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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 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.  

 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.

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