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Snoop Dogg Provides New Details About 1996 Meeting Between Tupac & Nas (Video)

On September 4, 1996, the MTV Video Music Awards took place at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, and Suge Knight were in Manhattan

Steve Stoute Explains Why He Took Nas From The Underground To The Mainstream (Video)

Music industry veteran Steve Stoute recently launched UnitedMasters, a company that allows musicians to market directly to their fans across digital platforms. The service promotes artists keeping their master recordings

The Man Who Guided Nas’ Career Has $70 Million To Help Hip-Hop Artists Keep Their Masters

Master recordings are coveted in the music industry. In the 1980s and 1990s, many Hip-Hop artists signed contracts that gave away ownership of master recordings to record labels. With resources,

Puff Daddy Credits Nas With Saving Hip-Hop & More In A Bold Tribute Speech (Video)

More than 15 years ago, Nas and Puff Daddy made a triumphant anthem together in “Hate Me Now.” Appearing on Nas’ third album, I Am… the record symbolically closed out

The Details Behind Fast Food’s Most Famous Jingle Are Unsavory

The classic ad jingle contains two elements: a message and a tune. From a marketing standpoint, jingles are meant to get stuck in a listener’s head so as to initiate

Pusha T Has Written Vicious Verses…And An Iconic Fast Food Jingle (Video)

Pusha T’s catalog of hits includes “Grindin’,” “Mercy,” and “Runaway.” The Virginia Beach, Virginia MC has a discography that spans more than 15 years. However, the same week he released

Here’s a Side of Kanye West You May Have Never Seen…and It Might Just Be the Most Authentic (Video)

Kanye West is celebrated for fashion, art, braggadocio, rants, Kim and, most importantly, music. What is often overlooked, and possibly the thread through each of these elements, is his formidable

Eminem’s Breakthrough, Hurricane Katrina Covered In Part 4 Of The Tanning Of America (Video)

The final of four parts of Steve Stoute’s The Tanning Of America divides its time looking at the emergence of rapper-backed super-brands like Rocawear, Sean John, and Beats By Dre

Tommy Hilfiger Gear & Death Row Records’ Reign Covered In Part 3 Of The Tanning Of America (Video)

Yesterday (February 26), Steve Stoute’s week-long, four-part documentary series, The Tanning Of America, continued on Vh1. Part Three (“Gimme The Loot”), aired. The third installment highlighted commercial Hip-Hop’s plateau in

Harlem Fashion, Beastie Boys & Arsenio Hall Profiled In Part Two Of The Tanning Of America (Video)

Following yesterday’s (February 25) full stream of part one (of four), called “Word Is Bond,” from Steve Stoute’s The Tanning Of America documentary series on VH1, part two (titled “Fight

What Do Nas, Rick Rubin & Fab 5 Freddy Think Of Hip-Hop & Race? Watch Part One Of The Tanning Of America (Video)

Yesterday (February 24) kicked off Vh1’s five-part series on The Tanning Of America: One Nation Under Hip-Hop. The title, concept and vision is based on Steve Stoute’s recent book, which

Were you disappointed by the Grammys? Check out what Steve Stoute had to say about them.

  Steve Stoute has been one of the most powerful influences in hip-hop and multicultural entertainment for the better part of 2 decades.  Some know him for his infamous dust

Ever heard the name Steve Stoute? You definitely know his partner…Jay-Z. Even without the Jay affiliation Steve is one of the most powerful people in hip-hop. Check out this video to see why.

This is from a series called INFLUENCERS.  The description of the series is below. INFLUENCERS In-depth Series features Steve Stoute, Founder and CEO of Translation, a brand management firm that

Jay-Z has been on a massive promo tour for the launch of Decoded. If you've seen one interview you've seen them all. This Bloomberg piece is a little different. It's a look at Jay through the eyes of some of his most powerful friends and influences. Check it out.

The video is the latest episode of Bloomberg’s Game Changers series which has featured people like Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page and Sergey Brin (the founders of Google) and Steve Jobs.