business ventures

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have set their sights on the multimedia world by way of a new venture that will expand their existing empire and create new content. The couple’s Westbrook Inc. will focus on television shows, film, digital content, and more.

For some time now, Chamillionaire has thrived within the venture capital world and as an entrepreneur in residence with the Upfront Ventures. The Texas rapper is now teaming up with fellow artist and businessman E-40 and investment platform Republic for a new contest that will award thousands to an up and coming start-up business.

The Migos are proving that they are more than just rappers as they diversify their profile with a new business venture. The Atlanta trio has partnered with a Canadian company to roll out a very fresh three-wheeled motorcycle called the Ryker.

Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union are the proud parents of a beautiful baby girl who they feel could become a star in her own right. The couple filed trademark applications on the nickname of the daughter, 4-month-old Kaavia James, in hopes that the “Shady Baby” brand will be a hit with the masses.

Amy Aniboi, a co-executive producer for HBO‘s hit series Insecure, has inked her own deal with the cable giant. Her two-year deal will not interfere with her current role with Insecure and has her working alongside Issa Rae on other works.

Cheo Hodari Coker, the executive producer for Marvel’s Luke Cage, might have been shorted an opportunity to continue the story of Harlem’s Hero but he’s on to collecting bigger bags. It was recently announced that Coker’s production company just signed an exclusive deal with Amazon and will be headquartered in the Pacific Northwest.

As Hip-Hop music and culture continue to inform and enhance the world’s social landscape, it is fitting that one of the art form’s top lyricists lent his formidable talents for a summit connected to entrepreneurship. Tarik “Black Thought” Trotter of The Roots fame was one of a trio of keynote speakers last week at the […]

It is shaping up to be quite the year for the Wu-Tang Clan as the crew is in the midst of a world tour in support of the 25th anniversary of their debut album Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chamber). RZA, the “Abbot” of the Clan, has partnered with high-end movie theater chain Alamo Drafthouse for […]

Jay-Z‘s “Story of O.J.” featured an animated figure that appeared to be snatched directly from the minstrel show era with an uncanny resemblance to the Brooklyn rapper. Jaybo, whose image has been used in memes popularized via social media, will now appear on merchandise coming soon after Hov trademarked the character officially.

Essence Communications Inc., the media company founded 50 years ago by Edward Lewis, Clarence O. Smith, Cecil Hollingsworth and Jonathan Blount, made waves within the magazine industry with its trailblazing ESSENCE magazine property in 1970. After ECI was acquired by Time Inc., a new group has reacquired the company and brand, making it fully Black-owned […]

Someone go check in on news anchor Henry Wofford as it appears Sean “Diddy” Combs and Colin Kaepernick are quite serious about their bid to purchase the Carolina Panthers. The Bad Boy mogul and free agent quarterback-turned-activist are in serious talks with big-name investors to create an NFL ownership group according to swirling reports.

Nas, News

Nas is bringing his southern soul food chain Sweet Chick to the borough of his birth of Queens in New York, matching with other locations across the nation.