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Nas, Steve Stoute, Ben Horowitz, And More Join To Award $500K To Hip-Hop 'Contributors Who Didn’t Get What They Deserved'

It’s one thing to put the spotlight on Hip-Hop culture, but it’s another to properly give its pioneers their dues. Nas, Steve Stoute, Andreessen Horowitz co-founder Ben Horowitz, and his wife, Felicia Horowitz, have joined forces to not only pay homage to Hip-Hop greats but also provide financial support. The group is behind the first-ever Hip Hop Grandmaster Awards, which is set to honor artists Rakim and Scarface, according to The Paid in Full Foundation’s website. Of the event’s proceeds, 100% w ill go to the foundation’s programs “ to support hip hop greats and other creatives.”

Ngozi Nwanji

Oct 23, 2023

Drake, Michael B. Jordan, And Steve Stoute Become Co-Owners Of Thirty Five Ventures' Pickleball Team

Kevin Durant and Rich Kleiman’s pickleball team has three new investors. Boardroom reports that Drake, Michael B. Jordan, and Steve Stoute have become co-owners in Thirty Five Ventures’ (35V’s) Brooklyn Aces.

Ngozi Nwanji

Jul 20, 2023

Jim Jones Wants To Educate The Youth On Financial Literacy: 'I Didn’t Have Any Mentorship In That Area As A Kid'

Jim Jones is on the list of rappers who have ventured into becoming businessmen. And, while he’s building his acumen in the space as an adult, he’s advocating for the younger generation to tap into financial literacy as soon as possible.

Ngozi Nwanji

Jun 29, 2022

UnitedMasters, Hit-Boy Announce New Marketplace For Beats To Help Producers Take Creative Ownership

Searching for beats can be a daunting task for musicians, but this new platform aims to make it an easier process. UnitedMasters and Grammy Award-winning producer Hit-Boy have joined forces for Beat Exchange — a curated marketplace to buy and sell beats — per a press release shared with AfroTech.

Ngozi Nwanji

May 5, 2022

TikTok Inks First Music Distribution Deal to Help Creators Secure the Bag

As TikTok receives bids from potential buyers like Microsoft and Oracle, it has announced its first music distribution deal with UnitedMasters. According to TechCrunch , the partnership will amplify TikTok’s ability to help music go viral. In addition, the deal will help indie artists distribute their music directly to music streaming services. “TikTok artists who are creating music in their bedrooms today will be featured in the Billboard charts tomorrow,” said Ole Obermann, global head of Music at TikTok. “Our mission is to help those artists achieve their creative potential and success. This partnership with UnitedMasters gives us a turn-key solution to help artists who are born on TikTok to reach their fans on every music service.” In the past year, already released tracks like Princess Nokia’s “I Like Him,” K Camp’s “Renegade,” and Rasheeda’s “Marry Me” have all exploded thanks to the app users’ funny remakes and dances. However, emerging artists like BMW Kenny (the voice...

Niki McGloster

Aug 19, 2020