According to sources, the NBA Board of Governors has reportedly approved Michael Jordan’s sale of his majority stake in the Charlotte Hornets to an ownership group led by Rick Schnall and Gabe Plotkin.
Jul 24, 2023
Big changes are being made in the sports world. Michael Jordan has reportedly agreed to sell his majority stake in the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets for $3 billion, according to ESPN.
Jun 16, 2023
Remember back when J. Cole was in Mohammad’s crib? Well, if you don’t, the rapper reminisced about him on his 2013 “Power Trip” record.
Dec 23, 2022
Some individuals rely on a stacked resume to prove why they are worthy of a position. However, for Maurice Slade, his love for music has overshadowed the value of any bullet point. Slade was recently appointed as SoundCloud’s Head of Marketing, Artist Relations, where he will cultivate the artist-to-fan relationship. Of course, he is well positioned for this role as he previously played a hand in the branding and marketing strategies for Hip-Hop artists Travis Scott and 21 Savage while working under Epic Records. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Maurice Slade (@squarebiz)
Oct 4, 2022
Ari Lennox has applied “Pressure” since she stepped foot in the industry. Yet, it came at a cost that has proven to pay off.
Oct 3, 2022
J. Cole is continuing to add to his list of accomplishments. In a tweet, NBA 2K introduced the rapper as its NBA 2K23 DREAMER Edition Cover Athlete. And, although he’s had quite the accomplishments already, it seems J. Cole was still in disbelief after the announcement. This shit crazy. NBA2K23 cover. 🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯 DREAMER @NBA2K pic.twitter.com/x42onadqMq — J. Cole (@JColeNC) September 1, 2022
Sep 1, 2022
Since J.Cole founded his label Dreamville Records in 2007, he’s proven that he has a skilled ear for discovering new talent. From Ari Lennox to JID, the lyricist has built an impressive roster. One of the artists who flew on Cole’s radar early on is Bas, who signed to Dreamville in 2014. View this post on Instagram A post shared by AfroTech (@afro.tech) Grab your tickets to AfroTech Conference. Although the Sudanese rapper is one of the label’s entrusted signees, he has previously been transparent about coming from humble beginnings.
Jul 25, 2022
Hip-Hop is big business. What was once considered a niche musical sound has become the soundtrack of our lives. And the genre’s best-known artists have become all the richer for it. “Hip-hop has, and always will, set trends,” says Kim Kaupe, founder of the creative agency Bright Ideas Only, to Variety. “Brands realize they can no longer sit on the sidelines and test what ‘might’ work. They need to be in the mix testing partnerships and trends before they have the data to back it up.” Certainly, too, some rappers do far better than others — and indie rappers, like Tech N9ne, can still make a six-figure salary for themselves. According to Variety, Tech N9ne’s earnings come from an eight-figure digital catalog deal — a deal that was previously unreported to mainstream outlets. But, as one might imagine, the marquee-name rappers — like Drake and Kanye — make the biggest bucks. What’s more, rappers who diversify their portfolios — like Jay-Z and Wiz Khalifa — can continue to make money...
Mar 4, 2022
Born Jermaine Cole in Frankfurt, West Germany, J. Cole has gone on to become one of the most successful rappers in the industry today. He first rose to prominence with the release of “The Come Up” in 2007, which brought him to the attention of none other than Jay-Z. But it was only after he went on tour with Drake that his popularity really exploded. J. Cole has been celebrated for his storytelling and lyrical abilities since the release of his debut mixtape “The Come Up” in 2007. The project featured a song called “Dollar & A Dream” and he sold it on college campuses for $1, according to Trapital. Drawn to the hustle, he caught the attention of rap legend Jay-Z. He became the first artist signed to Roc Nation in 2009, prior to releasing two more critically acclaimed mixtapes “The Warm Up” and “Friday Night Lights.” It’s estimated that he earned $3 million for his “Dollar & A Dream” tour. In 2011, after the release of his first album, Cole opened for Drake on his sold-out “Club...
Jan 28, 2022
This is where music and technology intersect! Timbaland’s Beatclub is set to become the first music-tech startup to be invited to join the IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator, a mentorship program dedicated to providing startups with data protection, privacy, and security solutions while pushing for advancement in the startup ecosystem. The premier global marketplace for music creators was co-founded by legendary producer, Timbaland, alongside his longtime manager, Gary Marella. “At Beatclub we leverage the hyper ledger fabric and smart contracts to underpin all of our business processes and transactions across our marketplace,” said Eric Czar , Chief Technology Officer at Beatclub, in an official press release shared with AfroTech. “Our participation in IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator will enable us to continue our development work as we automate the self-executing license terms for our music products and enable all of our transactions to be fully transparent and trackable, all while...
Sep 15, 2021
J. Cole’s Dreamville label is making major expansion moves with its newly launched multi-disciplinary media division. Today, Dreamville Records announced the launch of Dreamville Ventures — a new multi-disciplinary media division — and Dreamville Studios — a content studio slated to produce original and co-produced content — to broaden the label’s operations, Variety reports . View this post on Instagram A post shared by Dreamville (@dreamville) Joining the company’s ventures to lead the new division is Damien Scott — who will serve as president of Dreamville — and Candace Rodney — who will serve as Dreamville’s executive vice president and president of Dreamville Studios. Prior to his new position, Scott worked as Editor-in-Chief and VP of Content and Development at Complex Media where he helped launch the ComplexCon. In addition to that, Rodney previously worked as Senior VP of Development at Wilmore Films and other big-name companies such as Sony Pictures Television, Lionsgate...
Oct 12, 2020
In lieu of recent changes to normal life, artists have found creative ways to entertain the masses. This week, Tidal joins the fun. The global streaming service is launching “ At Home with Tidal, ” a series of free, daily live streams for music fans. Essentially, Tidal is digging through its digital crates to give exclusive live performances of the hottest artists in music, including Tidal owner JAY-Z, Beyoncé, Lil Wayne, and J. Cole. Starting today (March 25), viewers can enjoy 12-hour live streams of uninterrupted sets. And honestly, the lineup is exceptional. It spans R&B, Hip Hop, Latin, Pop, and Electronic genres. The full schedule is as follows: Wednesday (3/25) – Latin Featuring Jennifer Lopez, Daddy Yankee, CNCO, Romeo Santos, and more Thurs (3/26) – Pop Featuring Lizzo, Rosalia, The Chainsmokers, Bazzi, Dermot Kennedy, and more Friday (3/27) – Electronic Featuring deadmau5, Daft Punk, Kaskade, Marshmello, Cashmere Cat, and more Saturday (3/28) – Hip Hop Featuring JAY-Z, J....
Mar 25, 2020