We had the good fortune of connecting with Larry Allen and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Larry, every day, we about how much execution matters, but we think ideas matter as well. How did you come up with the idea for your business?
Originally, “Industreets TV” was called, “When The Street Talks News”. After a conversation with my colleague and friend, Quindon Hall in the Summer of 2019, we thought of ways we could adequately concise information, and properly brand minorities in the media. This started as a way for us to not only build his brand of public speaking and trauma consultation as Qthespeaker, but to also work towards my goal of becoming a media conglomerate and successful filmmaker. We began creating commercials and content that would highlight artists and brands within the city of Dallas. We set out to bring better branding and content to social media and platforms like Instagram and YouTube, that would not only change the narrative of Blacks and minorities but help to control it as well. There are various shows on “Industreets TV”, such as “Cannabuis Worldwide” which highlights entrepreneurs, and artists in the cannabis industry, and “Hot On The Block”, which highlights artists and creatives in the media industry. We also have a show called “Industreets Fashion” which highlights budding brands in the street fashion world. The quality of the “Industreets TV” brand gives people something to believe in and something to stand behind. It helps newcomers and artists understand the purpose of the “Industreets TV”. There are various factors behind the success of “Industreets TV”, an innovative media company highlighting culture, information, and art. The first would be an amazing team. Truthfully, without great people to work with like Zanaria Bowens, Ace McCain, Daevion Paul and E.Vo (who are the hosts of our shows “Hot On The Block”, “Cannabuis Worldwide”, and “When The Street Talks”) none of this would be possible. Thanks to our team, “Industreets TV” has been able to create content throughout the Midwest and Southern Urban Cities. Another essential part of the network’s success is properly branding artists, businesses, and entrepreneurs, while also creating content that aligns with our niche audience. The end goal for the brand is to launch a venture that emphasizes the goal of creating consistent content for the rising artists, digital brands, and entrepreneurs for the Gen-Z and Generation Alpha audiences, but also putting an emphasis on ownership in favor of the creative.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Hello, I’m Larry Allen II, CEO of Industreets TV, an innovative media company highlighting culture, information, and art. I’m also a videographer for Saycheese TV, and CEO of Grand Spectrum Media, a progressive advertising firm. Located in Dallas and Houston Texas. We assist brands in growing their brand awareness by advertising by making curated content by film and creation, that features your branded assets to create growth at every touchpoint in your business. Industreets TV Network is one of Grand Spectrum Media’s media entities that highlights culture, information, and art. The ultimate goal for the future of the brand is to launch a venture that emphasizes the goal of creating consistent content for the rising artists, digital brands, and entrepreneurs for the generations to come.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would definitely take them to “Options”, a local vintage and streetwear boutique located in the Third Ward Downtown Houston area. Once there we would check out some dope clothes and find some shades or hats to match some styles together. After that, I would take them to “Green Seed Vegan” a local vegan eatery in Houston’s Downtown area, and get some fresh dill cut fries and prickly pear juice. From there we could ride to a local graffiti park to snap some photos and film videos, and then hit “Waves” at “Avant Gard” to hear DJ CandleStick and DJ SkrechySkrach spin Larry June, and Chopped and Screwed Tapes and enjoy the music before they head out of town.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I definitely have to credit my success to my family for supporting my endeavors, and my team for believing in the Industreets TV brand. Also, Shawn Cotton for showing me the ropes of the vlog and media industry. Another group of people id like to give credit to the great team of A&R Staff: Ceena from Port Arthur, Texas, CJ from Indianapolis, Indiana, Ghost From 65, from Chicago, Illinois, and Ace McCain, from Houston. These are just some of the many great people behind the scenes who have helped us to make connections that will expand “Industreets TV” across the Globe. This team of A&Rs assists in reading analytics and creating relationships with artists to help promote and curate content for their music as well. In addition to this, they also are responsible for booking them to perform and gain traction on our show “Pull Up Freestyle”, where artists come and give impromptu performances to showcase their skills.

Website: https://www.grandspectrummedia.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/industreetstv/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/larry-allen-ii-460438116/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/IndustreetsTv

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCouYciqTc-nCwXB0-QEX8Aw/featured

Other: https://linktr.ee/Industreetstv

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