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JAY-Z Enters the Cannabis Industry as Chief Brand Strategist For Caliva

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The billions just keep on ringing in for Hov! JAY-Z, a Renaissance Man of many hats, is now getting into the business of bud by signing on as the Chief Brand Strategist of cannabis consumer product company Caliva. View this post on Instagram ‪Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter enters into long-term partnership with Caliva, named Chief Brand […]

Big Business, Kid: Meek Mill is Now Part Owner of Lids

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Meek Mill is prepping for one busy summer. With a new Amazon Prime Video docuseries premiering in August and the kickoff of his Legendary Nights Tour with Future, YG, Mustard and Megan Thee Stallion soon after, the Championships rapper will now be adding a major business deal to his schedule now that he’s officially been […]

Remembering the Business of Nipsey Hussle: From Entertainer to Entrepreneur

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As police proceed to investigate the untimely death of rapper Nipsey Hussle, the hip hop community grieves the loss of an artist who will leave far more than a musical legacy. While many entertainers enter into business ventures, few have developed as diverse business portfolios as Nipsey Hussle. In addition to his clothing line, had […]

What’s Beef? In-N-Out Is Suing PUMA Over Burger Joint-Inspired Sneakers

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Beef is usually associated with a never-ending cycle in Hip-Hop that involves rappers feuding about, well, nothing that’s ever really worth fighting over to begin with. However, it looks like popular Cali-based fast food chain In-N-Out is picking a fight of their own with sneaker stalwart PUMA over a pair of shoes that strike an […]

Payless Expected to Shut Down All U.S. Locations by the Start of Summer

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It was all good just a few months ago! Beloved discount footwear retailer Payless Shoesource was all fun and games back in December when the brand’s viral “Palessi” prank fooled L.A. influencers into purchasing $20 shoes for upwards of $600, but now it unfortunately looks like the brand is in a situation that’s no laughing […]

You’ll Soon Be Able to Legally Cop Fake Supreme — Well, in Shanghai at Least

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Imagine a Supreme store that’s three stories high, sells everything from streetwear to beauty products and has a prime location in the core shopping district of China’s most populated city. Sounds promising, right? Well, not if you like authentic Supreme gear. According to HYPEBEAST, the “legal fake” imprint known as Supreme Italia is opening up […]

The Weeknd’s Creative Team Launch ‘HXOUSE’ Initiative to Give Innovators Exclusive Professional Development Tools

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Many music fans fell in love with The Weeknd after he debuted his critically-acclaimed first mixtape House of Balloons. Now, the Canadian crooner and his creative team are bringing you another “house” worth checking out, curated especially for those that consider themselves to be creatives. Advertisement With HXOUSE, The Weeknd’s Creative Director La Mar Taylor […]

Nappy Roots Extends Their Music Empire Into ’40Akerz & a Brew’ Business Venture

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Kentucky-bred, GRAMMY-nominated hip-hop collective Nappy Roots is building on their Southern rap empire by launching a new company that will produce craft beer and also dabble into television production. The 40Akerz & a Brew business venture originally derived from the group’s home brewery, Atlantucky, which introduced two craft beers in 2017 at Atlanta-based Monday Night […]

Kanye West’s Office Robbed

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Sometime in the middle of the night, an unknown suspect pried open a door to Kanye West‘s Calabasas, California office building, making off with several laptop and desktop computers worth over $20,000. West’s team says it has since replaced all of the computers and believes the robbery was an inside job. West has lost a computer before. On The Life of […]

LeBron James Inks Reality TV Deal With CNBC

LeBron James just continues to score big wins both on and off the court. Fresh from reportedly signing a contract extension with Nike brand worth $1 Billion, King James has another big deal under his belt. It is being revealed that the 31-year-old has inked a deal with CNBC to create a reality show titled […]

Apple Buys Rights To Technology That Reads Emotions In Faces

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Today it has been announced that tech giant Apple has acquired Emotient, the startup company that uses artificial intelligence to read your emotions by analyzing facial expressions. According to Andrew Moore, dean of computer science at Carnegie Mellon, the new technology, called deep neutral networks -network of software and hardware that can approximate the web […]

Finish Line Plans to Close Over 150 Stores in Next Four Years

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Looks like Finish Line could be Faneto….   Sneaker retailer Finish Line just wrapped up its below average third quarter earnings report, and it sounds like the company could be faneto and on the last leg. Advertisement IndyStar reports that Finish Line has announced plans to close up to 150 of its doors over the course of […]

Comedian Arsenio Hall Will Host “BET Honors”

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Comedian Arsenio Hall will host the ninth annual BET Honors premiering February 23rd on BET. The star-studded night will honor five distinguished African Americans performing at exceptional levels in the areas of art, music, theater, technology and business. The ceremony will be taped on Saturday, January 23rd at the historic Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. […]