16 questions for: Garron Gibbs

Garron Gibbs is the owner and editor of ConcreteCakes.com, a publication that promotes entrepreneurship and professional artistry among urban youth. He was born and raised in Philadelphia and only left briefly to attend college at Howard University. After graduating in 2008 with a B.A in Communications Management, Garron returned to Philly to pursue a career in Media Sales. After working for 4 years at Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, he decided to venture out on his own to start ConcreteCakes.com and Concrete Cakes Digital Marketing (CCDM), a boutique marketing firm that services small to mid-size businesses.

Most people describe you as: A wannabe comedian

People would be surprised to know that: I used to write poetry and was published as a child

What is your drink of choice? Hennessy

Where is your happy place? A tropical beach somewhere I’ve never been

What is your biggest regret? Not reconciling with my father before he passed away

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? My inability to dunk

What do you consider your greatest achievement? Telling the 9 to 5 world to kick rocks.

Which trait do you most value in another person? Dependability

If you could interview anyone, past or present, who would it be? Malcolm X

Favorite Movie? Too many to name but some of them include Spike Lee joints, The Godfather 1&2, City of God, Super Bad, Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead, and just about every classic Black film from the 90s.

What TV show is currently your DVR/On Demand obsession? The Walking Dead and Boardwalk Empire

What is your guilty pleasure?  Nirvana

The worst thing anyone said or did to you is: Nothing that deep. I don’t usually attract too much negative attention

I believe in: Jesus Christ and Collective Progression

If you could travel back in time, where would you go?  August 2004, The start of my freshman year at Howard University.

What is your motto or inspiration? I’m inspired by people who choose to pursue their dreams instead of settling for mediocrity.