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Meet Wilson “Scoop” Comeaux III of Aux Legacy in Long Beach

Today we’d like to introduce you to Wilson “Scoop” Comeaux III.

So, before we jump into specific questions about your career, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I started as a rapper but refer to myself as an Emcee because my music has substance and many elements, including storytelling. In 2015, I was selected to be apart of project with Snoop Dogg that landed me on the Puff Puff Pass Tour. Unfortunately, I didn’t have enough work to sustain that momentum afterward. So I ended up back working a 9 to 5. In 2017, I was let go from my job at LAX and decided to use the money I had saved to invest in myself. (By the way, I was living out of my car the whole time since before tour)… I purchased a Drone and a Canon, with the idea that I would have the tools to create content for my music (visuals). I’ve always had a love for being behind the lens, so naturally, I started learning how to shoot. I started practicing on my family and friends, supporting their brands and/or events.

Soon enough, I realized I should probably start monetizing it. I turned my personal Instagram page into what is now my official photography page. Once I start promoting in a serious manner, the demand inclined. Fast forward, I ended up rubbing elbows with like-minded individuals who inspired me to really showcase my ideas. February of this year, I curated an Awards show called, the COCOA Awards, which is a “Celebration Of Culture & Outstanding Achievements.” I awarded my new found peers as a way to show my gratitude towards them. Being able to capture their talents and community work is an honor, and I put my all into producing a show that would not only celebrate them but also put them in the same room with other artist and activist that they may not have known. Since then, multiple people who attended have reached out to each other and collaborated. That makes me eladed.

Currently, I’m consistently building my portfolio with many musicians/artist who are well known and very relevant. I still shoot birthdays, weddings, etc. My long term goal as a photographer is to be the go-to guy for artist and/or companies who need my expertise, which btw are candid shots. As a producer, I would like to have my own production company and make my own films like the late great John Singleton. As an Artist, I want to build a core fanbase that will support me every time I release new content and support me as I tour the world! I believe I’m in alignment with my purpose and passion!

What were some of the biggest challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Being Homeless
Financial struggles
Going from Job to Job when all I ever wanted to do was be an Artist has been stressful, however, I’m proud of all the opportunities I’ve had in and out the studio. I’ve endured homelessness and gang activity. Nothing will test your character more. Now I’m completely fearless!

Aux Legacy – what should we know? What do you do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
I’m an Artist (write, rap, sing). I’m a Photographer (Freelancer). I specialize in events for other artists, capturing the best candids! Currently, that’s what I’m known for.

My company is Aux Legacy. The LAST three Letters of my LAST name. I am also the 3rd, the LAST. So basically I used to always think there was some kind of curse on my last name because my life seemed so worthless. Still, I always felt like there was something special in me specifically that would surface and change the narrative of my family. So this is my way of doing so. I’m most proud of The Award shows that I produced because that’s annual, so it has longevity. The quality that sets me apart from most would have to be my fearlessness to be transparent and even laugh at myself first. Another thing I think is that I take 100% accountability for every circumstance in my life.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
The COCOA Awards.

Contact Info:

  • Email: shootbyscoop@gmail.com
  • Instagram: @auxlegacy

Image Credit:
@CreativeNLB @sang2em @CapturedbyGwin

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