BRIANCXVI (CXVI), born in Alexandria, VA, is an American personality, recording artist, producer, and writer. He has authored 3 novels, “The Man Who Didn’t Stop Running”, “Deja’s Watchtower” and “I’m Fine” as well as composed 2 studio projects, “I’m Fine” & “BEACHRAINROCK”. CXVI also has an extensive 10-year media career in the broadcast industry, anchoring himself in entertainment media. CXVI is out to continue to prove his valor in the arena of music, media and influence. He continues his pursuits with a passion for the betterment of people.
That same passion bleeds over into his thriving 10-year media career in nation-wide commercial media. His broadcasting career began in his hometown near the Washington, D.C area where he served the community as an overnight host on WKYS (Urban One) for nearly 3 years, interning prior to. Mentored and trained by broadcasting veterans like Russ Parr, Rickey Smiley, EZ Street, Neke Howse, Kelson, and more, he quickly excelled to new opportunities in radio.
Following his successful stint at home, CXVI ventured to Buffalo, NY to join the heritage station, WBLK as the night show (6P-10P) host. In Buffalo, CXVI hosted the #1 (Arbitron Rated, Brand Recorded Highest Rated Show in Townsquare Media Buffalo) show “Brian’s World” with co-hosts Michelle Visa and DJ Big Rob. Quickly becoming immersed in the Buffalo culture, the show continued to thrive.
Following the successful stint, CXVI relocated to Indianapolis, IN serving as the midday host (10AM-3P) on HOT 96.3. While in Indiana, CXVI grasped several huge statements in livelihood and manhood thus leading to the growth of his ambitions. While serving the community as a broadcaster, CXVI wrote his first novel “The Man Who Didn’t Stop Running” and toured 13 cities with his story of love. As book sales increased and the radio show continued to gain popularity, CXVI also released his second mixtape entitled, “I’m Fine” in 2016. The project provided a first hand peak into the world of a depressed African American.
Not only does CXVI dedicate his career to tastefulness, love, timelessness and quality, but at the core of his passion is serving the mental health community. With several freelance opportunities and volunteering , CXVI has worked alongside the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for 3 years, seeking to understand the dark work of mental illnesses and how we can ban together to prevent suicide.
“I’ve been trapped by my thoughts before, I know the struggle. I want to understand those clouds so that they won’t invade someone else’s life,” said CXVI.
CXVI continues to rely on his words to help usher in a wave of love. CXVI is also currently On-Air in Baltimore, MD for 92Q, serving the Baltimore community with his love and passion for broadcasting. Through it all, his passion for people continues to propel him. His goal is to accurately represent a motto that he lives by: love can save us all.
HustlemanFatz, also known as The Peoples Voice, is an entertainer whose talents stem from the Washington D.C urban communities. He learned at an early age how music combined with his personality could change a persons’ day. In college, Fatz learned to funnel his talents and became a radio DJ. Fatz started his first radio show at Cheyney University in 2013 along with a few other friends. The show aired only on Cheyney’s campus, but quickly spread throughout the university and became an instant hit. Fatz continued to have an aura behind him and continued to host events on campus such as concerts, step shows and more.
In late 2014, Fatz decided to transfer to Frostburg State University and was forced to start his hosting career from the beginning. Fatz, who also is a Member of Omega Psi Phi, began to understand what hosting could do for his life from the reaction of supporters on and off campus. The creation of his YouTube channel began the molding of his raw talent.
After graduation Fatz turned his name HustlemanFatz into a brand powered by persistence, drive and passion. At this point in his career, he began hosting events at different colleges and venues up and down the East Coast. He has been featured on DTLR radio multiple times as a guest host personality. He has also partnered with Shoe City and conducted interviews. Fatz has interviewed local artists and mainstream artists (Fat Trel, Blac Youngsta, Roddy Rackzz & more). When Fatz is not behind the mic he uses his platform and talents as the Peoples Voice to give back and inspire the community with Back to School Drives and/or Christmas Toy Giveaways.