“For me to be a creator I want to make sure that the story not only just applies for me, but for other people that are watching .. that they also feel seen” ” - Ty Cole

Meet Tyler Rodriguez, better known as Ty Cole. He is a media personality and creator of his own brand Luxury Tax. As a kid, he was always inspired by 106 and park. He would recreate his own top ten videos and pretend he was hosting his very own show.  He knew one day his dreams would come to fruition.

After graduating from Lasell University with a communications degree, he made it his goal to start networking with people in the media industry. Although he was were he wanted to bey, but he didn’t necessarily know where he would fit in. A friend suggested that should have his own radio show, which set him on a life changing path. . Shortly after volunteering for a Gwinnin Gives event in the summer of 2018, he began working for Your Voice Magazine as a blogger and media correspondent. He interviewed a ton of celebrities such as Lady Luck, Angela Yee, Loni Love, Manolo Rose & many more.

Still interested in starting his own brand, he branched off and created Luxury Tax. It’s a digital experience that covers entertainment, lifestyle, culture, and all things that occur with media. Currently, he has his own radio show called Luxury Tax Radio with StationHead and is a team assistant at Viacom.

To learn more about Ty Cole check out the episode of “The 411” on Hip Hop Film Festival IGTV to learn more about this talented creative.

written by Armiel Chandler for Harlem Film House