https://www.tmz.com/2018/09/05/charlie-jabelay-nike-ad-colin-kaepernick-brain-tumor-weight-loss/
https://sjmedia.com.ng/emmy-ad-nominees-announced-with-nike-netflix-and-apple-getting-nods/
https://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2018/9/5/17823788/colin-kaepernick-nike-ad-just-do-it
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