Damon Dash Disclosed That Jay-Z Offered $1.5M For His Stake In Jay’s First Album, ‘Reasonable Doubt’

Damon Dash Disclosed That Jay-Z Offered $1.5M For His Stake In Jay’s First Album, ‘Reasonable Doubt’ Roc-A-Fella Records, birthed by Damon Dash, Kareem Burks, and Shawn Carter AKA Jay-Z became a hot commodity in part because of the marketing, the business, and of course, the artistry of Jay-Z. Dash revealed recently that many years after… Continue reading Damon Dash Disclosed That Jay-Z Offered $1.5M For His Stake In Jay’s First Album, ‘Reasonable Doubt’

Chad Johnson Admits Saving At Least 80 Percent Of His Salary By Wearing Fake Jewelry and Flying Spirit Airlines

Chad Johnson Admits Saving At Least 80 Percent Of His Salary By Wearing Fake Jewelry and Flying Spirit Airlines With a reported high percentage of professional football players going bankrupt after their playing days are over, one popular former NFL player has stated that he was able to save at least 80% of his earnings… Continue reading Chad Johnson Admits Saving At Least 80 Percent Of His Salary By Wearing Fake Jewelry and Flying Spirit Airlines

A Conversation With Bradd Marquis

A Conversation With Bradd Marquis BIG CED of The Industry Cosign got an opportunity to talk to recording artist, Bradd Marquis. The conversation centered around the upcoming tour that the singer is about to embark on starting on January 20th. The name of the tour is “The Music of Sam Cooke- A Change Is Gonna… Continue reading A Conversation With Bradd Marquis

My Friends Are Better Than Yours Featuring Chi Ali

BIG CED of The Industry Cosign talks to The Fabulous Chi Ali, who is the youngest member of the Native Tongues (De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Jungle Brothers, Black Sheep). Chi Ali has just started his own non-profit organization named Choices Have Impact. We talk about the reason he started it and how… Continue reading My Friends Are Better Than Yours Featuring Chi Ali

My Friends Are Better Than Yours Featuring DJ Kenny Parker of BDP

BIG CED of The Industry Cosign talks to DJ Kenny Parker of Boogie Down Productions. Kenny discusses the book he just wrote and released ‘My Brother’s Name Is Kenny: The Greatest True Hip-Hop Story Ever Told’ The book is a tell-all written by Kenny about the upbringing of himself and his brother, KRS-One, who is… Continue reading My Friends Are Better Than Yours Featuring DJ Kenny Parker of BDP

Grand Daddy I.U. Dead at 54

By Hana Glinski | @MzHanaG   Hip-Hop pioneer Grandaddy I.U. is dead at the age of 54, according to TMZ. GDIU’s long time friend, Pete Rock, reported to his followers that the Queens native quietly passed in his sleep. The official cause of death has not yet been released. GDIU – born “Ayub Bey” –… Continue reading Grand Daddy I.U. Dead at 54

The Industry Cosign Speaks to DJBabe, Owner and CEO of Motor City Popcorn

The Industry Cosign Speaks to DJBabe, Owner and CEO of Motor City Popcorn The Industry Cosign speaks to entrepreneur, Ronier Golightly, better known as DJBabe, Owner and CEO of Motor City Popcorn. The industry veteran is a business owner, DJ and author has been a budding entrepreneur since he started perfecting his talent on the… Continue reading The Industry Cosign Speaks to DJBabe, Owner and CEO of Motor City Popcorn

A Conversation With Revolt’s Detavio Samuels and Combs Enterprise’s Deon Graham

A Conversation With Revolt’s Detavio Samuels and Combs Enterprise’s Deon Graham The Revolt Summit landed in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia in September. As hundreds of up-and-coming artists, industry executives, and admirers of the culture gathered to gain and/or give knowledge, the heat wasn’t only outdoors. The conference provided opportunities for everyone to network with… Continue reading A Conversation With Revolt’s Detavio Samuels and Combs Enterprise’s Deon Graham

Fashion Designer Paul Aarrington Prepares to Pivot to Expand his Brand

With aspirations to work in the music business, Paul Aarrington started as an intern at RCA Records. Shortly thereafter, unsatisfied and unmoved he decided to make the moves necessary to start his own fashion line, PAUL AARRINGTON, INC. In 1996, the company was established and his clothing started appearing in many retail stores, including Macy’s.… Continue reading Fashion Designer Paul Aarrington Prepares to Pivot to Expand his Brand

Hurricane G Dead at 52

By Hana Glinski | “Hana G” Hurricane G died on November 6, 2022 at the age of 52. While her official cause of death has not been released, her daughter “Lexus” (whom she shares with Eric Sermon) announced this passed May, that her mother was diagnosed with lung cancer. She was born “Gloria Rodriguez” and… Continue reading Hurricane G Dead at 52

Meet the Brothers, André and Aaron Eanes Helping Athletes like Travis Kelce Succeed Outside the Arena

Meet the Brothers, André and Aaron Eanes Helping Athletes like Travis Kelce Succeed Outside the Arena A&A Management Group is a sports and entertainment agency that is based in Cleveland and it’s owned and operated by two brothers Aaron and André Eane. The agency is celebrating 10 years in business and continues to strive to… Continue reading Meet the Brothers, André and Aaron Eanes Helping Athletes like Travis Kelce Succeed Outside the Arena

Derrick McKinney Keeps the Houston Hip-Hop Scene Relevant Through his Continued Hustle

Derrick McKinney Keeps the Houston Hip-Hop Scene Relevant Through his Continued Hustle Derrick McKinney has been part of the Hip-Hop culture and a mainstay of the Houston music scene for many years as he built his entrepreneurial empire through his L.O.U.D. Muzik recording label. As he got his start working for a burgeoning clothing label,… Continue reading Derrick McKinney Keeps the Houston Hip-Hop Scene Relevant Through his Continued Hustle

April McDaniel Wears Her Crown as She Conquers Creative Experiential Strategies With Major Brands

April McDaniel Wears Her Crown as She Conquers Creative Experiential Strategies With Major Brands Running a business in this current environment, particularly in the creative field should incorporate the many cultures, nationalities, and forces that make the world as we know it today. With the audience being so diverse, it is important that representation is… Continue reading April McDaniel Wears Her Crown as She Conquers Creative Experiential Strategies With Major Brands

The Future Is Now With Revolt’s Detavio Samuels and Combs Enterprise’s Deon Graham

The Future Is Now With Revolt’s Detavio Samuels and Combs Enterprise’s Deon Graham The Revolt Summit landed in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia last month in September. As hundreds of up-and-coming artists, industry executives, and admirers of the culture gathered to gain and/or give knowledge, the heat wasn’t only outdoors. The conference provided opportunities for… Continue reading The Future Is Now With Revolt’s Detavio Samuels and Combs Enterprise’s Deon Graham

Nur Anderson’s ‘Can’t Relate’ Clothing Brand Sends a Relatable Message to End Gun Violence

Nur Anderson ‘Can’t Relate’ Clothing Brand Sends a Relatable Message to End Gun Violence People have different reasons for starting a business — whether it’s a childhood dream, entrepreneurial spirit, or they get tired of holding down a run-of-the-mill 9-to-5-job. Nur Anderson started his company after a tragedy — hoping to send a message as… Continue reading Nur Anderson’s ‘Can’t Relate’ Clothing Brand Sends a Relatable Message to End Gun Violence