Upon first glance Glenn Toby's humble and grounded nature may mask the track record of a man responsible for much of the Hollywood success of rapper/actor LL Cool J, and a the partner with Founder Alonzo Shavers in Infinite Sports Technology and Total Entertainment Athlete Management a sports agency that has represented over 25 NFL players, and a musical genius who has collaborated with the likes of R. Kelly to name a few. Without a doubt, this entrepreneur's athletic and entertainment ventures land him among the top tier of power players, but it is his nonprofit organizations which propel him into a league of his own.
During the early ‘80s Glenn Toby burst onto the scene and right alongside it, he grabbed the mic and spit more than just a verse or two. Known as ‘Sweety G', Glenn began his career rhyming with the likes of Doug E. Fresh, Biz Markie, Treacherous 3, Boogie Boys, Cipher Sounds, Disco Twins, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Kurtis Blow, and of course Run DMC.
After garnering a place in music, the Brooklynite stretched his talent to create dance and house music internationally and shortly after established Glenn's Grooves Productions. Even though he produced and wrote works for Sybil, Melba Moore, Rapper Saigon (Entourage HBO ), Positive-K, and a host of national television and radio commercials, Glenn knew early on that his calling was beyond pure entertainment.
In 1998 Glenn founded the Book Bank Foundation in an effort to boost literacy among the nation's youth - with a specific emphasis on inner city children. Providing tutoring, alternative education, career development and special projects such as celebrity readings, the Book Bank Foundation aims to improve the quality of education and life for the most helpless victims of this country's unequal social and economic system. Because the foundation exists strictly nonprofit, Glenn and his associates seek corporate and individual sponsors to continue funding the books, qualified teachers and programs delivered to the children everyday.
In addition to the foundation, Glenn works relentlessly to collect and distribute clothing, food and toys for the homeless. In the past, he also was named Harvard Man Of The Year 2007, participated in the Camp Cool-J project, Americorps, and the Jerry Lewis Foundation; the Book Bank Foundation was only a natural progression.
Today, students across the nation from Duke University to community colleges have the privilege of hearing first hand the story of a warrior. As a guest speaker, Glenn travels around the country sharing his long road to success – including 8 years of his childhood spent on the streets of New York.
And perhaps it is this sense of character and conviction which earn him the trust of over 25 NFL players such as Assante Samuels, Josh Evans, Damien Robinson and Chester Taylor. Via his company, Infinite Sports Technology, Glenn and his partner Alonzo Shavers provide full scale client services which include contract negotiations, publicity, marketing and legal assistance. And while negotiating these peripheral contracts for his well established athletes, Glenn still finds time to shape the musical careers of new artists such as his latest protégé, Saigon . As a former member of the LL Cool J management team, the multifaceted businessman is able to provide the proper guidance and support for an aspiring emcee already earning the respect of everyone from Jay-Z to Dougie Fresh.
For Glenn Toby, the accolades of success can continue without end. In 2003 he contributed a chapter in “The Souls of My Brothers; Black Men Break Their Silence, Tell Their Truths, and Heal Our Spirits”, a book edited by Dawn Marie Daniels and Candace Sandy. A collaboration of excerpts written by several distinct African American males, the book provides insight into the hardships and eventual epiphany of the men who surpassed all odds.