Business of HYPE show

Business of HYPE

Summary: Business of HYPE with host jeffstaple is a weekly interview series that dives into the successful careers of well-known creatives, brand-builders and entrepreneurs from various corners of youth culture. We learn about the realities behind the dreams they’ve built with encouraging words of advice peppered along the way. 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, The Anthropology and HYPETALKS.

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 A$AP Ferg | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4181

On the Season 5 finale of Business of HYPE, jeffstaple sits down with the multifaceted creative, A$AP Ferg. The triple platinum selling artist tells us why he’s more than just a rapper. A background in fashion and fine art, he tells us about his early inspirations, the importance of repping Harlem, how he plans to “work smarter not harder" 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 other shows MIC/LINE, The Anthropology and HYPETALKS.

 Woody of Sneaker Freaker | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4952

On this week’s episode of Business of HYPE, jeffstaple sits down with Sneaker Freaker founder, Woody. What took only a week, a Nikon Coolpix and 32 pages, he tells us how he created his first sneaker zine. The magazine is now a globally recognized publication currently operating a print magazine, digital news site and creative agency. He details the importance of print, the need to tell the right story, the personal impact of sneakers 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 other show MIC/LINE.

 Jason Stein of Laundry Service, Cycle Media and Steins | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4400

On this week’s episode of Business of HYPE, jeffstaple sits down with entrepreneur, investor and business operator Jason Stein. The founder of Laundry Service, Cycle Media and investment management company Steins he tells us how he went from finding clients on Craigslist to landing powerhouse brands such as Jordan and Beats by Dre. He later discusses the oversaturated market of content creation and imparts advice on the apparel industry, social media and business management. 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 show MIC/LINE.

 Luke Tadashi of Bristol Studio | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4169

On this week’s episode of Business of HYPE, jeffstaple sits down with Luke Tadashi, co-founder and creative director of Bristol Studio. He details the brand’s early inspirations, collaborating with adidas and how the brand hopes to involve the community and culture of Los Angeles. 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 show MIC/LINE.

 Louis Colon of FILA | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5353

On this week’s episode of Business of HYPE with jeffstaple, FILA’s VP of Heritage & Trend Louis Colon details their unique approach to marketing and how the brand’s comeback is here to stay. He tells us about his rocky beginnings from calling quits on his sneaker businesses to party promoting to working in temp jobs to eventually landing a job at FILA under the guidance of the late Jon Epstein. 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.

 Daniel Kasidi of Rastaclat | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2616

On this week’s episode of Business of HYPE with jeffstaple, Rastaclat founder Daniel Kasidi tells us the meaning behind his bracelet company. More than just a shoelace, Rastaclat is a brand that aims in building community and bringing awareness to various issues.  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, on Apple, Spotify or wherever else you get your podcasts. 

 Nicole McLaughlin | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 4095

On this week’s episode of the Business of HYPE, jeffstaple sits down with the unconventional creative, Nicole McLaughlin. Known for upcycling old garments into unusual wearable creations, she tells us how she went from speech pathology to graphic design and dumpster diving to create sustainable art.  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, on Apple, Spotify or wherever else you get your podcasts. 

 John C Jay - Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3470

On this week’s episode of Business of HYPE with jeffstaple, in part 2 of a two-part series, John C Jay details working with Uniqlo founder Tadashi Yanai to become the Global Creative of Fast Retailing. Despite his seasoned resume,  John admits there is never an end to learning in this business. “Experimenting in your life is the most valuable thing you can do." 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, on Apple, Spotify or wherever else you get your podcasts.

 John C Jay - Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5321

On the Season 5 premiere of Business of HYPE, in part 1 of a two-part series, jeffstaple sits down with creative mastermind John C Jay. The man behind some of Nike’s legendary ad campaigns, details going from business journalism to Bloomingdale’s to dedicating two-plus decades at Wieden+Kennedy to his recent title as President of Global Creative at Fast Retailing & Uniqlo. 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, on Apple, Spotify or wherever else you get your podcasts.

 Miki Agrawal | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2955

On the season 4 finale of Business of HYPE with jeffstaple, entrepreneur and author Miki Agrawal details on how she started her three companies: Wild, a gluten-free pizza restaurant, Thinx, period-proof underwear and Tushy, an affordable clip-on bidet.  She tells us why she loves shifting culture through the lens of products; and the importance behind constantly challenging social norms. 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 MIC/LINE and  HB•R.    Take 10% off on hellotushy.com with the code: HYPEBEAST

 Jaysse Lopez of Urban Necessities | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4136

On this week’s episode of Business of HYPE with jeffstaple, Urban Necessities founder Jaysse Lopez tells us how he turned $20 into a $20 million dollar business and why he chose to partner with American Eagle. 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.   

 Sean Wotherspoon - Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3272

On this week’s episode of Business of HYPE with jeffstaple, in part 2 of a two-part series, Round Two owner Sean Wotherspoon reflects on his Nike collaboration. Sparing us no details, he talks sustainability, being an “average joe”, haters 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.   

 Sean Wotherspoon - Part 1 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | 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.

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