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Driving culture forward, this is HYPEBEAST Radio: a platform for creatives to discuss their journey towards success, lessons learned along the way, and thoughts on the state of culture in realtime.
Business of HYPE With jeffstaple, Episode 17: Julia Lang
Aug 19 • 52 min
On episode 17 of Business of HYPE, our host jeffstaple sits down with brand consultant Julia Lang. The Tanzanian-German marketing specialist details her budding career in curating the digital voice and image for celebrities, boutique stores and large…
#52: How Dan Life Went From Flipping Wine On eBay, To Crystalizing Jordans for J Balvin
Aug 17 • 28 min
For episode 52 of HB•R, we sat down with conceptual artist Dan Life, best known to our readers for his Swarovski’d-out Air Jordan 1 sculptures and wearables. The 25-year-old Chicago native takes us on a journey through his young life, from flipping wine…
Sound Check #9: Miguel Sings More Than Just Loves Songs
Aug 16 • 32 min
For episode nine, Miguel walks us through his albums, from All I Want Is You, to War & Leisure, his definition of success, the state of R&B, the responsibility of an artist to be socially aware, releasing a Spanish version of his latest LP and so much…
Sound Check #8: Curren$y Will Continue His ‘Pilot Talk’ Series With Help From Next-Gen Rappers
Aug 14 • 35 min
For episode eight, Curren$y talks about taking a step back from music, the new generation of hip-hop, his latest projects, continuing the Pilot Talk series, working with Wiz Khalifa, his career path and so much more
Business of HYPE With jeffstaple, Episode 16: Bobby & Ben Hundreds of The Hundreds
Aug 12 • 73 min
For episode 16, Bobby and Ben Hundreds of The Hundreds dive into their brand’s origin story, one many revere as the first streetwear brand born on the internet. In discussing everything from their first run of shirts, to their first employee and first…
Business of HYPE With jeffstaple, Episode 14: Ben Baller
Aug 5 • 89 min
On episode 14, jeweler of the stars Ben Baller recounts his humbling rise from his moniker’s hardwood origins to multi-millionaire status hot on the heels of retirement…if his entrepreneurial spirit doesn’t spark yet another career metamorphosis, that is.…
Sound Check #7: Waka Flocka Flame Believes Traditional Pop Music Is Dead
Jul 31 • 40 min
For episode seven, Waka Flocka Flame talks about moving away from hip-hop and into the dance music scene, the music business, his newest project ‘Big Homie Flocka,’ updates on ‘Flockaveli 2,’ the artists on his label Brick Squad Monopoly, Gucci Mane and…
Business of HYPE With jeffstaple, Episode 14: Samuel Ross of A-COLD-WALL*
Jul 29 • 84 min
On this episode, jeffstaple visits Samuel Ross of A-COLD-WALL* in London. The young accomplished designer talks, at great length, about his career trajectory thus far, from trading Instagram follows with Virgil Abloh, to working as a top designer at…
Sound Check #6: Ronny J Never Wants to Be Content
Jul 24 • 31 min
For Episode 6, Ronny J talks about moving from New Jersey to South Florida without knowing anyone, meeting Denzel Curry, Smokepurpp, Lil Pump and XXXTentacion, developing his sound, signing a major label deal with Atlantic Records, and so much more.
Business of HYPE With jeffstaple, Episode 13: Shirt, Rapper, Artist, Maker of Things
Jul 22 • 103 min
Shirt talks at length about navigating the music industry, signing to Jack White’s label, his bootlegged adidas x Nike project, parlaying a master’s degree and so much more.
Sound Check #5: Jessie Reyez Is the Definition of Perseverance
Jul 18 • 16 min
For Episode 5, The Colombian-Canadian singer talks making music with Daniel Caesar and meeting King Louie.
Sound Check #4: DJDS Spent Six Weeks Working on Kanye West’s ‘The Life of Pablo’
Jul 18 • 33 min
For Episode 4, the duo talk about LA’s electric scene then and now, their new album Big Wave More Fire, working with Kanye West and a ton more.
Business of HYPE With jeffstaple, Episode 12: Live at WeWork Creator Awards
Jul 16 • 30 min
Jeff hosts a panel discussion on disruption in creative culture with designer Benny Gold, Boss Babe founder Natalie Ellis and dancer/fashion designer Dusty Button.
The Business of HYPE With jeffstaple, Episode 11: Mike Shinoda
Jul 9 • 69 min
Two kickoff Season 2, Linkin Park frontman Mike Shinoda opens up about Chester’s passing, while discussing the band’s origins.
Sound Check #3: Key! Found Musical Maturity in Fatherhood
Jul 3 • 29 min
The ‘777’ rapper talks Atlanta’s music scene, producing, working with A$AP Mob, and becoming a father.
Sound Check, Episode 2: Smokepurpp & Murda Beatz
Jun 26 • 29 min
“We were making fire for a year straight,” says Murda. “One day, we brought the party back to the studio and I made ‘1, 2, 3’ on the spot.”
#51: Rower, Author, Archaeologist, Designer — Jack Carlson of Rowing Blazers Does It All
Jun 24 • 47 min
On the season two premiere of HBR, we talked to the jack-of-all-trades about Oxford, the Explorers Club, and New York pizza, among other things.
Sound Check, Episode 1: Mike Will And Trouble
Jun 21 • 51 min
On the first episode of Sound Check, HYPEBEAST Radio’s music show, host Manny Maduakolam sits down with Atlanta trap all-stars Mike Will and Trouble. The two promise that Edgewood is “just the beginning” of their collaborative streak.
The Business of HYPE with jeffstaple: Ask Me Anything Episode
Jun 17 • 73 min
Our hosts goes long on the Pigeon Dunks, its haters, and the nitty-gritty business savvy behind the streetwear industry
BLAMO!: How Jen Rubio Took Luggage Up, Up and AWAY
May 31 • 62 min
“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.”
#50: How Millinsky Went From Making Dad-Hats to Designing Merch for the Rolling Stones
May 25 • 39 min
On this season finale, Alexandre Daillance explains what it felt like waking up to Rihanna wearing his hats.
ICYMI: How Stadium Goods Flipped the Script on Retail (Redux)
May 21 • 54 min
Revisit our interview with the entrepreneurs bringing resale to the masses.
ICYMI: The Business of HYPE With jeffstaple, Episode 1: Hiroshi Fujiwara of fragment design (REDUX)
May 18 • 39 min
While BOH takes a brief hiatus, revisit our interview with the fragment design head honcho where he explains how he makes lightning strike twice, over and over again. This episode contains references to the following: 02:28: Undercover 02:29: Louis…
#49: Baron Davis Wants to Know if Young Thug and Lil Baby Are “Mumble Rap”
May 18 • 40 min
B. Diddy also speaks on Virgil Abloh’s Louis Vuitton appointment, his Black Santa Company, and life after the NBA.
#48: John Geiger Says It’s Only a Matter of Time Until He Works with Nike
May 11 • 26 min
“Eventually, we’re gonna have to work together,” says the sneaker designer and customizer. “It’s a no-brainer.”
The Business of HYPE With jeffstaple, Episode 10: The Shoe Surgeon
May 6 • 75 min
In this season finale, the Shoe Surgeon opens up to jeffstaple about how he went from a counterfeiter to the customizer of choice for celebrities like Justin Bieber. This episode contains references to: BoH Shoe Surgeon Reference Links 2:32: The Shoe…
#47: Advisory Board Crystals Was Born in the Backseat of an UberPOOL
May 4 • 32 min
The creative couple explain the brand’s origin story, their Wikipedia collab and the cons of working with your significant other.
The Business of HYPE With jeffstaple, Episode 9: Levi Maestro
Apr 29 • 89 min
The Maestro himself explains why he’s so much more than a vlogger.
#46: Seth Rogen Has a Deep Laugh
Apr 27 • 39 min
The comedian and filmmaker talks about his latest Netflix special, Tommy Wiseau, Kanye West, and more.
The Business of HYPE With jeffstaple, Episode 8: James Jean
Apr 22 • 66 min
The illustrator and artist explains how he made the leap from comic book covers to galleries worldwide. This episode contains references to the following: 4:45: James Jean 8:30: The iSpot 12:50: D.C. Comics 13:01: Fables 18:56: AdHouse Books 26:53:…
#45: Scott Sternberg Runs Entireworld Like a Lean Startup
Apr 20 • 49 min
The designer talks about how Band Of Outsiders “went to shit,” the state of the retail industry, and his long-forgotten cookie blog.
The Business of HYPE With jeffstaple, Episode 7: Yoon Ahn
Apr 15 • 51 min
From Ambush to Dior and beyond.
#44: John Seymour Wants Sweet Chick To Help Redefine New American Comfort Food
Apr 13 • 37 min
“You might catch me at Roscoe’s at 4 AM,” he says, “but what we do at Sweet Chick is different.”
#43: Jonboy Said a Little Prayer Before Tattooing Justin Bieber’s Face
Apr 6 • 46 min
“I had so many angry fans in my Instagram DMs that day,” the tattooist says.
The Business of HYPE With jeffstaple — Season 2 Teaser
Apr 1 • 6 min
Get a taste of some highlights from the upcoming season of HYPEBEAST Radio’s The Business of HYPE With jeffstaple. Featuring artist James Jean, vlogger Levi Maestro, Yoon from Ambush, celebrity jeweler Ben Baller, and Dominic Chambrone, AKA The Shoe…
#42: At Pornhub, All of Your Work Is NSFW
Mar 30 • 44 min
The woman behind Pornhub’s social media has a hard time telling her grandma about her job.
The Business of HYPE With jeffstaple, Episode 6: Melody Ehsani
Mar 25 • 59 min
The designer explains how she broke into Fairfax’s infamous boys’ club.
#41: Spaghetti Boys Know They’ve Always Been the Black Sheep
Mar 23 • 46 min
Then there was the time that they crashed at Post Malone’s rap mansion in LA.
The Business of HYPE With jeffstaple, Episode 5: Mike Cherman, ICNY & Chinatown Market
Mar 18 • 80 min
“People say your brand dies when you go to Urban,” Mike Cherman says, “Enjoy making no money for the rest of your life. I’ve been in Urban since the first collection. So if that means I’m dead, I’ve been dead since day one.” Here are some of the…
#40: Saintwoods Wants to Help Put Montreal on the Map
Mar 16 • 41 min
Zack Macklovitch and Nathan Gannage are at the forefront of the city’s creative scene, but they’re thinking international too.
The Business of HYPE With jeffstaple, Episode 4: Michael Camargo, AKA Upscale Vandal
Mar 11 • 78 min
In a wide-ranging conversation, Upscale explains why doesn’t have interns, why he bought the house he grew up in, and why everything really is Pusha T. This episode contains references to the following: 00:35: AP - Audemars Piguet 1:01: Upscale Vandal…
The Business of HYPE With jeffstaple — Season 1 Teaser
Mar 10 • 5 min
Here are some highlights from Season 1 of HYPEBEAST Radio’s The Business of HYPE With jeffstaple. Featuring Hiroshi Fujiwara, Sarah Andelman, Ben Baller, Aaron Levant, Melody Ehsani, and Michael “Upscale Vandal” Camargo. Business of HYPE airs Sundays on…
#39: Eric Emanuel Euro-Stepped From Python-Skin Jerseys to an adidas Collab
Mar 9 • 25 min
“I don’t have a moodboard,” says the sportswear customizer and designer, “but if I did, Allen Iverson would be on there.”
The Business of HYPE With jeffstaple, Episode 3: Aaron Levant, Agenda & ComplexCon
Mar 4 • 66 min
The entrepreneur explains how he moved from graffiti to the streetwear world, and his attitude of ‘oppositional defiance.’
#38: Outlier’s Abe Burmeister Isn’t Afraid to Switch Gears
Mar 2 • 38 min
The founder of the Brooklyn-based apparel company wants it to be clear that it is so much more than a cycling brand.
Business of HYPE, Episode 2: Sarah Andelman of colette
Feb 25 • 47 min
Meet the petite mastermind behind 213 Rue Saint Honoré.
#37: Jonathan Pak Thinks Soho Has Turned into An Outdoor Mall
Feb 24 • 29 min
That’s why his clients prefer the cozy confines of Tribeca’s Patron of the New.
#36: CLOT Put Its NYFW Runway Debut Together In Six Weeks Flat
Feb 16 • 40 min
We caught up with the duo on the eve of Chinese New Year to talk about the brand’s 15-year anniversary collection.
Business of HYPE, Episode 1: Hiroshi Fujiwara of fragment design.
Feb 11 • 37 min
Hiroshi Fujiwara explains how he makes lightning strike twice.
#35: Announcing Our New Radio Series, ‘Business of HYPE’ Hosted by jeffstaple
Feb 9 • 57 min
The streetwear OG goes long on everything Staple, except the Pigeon Dunk.
#34: Harry “Bee” Bernstein Wants to Build an Internet Rehab
Feb 2 • 37 min
The HAVAS chief creative officer talks about algorithms, influencers and why Kanye always breaks the Internet.
#33: Bill Strobeck Is Working on a New Supreme Skate Video
Jan 26 • 42 min
The skate filmmaker talks about the Gonz, Dill, Dennis Hopper and how New York has changed since the ’90s.
#32: Kinfolk’s Jey Perie Is “The French Larry David”
Jan 26 • 28 min
The jet-setting creative tells us about the time he met Diddy, Drake and Gucci Mane.
#31: How Places+Faces Went From Photography To Fashion
Jan 12 • 30 min
Ciesay and Soulz also reveal their unlikely favorite face they’ve photographed.
#30: Matthew Williams Wants Every ALYX Studios Piece to Have Some Emotion or Soul
Jan 5 • 35 min
The designer says customers “could find out a lot about me by reading the CliffNotes in the brand.”
#29: Aleali May’s Air Jordan 1 Is Equal Parts Starter Jacket and Slauson Swapmeet
Jan 5 • 27 min
The stylist-turned-sneaker designer wanted her first collab to be a dedication to her hometown.
#28: Chris Gibbs Explains How Social Studies Is Meant to Teach the Kids
Dec 29, 2017 • 18 min
Catching up with the Union LA honcho at the collective’s Art Basel Miami installation.
#27: Warren Lotas Bootlegged Fast Fashion Before It Bootlegged Him
Dec 15, 2017 • 27 min
The DIY designer says “you gotta get used to it, otherwise you’re gonna get eaten alive. You gotta move fast.”
#26: Catching Up With Nigel Sylvester In Between Flights
Dec 8, 2017 • 38 min
The BMXer talks JAY-Z’s name drop, Dave Mirra’s legacy and putting on for Queens.
#25: Andre Power Explains How Soulection Spread Its Vibes Worldwide
Dec 1, 2017 • 29 min
The Soulection cofounder and DJ says that “the power of a strong brand and just consistency.”
#24: Kareem “Biggs” Burke Always Envisioned Roc-A-Fella As a Conglomerate
Nov 20, 2017 • 37 min
The co-founder even gives away his plug on the Roc-A-Fella Air Force 1.
#23: Angelo Baque Explains How a Kid from Queens Found Himself at the Epicenter of Streetwear
Nov 13, 2017 • 42 min
The creative speaks on Awake NY and his first brand, Absurd.
#22: Stadium Goods Is Innovating Modern Retail
Nov 3, 2017 • 52 min
The entrepreneurs explain the art and hustle of the flip.
#21: ItsTheReal Taught Your Favorite Rappers How to Laugh at Themselves
Oct 27, 2017 • 59 min
The comics talk about working with Kanye, cooking for Gunplay, and sneaking Jim Jones past the Hip-Hop Police.
#20: Mark Seekings Went From Pro Snowboarding to Working For Kanye West
Oct 20, 2017 • 38 min
The reclusive art director opens up about his creative career path.
#19: Wiki Is New York Rap’s Realist
Oct 16, 2017 • 40 min
Wik goes deep on his origins, his Transatlantic appeal and the state of New York rap.
#18: Photographer Viktor Vauthier Wants to Document Cultural Moments
Oct 6, 2017 • 34 min
“When I take photos of Virgil Abloh or Alex Olson, I feel they’re going to be the Andy Warhol or Jean-Michel Basquiat of my era.”
#17: The Cool Kids Are The Rap Game’s Nikola Tesla
Sep 29, 2017 • 76 min
Myspace vs. Soundcloud rap, camping out for Jordans, and some choice words for rapper Russ.
#16: Arthur Kar Does Not Believe in Finish Lines
Sep 25, 2017 • 58 min
“I wasn’t born in a Ferrari or a Porsche,” says the vintage car collector, “I was born in a hospital, like everyone else.”
#15: Daniel Arsham Has an As-Yet Unreleased ‘Future Relic’ Film With Mahershala Ali
Sep 18, 2017 • 33 min
The Snarkitect speaks on his work with the ‘Moonlight’ star, Pharrell Williams, Ronnie Fieg and others.
#14: How Grailed Helped Democratize Archival Fashion
Sep 18, 2017 • 45 min
Lawrence, Arun, and Jake sat down to discuss how the site morphed from a place to sell Quoddy mocs to a veritable online community.
#13: GucciGhost And How He Connected With Gucci and 2 Chainz
Sep 18, 2017 • 32 min
It all started as a side project.
#12: David Casavant Explains Why He Considers His Personal Archive To Be His Own Brand
Sep 18, 2017 • 45 min
The NYC-based stylist speaks on the state of the fashion industry and working with Kanye West.
#11: Ricky Powell and How He Captured the Golden Era of Hip-Hop
Aug 21, 2017 • 41 min
We rapped with the Rickster.
#10: Patrick Matamoros Explains How He Supplies Tees to Kanye West, Jerry Lorenzo and Frank Ocean
Aug 12, 2017 • 59 min
Pat also gives us his thoughts on Vetements’ $900 Snoop Dogg tee.
#9: Willy Chavarria Explains Why He Staged His Collection At A NYC Leather Bar
Jul 28, 2017 • 26 min
Willy’s NYFW presentation, which featured a Bronx lowrider gang, was “romantic and a story of unity.”
#8: Heron Preston Explains How He Went From Trolling Forums to Working for Kanye West
Jul 27, 2017 • 53 min
The DONDA alumnus says “Downtown New York felt like a big high school to me.”
#7: Andrew Richardson Speaks On Working With Supreme and Blac Chyna
Jul 16, 2017 • 35 min
The editor, designer, stylist and provocateur also explains how HYPEBEAST comments are like WorldStarHipHop Vine comps.
#6: Goldlink Speaks on Working With Rick Rubin and the Elusiveness of Sade
May 29, 2017 • 10 min
The D.C. artist speaks on how D.M.V. style is “so much more than just Foamposites.”
#5: Brodinski Found a Home in Atlanta, Thinks Gucci Mane Is a Movie-Star
May 29, 2017 • 18 min
The Bromance pioneer speaks on how sites like DatPiff helped him access the Atlanta trap scene all the way from France.
#4: Rhuigi Villasenor Turns Heartbreak Into Clothing Collections
May 29, 2017 • 13 min
The RHUDE designer explains the creative processes behind his collections SUGARLAND and MOTORPSYCHO and going from pre-orders to Barney’s.
#3: Michael Lockley Could’ve Been a Baller, but He Walked in the Louis Vuitton Show Instead
May 29, 2017 • 10 min
The Golden Child speaks on his experiences in the modeling industry, and the importance of Instagram.
#2: Tyga Talks About Buying His First Chain From Ben Baller
May 29, 2017 • 13 min
T-Raw promises that the “Feel Me” video is the Video of the Year.
#1: Gab3 Wants to Direct Movies, Thinks Kids Wearing Too Much Supreme Are Getting Lost in the Sauce
May 29, 2017 • 27 min
“I’m gonna be on my Ice Cube,” promises the young director.