Knowing the difference between mixing business and personal relationships is key within the music industry, and for T.I., sacrificing a connection wasn’t worth the risk. What’s more, he says he turned down the opportunity to sign two of the hottest emcees of the current generation because he knew it would come with a price tag worth far more than money.
Jan 25, 2023
Kanye West’s quest to open stores in Yeezy is being backed by Young Thug. As AfroTech just told you, West shared on Instagram that he had plans to open Yeezy stores globally, beginning first with Atlanta, GA. “We are going to open a Yeezy stores worldwide starting in Atlanta,” West wrote in an iPhone Note posted on Instagram that has now been deleted. “Who would be best to open it? I’ll buy the land and or building. Then we gonna open up in every state and then internationally. Anyone who has over 10 years retail experience and is ready to change the world post your Instagram handle or store location in the comments and we’ll find you.”
Sep 2, 2022
Kevin Liles continues to make money moves in the music industry. In a recent press release, it was revealed that the independent label 300 Entertainment — which Liles heads up — has just been sold to Warner Music Group in a deal that’s reportedly worth $400 million. As part of the deal, Kevin Liles will be appointed Chairman & CEO across 300 and Elektra Music Group. And while the day-to-day operations of Elektra — which distributes Fueled By Ramen, Roadrunner Records, Low Country Sound, DTA Records, and Public Consumption — will continue to be run by Co-Presidents Mike Easterlin and Gregg Nadel. “At 300, we’re all about freedom – the freedom to create, the freedom to be intrapreneurs and entrepreneurs, the freedom to make music that changes the world,” he said in a statement provided in the press release. “Independence is in our DNA and the team at Warner is like family, which makes this a natural evolution for us to do bigger family business. It’s the perfect home for 300 artists...
Dec 16, 2021
If shooting your shot leads to a partnership with one of the world’s most innovative and successful entrepreneurs, you just might be onto something. On Tuesday, Oct. 19, Young Thug shared on his Twitter platform his interest to make Slime City “solar powered” with the help of Elon Musk. I wanna make Slime City solar powered wya @elonmusk — Young Thug ひ (@youngthug) October 19, 2021 The launch of his highly anticipated album “Punk” isn’t slowing down the rapper’s plan to invest in his newly acquired land Slime City. As AfroTech previously reported, Thugger partnered with software company Adobe to launch a contest for creators to reveal what “punk” signifies to them. The digital footprints were used for a custom jacket design inspired by the album. Just one week after the “Go Crazy” rapper’s birthday on Aug. 16, he was gifted 100 acres of land located in a heavily wooded area with a massive lake by his manager Geoff Ogunlesi in celebration of the Big 30. The Atlanta rapper has...
Oct 21, 2021
Young Thug is proposing a one-of-a-kind challenge for creators to flex their creativity with some help from Adobe. According to Complex, the Atlanta rapper has formed a new partnership with the software company to create the Young Thug Jacket Print Challenge — a contest that invites creators to showcase what “punk” means to them using digital assets curated by Thug. Those assets will then become the foundation for a custom jacket design inspired by the rapper’s forthcoming album, “Punk.” “Creativity comes in many forms, but combine music, design, and fashion in the form of visionary artist Young Thug, and you’ve got magic,” Ann Lewnes — CMO and Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Development at Adobe — tells Complex. “Adobe’s thrilled to be partnering with creator extraordinaire Young Thug on a number of exciting creative projects around the launch of Punk.” This partnership isn’t the first time Adobe has extended an opportunity to creators and given them a chance to...
Aug 25, 2021