Here's another post from my friend Grammy winning Producer/Engineer Carlisle Young. It's about his early days working at Platinum Island Studios:
"By the 2nd and 3rd month of school, a third of the class dropped out and I started to second guess myself again. Selling crack for a G a week was an option but I’ve held out for this long and I don’t want to start selling drugs because I don’t want to end up like a few of my friends either dead or deported. The only thing that was good about Linden Blvd and Merrick Blvd was half chicken and fried rice and going back there will never be an option ever again. One of my teachers gave me 2 phone numbers to premiere studios that he thought would fit me best, Platinum Island Studios and Chung King Studios. Well the good thing was that Platinum Island was a few blocks away from my school and the day after my appointment, I was hired as an intern. My first day there I was dressed in a white button down, slacks and dressy shoes and I was handed a bottle of Windex and a roll of paper towel. I cleaned the entire halls and bathrooms and was going to make the most of this place. Platinum Island was going to be my home......."
Read the entire post here.