"It started with a car. Now it’s about acceptance and love.”
Bruce M. Ryan, better known as OG Magnum, is a social media influencer, promoter, advocate and motivational speaker, and life of every party is shattering expectations and stereotypes.
As detailed in a June 29, 2017, Miami New Times article, OG Magnum first gained widespread fame as “the star of Florida rapper Plies' latest video, "Real Hitta"… with almost 9 million views since its release three weeks ago….” Since then, OG Magnum’s star has only continued to rise.
OG Magnum first came to attention in the custom car community in 2005 when he bought and customized his first Dodge Magnum, regularly attending shows and meet-ups throughout the southeast with his sons in tow. At that time he formed his first social media channel, Florida Whips, a YouTube account dedicated to showcasing the hottest cars on the street.
As OG Magnum showed up and gave respect to the people, they returned it in kind, embracing his message of love and acceptance without regard to class or color.
Over a decade later, OG Magnum is in demand as a promoter, producer, and performer for hip-hop music videos, car shows, and private events, as well as an influential promoter of lifestyle products.
A Social Media Phenomena with hundreds of millions of views on Instagram @og.magnum and Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat; OG Magnum and his one-of-a-kind, fully tricked out custom Dodge Magnum, guarantees to turn your shit up.
A long-time member of the national Nokturnal Car Club, OG Magnum was most recently named lead for Nokturnal’s newly formed North Florida Chapter.
OG Magnum is also the founder and CEO of the Florida Custom Car Association, an organization that represents the interests of custom car enthusiasts in the marketplace and before government regulators and policymakers.
OG Magnum, as Bruce Ryan, is also a career information technology professional with extensive experience in environmental public policy, having worked for The Trust for Public Land, Keep Florida Beautiful, Ocean Conservancy, and the National Speleological Society – Cave Diving Section, among others.
OG Magnum is a veteran, serving in the United States Navy for four years with Pacific and Mediterranean tours.
OG Magnum is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and Cardinal Gibbons High School, Ft. Lauderdale.