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TrillerVerz: Swizz Beatz And Timbaland Announce The 'Biggest Creative IPO Of All Time'

Verzuz has held it down for the culture since its debut in 2020. Created by legendary record producers Swizz Beatz and Timbaland , Verzuz has continued to soar in popularity, and at one point, it even amassed over 136.5 million views for the music showdown battle between Brandy and Monica. Now Verzuz is leveling up on the financial side. Verzuz via Triller has plans to become a publicly-traded company on the stock market. Deadline reports, the deal will be made possible due to a reverse merger with SeaChange. Once the deal is finalized, “TrillerVerz” will become the new face and will be valued at an impressive $5 billion. TrillerVerz will trade under the ticker symbol ILLR on the Nasdaq. The merge will accomplish a shared goal to become “a leading AI-powered social media platform for content, creators & commerce,” and to “create a leading voice on the Web3.0 movement and embrace the power of decentralized systems to enable greater participation in the multi-hundred billion dollar...

Jan 10, 2022

9th Wonder To Teach Hip Hop Courses At The Roc Nation School Of Music, Sports & Entertainment

The Roc Nation School of Music, Sports, and Entertainment continues to grow! Billboard reports that 9th Wonder will join the school as a visiting professor and artist in residence. As an acclaimed R&B/Hip-Hop producer, 9th Wonder will teach courses in Hip-Hop history along with the making of an album utilizing his current research in connection with the Loeb Library at Harvard University. He also brings a plethora of personal experiences to the table for the role. “Music changed my life and opened doors for me in ways that I never could have imagined, so it’s only right that we impart our knowledge to help the next generation of ambitious leaders,” said 9th Wonder in a statement to Billboard. “I’m truly honored to teach at the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment and look forward to equipping these students with the tools to break barriers in their own lives and careers.” Some of his early credits include production work on Jay-Z’s “The Black Album” and Destiny Child’s...

May 25, 2021