How Hip Hop Business Creates Shared Value pt 2

New Model vs. Old Model Old Model The traditional model of calculating the value of entrepreneurship is by its economic impact. In a research paper titled, What is the Value of Entrepreneurship; A Review of Recent Research, by C. Mirjam van Pragg and Peter H. Versloot (Pragg and Versloot), data…

Rappers Love to Talk About Money Not Business

Yes, I mean most rappers, not all, whether they are Hip Hop or Pop, love to talk about what money buys. And yes, they do like to talk about business, but only in relation to the dead-end trap of drug business. In that, we can hear discussions about prices and…

Cross Cultural Consumer Characterization and You

In society, people belong to groups of all sorts and affiliate themselves with others in numerous ways; American, Male, Black, Adult, Progressive, Democrat, Hiphoppa, Teacher, Writer, Whovian etc. We even let the stereotypical characterizations of these groups become part of our own identity. We identify with many groups or just…

Watch This Space

Society, culture and the media that it operates through, can be studied and predicted. That type of stuff is what I’ve been interested in my whole life. The workings of the media and its impact on society has always seemed like the most influential force on modern life to me….

People Lie about the 1990’s

Right now, we’re in the midst of a Presidential election in America. The sides have been drawn and a referendum is about to be made. In part, the Republican nominee, Donald Trump, has not only made this totally about himself but the character he represents and epitomizes to the rest…

That’s What I do…I Sell Drugs!

Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli was arrested on securities fraud by the FBI just one day after it was learned that he was the sole buyer of a $2 million single copy of the special edition Wu-Tang album, Once Upon A Time in Shaolin. In an interesting piece by Jake Paine…

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SALESMANSHIP DISCUSSION GROUP

Kurt NiceKurt Nice aka Kurtiss Jackson is a behind the scenes pioneer in the Hip Hop Kulture, creating the first nationally distributed video mix tape series, Shades of Hip Hop, in the late 1990s. Since touring the country with the Stop the Violence Movement and the Temple of Hip Hop…

Free Ideas vs Pay to Play

Background At issue in the twenty-first century is the trade-off between the necessity of writers, musicians, artists, and movie studios to profit from their work and the free flow of ideas for the public benefit. Movie (and music) industry participants claim that encryption programs are necessary to prevent piracy. Others,…

Update on Sales Strategy: Salesmanship Report

Here are the latest updates on Salesmanship Theory from the summer 2014 course in Business Marketing. The following are the transcripts from my class discussions with the professor and other students. For those interested in the most current sales theory click the following link. SALESMANSHIP CLASS DISCUSSION (PDF) To round…

Business Marketing Report (1)

This report is comprised of several briefs about subjects being discussed during last weeks research meetings. The topics cover Aging Trends, Management Orientations, Definitions of Learning, The Changing Business of Funeral Homes and Definitions of Margins and Turnover. The report is compiled by Target Media Group / Contact tmg@shadesradio.com Download…

Business Law Basics

This report is comprised of a set of briefs discussing the basic principles of law any business will confront in their operation. For small business owners and students, this will serve as a quick study guide and overview of standard practices associated with owning a business or property. Business Law…

First Hip Hop Business Course in the World debuts at ECC

Hip Hop, as you may already know, is a multibillion dollar per year industry. This means that the elements of Hip Hop Kulture have created ways for hundreds of thousands of individuals to derive income from their use. This is real wealth for some and an honest living for others….

Hip Hop major annouced to start at ECC

Essex County College is set to start a Hip Hop Business Associate’s major in 2014. This endeavor will connect the concept of Hip Hop Entrepreneurialism to modern business planning and marketing strategies. Through behind the scenes consultation, I assisted my partner Jah Jah Shakur  in brainstorming the basis for the…

Unseen Unsold

The Internet provides us with an opportunity to do it all ourselves. However, there’s a downside: unless you’re an expert, whole-brained “multi-tasker,” you run the risk of completing production on your record, book, painting, script, video or big project, then failing to market it effectively, pitch it properly or “get…

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