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Steve Stoute understands the importance of the 2020 election. To drive the significance of the Black vote, Stoute, a serial entrepreneur and music executive, recently sat down with NBA star Kevin Durant on The Boardroom: Out of Office podcast. Stoute took aim at Kanye West for his attempt to serve as a spoiler during the election.…

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Former Roc-A-Fella Records head honcho Dame Dash chimed in on the feud between 50 Cent and Steve Stoute. Sharing his thoughts via an Instagram post, Dash made it known that he was no fan of Stoute and called the music industry heavyweight “wack,” “corny” and “dangerous.”

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After first electing to simply ignore 50 Cent’s Instagram post insinuating that he, P. Diddy and Steve Stoute were all gay, Rick Ross went ahead and threw a couple shots back in 50’s direction during a recent interview at Chicago’s WGCI-FM. Last week, 50 posted and then quickly deleted the following to his Instagram : Originally refusing to comment…

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During an interview with New York’s Hot 97 radio station to promote the VH1 special based on his book The Tanning Of America, hip-hop impresario Steve Stout gave his honest opinion about 50 Cent’s place in the rap game: “He hasn’t had a hit in a really long time. I mean, he has not made…

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Produced by Steve Stoute and featuring commentary from luminaries ranging from famed emcee Nas to civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton, the project took a look at how hip-hop’s emergence into a major cultural force shaped a generation and American culture over the past 40 years. But the documentary, an ambitious and engrossing look at hip-hop as both art and commodity, virtually ignores the contributions and histories of hip-hop locales outside of the mecca of New York City. Even the participants themselves, save for hitmaking superproducer Dr. Dre, tended to be mostly from the Big Apple.

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New York City’s Paley Center was packed for the star-studded premiere of the first two parts of a four-part-documentary-series titled The Tanning of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop. The documentary, which is based on a book of the same, was followed by a panel including legendary Queens rapper Nas, O Magazine’s Editor-at-Large Gayle King, Civil Rights Activist Reverend Al Sharpton, FUBU’s founder Daymond John, director and former Yo! MTV Raps host, Fab Five Freddy, and the author and director of The Tanning of America, Steve Stoute.

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Jay-Z is the epitome of the American dream. He’s a man born of the slums who, through perseverance, sacrifice and skill, worked his way to the top of the economic totem pole. So when HuffPost’s Black Voices decided to do an ongoing video series, “The Tanning Effect,” to coincide with the release of marketing executive Steve…

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Steve Stoute is a venerated figure in the world of music and advertising who single-handedly revolutionized the advertising industry when he brilliantly married iconic personalities with renowned Fortune 500 corporations. When Stoute delivers his keynote address, “Re-Introducing a Classic Brand to Young Adults,” at the American Advertising Federation convention convention in San Diego on June…

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