Another FAMU homecoming is in the books but it takes a lot of hard work and planning to make sure everything runs smooth.
And it's one mans job to keep everyone on their toes and by doing it, he remains one of the best promoters in the business.
For as long as he can remember, Pat Nix has been making things happen. Ever since graduating from FAMU in 1993, Nix has been promoting music. It started small and has now grown into a major company called Frontline. A company located in Orlando and has Nix's stamp all over it.
"I'm a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. I was over fund raising back in the day. That's when I got into coming up with ideas and throwing parties and events."
Nix has worked with just about every major hip hop artist in the business. Some are more memorable than others, but one story sticks out because it was his first and almost last party.
"The first one I did solo was a failure. I spent about 20,000 dollars and brought in about 1,000 dollars. In my eyes, that's a failure."
Since then, Nix has been anything but. Despite the economy, Nix is still able to bring in big time talent and make money for his business. He's just gone about it a little different than he used to say five years ago.
"My partner is a little more conservative. I'm more of a risk taker. I'm always big, big , big. We gotta do it big. And he's like, lets watch the numbers because the economy is rough."
This past weekend, Nix threw the party of all parties at FAMU's homecoming. The Tallahassee parties aren't as big as the ones in Orlando and Miami, but it's not the size of the city that matters. It's how creative Nix and his business partners can be. And so far, they've been pretty successful for almost 15 years.
"At Frontline we've learned a lot through the years and we know sometimes you'll take falls. But the object of the game is win more than you lose."
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