Kevin Liles Honored By The Fortune Society In New York

Warner Music Group

Executive Vice-President and Hip-Hop entrepreneur Kevin Liles will be honored

by The Fortune Society, one of the preeminent ex-prisoner services and advocacy

organizations in the country.

According to The Fortune Society, Liles will be honored for

his “hands on approach” in helping ex-prisoners "turn their

lives around.”

Defense attorney Myron Beldock of Beldock Levine & Hoffman

is being honored for his 35 years of legal service and for “protecting

the legal rights of persons enmeshed in the criminal justice system.”

The Fortune Society was founded in 1967 and honors individuals

who have devoted themselves to helping former prisoners re-enter society.

Liles started his career as an executive at Def Jam in 1991

and rose from mailroom clerk to President and CEO of Def Jam in just five years.

He left Def Jam to accept the Executive Vice President post

at Warner Music Group in Aug. of 2004.

Liles’ is currently touring to promote his recently released

inspirational book “Make It Happen : The Hip-Hop Generation Guide to Success

by Kevin Liles” with Samantha Marshall.

Tickets to the event are priced at $150.00. The event takes

place at The Prince George Ballroom at the Prince George Hotel in New York,

on Nov. 1 from 6:30pm–8:30pm.