Glenn Toby

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Glenn Toby AKA Sweety G
The Leader
Born Brooklyn, New York, United States
Occupation Celebrity, Sports and Talent Agent
Website
http://www.glenntoby.com

Glenn Toby (also known as Sweety G), was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Queens County. He has had a wide and varied career expanding from music producer, entertainment, and sports marketing agent for the nation’s top athletes, to working in the business world. He is known as an Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Motivational Speaker and Author. He currently resides in New York City and Atlanta Georgia with offices in several other States.

Music Career, Hip Hop[edit]

1977 - Glenn Toby began his career as an entertainer using the M.C. name "SWEETY G" He then developed into a songwriter and record producer. He came to prominence as one of the original rap pioneers, sharing the center stage, rhyming with Doug E. Fresh, Biz Markie, Kool Moe Dee & The Treacherous 3, The Crash Crew, Boogie Boys, Cipher Sounds, Disco Twins, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Kurtis Blow, and Run DMC.

1978 - Glenn 'Sweety G' Toby introduced Cipher Sounds to the well known promoters Mike & David who also represented a hot group of Manhattan based rappers called The Crash Crew. Cipher Sounds began to work with Sweety G as his DJ a/k/a Tony Moore and, performed at the world famous Harlem World in Manhattan and the legendary Randy's Place.

1979 Glenn was working with some of hip hop's major recording artists and up and coming rap groups including; Doug E. Fresh,The Crash Crew, Positive K, Kool Moe Dee of Treacherous 3, Spyder D, and Jimmy Spicer (Super Rhymes). Glenn "Sweety G" Toby is credited with revolutionizing urban music in the early 1980′s in New York City.

Music Career, Dance/House Music[edit]

1986 - began working with Winston Jones creating the house/dance/tribal group Cultural Vibe. With hits like Mindgames, Ma Foom Bey and Power getting airplay, the group toured and performed extensively in the United States as well as Europe opening for such artists as Grace Jones, Chaka Khan, James ‘D-Train’ Williams, Heavy Dee and The Boys, Bobby Brown, Bobby Womack and Gwen Guthrie to name a few.

1989 - Glenn was signed as a solo artist to Capitol Records and was included as an artist on Black Havana, a compilation album of the best house and dance music artists at the time, with his song “Somebody to Love Me”.

Founded[edit]

Glenn Toby Enterprises. His company has a roster of corporate clients which include: Metropolitan Life Insurance, Sony Music Corp.,Marquis Jets, Motown Records, Home Box Office, Atlantic Records,B.M.G. Music Publishing and Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.

Appointments[edit]

  • Jump for Haiti Foundation - Board Member
  • Strategic adviser to 2014 Mayoral candidate Reta Jo Lewis; Special Adviser to Secretary of State Hillary Rodman Clinton, Special assistant to President Bill Clinton

Business career[edit]

Glenn Toby was the Senior Vice President of Marketing for Metropolitan Life Insurance Subsidiary Creative Financial Group. He worked for several years at EDS, a Wall Street Commodities Firm. This enabled Toby to provide his clients with financial services in Stocks & Bonds, Real Estate Development, Off Shore Banking, Investments and Securities.

Entertainment and Sports[edit]

Entertainment and Sports - Glenn Toby co-managed LL Cool J for six years with Brian Latture of MegaSource Entertainment and then Starfish Management, and assisted in securing the starring role on the popular NBC produced sitcom, IN THE HOUSE. That deal became the launching pad from which LL Cool J embarked upon his acting career. Glenn Toby also managed, Rapper- Saigon, Rapper / Producer David Banner, Rapper Positive K and more.

Glenn Toby merged with Sports Agent, Alonzo Shavers to create Infinite Sports Technology (IST). Their firm has managed, advised or represented over 50 professional athletes.

Clients include:


2012:

Hand Entertainment - Glenn co-founded the entertainment company H.A.N.D. (Have A Nice Day) Entertainment with Cammie Rice, Vice chairman of development for Usher's New Look Foundation and Cammie's husband John Rice, Vice Chairman of General Electric as co-executive chair. The first project released on the roster is hip hop artist, Chase Dreamz.

Film and Television[edit]

Glenn Toby Managed

Motion Picture

Featured In

  • Founding Fathers (Hip Hop Documentary)
  • 5 Sides of a Coin (Hip Hop Documentary)
  • S.T.O.P. Solutions to Overcoming Poverty

Philanthropy[edit]

1998: Created The Book Bank Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to enable underprivileged youth to achieve personal goals, develop self-confidence and prepare themselves for productive roles by focusing on the importance of literacy. They provide our youth with tutoring,counsel, alternative education, and career development services. To date the foundation has serviced over 100,000 children nationwide and contributed over 450,000 hours of community service.

Published Works[edit]

1999: "Egotrip's Book Of Rap Lists", Glenn is listed on Page #317, 1982 31. We Want To Get Down" Mr. Sweety G (Mike & Dave Records). By Sacha Jerkins, Elliott Wilson, Chairman Mao, Gaberial Alverez & Brent Rollins St Martins Griffin

2003: “The Souls of My Brothers; Black Men Break Their Silence, Tell Their Truths, and Heal Our Spirits” entitled “Prosperity Will Come”, a book edited by Dawn Marie Daniels and Candace Sandy. Glenn contributed to a chapter collaboration of excerpts written by several distinct African American males, the book provides insight into the hardships and eventual epiphany of the men who surpassed all odds.

2004: "Freddy Fresh Presents The Rap Records" 1st Edition, Glenn is listed on Page #140, Nerby Publishing LL

2010: "Ballers Of The New School Race and Sports In America", Glenn is interviewed on Page #134, Where The Brothers At, Thabiti Lewis

2012: Author/Publisher - "Lil G Faces the Brooklyn Bully" a children's book about a young boy who deals with homelessness and bullying in a way that young people can relate to and understand.

2013 Publisher - A Foot in Two Lanes, Olympian, Samyr Laine's Autobiography

He is currently writing his autobiography.

Awards/Achievements[edit]

2003 Received proclamation from Mayor James E. Mayo of Monroe, Louisiana

2003: Congressional Proclamation Award of Honor from: Congressman Gregory W. Meeks

2004 The Bowery Mission "Kids With A Promise"

2004 Received the Philadelphia Liberty Bell and Key to the City from Mayor Street

2005 Mayor William Bell Hands Key To The City Of Durham North Carolina to Glenn Toby http://howarduniversity.us/glenn-toby-receives-key-to-the-city

2006 "The Leadership Achievement Award" by The National Urban league

2007 Glenn Toby was named Harvard University Man of the Year

2009 (Institute for Student Achievement) ISA Community Service Award

2014 Student Bar Association of Howard University School of Law - Award for Excellence in Philanthropy

Continues to be a motivational speaker and guest lecturer on the speaking circuit for many universities among them; Harvard University, Princeton University, Duke University, University Of Florida, Virginia University Of Law, University Of Rochester, North Carolina Central University as well as other social institutions, associations and non profit organizations.

Discography[edit]

Year Song Artist/Group Contribution Genre Label
1982 We Want To Get Down Mr. Sweety G Producer/Writer Hip Hop/Rap Mike and Dave
1986 Getting Paid Positive K Producer/Writer Hip Hop/Rap Star Maker
1986 Mind Games Cultural Vibe/Glenn 'Sweety G' Toby Writer House Easy Street
1986 Ma Foom Bey Cultural Vibe/Glenn 'Sweety G' Toby Writer House Easy Street
1986 Power Cultural Vibe/Glenn 'Sweety G' Toby Writer House Easy Street
1987 I Can Tell MSG/Glenn 'Sweety G' Toby Producer/Writer/Mixer House Diamond
1989 Somebody To Love Me Black Havana/Glenn 'Sweety G' Toby Writer/Producer/Arranger/Mixer R&B Vocal Capital
1989 Stand Up The Klub feat Crystal Glass Writer/Arranger/Producer House Smoking
1990 Too Busy Kustom Made Writer/Arranger/Producer Dance/Pop 4th & Broadway
1991 Forever Dana Laguna Writer/Arranger/Producer Dance/Pop Next Plateau
1993 You Got Me Workin Glenn 'Sweety G' Toby Writer House Great Jones
1993 I Wanna Hold You Groove Committee/Glenn 'Sweety G' Toby Writer/Producer House Emotive
1993 You're the Love of My Life Sybil Writer R&B Vocal Next Plateau
1994 I Can Tell Glenn 'Sweety G' Toby Writer/Producer/Mixer Dance Vibe
1994 The Nu Civilization Remixes Glenn 'Sweety G' Toby Writer/Producer/Remixer House Vibe
1994 The Cultural Vibe EP Glenn 'Sweety G' Toby Writer/Producer/Mixer House Vibe
1994 Hold On Private House Writer/Producer/Arranger House Permanent
1994 Lost Entity EP Glenn 'Sweety G' Toby Writer/Producer House Permanent
1995 Holiday Glenn 'Sweety G' Toby Writer/Producer/Mixer House Permanent
1995 Come Take A Ride Children's Hour Writer/Producer/Arranger House Defender
1996 Giving Up Options Writer/Producer/Arranger House Downtown 161
1996 U Mary Wilson Remixer House/Electronic CNR Music
1996 Holiday Glenn 'Sweety G' Toby Writer/Producer/Mixer House Eightball
2005 A Song For You R. Kelly Remixer R&B Vocal King of Kings Soundtrack

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