Legendary music icon Nile Rodgers gave Mongo Slade his first opportunity when he signed him as part of a rap group called F.O.D. Achieving only marginal success in the early 2000's, the group was put on hiatus and Mongo Slade soon rebranded himself the Hip Hop Life Coach
From 2005 until 2014 Mongo Slade has been writing and producing music for youtube skits, tv shows and films. Additionally, Mongo has facilitated marketing campaigns for several major brands and produced and performed in commercials for Reebok, Pepsi, HBO, Twix and FOX Sports just to name a few.
In 2010 Mongo Slade published his first book titled Dreams 2 Reality which was written to inspire people to overcome their adversity and live their dreams. Mongo Slade is currently the national spokesperson for the D2R LIVE movement which was created to provide more opportunities for more aspiring artists and entrepreneurs who need them.