Forbes writer Zack O'Malley Greenburg has combined his love of music ...
Forbes writer Zack O'Malley Greenburg has combined his love of music and business since joining the company in 2005, and he's even managed to give Hip-Hop culture a steady presence in the widely-read business magazine. Helming the blog The Beat Report, O'Malley Greenburg focuses not only artists but, more specifically, the business of music. One of O'Malley Greenburg's most popular segments is the annual Hip-Hop Cash Kings feature, which lists the genre's top earners.
O'Malley Greenburg's interest in rap music is honest, discovering a love for the art as a kid growing up in New York. The good folks over at Al Lindstrom.com sat down with the writer, who is the author of a book about Jay-Z's business acumen called Empire State Of Mind, as he unveiled what drew him to Hip-Hop, and how he connected his gig at Forbes in covering “music, finance, and everything in between” to borrow his tagline.
“I got into Hip-Hop definitely when I was growing up in New York,” said O'Malley Greenburg. “It was in the 90s and I think it was at the point where Hip-Hop it kind of already crossed over to some extent into pop. That's just what you listened to. I remember [Puff Daddy & The Family's] No Way Out. I was like really into that album.
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