Tag: business

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10 things to do BY 35 you’ll be GLAD you did at 50!

This is specifically for people in and out of the industry under 35 because you are not yet stuck in your ways and afraid of change. While it may seem like it will take forever to get from the age…

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UPDATE on Man Beating “Teen” on Train

After the great, heartfelt and touching story that I wrote about the lost art of fathers and sons in the black community for the initial video, trying to make a long-awaited and much-needed point, turns out the young dude that…

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Industry Vet Chris Pringle has Passed

Chris Pringle, a veteran music industry and entertainment executive best known for his promotion work at Uptown, Cold Chillin, Warner Brothers, Qwest, RCA and Scotti Bros. Records passed away on Monday, June 8…he was 48. News of his unfortunate passing…

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ASCAP Goes After 7 Venues for Copyright Infringement

ASCAP announced that it has filed seven separate copyright infringement actions against bars and restaurants nationwide, arising out of the unauthorized public performance of its members’ copyrighted musical works. “Music is enormously valuable to bars and restaurants, creating an emotional connection…

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A$AP Rocky Talks Life, Death of Friend, and Orgies

A$AP Rocky, who is been very vocal as of late about the women has been with, stopped by Hot 97 to talk about a lot more with Ebro, Peter Rosenberg, Laura. The Harlem rapper talks about creating musical magic in…

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Did Jay Z Use the Freddie Gray Tragedy to Sell Tidal?

During a classic freestyle where Jay Z went at YouTube, Spotify, and society about the way we treat and/or look at black business men such as himself, he so eloquently rhymed, “Lucy you got some explaining to do, the only one they…

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Shawn Wayans Talks Family, Real Friends, and the Industry

Shawn Wayans, who grew up in New York, stopped by Hot 97 to talk about his comedy tour. The actor/comedian sat down with Ebro, Peter Rosenberg, and Laura Stylez and discussed his famous family, the nature of the business, and…