Kenny Burns is the definition of a renaissance man. He invented the term “lifestyle specialist” years before it became popular.
His storied career covers a vast vartiary of areas. He was the second black designer in Saks Fifth Ave with his fashion line Ryan Kenny, he was a music executive and responsible for signing Akon, Wale, and The Dream, he ran a record label, he helped launched Revolt TV, he's one of the most successful party host ever and an icon in the nightlife scene, he was an executive at Roc-A-Fella records durning thier peak years, he was a brand ambassador for Ciroc, Greygoose and Deleon, he also created the influencer programs that all spirit companies use, and he is also an owner in Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey. The brand is named after Nathan “Nearest” Green who was the slave that was Jack Daniel’s master distiller and the craftsman behind the now world famous Jack Daniels whiskey brand.
Kenny told us hilarious and entertaining stories about Roc-A-Fella, Diddy, TI and more. He also gave us game on the inner workings of the night life business, the spirits industry, the music business and marketing.