Meek Mill Issues PSA To All Rappers In 2019, 2 Chainz Co-Signs

Meek Mill has advanced lots since he was arrested for violating his probation. After being launched from jail, it took Meek a while to finish his newest album however when it dropped, all of us may inform simply how a lot the Philadelphia artist had modified after going via a lot wrestle. Meek as soon as used his “Twitter fingers” to belittle others however now, he is empowering his friends as he despatched out a public service announcement to all rappers in 2019.

Meek Mill Issues PSA To All Rappers In 2019, 2 Chainz Co-Signs
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We detailed the expansion 21 Savage in a characteristic immediately and plenty of the modifications that the ATLien has made, Meek is preaching those self same life alterations. The Championships rapper tweeted, “PSA: 2019 all rappers let’s begin having a property and proudly owning enterprise problem as a substitute Jewelery jets and automobiles,stick with it to par however let’s change it up and degree up so we are able to have cash after we 50+ from years onerous work and grinding!”

Earlier this 12 months, 21 Savage vowed to cease spending cash on jewellery as he now invests in actual property, cryptocurrency, and different non-luxurious means. In the long term, it will possible assist him lower your expenses for his future. Meek desires everyone to comply with 21’s instance and use it for his or her larger good. Without naming anyone particularly, he merely is telling everyone his personal objectives for the brand new 12 months in hopes that any individual is impressed by his phrases. 2 Chainz and Nipsey Hussle are all down, reposting the message on their respective social platforms. What do you assume his PSA?

Pokémon Go Developer, Niantic Games, Valued At $four Billion

Most us bear in mind Pokémon Go for the all-consuming phenomenon its launch again in 2016, when cities had been all a sudden crammed with individuals following their telephones in public squares or congregating at evening in parks, fully silent. Now it is extra shock than anything to see somebody enjoying the sport on the subway, however apparently the builders have been raking it in regardless the recognition their marquee title.

The firm, Niantic, is privately held and has attracted sufficient funding to now be valued at $four billion after a latest injection $200 million, in accordance with what the Wall Street Journal calls “individuals conversant in the matter.” Last yr, already a yr after the discharge Pokémon Go, the corporate was valued at $2.7 billion, in order that’s greater than a billion progress in a yr the place the recognition their primary product was waning very clearly. The monetary curiosity within the developer is probably going not for the precise video games they produce, however moderately for the chances that Pokémon Go‘s augmented actuality presents for every type video games or apps, like Niantic’s upcoming Harry Potter recreation. Epic video games, the developer behind Fortnite had an analogous valuation earlier this yr.

Juicy J Wins Big In $525 Million Acquisition Of Core Hydration Water Company

Juicy J has been residing his greatest life in a most mature sense the expression and he’s completely satisfied to announce that his foresight and monetary literacy has paid f. The artist invested in a water firm circa 2015, together with many different distinguished entertainers together with Diplo, Katy Perry, Max Martin and Becky G. Core Nutrition Water has now been purchased out by company large Keurig Dr. Pepper for the hefty sum $525 million. 

Juicy J Wins Big In $525 Million Acquisition Of Core Hydration Water Company

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Juicy J shared the information Instagram, telling his following that this transfer was “the perfect funding” he had ever made. He stored the specificity his earnings to himself, however the quantity possible stacks greater than some individuals’s lifetime earnings.

The water firm described their product in a press launch that introduced its arrival again in the summertime 2015.

Michael Jordan Makes His Foray Into eSports With Co-Investor Magic Johnson

Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson are lined up as buyers with aXiomatic, an possession holding firm that counts “Team Liquid” amongst its ranks. “Team Liquid” boasts elite-level groups competing in leagues competing in Clash Royale, Counter-Strike, Dota 2, FIFA, Fortnite, Hearthstone: Heroes Warcraft, Heroes the Storm, League Legends, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Quake, StarCraft, Street Fighter, Super Smash Bros, and Rainbow Six.

The board administrators at aXiomatic already boasts Ted Leonsis, proprietor the NHL’s Washington Capitals and the Washington Wizards, and Peter Guber, co-owner the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Michael Jordan’s buy-in makes up for his deliberate omission from the long-lasting NBA Jam launch in 1993, which included the favored arcade model, in addition to ports on the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis. Players had been pressured to line up with Scottie Pippen and Horace Grant in two-on-two play. The Charlotte Hornets additionally refused the choice to companion with the NBA’s newest eSports initiative with 2K Sports.

Jordan’s portion the pie at aXiomatic has not been disclosed. Other basketball luminaries have invested their hard-earned capital in eSports for a sizeable; They embrace formers gamers resembling Shaquille O’Neal and Rick Fox, in addition to present Warriors’ level guard Steph Curry, and Mavs’ proprietor Mark Cuban, “he–the-Shark Tank.”

Soulja Boy Buys A Subway Branch & Will Be Eating Fresh For Years

Soulja Boy is making a low-key comeback this year. For years, he was not involved in the discussion but in 2018, he’s making sure that people take notice. While he may not have a banger like “Crank That” or a radio hit like “Kiss Me Thru The Phone,” he is continually on his grind, putting out new music for everyone to enjoy (or make fun .) It’s only a matter time before one his records picks up and he goes viral like he did years ago. Many younger artists actually look to him as an inspiration due mostly on how he manipulated the internet at the beginning his career. He used that same business savvy to make a new investment: buying a Subway franchise.

That’s right, Soulja Boy Tell’em is the new owner a Subway branch. Not only is he going to be making that sandwich money, but he can also eat for free whenever he wants. He made the announcement insanely casual too, speaking to his fans an Instagram story. He said, “It’s your boy Soulja Boy. I just bought a Subway!” He closed the clip by praising himself for making the investment as his buddy exclaimed, “Eat Fresh.”

Big Soulja is working on his upcoming album, which is due for release on October 4. Hopefully, we get a music video from his new restaurant.

Fat Joe Sued By Former Business Partner In UP NYC Shoe Store: Report

Fat Joe’s shoe store UP NYC first launched in 2016. Unfortunately, it faced some controversy due to Joey Crack’s business partner at the time, Scott Spina. Spina was ultimately kicked out the shoe business he launched with Fat Joe. However, he’s now looking to take the legendary rapper to court for allegedly screwing him out a lot his own money.

According to TMZ, Scott Spina has sued Fat Joe after he was kicked out the business. In the lawsuit, Spina states that he put in $150K from his own pockets as well as landing over $300K from investors and loans. 

Everything went well when they initially launched. On the first day business, they brought in $175K according to the suit. However, Joe later kicked him out the business 20 days later.

Spina is now suing Joe for $150K from his personal investment as well as his fair share UP NYC. 

What’s interesting about this is that Spina left out the fact that he was convicted and sentenced to nearly three years in jail for defrauding customers at UP NYC. It’s likely that these allegations led to Joe giving Spina the boot from the company. Scott Spina was sentenced to 35 months behind bars as well as  three years supervised release after completing his sentence. The judge also ordered him to pay $516,396.33.

2 Chainz Shares Career Tip For Aspiring Artists Beyond "You Have To Believe In Yourself"

2 Chainz has been running in the independent game for some time now. The artist who formerly performed under the “Tity Boi” moniker, is a decade deep into the music industry. Although the rapper most likely had to learn a large part his career lessons on his own, he is generous enough to fer some wisdom to the individuals  his fanbase who are interested in making it big.

The message came in the form an Instagram post. The text snapshot sums up the reality check he wishes to share: “Erybody wanna rap til they] find out they got to spend a lil money.”

The concept is expanded in the caption 2Chainz attached to his upload. He starts by enumerating some the elements music production that requires funding.

Then, he makes sure to insist upon the fact that aspiring artists need to rely on themselves to raise the required capital.

Costs may vary depending on the artist’s esthetic, especially considering all the new technology this generation has access to. Still, the concept remains: invest in yourself before expecting anyone to do so for you.

Kanye West Is Cleaning Up The Stock Market By About 40% In 2018

CNBC has published their findings on Kanye West’s diverse stock portfolio. For the session beginning on December 26, 2017 and closing on July 26, 2018, Kanye West essentially beat the market at a 40 percent clip. Some Kanye’s better known investments include shares  Netflix, Amazon, Apple, Adidas and Disney, which on the surface all seem like safe bets do they not?

The 40 percent performance rating is calculated by the S&P 500 Index , a stock market listing based on market capitalizations  the fortune 500. The portfolio that CNBC is speaking , is actually a mark up chosen by Kanye for his wife Kim Kardashian.

Among his investments, Netflix has prited from all-time high usership. Even so, company ficials failed to attain their lty subscriber projections, resulting in a 14 percent drop for the first time in over a year (five quarters).

Kanye also invested in Amazon, a company that has reshaped the way we conceive the retail marketplace. In the coming year, expect their stocks to soar, and for traditional retailers to be run out business.

Adidas benefitted from the World Cup to post significant gains. Disney may be the weakest the lot, but all that could change in matter seconds if they were to usurp another media company. They’d have to bowl a nifty spare to convince Kanye West to go all-in.

Kanye West Plans To Open Restaurant With "High-End Comfort Food"

Radar Online has learned that Kanye West plans to enter the restaurant business, his concept: high-end comfort food, the kind Donda used to make for her son. Kanye has reportedly been shopping for the ideal locale in the Calabasas area. A source close to Kanye told Radar, “He has this vision creating high-end comfort food just like his mom used to make – but with a price tag that’s as eye-watering as it is mouth-watering, course.”

Kanye wouldn’t be the first rapper in his close circle to enter the restaurant business. Back in 2017, Nas opened a chicken and waffle joint in the West Village, a partnership he scored with Sweetchick NYC. The quick implementation Nas’ business plan is what seems to have motivated Kanye West to do the same, expect the Los Angeles area has a different feel to it, and different eating habits.

Technically speaking, Kanye West first dabbled in the industry when he purchased ten Fatburger restaurants in his hometown Chicago, under the banner his KW Foods LLC holding company, a franchising model he even expanded into the European marketplace as far back as 2008. Should he execute his plan to perfection, the Los Angeles area will yet another tokenized restaurant experience to fall back on. Gentrification is real folks.

The-Dream Sells 75% Of His Catalog For $23 Million

R&B impresario the-Dream has made a startling decision over his master catalog. Hipgnosis Songs, a music IP investment firm set up by a former entertainment manager who once handled Beyonce and Guns N’ Roses’ affairs, struck a deal with the artist for $23 million dollars. The partnership will hand Hipgnosis a 75 percent stake in The-Dream’s 302-song catalog.

The remaining 25 percent will be retained. Of course, the many accolades and songwriting credits will also stay perched on his mantle. We’re talking: 25 Billboard top 10 songs and four Grammy Award trophies, for works either written, co-written or produced by The-Dream. some his notable songwriting credits include Rihanna’s “Umbrella,” Bey’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” Kanye West’s “All Of The Lights” and countless more.

As part the deal, The-Dream will become part Hipgnosis’ advisory board. Aside from capturing the 75 percent stake, Hipgnosis has identified 7 other “pipeline” catalogs which would bring them over the one thousand mark for Global artists charting over the last 50 years. The arrangement is supposed to help artist develop a low risk strategy for royalty returns. In the year 2018, you can buy stocks in an artist’s body work. Say The-Dream’s music is featured in a movie, well you get the picture.

Invest wisely folks. 

Lee Daniels Verbally Agrees To Repay His $2 Million Debt To Dame Dash

Director/producer Lee Daniels has responded to Dame Dash filing a lawsuit against over spilled milk. The lawsuit claims that Daniels mishandled the investment capital Damon Dash had contributed to a few projects they were collaborating on, arriving at a sum $5 million in punitive losses. The court documents claim Lee Daniels’ next film project Shadowboxer went $10 million over their stated budget. A deal is a deal right?

TMZ caught up with Lee Daniels, who surprisingly took most the heat for going over budget. Daniels touched on the embarrassing incident captured on camera where Dash ran up on him at a Diana Ross concert this past week. Damon Dash didn’t spare his feelings when publicly shameing his business partner out his dizzy spell.

Daniels is grateful Dame Dash decided to shake him down, and is hopeful they can settle out court, because he agrees in principle that he should repay the $2 million loan Dash gave him in confidence. “This black man gave me money when nobody … would give me money. He did it,” said Lee Daniels in utter regret. “We’re gonna squash it — and I feel good about it, he needs it right now and I’m happy to help him, ’cause he was helping me.”

Happy endings for everyone on this humid afternoon.