"Life is a journey with no right or wrong direction, just many paths with many corresponding lessons"
Tarik Ei8ht Turner
Author and President of Ei8ht Street Funding
Once known for being featured on major media outlets such as; Forbes, USA Today, TMZ, MediaTakeOut, Bossip, BET, MTV, FUSE, XXL, The Source, Uptown Magazine, Juicy Magazine, Sister 2 Sister Magazine, Vibe, and many more, Tarik “Ei8ht” Turner has converted from the most publicized radio show host over a 5 year span, to author, public speaker and real estate Entrepreneur. After experiencing success with his self created radio platform Street Disciplez Radio, in 2013 he was nominated for an EOTM award in the category for” Outstanding Radio Show Host”.
After shifting his focus from Entertainment to creating positive content that could be used to change the lives of millions, Ei8ht took time out to study Family Development through a program at Cornell University. Through this program he gained a better understanding of how to service and inspire the youth from a family based approach.
After countless hours of study and research he would go on to write his first book titled Changing My Perspective. Although it was only his first book, it was met with praise by many and was even added to the Green State Prison Reform Curriculum with the hopes of inspiring the prisoners and creating positive change in their patterns and behaviors.
Dedicating his time to servicing inner city youth Ei8ht would go on to speak and lecture at locations such
as the Mayor’s office in New York City and the Spofford Correctional facility, a juvenile detention center also based in NYC. Delivering an inspired message centered around empowering individuals to reach their full potential while maintaining a strong since of self, his message has touched the lives of many people from various backgrounds and economical statuses.
With the intention of expanding his reach to include building up communities from a real estate stand point, he started his own commercial mortgage firm, Ei8ht Street Funding. This firm focuses on facilitating loans for commercial real estate projects. Ei8ht Street Funding has funded loans for large commercial developments nationwide as well as rental and bridge loan products.