BEYONCE EXPANDING HER COMPANY
May 4, 2015
It was 2008 when Beyoncé made the decision to step out on her own and form the company, Parkwood Entertainment. The success of the organization has placed her in a class of her own, and recently she has decided to share her knowledge and experience with three young women she's just signed to Parkwood Entertainment. 17yr old Chloe and 15yr old Halle Bailey were the first to sign. Both Chloe and Halle grabbed the attention of not only Beyoncé but also 500,000 subscribers to their youtube page as they displayed their talent over the internet. The duo worked out a $1million deal with the R&B star. Beyoncé also worked out a deal with 14yr old Sophie Beem, reports states the 14yr old signed for $560,000. At the age of 11, Sophie was a contestant on X Factor during 2012
PROFESSOR BUN B
May 4, 2015
According to HNHH: The Houston Astros are selling hats in their team store designed by Bun B and signed by Bun B and Fat Joe. The going rate: $200.
If these seems incredibly random, Bun B is an official Astros team ambassador who has designed a couple of hats for them, and Fat Joe paid him a visit last at Minute Maid Park last year.
This seems like a business opportunity that other teams aren't capitalizing on. Dodgers x The Game. Braves x Big Boi. White Sox x Chief Keef. Why hasn't it caught on yet? Probably because baseball culture isn't exactly hip hop-friendly -- it doesn't even condone pimping a home run with a bat flip like they do over in Korea.
I NO LONGER CAN LIVE IN AMERICA
May 4, 2015
"As an artist and as a human being, working in the way that I work in the world today, America is really a very challenging place for me" says Yasiin Bey. The statement was made during a sit-down interview-he continues by explaining the difficult obstacles he had to face as an artist living in America. "Sure there’s great business opportunities, familiarity and all that. But given the current social, political, economic climate, it’s very difficult. Unnecessarily difficult. To create to the degree of fullness, the type of robust, type of creativity that I like to have, it’s very difficult for me to produce that here.” Now living in Europe, the hip hop star once known as Mos Def, believes living in outside of America will place him in a challenging environment that will help him reach a new level of creativity.