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We're Growing.  Eric Seats and Chrystal O'Jon have partnered with Kimberly Wilson to form a new company - S.O.W. dba Next Great Drummer - Seats, O'Jon & Wilson. Stay tuned for more updates.

Eric Seats, along with Rapture Stewart established Key Beats, Inc. in 1997. They got into the music game touring and working with Montel Jordan. From there, Rapture went on to be the music director for Timbaland, Missy Elliott, Aaliyah, Ginuwine and Playa. Timbaland soon noticed their production talents and signed them to a publishing deal with Warner/ Chappell. Missy also got on board and began to work with them in the studio. They developed a very unique chemistry with Missy right away. Their first song produced with her was the chart topping 702 hit “Where My Girls At”. This song paved the way for what was to come. Soon after, they signed a management deal with Blackground Entertainment and began on their musical journey.

They went on to produce songs for the movie and soundtrack “Romeo Must Die”. They caught the ears of hit song writer and Destiny’s Child member Beyonce Knowles while producing a song for them on this project. They went on to produce the song “Independent Women (Pt. 2)” for their “Survivor” record. This was the original version of the song that was recorded for the movie “Charlie’s Angels”. After the success of the soundtrack, Aaliyah wanted to work with them on her next project as well. They went to work right away with hit makers Static and Black of the group Playa. They also developed a very unique chemistry with Static. They went on to produce half of her record “Aaliyah” which included the number 1 hit “Rock Da Boat” written by Static. This solidified their place in the music game and they went on to work on numerous projects.

Key Beats, Inc. has worked collectively and individually with many different artists, either producing and writing in the studio or performing live. To date, some of them include Aaliyah, Timbaland, Missy Elliott, Ginuwine, Playa (Static Major, Digital Black and Smoke E. Diglera), 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Young Buck, Tony Yayo, DJ Whoo Kid, Travis Barker, T.I., DJ Drama, Young Dro, Jay-Z, Nas, Destiny’s Child, Beyonce, 702, Tweet, Nelly, Murphy Lee, DMX, Ashanti, Ja Rule, DJ Reflex, DJ Dense, Yung Joc, Diddy, Pharell, Busta Rhymes, Chingy, Fabolous, Lupe Fiasco, Rick Ross, Tank, Keyshia Cole, Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Mary J. Blige, Keri Hilson, Ne-Yo, Bubba Sparxxx, Nelly Furtado, Joe, Rich Boy, Baby (Birdman), Lil Wayne, Jay Sean, Flo Rida, Bun B, The-Dream, Lil Mama, Soulja Boy, Lil Mo, D4L, En Vogue, Karen Clark-Sheard, J. Moss, The Soul Seekers, Mary Mary, Montell Jordan, Chante Moore, Kenny Latimore, Dave Hollister, Lalah Hathaway, Kelly Price, Tamala Mann, Patti LaBelle, Stevie Wonder…and the list goes on and on.

Kimberly K. Wilson is an extraordinary executive whose unconventional journey and professional ascension is fueled by passion, dedication to fulfilling purpose, and unyielding love for her community. She is a 17-year media entertainment veteran and currently serves as Vice President, Affiliate Marketing for Disney and ESPN Media Networks (a division of ESPN, Inc.).

A native of Chicago, Illinois, Kimberly was raised by entrepreneurial parents in a household that embraced community and instilled philanthropy. Her late father, Don D. Wilson frequented Africa on humanitarian missions and embedded the value of selfless giving. His spirit continues to propel her professional endeavors and personal mission of empowering youth to embrace and execute their dreams.  

Prior to joining The Walt Disney Company, Kimberly began her media career as Affiliate Sales Manager for Black Entertainment Television where she was responsible for increasing distribution of BET Networks within a 16-state territory. In 2003, Kimberly served as Director of Marketing for Clear Channel Radio New Orleans. She led the development and execution of all marketing, promotions, and community affairs efforts for seven radio stations from Classic Rock to Country.

Kimberly received a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Columbia College of Chicago and earned a Masters Degree in Integrated Marketing from Roosevelt University. She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and in her spare time she mentors young men and women on how to design and navigate their career paths. In 2015, she was selected to be a mentor in the Global Sports Mentorship Program created by the US State Department and ESPN. Her proudest accomplishment is as co-founder and president of the Don D. Wilson Dream a Dream Foundation - an organization created to support and actualize the dreams of young people in the areas of music, sports and entrepreneurship. Kimberly currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. 

Chrystal Allen-O’Jon is Co-Owner of ES & URE LLC where she establishes and directs most aspects of the companies Entertainment Relations activities.  Mrs. O’Jon is a resourceful leader adept at promoting entertainment projects. Creates integrated strategies to build brand/product evolution and media endorsement and possesses strong and persuasive interpersonal skills.

Her education started at San Diego State University, where her emphasis was in Journalism/Communications, but has since transferred to Capella University – to pursue a degree in Marketing/Advertising.

Current Movie/TV scripts and treatments written and registered include: Next Great Drummer, Chasing the Ice Cream Truck, The Vampire Slayer Parody and The Festival Makers – Reality Series. She is currently shopping these projects.

Past Projects:
Ladies of Gospel – City of Refuge, CA – 8,000 attendees (Worked in Marketing & Promotions); Next Great Drummer Search – Spaun Drum Co – 5,000 attendees (Produced); Singer: House of Blues Sunday Brunches & Performance Choir (Singer & Choir Manager)

Specialties & Current Projects: 
Next Great Drummer Int’l Search –www.nextgreatdrummer.com – Is It YOU? Co-Founder with Eric Seats
Eric Seats & The Next Great Drummer All Stars CD & Tour – In Process
Eric Seats – Projects Sidioo Recording/Video Shoot – 2016 -– In 
Maricopa AZ Annual Music Festival - 2014
Photowars Online Contest
O’Jon Enterprises – Property Investments & Management - www.ojonenterprises.net

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