Business of HYPE show

Business of HYPE

Summary: Business of HYPE is a weekly series brought to you by HYPEBEAST Radio and hosted by jeffstaple. It’s a show about creatives, brand-builders and entrepreneurs and the realities behind the dreams they’ve built. As always, thank you for tuning into HYPEBEAST Radio and Business of HYPE. Please don't forget to rate, comment and subscribe to our other shows MIC/LINE and The HB•R Show.

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 Sean Wotherspoon - Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4004

 On this week’s episode of Business of HYPE, in part 1 of a two-part series, jeffstaple sits down with Round Two owner Sean Wotherspoon. The vintage expert and recent Nike collaborator tells us how it all started from a vintage Polo Bear shirt, to Round Two’s humble beginnings in Virginia, to the joys of finding a “priceless” item and much more. As always, thank you for tuning into HYPEBEAST Radio and Business of HYPE. Please don't forget to rate, comment and subscribe to our channel, as well as HB•R and MIC/LINE.   

 Eric Koston | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2672

On this week’s episode of Business of HYPE, at a live recording, jeffstaple sits down with skateboarding legend Eric Koston. The “Michael Jordan” of skateboarding details on his early rise to the sport, the complexities of sponsorships, creating his own brand and the interwoven cultures of streetwear and skate culture As always, thank you for tuning into HYPEBEAST Radio and Business of HYPE. Please don't forget to rate, comment and subscribe to our channel, as well as HB•R and MIC/LINE.   

 Jaden Smith | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2636

On this episode of Business of HYPE, at a special live recording, jeffstaple sits down with Jaden Smith. He shares with us how he wants to change the world by detailing his creative process and humanitarian concerns. Successfully paving his own path, the young icon tells us he’s not concerned with fulfilling his parents legacy, but focused “[doing] better for the whole world.” As always, thank you for tuning into HYPEBEAST Radio and Business of HYPE. Please don't forget to rate, comment and subscribe to our channel, as well as HB•R and MIC/LINE.  This episode is presented by New Balance.

 David X Prutting of BFA | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4576

On this week’s episode of Business of HYPE with jeffstaple, photographer and co-founder of BFA, David X Prutting tells us how he went from assisting photographers to running his own business. He shares his insight on the competitive industry and how BFA became one of the most coveted sources for event photography. As always, thank you for tuning into HYPEBEAST Radio and Business of HYPE. Please don't forget to rate, comment and subscribe to our channel, as well as HB•R and MIC/LINE.  This episode is presented by New Balance.

 Peter Lundgren of T-Post | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2085

On this week’s episode of Business of HYPE, jeffstaple speaks with T-Post founder Peter Lundgren. Started 14 years ago, T-Post is a wearable magazine that delivers monthly t-shirts to your doorstep with a graphic on the outside and editorial feature printed on the inside. T-Post aims to reinvent storytelling and the medium of print itself. As always, thank you for tuning into HYPEBEAST Radio and Business of HYPE. Please don't forget to rate, comment and subscribe to our channel, as well as HB•R and MIC/LINE.  This episode is presented by New Balance.

 Roy Choi | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3312

On this episode of Business of HYPE, Jeff sits with chef Roy Choi as he reflects on his ten-year milestone of being in the business. The founder of Kogi BBQ discusses his thought process, early beginnings and newest venture, Best Friend. As always, thank you for tuning into HYPEBEAST Radio and Business of HYPE. Please don't forget to rate, comment and subscribe to our channel, as well as HB•R and MIC/LINE.  This episode is presented by New Balance.

 Jerry Lorenzo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3831

To kickoff Season 4 of Business of HYPE, our host jeffstaple sits down with Fear of God founder Jerry Lorenzo. Recorded in his Los Angeles studio, Jerry begins the episode with a look back at his recently-launched collaborative line with Nike. The designer then recounts his time as a club promoter, working with Kanye West and designing merch for Justin Bieber. Along the way we learn about the importance of creating solutions, selling a perspective, overcoming fears, and family. As always, thank you for tuning into HYPEBEAST Radio and Business of HYPE. Please don't forget to rate, comment and subscribe to our channel, as well as HB•R and MIC/LINE.  

 Jon Wexler of adidas | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5608

On the Season 3 finale of Business of HYPE, host jeffstaple sits down with Jon Wexler, the Vice President of Global Entertainment and Influencer Marketing for adidas. Jon has a job that everyone wants but no one knows how to get it, so listen in as he details his journey, from losing thousands of dollars booking gigs in college, to becoming the man Kanye West said "saved my life." As always, thank you for tuning into HypeRadio and Business of HYPE. Please don't forget to rate, comment and subscribe to our channel, as well as HB•R and MIC/LINE.

 BlackRainbow | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2762

On this week's episode of Business of HYPE, jeffstaple sits down with Greg Hervieux and Jay Smith, founders of creative marketing agency and media brand BlackRainbow. The Parisian businessmen discuss BKRW's mysterious origins,  why print will never die,  balancing the digital and real worlds, creating your cool no matter where you live, and why product always comes before marketing. As always, thank you for tuning into HYPEBEAST Radio and Business of HYPE. Please don't forget to rate, comment and subscribe to our channel, as well as HB•R and MIC/LINE.  

 Benny Gold | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4530

On this week's episode of Business of HYPE, jeffstaple sits down with San Francisco-based designer and accidental clothing brand founder Benny Gold, delivering a show that centers on hard-work and acting on impulses as means to entrepreneurial success. Listen in as Benny documents the progression of his accomplished career, from growing up on an isolated Key West island and attending SCAD, to designing the original Huf logo, working with icons like Nike, Supreme and Stüssy, and stumbling into the creation of his namesake label. As always, thank you for tuning into HYPEBEAST Radio and Business of HYPE. Please don't forget to rate, comment and subscribe to our channel, as well as HB•R and MIC/LINE.

 James Whitner | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4963

On this week's episode of Business of HYPE, jeffstaple sits down with James Whitner of The Whitaker Group, an East Coast retail empire that includes A Ma Maniere, Social Status, Prosper and A.P.B. On this show, James talks about getting shot and going to prison in Pittsburgh, finding his escape in fashion, the Tokyo effect, fighting the "hood dude" stigma, what's next for the brand, and so much more.  As always, thank you for tuning into HYPEBEAST Radio and Business of HYPE. Please don't forget to rate, comment and subscribe to our channel, as well as HB•R and MIC/LINE.

 Kevin Liles of 300 Entertainment | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4275

On this week's episode of Business of HYPE with jeffstaple, co-founder and CEO of 300 Entertainment, Kevin Liles, opens up about his massively influential career. The music mogul talks about hip-hop's entrepreneurial spirit, protecting the art, maintaining an intern mindset, being of service, finding purpose in your work, mentoring and so much more.  As always, thank you for tuning into HYPEBEAST Radio and Business of HYPE. Please don't forget to rate, comment and subscribe to our channel, as well as HB•R and MIC/LINE.

 Stephen Vanasco | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4366

On this week's episode of Business of Hype, jeffstaple welcomes photographer extraordinaire and entrepreneur Stephen Vanasco, formerly known as Van Styles. Vanasco opens up about the importance of legacy, coming up directing adult films, the needs for flexibility as an entrepreneur, and the effect of social media on today's creatives.  As always, thank you for tuning into HYPEBEAST Radio and Business of HYPE. Please don't forget to rate, comment and subscribe to our channel, as well as HB•R and MIC/LINE.

 Mai Ikuzawa | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2477

On this week’s episode of Business of HYPE, jeffstaple welcomes the magnetic Mai Ikuzawa. Many of our past guests have been single-minded experts in one particular field, Mai however is a creative entrepreneur with a pulse on a wide range of industries, including automotive, high-fashion, film and gaming. What makes her even more of an enigmatic figure is that her creative agency, Bow Wow International, has a staff of one--herself. So for this show, Jeff and Mai talk about the disadvantages of owning or working for a large agency, how to simplify your career and everything within it, how her legendary race-car driving father impacted her professional life, embracing your idiosyncrasies, and balancing the three F's.  As always, thank you for tuning into HYPEBEAST Radio and Business of HYPE. Please don't forget to rate, comment and subscribe to our channel, as well as HB•R and MIC/LINE.

 Errolson Hugh | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5168

On this week’s episode of Business of HYPE with jeffstaple, we dive into the mind of ACRONYM's co-founder and principal designer, Errolson Hugh. For 80 minutes, we learn how Hugh has become your favorite designer's favorite designer, spawning a new generation of street-minded technical fashion brands. He talks about discovering the functionality in karate gis at the age of 10, meeting his longtime partner Michaela Sachenbacher in college, moving to Berlin and designing outerwear for the likes of Burton, causing mass hysteria with 2015's Lunar Force 1, and so much more.  As always, thank you for tuning into HYPEBEAST Radio and Business of HYPE. Please don't forget to rate, comment and subscribe to our channel, as well as HB•R and MIC/LINE.  

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