In this clip from www.artistshousemusic.org – Shakim Compere, co-owner of Flavor Unit Entertainment, talks about the founding of the company. He explains that he and Queen Latifah started the company. Compere discusses how Flavor Unit Entertainment attempts to take hip-hop talent and have it exceed the boundaries of music. While the company still manages artists such as Big Boi and Terrence Howard, they are also involved in the film and television industries. For instance, Compere lists Beauty Shop, Bringing Down the House, and the Vibe Awards as other works they’ve produced. Also in this segment, Compere covers the importance of packaging. Packaging allows for more than one income stream. Due to music videos, artists easily catch the acting bug. Compere also offers advice. He emphasizes the significance of being persistent and having a game plan.