Wayne Barrow

Wayne Barrow is an American film producer, talent manager and businessman.[1] He is the founder and co-owner with Mark Pitts of ByStorm Entertainment.[2][3] He currently serves as the CEO of Barrow Films[4] CEO of Brooklyns Finest, Inc, CEO of StormTroopers Entertainment and Vice Chairman of The Christopher Wallace Memorial Foundation.[5]

Wayne Barrow
Wayne Barrow and Miguel backstage at the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon
Born (1965-04-02) April 2, 1965 (age 57)
OccupationTalent manager, film producer, businessman
Years active1991–present
EmployerByStorm Entertainment
Barrow Films
Notorious Ventures
Known forManager of The Notorious B.I.G. and J. Cole, Producer of Notorious, Blue, Kicks, BIGGIE: I Got A Story To Tell and City Of Lies.
ChildrenCheyenne Barrow
Nina Barrow


Barrow began his career as a hospital corpsman in the United States Navy as a petty officer.[4] After serving 8 years in the Navy, Barrow began a new career in the music business by teaming up with Mark Pitts, where he managed business operations of his company, Mark Pitts Management.[6] Their clients included Changing Faces, Shyne, Queen Pen, LooN, NAS[7] and the Notorious B.I.G. He secured a deal with EMI Publishing with Aqil Davidson of Wreckx-N-Effect.

In 1998, he became the president of Bystorm Entertainment, a record label that he founded with Mark Pitts, to sign up-and-coming artists. He signed rapper Tracey Lee and launched his debut album, “Many Faces”, with the Universal Records which gave the initial success to the company. The album sold 500,000 copies. They entered into a joint venture with RCA Records and signed Miguel,[8] Mali-Music, Ro-James, and J.Cole.[9]

Wayne Barrow and Voletta Wallace at Biggie Night at the Barclays Center

Barrow has also produced movies, including Notorious,[10][11] Blue, Kicks, BIGGIE I Got A Story To Tell and City Of Lies.[12][13] During his career, he has managed the recording artists such as Wreckx-N-Effect, J.Cole, Miguel, Loon, Shyne, Ro-James, Kardinal Offishall, Biggie Smalls[14] and The Notorious B.I.G.[15][16]


Year Album Artist Credit
2017 War & Leisure Miguel Associate Producer
2017 The Transition of Mali Mali Music Associate Executive Producer
2017 Hip-Hop History: The Collection Producer
2016 Eldorado Ro James Associate Producer
2016 20 Years - The Box Set Producer
2015 Wildheart Miguel Associate Producer
2013 Born Sinner J. Cole Management
2012 R&B: The Collection Producer
2012 Kaleidoscope Dream Miguel Executive Producer
2010 All I Want Is You Miguel Executive Producer
2009 Notorious Executive Producer, A&R
2007 Running Your Mouth The Notorious B.I.G. Executive Producer
2007 Greatest Hits The Notorious B.I.G. Executive Producer, Producer
2005 Duets: The Final Chapter The Notorious B.I.G. Producer, Executive Producer


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  6. ^ Group, Vibe Media (December 2000). Vibe. Vibe Media Group. p. 57. Wayne Barrow Mark Pitts.
  7. ^ Chang, Justin (2005-08-26). "Nas". Variety. Retrieved 2018-04-17.
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  9. ^ Ramirez, Erika (18 August 2011). "J. Cole Premieres Debut Album at NYC Listening Session". Billboard.
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  11. ^ "NOTORIOUS: Producer Wayne Barrow Q & A Part 1 | OnSMASH". OnSMASH. Retrieved 2018-04-17.
  12. ^ "Open auditions for Notorious film". 2007-08-10. Retrieved 2018-04-17.
  13. ^ Group, Vibe Media (September 2008). Vibe. Vibe Media Group.
  14. ^ "Biggie Biopic in the Works". E! Online. Retrieved 2018-04-17.
  15. ^ "Movie producers seeking their own Notorious B.I.G." Retrieved 2018-04-17.
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