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Is Hip-Hop America's Dominant Musical Genre?

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.03.2014 | Black Voices

Ever since his childhood in Queens, New York, where he became immersed in hip-hop culture just as it was starting to form, entrepreneur and advertisin...

Hip Hop Hooray: A Wonderful Glimpse Into a Cultural Phenomenon

Danny Groner | Posted 02.23.2014 | Entertainment
Danny Groner

On Thursday night, the Paley Center in New York City hosted a first look at the upcoming VH1 documentary, The Tanning of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop, that debuts this week.

50 Cent Addresses His Differences With Former Music Executive

Posted 09.16.2013 | Black Voices

--Hip hop mogul, 50 Cent opens up on his differences with former music executive-turned-brand-marketer, Steve Stoute. (Hot 97, Funkmaster Flex) ...

Steve Stoute Responds To Solange Knowles Break From Carol's Daughter

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 09.20.2012 | Black Voices

Solange Knowles might be fashion's new muse, but when it comes to her hair she'd rather you look the other way. In the latest issue of Lurve magaz...

Rejoice: A Jay-Z Movie Is Coming

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 08.15.2012 | Entertainment

Anticipation for Jay-Z's two-day "Made in America" festival continues to build. Brian Grazer and Ron Howard will be making a movie about the event, an...

This Year's Grammy Awards: Lessons Learned or More of the Same?

Steve Stoute | Posted 04.11.2012 | Entertainment
Steve Stoute

The very meaning of the Grammy, excellence in musical artistry, is a testament to the hard work, sacrifice, and genius that recording artists bring to their craft. While to the viewer it may seem as if it is just a show, to the artists it is significantly more profound.

WATCH: How McDonalds ‘I’m Lovin’ It’ Campaign Struck Gold

Posted 01.11.2012 | Black Voices

Former music executive Steve Stoute is no stranger to pairing A-list talent with selling some of today's hottest brands and products. The advertising ...

WATCH: Legendary Producer Jimmy Iovine On How 'Nuthin But A 'G' Thang' Broke Down Barriers

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.10.2013 | Black Voices

Last week HuffPost Black Voices premiered the second episode of its ongoing video series, "The Tanning Effect," which featured hip-hop mogul Jay-Z dis...

WATCH: Exclusive Jay-Z Interview With Steve Stoute (Part Two)

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.01.2012 | Black Voices

Last week HuffPost Black Voices premiered the first episode of our ongoing video series, "The Tanning Effect," which featured hip-hop mogul Jay-Z disc...

WATCH: 'The Tanning Effect': Steve Stoute Interview With Jay-Z (Part One)

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 12.27.2011 | Black Voices

From high fashion labels to everyday language, the hip-hop community is redefining American culture. To coincide with the release of marketing executi...

Notable/Quotable: Steve Stoute On Marketing Barack Obama's Campaign

Posted 12.17.2011 | Black Voices

"I honestly think that he should speak to what he did with capturing Osama Bin Laden. I don't think that ever got as much credit that he's deserved. T...

WATCH: Steve Stoute Talks Brands, Marketing With Jay-Z, Pharrell & Lady Gaga

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 11.30.2011 | Black Voices

When it comes to marketing to the multicultural consumer, Steve Stoute has been instrumental in marrying celebrities with corporate America. The forme...

WATCH: Steve Stoute Sits Down WIth Jay-Z, Pharrell And Lady Gaga

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.14.2012 | Black Voices

Steve Stoute, the former music executive, has long played matchmaker between the popular culture and corporate America. He launched Translation Consul...

Why America Hates Arcade Fire, and Why That's Sort of Hilarious

Phil West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Phil West

For those alienated by the Arcade Fire's win, it strangely feels like last year's public outcry about Obamacare. The whole package was met with a wariness that this was somehow too big and too Canadian.

An Open Letter to Neil Portnow, NARAS and the Grammy Awards

Steve Stoute | Posted 10.26.2011 | Entertainment
Steve Stoute

Over the course of my 20-year history as an executive in the music business, I have come to the conclusion that the Grammy Awards have clearly lost touch with contemporary popular culture.

WATCH: What Is Cool? 'Influencers' Explores Creativity And How It Becomes Contagious

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

What is cool? What is it that makes people like Muhammad Ali, Jay Z, or Gwen Stefani icons? CEO and founder of brand management firm Translation Stev...