Jerry Heller, co-founder of Ruthless Records, shares his thoughts in this exclusive interview with the Diva Docs, the night before the movie release of “Straight Outta Compton”. He discusses the impact and greatness of NWA, his love for Eazy-E, and his devastation at the loss of Eazy. He talks about his respect for Dr. Dre, and Ice Cube. He shares his story pre-NWA, including his own legacy of having managed Marvin Gaye, among many artists, and having brought Elton John and Pink Floyd to the States. He even shares a little known fact that he hired Irving Azoff as an intern straight out of university, perhaps the most powerful man in the music industry today. And he discusses his reverence for Berry Gordy.
Jerry is revealed as an intelligent, interesting, insightful, empowered, kind man, with a great sense of humor, completely different to how he is portrayed by Paul Giamatti in the movie “Straight Outta Compton”.
The Diva Docs™ are doctors and doctoral candidates who are entrepreneurial and seek to empower others along with being empowered role models themselves. Diva Docs™ is the brain child of Elisa O’Keefe-Smith. In working towards her doctorate, Elisa met so many empowered, highly intelligent women of excellence, that it seemed a no-brainer, to put together a radio show, and a subsequent Web TV Talk Show, where a group of phenomenal women, along with various weekly guests, could talk about social and controversial issues of the day.
What better role models than a group of inspiring, highly educated, intelligent, sexy ladies, who say it like it is, covering social and controversial issues, health & lifestyle. Think “Spice Girls Docs”! Stepping away from the “boring” doctor stereotypes, being bold, empowered, courageous, hilarious, and sexy! You’ll never think about “DOCTORS” the same way again.
Creator / Producer / Host: Elisa O’Keefe-Smith, MBA, Doctoral Candidate (Philly)
Co / Producer / CoHost: Dr Joy Edwards (Atlanta)
CoHost: Dr Uzma Khan (L.A.)