Joshua Bermudez, dubbed “Hollywood Pompeii,” was born in Coney Island, Brooklyn. Because they all grew up in Coney Island, Pompeii is close to D. Chambers and Nems FYL. He became interested in rap after his mother gave him The Fugees’ “The Score” album, which introduced him to the genre and made him fall in love with it.
At the age of 12, Pompeii was so into music and wanted to be a rapper that he wrote a letter to Diddy and Mase and sent it to Bad Boy’s New York office in the hopes of being recognized. He was influenced by Mase, the city’s top rapper at the time. He chose Pompeii when he realized he needed a name, and his cousin gave him the name Hollywood because he was always acting in Hollywood; therefore, Hollywood Pompeii was born.
Pompeii chose to stop rapping and focus on the business side of the game. Carlos Brown, a consultant for QC and Boosie, spent three years traveling with Pompeii before picking up his camera. Pompeii developed a passion for filming and would do it whenever he had the chance. After some time and improving his technique, he began filming music videos for artists such as Lil Boosie, Kevin Gates, Lil Baby, Casanova 2X, Meztheprod, Rob49, G9, PBE Pluto, and others.
Hollywood Pompeii has worked his way up from the ground up and now shoots music videos for some of the biggest stars in the music industry. While building a great career as a cameraman, Pompeii hopes to one day put his son in a position to take over and continue his family’s legacy.
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