Producer 10 is an exciting new lifestyle magazine that explores the complexities of African American males, including their survival, intelligence, charisma and transformation. The personal interviews share the diverse insights of leading African American men in an effort to help guide aspiring producers to reach their goals. A project of Atlanta’s Steed Media Group parent company of rolling out, Hip Hop On Demand and Club Hardhead if fills a void in the media industry by providing high quality content targeted to Black men. In addition to the print magazine there is also a strong online presence at Producer10.com.
I was very impressed with the high level of achievement and diversity of the Black men featured. From the iconic Melvin Van Peebles discussion on Black Power cinema to Harvard Scholar Omar Wasow and with a no look pass to the Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade (who also graces the cover) you’ll find a lot of value in the 196 print pages.
Ford Motor Company partnered with the company to be the sponsor of the custom designed magazine.
“The individuals highlighted within this publication are game-changers in their respective fields, just as the Taurus has been a game-changer within the market,” said Fran Westbrooks, creative director, UniWorld and who served as creative director for the project. “The entire process was inspiring as we had an opportunity to literally incorporate the Taurus and the designer of the Taurus into the project in a way that has never been done before – not only featuring one of Ford’s newest products but also highlighting unique individuals throughout.”
Producer 10 features 47 talented and celebrated African American men who share their personal success stories and insights into the essential elements of being accomplished leaders in their fields. Some of the more well known and popular “producers” are NBA player Dwayne Wade; national media commentator Stephen A. Smith; R&B artists Kem, Dwele and Raphael Saadiq; Ford designer Earl Lucas; actor and activist Hill Harper and the Rev. Al Sharpton.
“It’s important to me because I can tell my story and hopefully help someone else out to understand what people have to do in order to become successful,” said NBA star Dwayne Wade. Wade’s hope was through his participation in Producer 10, his story would serve as an encouragement to others
“Ford’s efforts to provide support, forge important relationships, showcase these producers’ accomplishments and their ability to overcome adversity is important for the entire community,” said Munson Steed, CEO of Steed Media Group. “In Producer 10, these giants and achievers express how critical experiences shaped their lives allowing them to serve as beacons of light and inspiration to others.”