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 and The HB•R Show.

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 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.  

 Asa Akira | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5718

Warning: This show contains explicit language and subject matter. On this week’s episode of Business of HYPE With jeffstaple, the one and only Asa Akira opens up about the entrepreneurial side of the porn industry. This jam-packed episode features the 32-year-old pornstar talking about her start in the industry, how porn has drastically altered her life, finding integrity in whatever it is that you do and pivoting within your career. She also tells us what it was like to work with Kanye at the last PornHub awards show, in addition to opening up about her pregnancy. 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.

 Shepard Fairey | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3491

For the season 3 premiere episode of Business of HYPE With jeffstaple, our host sits down with world-renowned street artist, activist and entrepreneur Shepard Fairey. Fresh off the launch of his most ambitious project to date, one that brings his work into the world of virtual reality, the 48-year-old dives into the genesis of his "Andre the Giant has a posse" sticker and OBEY brand, what it takes to find your own distinct style, partnering with like-minded people, artist legacies, 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.

 Best of Season 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 728

The HYPEBEAST Radio team is hard at work, putting together amazing stories for Season 3 of Business of HYPE. In the meantime, we’ve compiled this mini episode in case you missed any of the many gems dropped in Season 2. And in case you did, go back and give the season a proper listen. This is the greatest hits of Season 2.

 BLAMO!: How Jen Rubio Took Luggage Up, Up and AWAY | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3766

On this week’s episode of Business of HYPE, jeffstaple plays an episode of one of his favorite episodes from the BLAMO! podcast featuring AWAY founder Jen Rubio. "We saw an opportunity in this space to make a brand that people care about, talks about travel a certain way, and just so happens to make a really good suitcase."  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.

 ICYMI: How Stadium Goods Flipped the Script on Retail (Redux) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3294

Revisit our interview with the entrepreneurs bringing resale to the masses.

 HYPEBEAST Founder Kevin Ma Announces HYPEFEST | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1107

On this special episode of Business of HYPE, HYPEBEAST’s Founder and CEO Kevin Ma announces plans for our most ambitious project to date, our first ever festival, aptly dubbed HYPEFEST. Although he doesn't dive too deep into the specifics just yet, be sure to keep it locked to HYPEBEAST.com, HYPEFEST.com and the HYPEFEST Instagram page to stay up to date on the latest announcements. 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.

 Yassine Saidi of PUMA | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4275

On the Season 2 finale of Business of HYPE With jeffstaple, Yassine Saidi, head of PUMA's lifestyle and collaborations division, details his exciting career path with some stellar advice along the way. As you'll hear Jeff address in his opening, the success of any sportswear brand relies on a recipe of history, legacy, cultural authenticity and potential, and the chef that brings it all to the table. In this episode you'll meet PUMA's Executive Chef. 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.

 George Bamford | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3627

On this week’s episode of Business of HYPE, jeffstaple sits down with George Bamford of Bamford Watch Department to find out how a lifelong tinkerer went from the watch-world’s “antichrist” to an industry inspiration, reigniting the lost art of personalization in the age of mass production. 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.

 Josh Luber of StockX | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4727

On this week’s episode of Business of HYPE With jeffstaple, Josh Luber details the rise of his unique business, a story, as he often tells it, of serendipity. As you’ll discover however, StockX was built on nothing short of hard work and sacrifice.  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.

 Julia Lang | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3154

On this week’s episode of Business of HYPE, jeffstaple sits down with brand consultant Julia Lang. The Tanzanian-German marketing specialist details her budding career in curating the digital voice and image for celebrities, boutique stores and large corporations around the globe. 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.

 Bobby & Ben Hundreds of The Hundreds | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4385

On this week's episode of Business of HYPE With jeffstaple, Bobby and Ben Hundreds of The Hundreds dive into their brand's origin story, one many revere as the first streetwear brand born on the internet. In discussing everything from their first run of shirts, to their first employee and first tradeshow, we discover just how rare their finely-balanced partnership is, one they affectionately call a marriage. The two also tackle outside investment, misconceptions of the industry, maintaining relevancy 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.

 Ben Baller | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5355

On this week's episode of Business of HYPE with jeffstaple, jeweler of the stars Ben Baller recounts his humbling rise from his moniker's hardwood origins to multi-millionaire status hot on the heels of retirement...if his entrepreneurial spirit doesn't spark yet another career metamorphosis, that is. Listen in and learn more about Ben's time as Dr. Dre's head of A&R, what led him to peddling drugs and sneakers, how he deals with fame, and being the mentor the younger generation of hustlers need. 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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