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NAS Venture Capital Firm Invested in Online Pharmacy Bought By Amazon for $1 Billion

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When it comes to having an eye for startups, Nas knows how to pick them. PillPack, a door-to-door pharmacy service backed by the rapper’s venture capital fund, scored big last week when Amazon acquired the company for $1 billion. Amazon shared the news on June 28, with plans to finalize the deal as soon as this…

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RIP Craig Mack. A Hip Hop Icon Lost to Heart Failure Way Too Young

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I wasn’t ready for this one. Not that you’re ever quite ready to hear that one of the celebrated MC’s from your youth has passed away.   Those of us in our late thirties to mid-forties remember exactly where we were when “Flava In Ya Ear” hit the airwaves July 1994. It was an uneventful…

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The Institute of Hip Hop Entrepreneurship: Creating Moguls not Mixtapes

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The Institute of Hip Hop Entrepreneurship is focused on increasing economic opportunity by using Hip hop to provide hands-on business training to members of low-income groups.  The nine month program, forged by Little Giant Creative, uses Hip hop’s best practices to “empower enterprising young people from nontraditional backgrounds with the skills necessary to take an…

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