17 Burst results for "Vin Rock"
"vin rock" Discussed on 5 Questions with Dan Schawbel
"Test your friendship's GonNa test, Your Business, and at the end they want sure able to survive that you'll have a solid foundation and you'll be unstoppable. Yeah I. Wonder If hip hop Ray came out at a time when people were using social media like they are today if it would be that much bigger because the amplification and sharing yes I believe. So you know but at the same time as the song is right now now we have people who grew up on our music and grew up on that record. They always put their children in is by videos, social media videos, and you'll have re year year-olds farm, your own seven-year-olds standing in front of a TV in diapers saying, Hey, Ho Hey You're literally bringing millions of people from the next generation on a current generation into the fold. So is definitely work. Yeah. Definitely, you should be very proud of that and I'm sure you get really excited whenever you see any of those videos because it's a legacy that you built just from songs that you did many years ago even and what's your best piece of career advice getting to a career or do something that truly passionate about some of those like taking on a hobby and it's like this Is Something I. Love. This is something that I would do for free. You know you wouldn't have to pay me but I'm so passionate and so into it that it doesn't matter how many hours a day I would put into it. It just feels like it's not worth and I think of you approach a career like that or you're blessed to have or take up a career choice like. Men that's the best thing on earth because if you do something you love and find out a way to get paid for it. It's like you never worked a day in your life. Honestly that's how I feel. So just be passionate about what you choose and be honest with yourself. But if everything is a cash grab at the end of the day, eventually, it'll turn out to be not so fun. What's really interesting about your response compared to other have God is that people who are in the arts and entertainment world a more likely than people who aren't to say to follow your passion? I'd never interviewed a financial CEO or any CEO for that matter, a hedge fund billionaire that says, follow your passion it's mostly people like you and the other thing is. I think that you following your passion is also following your energy. So the energy comes after the passion which because you need to work so hard to make it work I mean music industry is the hardest industry, and so you have to be passed it enough to work hard enough to be able to have a chance of breaking in. Would you agree? Yeah absolutely. I mean to be honest is the same as anything I mean you could be a chef could be a farmer. You know you just have to love what you do and you'll never pay at Simpson's in the hours I mean I'm sure people who do coding who are working on the next facebook or what have you man they never count the hours just they're passionate about what they're doing. especially if they'd like this was a tool that will change the world that's. My passion and it's an idea I believe in our I'm an inventor like I'm inventing something that I know in Knoxville in my heart is going to change the world you blackout and you put the blind. There's on its next thing you know he working thousand hours a week and doesn't feel like it. Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom Vin rock to follow his journey can find him on facebook instagram twitter where he shares his family conversations, music announcements, and appearances..
"vin rock" Discussed on Welcome with Karim Kanji
"Nineteen ninety six and ninety seven and keeping a digital presence out there. I think The fact that you know we continue to have a healthy torn business We do what we can. Just stay afloat and then we keep getting. These incredible looks just like right now as I told Kate Geeta the other day. I'm like can you believe the entire world was shut down and then out of where Rita Wilson comes and goes viral thing and hip hop away. Might crazy the man up above loves. Us could've been any other group could have been any on the song but why us you know that is so true is there. Is there any it in the hip hop world weather at sea you? I think you mentioned what's her name. Nicole Nicole Nicole. Who who's WHO's up and coming in your world Well we have a slew of artists. You know Coming out we have Nicole Michelle Ryan Lane. Kid named fresh skull number Guy Named K. O I mean our our team in. That's really KS passion. He loves developing artists. He loves developing new artists. You know hey isn't the one is they all. I'm GonNa Produce Riano beyond sale this one that one case passion is the Belbin brand. New Art is embraced in. And now I think that you know He. And I partnered up with this management and record label With the marketing prowess that his you know production and musical genius and without support team around us. Man We really cooking oil right now. So it's all about. It's all about artists. Were were putting out and judges working on breaking them in establishing them. Yeah not recognizing that the the the Rossy haven't played is aside from that. What's what are you listening to lately? What's in your ears? Not Not much you know. I'm I'm a very passive listener. You know whatever comes across my ear and I hear the next thing and I'm probably the most trendy is listener outbid there yet because I think I'm paying more attention to just our ecosystem and what we're doing. I think K. is more of the music guy. He listens to all new albums of come out and everything. So that's sort of his lang. I like the you know. Pay More attention to what's happening in business trends and how the industry is adapting to this like. I just shoot off a bunch of articles from the ask Cap News. Latter-day talk about why radio isn't seeing growth. And you know all of these people are doing livestream now from Dj into art is doing free concerts. There's a Lotta sync licenses and lot of stuff. Being left off the table in a lot of language. That's being involved in develop that's going to become wall you know so. I'm paying more attention to that. That end of it trenches never touches. You said he's an interesting character. He's got a lot of ink is never sort of dragged you into to a tattoo parlor yet. I was never into tattoos. He's a he has enough for all three of us. Yeah listen I know you're busy. You're this has been an amazing Chad. Thank you so much. I really really appreciate it all right. No problem thanks for having me your time and listen before you go. I'm sorry before you go tell people if they want to find out more if you want to consume more Nardi Culture. Where online should they be going right? Hey I'll keep it simple for you. Go TO NAUGHTY.
"vin rock" Discussed on Welcome with Karim Kanji
"The biggest concert ever held. Travis gone you right. Oh shoot yeah. Where is it just to make sure area? Twelve million concurrent Viewers Watch Travis Scott on fortnight. Do a eleven minute concert this. I have no idea what you're talking. All my goodness you are so old. Chavez Scott Grammy Award Winning Rapper when on fortnight or he key collaborated with fortnight and they created a mini show of current hits and new releases and so as people are playing the game. They could attend as their Avatar. Attend this concert within the game and There were twelve million people that watched it live and then if you add in all of the people that have subsequently watched it recordings on Youtube. I'm curious if this is in some way part of the future of of Contra going of of music in some way shape or form. I think they're still be live shows that we will attend in person but similar to. I think it was last year. Abbas was doing a tour a Hologram tour or something. I know Coachella there. There's been hologram performances. I am wondering if this sort of fortnight twitch activation is another parliament Ford nightside is because like is. Is that the people that were on fortnight.
"vin rock" Discussed on Welcome To The Music
"Nineteen ninety six and ninety seven and keeping a digital presence out there. I think The fact that you know we continue to have a healthy torn business We do what we can. Just stay afloat and then we keep getting. These incredible looks just like right now as I told Kate. Geeta the dam. Like can you believe the entire world was shut down and then out of where Rita Wilson comes and goes viral thing and hip hop away? I might crazy. The man up above loves US could've been any other group could have been any on the song but why us you know that is so true is there. Is there any it in the hip hop world weather at sea you? I think you mentioned. What's her name? Nicole Nicole Nicole. Who who's WHO's up and coming in your world. Well we have a slew of artists. You know Coming out we have Nicole Michelle Ryan Lane. Kid NAMED FRESH SCO number guy named K. O I mean our our team in. That's really KS passion. He loves developing artists. He loves developing new artists. You know hey isn't the one is they all. I'm GonNa Produce Riano beyond sale this one that one case passion is the Belbin brand. New Art is embraced in. And now I think that you know He. And I partnered up with this management and record label With the marketing prowess that his you know production and musical genius and without support team around us. Man We really cooking oil right now. So it's all about. It's all about artists. Were were putting out and judges you know working on breaking them in establishing them. Yeah not recognizing that the the the Rossy hasn't played is aside from that. What's what are you listening to lately? What's in your ears? Not Not much you know. I'm I'm a very passive listener. You know whatever comes across my ear and I hear the next thing and I'm probably the most trendy is listener outbid there yet because I think I'm paying more attention to just our ecosystem and what we're doing. I think Cagey is more of the music guy. He listens to all new albums to come out and everything. So that's sort of his lang. I like the you know. Pay More attention to what's happening in business trends and how the industry is adapting to this like. I just shoot off a bunch of articles from the ask Cap News. Latter-day talk about why radio isn't seeing growth. And you know all of these people are doing livestream now from Dj into art is doing free concerts. There's a Lotta sync licenses and lot of stuff. Being left off the table in a lot of language. That's being involved in develop that's going to become wall you know so. I'm paying more attention to that. That end of it trenches never touches. You said he's an interesting character. He's got a lot of ink is never sort of dragged you into a to a tattoo parlor yet. I was never into tattoos. He's a he has enough for all three of us. Yeah listen I know you're busy. You're this has been an amazing Chad. Thank you so much. I really really appreciate it all right. No problem thanks for having me your time and listen before you go. I'm sorry before you go tell people if they want to find out more if you want to consume more Nardi Culture. Where online should they be going right? Hey I'll keep it simple for you. Go TO NAUGHTY.
"vin rock" Discussed on Welcome To The Music
"Had a when we open. Our retail store reopened it in nineteen ninety four and around Nineteen ninety-six. I did my first website and naughty by nature dot Com. I had already geared dot com and at the time no one was spending money over credit cards over the Internet and I remember our store year dot com we had a out which was like a virtual or or the next level of how you pronounce the How you do two cassettes and CDs. I always understood. Www which is worldwide web dot naughty by nature dot com so in eighty six. I'm like wow you know what this means you get to have your own. Television Chan new broadcast to the world. You don't have to go to. Cbs ABC any of these guys. The Internet will connect you to the world so I was like. Wow this is something. I'm interested in. And then when it came to north geared dot com. I'm like well instead of you know our our our reach our customer base would be the two million people buying our cassettes now because the worldwide web dot naughty gear dot com. Anyone who finds this website they don't have to have the our only need to do is find a website and then they can print out of order form same order form. That's in the cassettes and CDs. Look at what we have check off what they want. Put a check money order in and send them into US. So that's how we started like wow snail mail so as we move from eighty six hundred ninety six ninety seven ninety eight. That was the age of when my space was coming along. And then you have facebook coming along. You got an age of you know so. I always understood APPs. I'm like wow now they have these smartphones. And you know if you have your own people will come right there. It's like a digital fan base. You could be real intimate which fan base and at the time I was using windows mobile so that was like one hundred.
"vin rock" Discussed on Welcome To The Music
"You know so when hip pop you know people would try to exploit you. I remember people would come to us. We read hot selling three million records three million albums. Hey we want to just give you some goods to wear and wear miniature video relying now. Well let's do a real deal. We don't do real deals like that. You know it's gotTa be what an athlete or it has to be with some actors like what the Hell is wrong with us. You know we people here. Our records all the time if anything gross impressions wherein bad in in more people's face than these people you would do deals way and it's SORTA forced us to invest in ourselves and invest in our own brands and you take guys Kanye West. Same thing would happen with him. He went and worked. Out With Louis Vuitton. Then he ended up going. Ikea's and yeah. You can't wait getting west. We'll do this yeezy sneaker for you but we're only going to do one run short run and then we're going to own that brand and then once we you know this. Continue our relationship which you we have the right to put that sneak around and you don't even get royalties. What kind of this? So he raised the hell and people think is crazy. But it's like no it's fair business practices you. Strictly don't respect hip hop period and now he parlayed that relationship into Adidas and as of the other days tweeting. Hey I'm a billionaire three times over your hip hop Jay Z is doing what rock nation. What ferrall on them doing with bathing aid and so on and so forth. It's like it's that hip hop hostile that we were forced to do it and again. If you look at the music genres we hustles. Art is a million to one and I think part of it is because you know these labels in corporate America up the checkbook. They'll open up the resources to some of these mainstream pop or rock bands where they're not press to have to take these actions and as better for US long term because we're literally owning owning multibillion dollar businesses at true true. Can you tell us story you guys you know when you started doing this merged with Tommy boy? They sort of wanted to do their own thing. And not sort of giving the full props so there's a story with snakes and rats or something. Yeah so what happened was again when you smoke with easy about how they got their inserts and cassettes and CDs. He told right he said. Hey We take an advance. You know from from The company and they work it out with with the label. So I'm assuming that the labeled charges them to put the insert in so we can all right. Well that's your business model for us. We're going in because we're GONNA invest in our own inventory. We don't want an advance from a third party company. And since we're doing business with the label we're going to label as saying it's our album. You're going to put this in certain and we're going to invest not inventory and do are you relying on the record side we have everything on the merge side so when we went approached them they said fine no problem but once they released that album which was the nineteen ninety three album out second album when it came to accounting. They tried to charge us. Three to five cents per answer. So when you look at the math. We're selling almost three million albums. They're going to go back and try to charge us. Three to five cents per Album that was never part of the deal so we had the correct that you know what never discussed that up front. You know. It's never it's not even in any paperwork it how you figure you're charging. Us three to five cents per hour. That some snake and ratchet trench at the time. Tommy boy. She's offices were right above a pet store. Trench win and add score and boy every mouse. Every hamster every snake. Every garden snake took it upstairs bussing door snakes and rats and let them all that's hip hop and that's right and the right there ecommerce huge. How did you guys I hook up with this? My Boy Greg up here in Canada right. So we're Greg There was a time where for one I've.
"vin rock" Discussed on Welcome To The Music
"Yes and and you know the sign that we've been talking about a little bit hip hop ary comes out and you guys win the first ever grammy for rap album right right Was it between those two periods was you? How did you guys feel? Was it just excitement a living off of the excitement or was it? How are we going to top? How are we going to continue this? Well I think you know for us back in the day again. We never thought of accolades. We never thought of money. We never thought it a big lifestyle that comes along with it. You know we come from the early days. Hip Hop Eighty one. Eighty two eighty three where it was all about skills. Man You had to have skills and it's coming from Jersey. It's light listen. You better be good. You better be damn good in order to get New York to accept you or to like you. You know so. That was our purpose. That's what we put the blinders on for and it was all about creative being creative and having a hell of a skill set so once we did come out with opie and then everything's GonNa be a riot than UPTOWN ANTHEM. And you know we understood. What our talents was spilled. How get rhythm in the studio? It wasn't about being nervous. We were like. Hey now. We're on now. We know what we're doing and we understand what kind of records what kind of our records would resonate audience so it was almost about learning. What kind of records connect to our audience understanding who our audience was in? You know just embracing and moving. So that's what we were doing because you know in the nineties you had so many different styles of hip that some people were trying to be underground like black moon or like a mob deep or you know there was so many people trying to keep it real but for us we had those underground street records but we also had those feel good melodic coursey records that would appeal to women so we wouldn't worry about man we've got to keep the real made sure we're making record street. We will like hell. No we get a taste of you know over mainstream from OPB. We didn't know that record were crossover. So that was an organic you know creative process and we were like look. We're going to stick to our guns to our sound our style. Whoever doesn't like it? I'm talking about our peer group. So be it but you know. That's what helps separate us from our peers and we ended up our own lane. Even to this day I mean we could go from working with ice cube and snoop dogg to two hundred kids on the block. Lot of artists can't do that. What was the collaborative process for you guys when you were writing of those iconic albums any even to today like what are you guys working on like? Yeah well I mean for us. We're brothers you know we've always been around each other and even when we want to block. We were street. Did so just clowning on each other. Plant dozens you know people walking up and down the street of the members of our crew. You know all of that engagement spawns created by is you know I remember like widow be. We had a guy move brown when we wanNA blocked of course that stop. Blocks are placed business. He's from arrival brock. It will come around down with. Opm other people's money to get money on our Blah Blah ob of people and were stuff like that and scenarios like out. We came up and come up with different songs so it will start and it's different sometimes K. G. O. Come with be. Sometimes the beat will come with a chorus on it based on hood sample. Sometimes it will come from US clowning. Each other you know. Sometimes treacherous will come with a concept outcome. Would a concept is just like you know Shafran it up? Then all different ingredients you made you mentioned earlier about You know not chasing the the price of being true to yourself. Be Trudy Art. You've got a You've got a line in the song. Respect which is from. The relatively new forgotten quarantined archives. And and there's a light I can't even read my writing but I think it's Don't do it for the check for respect. Is that correct right right. We don't do it for a check. Then we do for respect. We don't do it for a check and you do it for respect if you do it for a check is just ain't the same effect if you feel it in your blood way. The hands on odds ahead way Danza. Now J. Yes yes. That's pretty much what I've been saying the whole time. You know. We didn't do it for a track. We did it for skill and respect. Yeah that that is awesome. You know you you've you've talked about The the other band members like any family like any all brothers. There's there's times when you love each other and there's times where you just like probably during the score a team with this fights in the Hallberg about enough of you. I'm going to another room. Then how were you guys not back in the day there there might have been some Sometimes when you guys didn't always see eye to eye but how are things now with you guys? We're good right now. I mean you know I think any relationship you know that stands the test of time if it's not tested or if it's not challenged perhaps it's not a row relationship and you need those turbulent times. You need those questionable times to see where you really stand with each other so I think every relationship every marriage you know has to go through turbulent times in order to know that it's real and I think that's the testaments by nature like twenty twenty one celebrate and not thirtieth anniversary as naughty by nature. Decide When you count the new style and naughty by nature really like thirty three years so when we looked at it. It's like literally over half our lives. We've been together and unknowingly. We dedicated our lives to ourselves unknowingly. We created an international corporation in brand. Yeah you know it helps us feed our family and not only feed our family but we feel a lot of other people and we inspire people all over the world. So it's like for some little snotty nose snotty nosed kids from East blog Karen. You're right off blocks getting together at Thirteen. Fourteen years old not bad. That is awesome I want to go in that direction. You talked about some of the some of the stuff you're doing on the business side of things were you guys one of the first to sort of merchandise and focus on brand. Well we we were early in and there were other acts doing it. Public enemy is always had as trump ran. Nwea had always had a strong brand of run. Dmc always had a strong brand salt and pepper with the idol makers back then when they had the push jackets and stuff like that. So it Poplin its essence has always been about branding. You know when even in its early days early New York City early eighties. Everyone ran around with the name of their crew and have posse on hats. Always had jackets t-shirts airbrush. You know Jack Jeans people always branded themselves by when we came along And we work with Tommy boy records to develop you know the naughty by nature logo. Tommy boy actually made the first download. P P T shirts stickers and a boxer shorts since as the new style we always invested in ourselves we just picked up right with it and decided to take it to the next level as well we learn you know first. Major tour was with public enemy. So and speaking with Chuck Beef Flavor Flav and the s. One WS. We learned that they ran their own merchandise and they ran their own mail order operation and a lot of their guys and road crew. When they came home they will concentrate more on the merchandise and keep back going fulfill orders so we looked at Adams like wow. We could do the same thing with our crew when we come off tour then we consulted easy easy you know and he broke up with Dr Drain Them. He came and we were working with them. Which is in the hip hop ray video I asked him. I got a chance to ask them. Hey easy always saw lie. Nwf always had the merchandise pullouts in cassettes and CDs. One is that all about. He's like Oh we just have a company to give us a up front licensing fee and they basically work it out with the label and you know get royalties from it. I was like well. You know I feel that. We can invest now own events or we went to Tommy boy records and say you guys have to put our merchandise in our sleeves and we figured Sahlin. Two million. Three million records are cassettes and CDs. That were doing that kind of consumption. If the return is ten percent will be that. And I'm like well invest in that inventory and then we'll have our people do to fulfilment then it just you know evolved into Spike Lee. He always had his forty acres and a mule. You know merchandise and ninety eight. He's doing the right thing. Amount of Max Movie. He had a store called Spike. Join Right in the heart of downtown Brooklyn so we had two people from East Orange New Jersey high school with us. Leshan Coleman and Hassam not. They actually work at spikes joint so I would pick their brains and say hey it doing that and even talking to fight himself Jeff? Tweedy was running that store at the time. Jeff Runs Sean John. Right now so just picking their brains like listen. We invested inventory. Its own operate of business. We put them in Tori here. We're in the heart of the community. We you know show. And we're an example in a community. I'm in support so we would like you know what we're GonNa do the same thing we invested ourselves. We put up. I Ninety Year Retail Store. And we figured. Hey what have people from the neighborhood work in the store and then people when they go on tour with us when they come off the role they still have a place to work. And that's what we chose to do. So as we were one of the first ones the gold that hard wedded but we definitely learned from forefathers and I think talked about from from that the brand has always been part of it and it dawned on me to think of summited Iconic HIP hop that are driving brands. And I'm not just talking. Music like full on business. Brands compared do other subsets within the music industry. It's interesting yeah. Well we call it bad hip hop hustle because I think for hip hop and hip hop for one has never been respected as a music. John you know when it comes to the labels when it comes to the award shows and all it is stop and it translates even into business when it comes to different licensing deals perhaps the same company who would do rolling stones or metallic or just a A Ban Bats on par with a hip hop ban would be like five times larger than an hop equivalent ban..
"vin rock" Discussed on Welcome To The Music
"Yeah definitely when we were. You know we were in high school in nineteen eighty seven is when we first got together for cruise talent. Show Cagey is one year. Old Entrenching I so. He graduated Nineteen eighty-seven we were juniors. That year and trucks and I were will k. Was a senior stretching were juniors. We didn't graduate until Nineteen eighty-eight prior to that two years prior to that and eighty-five we initially together and we weren't really competing locally but we will just getting to know each other guest look like eighty. Seven was the first time we decided to do that. High School talent show for Cagey senior class. And at the time you know we come from the era where you would just perform in local clubs in just show what you know without any records playing on the radio without any music videos happening and at the time for that throws a talent show. We didn't even have a name for our crew so we just ask routines and for routine. We scratched in at the beginning. The beastie boys song ever ever it's the new style so once show went over well and all the dust settled the next going and we were like. Wow that was great. You know what we need to call ourselves the new style and backs the name we stuck with nine thousand nine hundred. That's so cool awesome. How soon after winning that show did you guys to? Hey let's let's let's take this as far as like there. Was there ever that conversation of. Let's we can make something happened out of this or was it like. This is just something to keep you occupied. Yeah well you know we always did it for the love of the culture and just being down but when we did that froze talent show. We realized we had something. And you know we could get a rise out of the people after that talent show. We began competing locally around town so it was his club club. Eighty-eight they have the tongue tough teen talent competition so we would always go there and compete and we always had a big following so back then the crowd would judge who was the bass so it'd probably be about seven other eight of groups there and the new style would always come in and win so the other acts saying hey newsouth brings so many people and you know they have bias so they switch roles in judges judge. These talent shows when we kept winning with judges genetic talent show. That was the moment we said you know what we SORTA mastered backyard here in New Jersey. Perhaps we take our talents over the New York. The epicenter hip hop and back. Then if you weren't from the five boroughs in New York City you may as well been from Alabama somewhere as York was concerned. So that's how they Lebed's Jersey boys so for us to pursue hip hop in New York. I remember getting booed right out of New York so that was a treasury ward from there strictly because you are in from their norm from burroughs. You couldn't be down with hip hop as crazy. When did you guys meet Queen Latifah? When did that happen? we've always known. Queen Latifah matter of fact I grew up on his blog called North Fifteenth Street. Queen Latifah's on on Elaine was Headed Block Association. Then so I've literally known like teachers since I was about seven eight nine years old. That's amazing yeah. And that was just casually in passing. Because she will come and visit her aunt but you know back in the early eighties early to mid eighties. All of the streets were interested in hip hop and Latifa ended up with the flavor unit. Kumar mark the forty five King Apache Shabazz and she was with that cruel to flavor unit crew. And she just happened to get on first light. Nineteen eighty nine. She was signed to Tommy boy records and our first album came out but we were both from the same hometown of East Orange New Jersey. Yes when we decided as new take it to the next level we were aware lousy. You know was on already. So we pursued a flavor unit. And we'd like. Hey we have our crew. We have a following meet us at this gymnasium. We're going to show you what we do so we were able to pack gymnasium. Rock out for flavor unit gave them our demo and that's when they decided to sign us to unit management. How Prince was that for you especially not being not being in the New York City being in Jersey and having someone at the caliber of Queen Latifah literally across the street down the block was was a huge influence for you guys. Yes as a matter of fact you know the Jersey hip hop scene was huge. Because you know just maybe twenty minutes away from us was dis- sugarhill gang at sugar hill records so Sylvia Robinson and them they will big Biz markie Cole. V at the time they lived in Jersey know covina's from Elizabeth New Jersey so the Bismarckian and Cool v were our mentors. Our hip hop mental. His back then. And then all of us Rodman Lords in the underground artifacts a wide club prize Lauren Hill. All of them. We all came together. judges in the local HIP. Hop Circuit. So for not for. This sort of breakout. I and plus. She was from our hometown. It was easy access so we were familiar. Really would each other from the local scene. So it's definitely very important that we have those relationships and that access early on so what? What was it from that local scene that like even the names you mentioned like it just like the influence that came out of there versus the five boroughs. You know what I mean like. Yeah like what was special about that scene. Well I think all of us had a chip on our shoulders. Acworth stepchildren the hip hop and it was just geographical discrimination. You now just because you're from Jersey and you're not from the five boroughs you're not authentic hip hop and you can't be down you know you're welcome coming observe. But you're not down to participate. So we always have that ship on our show the ADS Jersey artisan jerseys that we WANNA show New York City that we can be down and we're just as good as any of them over there. Yeah that is crazy. Yeah those names. Greg just took me back to like university right and like nights and ninety one my first year university. Espino peaking out. How do you know that a a a song is going to be like a hit? Did you know like to this day? My son is fourteen. He has no right to know that song. You know what I mean right. He's Travis Scott. Maybe he knows that stuff but I like even to this day. You know that that song resonates right. Did you guys know what you guys were doing back then? Well no we. Didn't you know again? We come from the era of again without songs on the radio without videos playing. We have to go in clubs and we had to have routines. We had to have crowd participation in that kind of engagement so all of our routines were always calling response always included the crowd and once we decided to go into the recording studio we wanted to transfer those live elements into you know the recording process. So I've been out. You know me you know. What opie began you? It's called them response. We knew that the content or the subject matter of that song would be good. Would BE CONTROVERSIAL. Would be catchy but the reality is the B side of old. Pp was a song called wickedest plan a lot which feature Queen Latifah so it had more of a. Reagan failed to it when it comes down to it. It had more BUSCH ST HIP-HOP DJ mix soil make show vibe to it and actually a Lotta deejays started playing the B side. I and they weren't really paying on but it was. You Know Tommy boy records there the marketing department in particular that part pop department they were working towards more crossover outlets and they picked up on that song it was friendly was catchy. It was more dance. La and Michael Jackson. Abc sample the Jackson Five. Abc sample gave it that commercial appeal. And next thing you know you know. Mtv picked up on it it was Dr Dre and Lauber and todd one. They've flipped out song to a down with MTV and that took the song over the top and it was on from there as crazy. The one thing the one thing that I thought was interesting to mentioned about his son you know knowing the song like when we look at a Canadian brother Chad. Right with with hip hop evolution. And you know the series. The songs are shook America it on my son. My son who is in college took a course on hip hop as one of his courses right. It's like it's like there seems to be this hunger for younger people or people that didn't know the hip hop scene to learn more about it. You know what I mean like what you guys were experiencing living back then right well. I think it's just a right now. You know. Initially it was American culture but right in the world culture. You know what I'm saying and I think that this pop culture in its essence it speaks to perhaps the inner city kid or the person who feels left out or misunderstood or not heard you know so I think for the rest of the world looking in to the hip hop scene and the hip hop culture. It's like hey these kids were able to pull themselves up by the bootstraps when there was little or nothing and they made it happen through arts whether it was the break. Dance Onoda. Dj No the beat box in other rapid solve for the graffiti artists. Like hey if you're an ETA city how can you not have something to do or never be bored and I think when you know that culture exploded across the world You know we go to Europe. You know how from Poland all the way through to Czechoslovakia and all of these people you know they feel the same way about the government they feel understood by their government and they wanna get their attention so a culture like hip hop. It's almost like you could place that culture anywhere on the planet and have the his. You know participate in pretty much. Get the same results and I think that's why because it's so global right now people are rallies study in his cultures but universal culture. In how what were the origins and I think. That's what's most intriguing A. For everyone you know interested in hip hop. That's me. How how. How was it scary for you guys like after the success of OPEC were you guys? Scared in terms of the follow up album would go. Oh my God. How the heck are we going to top this you know and then like five years later was poverties? Paradise..
"vin rock" Discussed on Welcome To The Music
"Thanks so much joining us today. Welcome all right. How you doing guys kid. You're in New Jersey. Yeah yes my hometown of ill town East Orange New Jersey. How are things there may? What's what's life like in quarantine in New Jersey? Well this is my hometown and for one. I feel so blessed. I made a conscious decision to move back to my hometown. About five years ago. I've been working close with the mayor his administration and you know every segment of local government so while Ms Penick is going on not only am. I helping out but I definitely have direct access to the local authorities to make sure I'm safe. My family is safe and you know my community is safe but you know again. I live in an urban community and his basically minorities here and as people know this. Pan-demic has disproportionately affected our communities. So people work in our local hospital east Orange General Hospital as a matter of fact. I'm a childhood friends on a respirator. right now is not looking around works. Dan. He's one of the few people who could even get in there to see him. So we're dealing here and you know my girlfriend and I are home quarantine and staying safe but doing what we can support. Our local government in our community is all that it's interesting that you you brought that up then because not a lot of people at least here. North of north of the border here in Canada have talked about how this you know. We talked about how we're all in this together right literally. The whole world has been impacted by this not just one city not just one country but no one has talked about that sort of a a an invisible population. The no one's talking about it and you know you talked about yourself. The African American population in the in the states have been disproportionately impacted by this. So I started thinking about. What about all these homeless people? People that don't have a home to quarantine in What do you know you're involved with with your local government there? What why has this impacted the African American community so much more while for one? I saw report before I get to that one. The homeless population you know especially in New York City is surveys around ten. Sixteen thousand homeless people virtually none of them contracted cold it and ABS- because they're exposed to the elements and they have a stronger immune system. You know when it comes to the African American and Latin Community. You know the normal Inner City community. It's it's based on bad diet and underlying health condition. Sewn you know in our communities. We tend to have diabetes hypertension. You know a lot of salty foods and these are the kinds of conditions that once called the contract cold it. Jus- ravages through through the body. For some reason you know people with respiratory problems just happened so in our communities if were disproportionately have bad health and you know not necessarily have access to the Best Healthcare Your Bonneville. That's that's that's into something that that I think. We see a difference between up here in Canada. And what you guys are dealing with. The states is that access to healthcare. I mean that's that's got to be having playing a huge impact on getting getting care right so for the life of us in America. Were like how come the countries you know Europe Germany. You know candidate even. They're able to have universal health. Care plans out there and you know their their country is able to care for their citizens and we just can't get a gallon everything is privatized and you know you can afford it or you can't even people who are affording it can't afford it especially when it comes to these prescription drugs so just what it is and we live in an entirely different system here that is being addressed but it has to be corrected not on press but actually corrected yeah. Yeah you're listening. You're not just staying at home. You've you've read. You guys have done some amazing things. is thirty thousand. You've helped to sort of raise and distribute locally thousand ten thousand three ply p. p. mass were distributing them amongst three cities. North East Orange and IRVINGTON. So it's just a drop in the bucket compared to our population here but we plan on doing more partnered with a developer group. The money APP seem They do hard money lending and they partnered with the mayor nor so they're servicing banking and financial needs of our community. And this is just part of the play. You know what I mean. Just helping out with P. P. And you know we hit a service community where here without sleeves rolled up nine in Beverly Hills. You know. No no no. You're also you're still going to pick up a food at a safe distance from somebody some local restaurants as a couple of photos. Yes yes arson Oh that's our friends restaurant right So my girlfriend's best friends so you know cooking a lot more at home a Garland. She's a bartender by. We're cooking a lot more at home. However we still do go out and support our Local restaurants. You know so. We have a lot of friends who have restaurants we frequent out favorite restaurants. The ones who are open. And you know. We like advertising in help them out in his times. It's crazy unprecedented. It's funny because we were just talking about this earlier. That where we normally record from in Toronto is a micro or macro brewery called radical road in downtown Downtown and they actually had to put a notification up today that they've sold out of takeout beer because they have their sort of bottle shop and they've sold out and they need to days to replenish that. Like it's amazing that we're changing. Our behaviors were supporting local more than we ever did before. Yeah yeah it's crazy actually. There's a place Hook and real here that they you know. Snow crimes well. It's a see restaurant. He so crimes period but people love crab for some reason restaurant. Guide shut down and people are doing take out. They weren't doing delivery would like door dash. Or what have you stopped doing that? Because the man was so hot so you can only walk up and walk into the restaurant to place your orders. You can't even call in ahead so they're like well how a business is exploding. We can't even keep up with the demand. Now that's crazy you know. So there's a Steph. I mean everyone is definitely knew everyone. But there's a great shift Definitely a new world and we all have to that you know. Yeah you guys. You guys also do that that I don't know why is it? The House Party with new kids on the block that song. I just dropped not too long ago. Oh my goodness yes. That song just dropped about three days four days ago prior to that we did the hip hop remix with our Rita. Wilson Tom Hanging. Let's okay so so you look at that. And you go Rita Wilson. Tom Hanks Naughty by nature. When whenever these two ever GonNa meet outside of coming together to raise money for a pandemic like so? I've heard you tell the story. But when was the first time that you saw her video? it was one late night. I was up about one in the morning and a fan. Inbox me on instagram. Then have you seen this? And she had just posted the video. So you know she was. She was She had contracted holding her and Tom Hanks and she was just quarantined and she remembered the song she remembered hip hop rage from having to memorize it for movie role and according to Rita Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease that runs in a family. So then you always does brain exercises and allow according to her. While she was quarantined. She's like I remember how complex that Song Hip Hop Paret was for the movie role. Let me see if I remember it as a rain. Caesar she decided to record herself. Residing this song then once she finished like yeah I remember it. I should upload it off either. This is GonNa work where I'm going to get like now. Does she clicks and uploaded to You know instagram and the thing went viral so when the fan Sent the to me. I went on our page and I thanked her for giving props to our song and they later she inbox means like. Hey then this thing went viral. Would you guys WanNa do a remix of making an official remix? We actually raise money from musicares because she is a musician. Outside of being an actress and or with music terribly for so musicares how a lot of musicians and band members stage and lighting crew were out of work or going through. Things are suffering from addiction. So you know. Unfortunately our industry will be the last to get back to normal. So we'll work. With regarding touring for a while and a lot of that support staff and band members will be out of work. So that was you know. That was the cause man. It was good cause a good call and really she's the woman manacle. Hariri oriented. I got my white arena. You go happened to come right behind. Donnie Wahlberg called us. It was like yeah. We have this song house already and we made that happened in. That thing is gone crazy about the approach. A million views on youtube in less than five days. That is awesome. Man that that is really really good How did you get involved with with like community and local government? Well we've always been that way since hands on. I mean unfortunately we are street kids so we off the block and we're not proud of being street kids and curbs serving back in the day but hey we were serving the community. We were part of the community. And I don't know if there's any honor in trying to look out for your block while you're there I mean there's certain things you have to do to keep peace on your block you don't want chaos on your block of you out there running business so you have the mind. The neighbors you have to be courteous to the neighbor. So we've always you know participated in that level but once we came off the streets and we were not by nature and was successful. You know we've always had our communities since high-school support us. Once we came up as naughty by nature we always involved in a community. Meanwhile his hands on it. Always you know Block parties and give the kids some stuff to do and we learned how to political machine work because one time we wanted to have a block party while take the block party off the street. 'cause know we lived on city streets and we would just throw impromptu block parties and it would just totally congested streets. Us trying to be responsible said. Hey let's go to the park and we want to bring this thing to the part but we knew we needed a permit and at the time when we will go to the city for permit a-block party in the park. They will give us all kinds of excuses. Why and they wouldn't care if we just jammed up the street. We like look. Our kids deserve better than this. Why can't we so? We learned this exercise. Hey take all the kids up the city hall Council chambers for City Council meeting and let City Council. Explain the five hundred kids. Why you can't have a permit Babar. Block party in in the park so once we did that standing room only in the middle of loud chambers in the middle of summer with no air conditioning in council chambers. We got our point across. And I'm sure they didn't want that to happen again. So we learned that process and from there you know we had a Community Organization of Likley Community Act people and we just always supporting them and engage them from that point on. That's really really cool. Let's go back to nineteen eighty-seven remember back. Then you guys you guys did you. Guys were in a talent show. Yes the same crew under a different name. I think though the new style yes the new style same same sort of music. Same.
"vin rock" Discussed on Welcome To The Music
"At the time whether they were there for the concert or not or were aura. That the number of people that actually in. How do you tell that they were there? And I ask for forgiveness from my ignorance of or at night and Travis Smith Scott Scott Sir. You did that on purpose. No fortnight is one of the biggest online games and so obviously I think the numbers are inflated because of people staying home. Because you've obviously got more and I'm seeing this through work you've got more people playing online games So that's that's there How many people tuned in just to watch Travis Scott If they're not a fortnight player The probably wouldn't have and they would have waited for the sort of recording stall come up. 'cause people will take their their streams on twitch and uploaded to youtube but it was. I had seen a couple of articles. I think right before it happened or or soon average joe see did that go and I pay no mind to but I said Oh should I better pay attention to this because this is this sort of touches two of my world both the music and the the gaming side of things your kids but my son will and my niece consume music this way. My son does not understand concerts yet. He doesn't get whitecaps bad. I've taken him to concerts. He he's he's at that age. That is like idol. Why can't I listen to the music? That sounds really good on spotify or on Youtube. Why do I have to go in there? Utah really doesn't sound good on spotify carry on quality. That's that's right. That's the debate that everyone's having whether digital sounds good as analogue or whatever the case may be right analog there's CD streaming so yeah but everyone listens to music. And when I say everyone pods. Yeah the same ear buds. You and I are wearing white. Now they listen to it. It's not lost on me. I mean I'm I'm I'm guilty of it right. So they're listening to it on their phones my niece to seven when she's at home outside of at the dinner table or when we're all gathered in the living room has has her ear buds in listening to music on spotify. Sin. No it is not is not me come on. I know I realize that for sure so I I would like to think that I would see. This is two different things so the Travis Scott thing on four-night streaming to the ear buds got a question the quality of that. The ABA thing. If you'RE GONNA go to Casino Rama probably where it was or something like that right. Chart Go to Casino Rama to the theater going to have the big sound Yup. That's very different than listening on your property. Well hold on a second. Did you watch the shoe? Guy's name with all the tattoos on post Malone. That's the biggest story of this week. It's not you just nailed it that. That's the biggest. Yes no no no no. That's not the house out the future music. That's the big story. It might have been. Because he's pop star way. That story would made that story was how many people including myself mines were absolutely blown by the fact. That Post Malone wait a second. Hold THAT OFF. Wait a second. Did you watch? I don't know if it was the grammys or one of these award shows where he played with your favorite band smashed moves. No Red. Hot Chili peppers did not sell so he played he played with the Red Hot Chili peppers. And what I saw that. I said to myself changing now from a hop like pop singer. Yup pop slash rap. I don't consider him rapid pop singer to into but then he released. He's releasing at least one album if not to albums since then and he's still sort of stays in that pop lean and so when he did this. I'm thinking okay. Who is post Malone is is he does he really want to be a Rockstar and I think that might be one of his songs or does he wanna be a Popstar and I think he wants to be a rock star but he figures there's more money for him right now in pop music and so I was not surprised that he pulled it off. Because you know. He's he's got because he played with the Red Hot Chili peppers. Yeah I don't know I didn't see that so and I do know like doc but it was good. Good people were like Horse Shit. Where did this come from? But you only see but again you know old white people with White Hair. You Know My. We're GONNA have to tag doctor on this half Canarian beautiful area here. Why do we keep coming back to his hair? Because I think we're jealous probably hit..
"vin rock" Discussed on Welcome To The Music
"The biggest concert ever held. Travis gone you right. Oh shoot yeah. Where's it just to make sure area? Twelve million concurrent Viewers Watch Travis Scott on fortnight. Do a eleven minute concert this. I have no idea what you're talking all my goodness you are so old okay. Chavez Scott Grammy Award. Winning rapper went on fortnight or he key collaborated with fortnight and they created a mini show of current hits and new releases and so as people are playing the game. They could attend as their Avatar. Attend this concert within the game and There were twelve million people that watched it live and then if you add in all of the people that have subsequently watched it recordings on Youtube. I'm curious if this is in some way part of the future of of Contra going of of of music in some way shape or form. I think they're still be live shows that we will attend in person but similar to. I think it was last year. Abbas was doing a three tour a Hologram tour or something. I know coachella there there's been hologram performances wondering if this sort of fortnight twitch activation is another parliament. Ford nightside is because like is. Is that the people that were on fortnight.
"vin rock" Discussed on Welcome To The Music
"Welcome to the pre show. Welcome to the ratio. Yeah so figgers news and music. What is it this past week? The I don't know. Is that a question or you. Yes a question. Did you watch the Canadian concert? I did the stronger together together. Yeah yeah big numbers huge. Oh yeah that's right. I saw you tweet about the largest. A third of Canada watched it finally. We've we have now a Canadian event. That is the most. The quint quintessential Canadian event. I think although I was like I think I was ten minutes late watching it. Drake must have paid a lot of money to be the closing only Canada only in Canada. Yeah does the prime minister come before a drink? I didn't get that I I didn't get that drake coming on. I thought I had missed it because I hadn't seen it then. I was expecting drake to do a concert of some sort but he just talked from his. Yeah from his fancy Living Not too far from where I live by the way Greg. I- bypasses home. Every time I go to work anymore but because I work from home but if I were I I drive by home. Drive by his home. Not directly by. But if I was like Battista and I was on the bus on top of the bus traveling I could probably back in his prime throw a baseball hit. No I could probably have to hit the baseball. But he's close by he's closed by your house is new house is in the Braille Pass. Yeah short lives starting to question so that that was not the biggest news and music. Bill Greg so you were dating me. I think I think the biggest news and music was.
"vin rock" Discussed on Acquired
"I don't actually want to run this thing day today. I'm going to be the chairman and really help these guys but regardless with this in a perfect example of Don's company building at work and management team at recruiting on the back of this apple raises their first venture capital round of just over over half a million dollars interestingly the lion's share the capital comes not from sequoia but from Vin rock which does a little over two hundred fifty thousand dollars Donskoy. Let's go to one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. Arthur rock does the balance so apple is off to the races and they really you know as we've chronicled many times and will continue to chronicle in the future really invent the personal computer usher that wave of technology in two years later though this is this is the David side there comes. This is just so painful so painful and clearly has left its mark on on sequoia two years later. I couldn't find all of the circumstances around this but to the best of my understanding so the first Sequoia Fund did not have only tax exempt nonprofit. LP's in it it also had I believe feeding individuals and maybe corporations and Dot Salomon Brothers better there folks like and certainly capital group as a result of that those folks needed to pay taxes and apparently some of these LP's or encouraging aging don to make distribution of some of the gains in the fund so that they could pay their taxes on the gains and so apple had grown quite quite a lot. It's now nineteen seventy-nine and Dan before the IPO cells sequoia steak which they had invested one hundred fifty thousand dollars for six million dollars A to make this tax distribution to LP's. Now that's an enormous returns phenomenal phenomenal return but oh my goodness six million dollars compared to what apple you know would shortly become and then ultimately in the long term of course become and it's this lesson that drives Sequoia Sequoia in subsequent funds to take to take their capital only from nonprofit tax exempt sources which becomes really not certainly the norm across the industry but a goal in the lion's share of money that moves into venture capital is ends up. Being University Endowments Foundations folks that are Super Longterm impatient and aren't going to force BBC's to make this terrible decisions like this yeah another you can sort of check me on this. David it but my understanding is sequoia more so than your average venture firm all holds the stock in companies longer after they go public and and often sticks with the companies for very long time I think probably also inspired by this lesson this and and others that we're going to that we're. GonNa talk about here. in Short Order Order you know we're going to talk about the playbook in a little bit but one of the key lessons that they learned is like when things are going well go along you know like value creation creation in these companies that are building and creating enormous markets takes a long long long time. I mean just look at you know AIRBNB. Look look at Google. Look at it. Look at Apple. You can still be getting enormous. Enormous value creation a decade plus after these companies are founded regardless of whether they're private a bitter public yep so it's fascinating to think about you know the first couple of investments. I two out of a handful of investments being apple and Atari in total you returned a profit of about ten million dollars or a Max of ten million dollars is wild to think that that is the sum total of of of sequoias return on those two companies. I know I know but at the time I mean like even you know pulling it into context today lake if we within the two to three years of starting wave if we could be sitting onto X. cash distributed like I would feel great about that you know but the lesson here is like that's not the game where the business business were in or the game. We're playing the game. We're playing is like ten x plus cash distributed and to do that. You really need to be in it for the long haul especially when you're investing early yeah the other thing to know here and David as you as you foreshadow and you've been smiling a little bit we will get into this much more later this season but with Atari sorry the Atari boom that we all sort of know of in the eighties was after it had sold to Warner and so you know it's quite an even have an option in participating participating in that upside unless they were going to block the sale yeah yeah totally and that also leads to another part of this quad playbook which is like when things are going well really tryin. Brian convinced these companies to stay independent and not sell. I mean look at instagram rate. Selling instagram to facebook was a it was a terrible terrible mistake by the founders and the investors even though you know it netted them great returns at the moment and was interesting. Sequeira ended up investing right before before that deal happen that is a debatable topic but we can. You think that's debate. I think if it had gone a lot longer than facebook would have had to pay a lot more more like in the dozens of billions of dollars to acquire purely because there is a very very high user count social network that is a threat to them however do I think that instagram would develop the business that they have today that is billions of dollars of revenue flowing through them by advertisers. Maybe but that's not a sure thing thing I mean that's all because facebook had had done funneling all their existing advertiser there. I think that's true and certainly the helped accelerate it grow it more quickly me but at a minimum instagram should've waited you no longer in an had what's ask acquisition their bare minimum you ah it's so hard to it's easy to armchair quarterback this now and aren't to be sitting in the seat of Kevin Mike when they have a billion dollar offer in front of them uh but this is the value I mean sequoias learn these lessons over so many decades and seeing it time and time again so the other lesson that they take from apple is what Donald Square call an an aircraft carrier approach that they start taking to these big markets they realized on realizes that apple has created this pc market and it's not just going. GonNa be Apple. That's going to succeed in the PC market. They're going to usher in all of these other enabling companies that you need around the PC so like apple is the the aircraft carrier but you need all the destroyers and the you know the ship surrounded and like all the planes on the ships and all that stuff so they start financing component companies companies around the PC industry apple and Don helped start a company called Tandon Corporation. That makes describes they are. I investors in ten and Tannin goes public public after a couple of years really market cap of over one and a half billion dollars..
"vin rock" Discussed on KCRW
"Where a lot of us Kim read this what we leave all the cares of the world is like I'm on the floor. There's no one else on the floor. But me, and my mind because his record kind of we'll SaaS like church from me, you got to charge upset. Oh, lord. Help me. Jesus you go to the rank ongoing being a bad move. But by the time, you leave church at the time, you leave the skating ring, a, Mike. Hi life is good. I was going to die today. You know, it's just a place. That's what I tell people get hobby because at happy helps you release all those tax the thing your brain, you know, to just that real good release. It is for a lot of us. I mean, the roller skating has saved a lot of lives, and it really has. And they need to keep it because it's such a great sanctuary. Yeah. For a lot of us. I'm a grandmother now. Like, you sounds where from you still say that my grandmother. And that's not see it. But she doesn't look like it. But I have grandkids. Now that I'm excited to put the month gates like that's that's exciting for me. I can't wait until you're really really good. You know, because it's just a beautiful thing. And it's just goes down generations from my family. Yeah. So that's history and its history wrapped up with the United States as well. And all of these a lot of these places are closing why? Because they're not making money, or it's complicated. We wanted to have some, you know, easy answer for white. Is these rings are clothing so that we can help them reopen. And the truth is is that in different parts of the country. They're facing different challenges. But the one underlying challenge that they are all having together is that each time rank is closed it's being rezoned. And so that land that once was there for community is now being rezoned commercial or sometimes for condominiums. And so what that means is that even if the commute. Wants to keep their space and fight for their space. They can't because the city took it away. And it's been used for many many years as a way to gentrify as a way to keep communities out of spaces. And it's happening still. And so you know, the rink that we filmed close in L A called skate depot. It's now a Saks Fifth Avenue. Many of the rinks we've found enduring just the four years of the making of the film. We've lost a lot of those ranks. They're not there anymore, and they've all become home depot's walmarts in the same big box stores that are countries becoming. Yeah. How many of them closed down here in LA Elize that I'm aware of lease seven. And so how many are left now one in the greater Los Angeles area. That's still threatened to close. Glendale, Lou my way, and then you have scaling Northridge. You also have skin express in chino hours. But ours nothing in the inner city where a lot of kids and families that don't have that kind of money. They can't drive out, you know, for entertainment. They were catch the bus. Like, we did we were kids you catch the buzz. How we walk the rest away with our friends. We all live I run all as well. I mean, I haven't anymore because it's threatening to be close just reopened twenty seventeen E-e-eh threatening to close them again. So it's just it's it's it's sad all around. So the owners of the rink are not the same as the owners of the land. And the owners of the land told the rink owners if they don't quote unquote, clean up their clientele. They're going to close them down again. What does that mean? Means the same thing that I've VIN rock talks about when his rink was closed down in in New Jersey. It means the same thing that Nelly who wrote his first album in the basement of a roller rink. That's now a parking lot. When they don't want African Americans in the area of their community area. Right now is being is going through major, Jennifer. In that area. And this is where exactly it's in Venice and themm Santa. So they're saying, oh, the people and planet fitness are complaining about the parking. You're open twenty four hours. It's not bad. Deep is a lot of parking it figure it out. So it's just so many unfortunate bogus reasons to complain. Wow. Yeah. And also considering that there was such a big fight over this particular roller rink when it closed down the first time people went before city council to ask if in some way, it became a real rallying cry right for the community to say we need this so desperately for our kids in front community. So that we have a place to go when I. Shocks. And now they just don't add in the day. Just keep an edge is the planet. Just don't care if you don't have the mining then what on the clientele they want. And once you out of here. I mean, it's it's sad, but racism is alive. And well, no one wants to talk about it a lot of roller rinks that don't want to have an adult night that are scared of this community for whatever reason they off they can't literally say, oh, no black people are allowed in here anymore. So they have to find creative ways to keep them out. And so some of the ways that they do that is by sign age. So make Senator that says you can't come in if but it's things that pertain to the blacks, gay culture. So one of those things is that in LA, for example, the only the black community uses these very small fiberglass wheels. And so by saying you can't come into the rank. If you have fiberglass wheels on is saying you can't come in. If you're from this community, and so it was a very clever way to use that site. Manage to keep these skaters out. And just why are the wheels important that they're that small that size? It's a fascist LA. We do we do everything. Great. But we always put the Elliott hats off on. You know, can you do more stuff with the smaller wheel sly? We're more known for our the the sliding techniques on W stole from Detroit. So those bulls are necessary. So that we can be effective in the in the way that we skate and so didn't looks better. So. Hollywood what? Always have to look good. And I must say this is the only city in the country that customizes their skates like that. Ohio. You know, they're trying to do the Ohio point thing. But at the end of the day EMI L A is the mecca of customs gates so any skate insure you have can be escape long as you're comfortable enough. You can wear sneakers and put 'em definitely. That's cool. You say it is so interesting to know that skate culture is still so vibrant and alive because a lot of people think alive west nostalgia in Pasay. Oh, what a lot of ice skate parties that are national. We don't skate until midnight. We don't figure skating the five six maybe seven in the morning. So I mean, do you travel around the country to skate? Yes, ma'am. When you live in one city, you really only get the flavor of music and style of that one city. So it's exciting to travel when you're a skater because you get to be around people from Chicago that are doing totally different moves than you are and Detroit and Atlanta and New York and Philly in Baltimore every single place that I just listed has their own history their own styles, and they are nothing alike. So now, but it's not competitive at all, really. So they all are. I love what you did show me how you did that and and it's starting to melt and fuse into where Felicias daughter London. Who's now fourteen and has custody. Rollerskates from LA is skating, Chicago style in the ring with LA skates on Saturdays already. It's already changing. She's doing that Chicago stuff with that Elliott. They. Oh my gosh. Well, you really have to see to really appreciate it, which you can see in the movie and see all the different styles in the movies. Eat Felicia on her small wheels. Thing sliding around. And you can see it on HBO, the movie's called United skates and joining us in the studio that we've been having this great conversation,.
"vin rock" Discussed on Equity
"Uber and lift to be in this game and be true multimodal between cars bikes scooters is is really smart because you you know we all sort of trade off cost and availability and how much time it's gonna take to get through downtown traffic so this is only getting more exciting so now if scooters are the fun thing to talk about because everyone really understands them the opposite of that is an sec filing because nothing is more dry and dull than sec filing happily though we have a good one for you this week and we had the right guest for it to so data minor accompany that is not spelled the way you think it is there's no ease its data minner date data minor on has raised per sec filing just over two hundred twenty one million dollars two hundred twenty one million fifty five thousand four hundred ninety to be exact and according to crunch base that brings their aggregate fund is to just over four hundred and i believe you've untored tell us what they do because vin rock is an investor we are and it is a very interesting company a little below the radar it's more of a enterprise play and essentially they comb these vast public data resources everything from the twitter feed to weather traffic airlines blogs massive massive real time data sets and try and find signal that a event is happening and event that would be interest to public safety to government to news agencies to hide funds to hedge funds to corporate security a variety of things and they they take great pride in and.
"vin rock" Discussed on Equity
"So great outcome presumably for thrive as well also more reporting indicated that entries in bob back about a billion dollars for its aggregate investment into into get hub so that's a solid ten x over about six years which i think even in vc lane is a pretty positive i are that'll that'll make everyone pretty happy share especially when andrew's sister to famously raised these huge funds so you know has to return a lot of money so that's just another data point suggesting maybe they can pull it off after all we were just talking about vin rocks fund history before we started recording and we noticed it's about four hundred and fifty million of fun consistently throughout time and that is kind of an old school model of raise what you know how to deploy effectively and then stay in your lane and reason has not done that they've they've set they set records today for how much they were raising these venture funds and people were curious can you ever actually generate dc return in the right time frame against that scale of kabul taken on and maybe for this one fund by then maybe the answer is going to be yes but there's still open questions if you will about there other funds that is the hard part about big fun when you start to walk back from the math for choir to produce a multiple on numbers that large sometimes the big wins aren't even big enough to move move the pile but you know you play global game and you write big checks and that's how you solve that equation but the one of the biggest windfalls i thought this was the most surprising thing about this deal that i read this weekend was in bloomberg they'd partnered with equities on this marketplace that's sort of cells secondary shares but they had reported that the founders of the company tom preston werner chris one strath and pj wyatt they figured out that they own something like half of the shares which would in this allstock deal be quivalent to seventy three point eight million shares and the ownership of those shares would sort of put them above satana adela above brad smith and they would be a second only to bill gates.
"vin rock" Discussed on KKOB 770 AM
"And so i think when we look back on your very good question which is why are women so underrepresented in tech i think that attack was really taking root at a time when there was still such pervasive sexism against women and then it becomes a selfperpetuating cycle i think as soon as we start to see more women at the top the tech companies and now we're going to see more women through out these companies so you have studied a lot of people in a lot of history's here are there any people in terms of their overall contribution all things considered that that rise to the top from your experience well i think i would of course and point kebab noise um i would point two steve job i would point uh to bob taylor from my book all three of those people having impact then when way beyond other particular companies based started or the companies they worked for really uh pervading uh where we are now and there were some early investors in intel uh people that came up with the money that made it possible for bob noise and gordon more to move forward to that were very key players at the time yeah i mean that that's something that very interesting he is a at the same time but this big bang is happening uh the venture capital firm are starting to take root so this is when you see the birth of sequoia capital for example um or kleiner perkins caufield and buyers to a sort of the legendary venture capital firm in the valley and you see this same venture capitalist behind these companies again and again so don valentine who worked with noise and more at fairchild and competed against them when they were at intel they had started intel and he'd gone to work for national uh it's it's gone valentine who backs atari the the first really successful videogame company and uh he also backs apple apple in general was backed by a bunch of people from the semiconductor industry notch don valentine but arthur rock who had backed intel and had backed fairchild and vin rock via rockefeller family's venture capital which had also been an early investor an intel on and was also an investor in apple you have to wonder whether people like arthur rock the people very early in the game people that were providing.