Business

May 25, 2017

‘Show Me the Sole’: The Exhilarating Sight of Sneakers on Show

The Rise of Sneaker Culture showcases about 150 pairs of iconic sneakers and charts how the sneaker has developed from its humble origins in the mid-19th century to its current position as a cultural icon...

May 25, 2017

Colorado Cannabis Tours Promises A Break From “Marijuana Persecution” and Business Booms

Colorado Cannabis Tours offers pottery classes, painting, courses on how to make edibles and even a weed-magic show by Penn Gillette, of Penn & Teller....

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May 25, 2017

Four Reasons Why Statik Selektah Is One Of The Top Hip-Hop Producers

Let Statik Selektah teach you how to make a beat and be successful at the same time...

May 20, 2017

Game College: Professor Ken Breaks Down The Key Ingredients Of A Plan

In this week's class, Professor Ken explains the finer points of creating a plan and more importantly, how to properly execute one.

May 17, 2017

Ayo and Teo Dropped Out Of School To Pursue Success…Looks Like It Worked

Ayo, 20 and Teo, 17, were born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They have literally been dancing since they were in diapers.

May 16, 2017

This Company That Makes Anti-Paparazzi Clothes Could Be A Life Saver For Kanye West and Kim Kardashian

If Kanye and Kim knew about this cool piece of fashion, they could potentially make North West disappear from photos altogether.

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May 15, 2017

Cultural Appropriation: When “Borrowing” Becomes Exploitation

In fashion, art, music and beyond, some people now argue that certain African cultural symbols and products are off-limits to non-Africans.

This is the Complete Science Behind Lil Uzi’s Career

Lil Uzi has only been releasing records since 2014, but he has already landed collaborations and #1 hits. This is how he did it...

Here’s Why Drake’s New Label Deal Could Finally Mean Big Business For Grime

Much of the success of "More Life" life can be attributed to the United Kingdom and the influence of the genre of Grime music on the Toronto rap star...

Drake’s Ex-Girl Sophie B. Is More Than A Big Butt and A Smile

Drake's potential baby mama is way more than a big butt and a smile

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May 7, 2017

New Brand Will Use Gucci Mane, The Weeknd and Fans’ Pee from Huge Music Festival To Make Beer

The 50,000 liters collected from The Roskilde Festival resulted in enough malting barley to brew around 60,000 bottles of Pisner beer...

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May 6, 2017

Game College: Professor Pimpin’ Ken Breaks Down Theory Of Control From the Street to the Boardroom

Professor Pimpin' Ken outlines what it takes to be successful in any trade, whether you are working in the world’s oldest profession, or trying to create a new 21st century, cutting edge brand.

May 6, 2017

A$AP Ferg Went to Africa and Came Back On A Mission To Help Students

A$AP Ferg is also taking it a step further than many of businesses that have exploited Africa for their own personal gain.

May 2, 2017

Telecoms At War Over Streaming But Drake is The Winner – For Now

The success of artists like Drake, The Weeknd and others could be a risk thanks to new Internet laws...

Apr 22, 2017

The University of Oregon Is Making “Masters” Out Of Sneakerheads With Sports Product Management

A former boss at Nike is working with the University of Oregon to turn sneaker heads into “masters” – literally....

Apr 20, 2017

The Guy Who Became Famous For Being Punched At Donald Trump’s Rally Has A Hip-Hop Mixtape Out

Rakeem Jones is flipping the script on the negative publicity after being punched at a Donald Trump rally.

Apr 18, 2016

This week in Drake: He’s got his own whisky and a Rihanna tattoo?

Work, work, work, work, work. It’s hard work being Drake. Hardly a day goes by when our hometown hip-hop hero doesn’t make headlines for doing something, even if it’s just showing up courtside at an inconsequential basketball game.

Apr 7, 2016

Woman Makes Business Out Of Men’s Lust For Kim Kardashian

The thirst for Kanye West's wife Kim Kardashian is real. The demand for Kim is so undeniable that there are imposters, wannabe's and even look-alikes. One woman, in particular, took advantage of her similarities to Kim Kardashian West and managed to cash in last year.

Apr 4, 2016

New “Trapathon” Party Turning Into A Successful Business For Students

Check out how two students are making "Trap Music" parties a cool business...

Mar 29, 2016

G-Eazy Drops Serious Knowledge On Loyola Students

A few years ago, rap star G-Eazy was just another student at Loyola in New Orleans, dreaming of the big time. During his time at the University, G-Eazy earned his BA in Music Industry Studies and started his career. He returned to Loyola to tell students about the business...

Mar 7, 2016

How Record Labels Buy Social Media Love

The next time your favorite YouTube or Instagram star squeals with delight about a great new song, it’s worth asking whether he or she was paid to do that squealing.

Feb 17, 2016

Nike Dumps Manny Pacquiao For Slurring Gays

Former world champion boxer Manny Pacquiao has been dropped by his longtime sponsor Nike following comments in which he compared homosexual couples to animals. TMZ originally reported the news Wednesday afternoon, and the decision was later confirmed by ESPN's Darren Rovell.

Feb 16, 2016

Grammys Draw Smallest U.S. TV Audience Since 2009

The nearly 25 million U.S. viewers who watched CBS Corp's televised Grammy Awards ceremony this year was the smallest audience in seven years for music's biggest night. Out of the 24.95 million viewers who watched Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars take top honors, 9.7 million were in the 18-49 demographic coveted by advertisers, CBS said on Tuesday, citing figures from Nielsen.

Feb 7, 2016

Best Commercials Of Super Bowl 50

If you're like most of the U.S. viewing population, watching the Super Bowl is cool but you tuned in to check out the commercials. This Super Bowl cost advertisers the most in the games history, with spots averaging $4.8 million for :30 seconds. Check out the best ads of the night.

Feb 6, 2016

Super Bowl 50: It’s All About Beer and Girls

Super Bowl 50 is here. You know what it really comes down to? Women and beer. No really, those are the stats!!

Feb 4, 2016

Here Are Some Crazy Numbers For Super Bowl 50

Superbowl 50 is almost here. Check out some crazy facts about the big game and just how much of a big business it really is...

Jan 21, 2016

50 Cent’s Social Media Wars Are Sending EFFEN Sales Through The F’in Roof

In between 50 Cent's shots at rappers Meek Mill, Rick Ross and Diddy, something interesting is happening. The rapper, who is in partnership with EFFEN Vodka and all of those disses are helping the brand’s sales soar through the roof...