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Stevie J May Be A 'Love & Hip Hop' Legend, But His $5M Net Worth Shows He's More Than His TV Persona

Love it or hate it, some people will live in infamy based on their public personas. From their on-air antics to the impacts (good or bad) they’ve made on culture, there’s a cohort of people who have a special gift of making a lasting impression — one way or another. Hitmaker Stevie J is in that category. Born Steven Aaron Jordan, Stevie J is a record producer, DJ, and most currently known as a television personality. He rose in the music industry in the early 1990s as a member of Puffy’s Hitmen squad, an ensemble of producers curated by Diddy. His time with Bad Boy was well spent as he was the musical mastermind behind some of Hip-Hop’s greatest hits, like “Mo Money Mo Problems,” “Honey,” and “I’ll Be Missing You,” for which he won a Grammy. Throughout the 1990s, the New York native had a string of hits that made him a bonafide hitman with consecutive Billboard chart rankings. With music as his first love and passion, Stevie J rose to success and amassed a net worth of $5 million,...

Oct 31, 2022

Reality TV Star Karlie Redd Secures Multi-Million Dollar Deal With 'Cryptocurrency Label' Legacy Records

Karlie Redd is the latest from “Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta” to secure a major win in the music industry. The reality TV star has signed a global multi-million dollar deal with “cryptocurrency label” Legacy Records, a record label that pays its artists in cryptocurrency, according to a press release. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Legacy Records (@legacyrecords) The new signee is Legacy Records’ first female artist. Earlier this month, the label hosted an exclusive red-carpet dinner event in Atlanta to kick off Redd’s record deal and to preview her new music. The guest lineup included fellow “Love & Hip-Hop” stars Rasheeda and Kirk Frost and Jhonni Blaze, as well as entertainment lawyer Navarro Gray , Chief Creative Officer Walid Azami , Redd’s manager Ryan Fionda and the label’s CEO Keishia McLeod. “What intrigued me most about Karlie is her hustle and versatility,” McLeod said in the press release. “ It’s admiring because she truly understands the importance of a...

Nov 22, 2021

'LHHATL' Star Helps Over 500 Women Start Businesses During COVID-19

Black women uplifting other Black women during this time is beyond admirable. Sierra Gates, reality star of VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” and owner of The Glam Shop in Atlanta, has been known to show her support for other women entrepreneurs. Now she wants to use her platform to spotlight rising Black women entrepreneurs. Her motivation for this initiative is her desire to inspire others who have encountered their own obstacles to level up. Gates herself has dealt with homelessness, teenage pregnancy, amongst other odds stacked against her, but she was able to use her business mindset to rise above it and she wants to encourage other women to do the same. In light of COVID-19, Gates has been using her beauty business expertise to usher Black women into entrepreneurship by teaching them micro-blading beauty practices, offering access to vendors as they purchase products to sell online, as well as a variety of courses, Black Enterprise reports . According to Gates, she’s been in...

Jun 9, 2020