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Rapper Chamillionaire’s Success in the Tech Scene

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Tweet While Rapper Chamillionaire may not be making history on the rap scene, he is certainly blazing trails in the tech scene. He recently became an “Entrepreneur-in-Residence” at top-tier investment firm, Upfront Ventures. The firm focuses on investments in the technology sector and is located in the L.A. area. Given the capsizing nature of the [...]

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Nas Helps Raise Over $50,000 for an Unemployed Father of 8

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Tweet For a refreshing change of pace, we have Grade A behavior to report on! Rapper Nasir Jones, better known as Nas, decided to use his influence for good to help out a man in need. Stanley Young is an unemployed construction worker with 8 children. The mother of his children passed away a year [...]

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Forbes Top Five Wealthiest Hip Hop Artists 2013

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Tweet In a time of austerity and economic crises, wealth continues to pour into the hands of a few. Forbes released the names of the top five highest grossing hip-hop artists. The names don’t really come as a surprise. However, what is ironic is that the bulk of these artists’ wealth now comes from industries [...]

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Five Grade A Lessons to Learn from David Banner

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Tweet David Banner is making serious business moves these days (Interview at end of post if interested). He first arrived on the hip-hop scene as a dirty south rap artist hailing from Mississippi. He came from poverty and knew little about the music industry upon arrival. Battling the common hardships for a music artist and [...]

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Guy Turned Down on Shark Tank Earns 6 Million Through Company

Tweet The saying, “there’s always a way”, rang true for Shawn Davis. The chef went on the ABC Shark Tank show seeking a $200,000 investment in his food business that had a seafood line of gourmet shrimp burgers and lobster sliders. At the time, his company was only bringing in $30,000 in sales, and the [...]

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Spotlight on Dr. Mark Dean, the PC Visionary

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Tweet Dr. Mark Dean is a true visionary when it comes to computer technology.  PCs dominate in the world of personal computing, but few are aware of the brainchilds behind those technologies. Mark happens to be one of them, owning 3 of the original patents that PCs were built upon. He has been given the [...]

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5 Things to Learn from Steve Jobs for Grade A Success

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Tweet Steve Jobs’ passing was a tragedy to the world. He will be truly missed. The tech industry has lost a true visionary (yes, we dare to say this word for the billionth time). After letting the news digest, we decided to contribute a post to the amazing life that was Steve Jobs’. To be [...]

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Why Tyler Perry is the Highest Paid Man in Entertainment

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Tweet A big congrats is in order to Tyler Perry as he earned the title of being the highest paid man in entertainment by Forbes! From May 2010 to May 2011, he earned $130 million. His success is well warranted because he handles his business in a wealthy-elite fashion by doing the following: Retaining ownership: [...]

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