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Business of HYPE

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Business of HYPE with host jeffstaple is a weekly interview series that dives into the successful careers of well-known creatives, brand-builders and entrepreneurs from various corners of youth culture. We learn about the realities behind the dreams they’ve built with encouraging words of advice peppered along the way. As always, thank you for tuning into HYPEBEAST Radio and Business of HYPE. Please don't forget to rate, comment and subscribe to our other shows MIC/LINE and The HB•R Show.

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Business of HYPE with host jeffstaple is a weekly interview series that dives into the successful careers of well-known creatives, brand-builders and entrepreneurs from various corners of youth culture. We learn about the realities behind the dreams they’ve built with encouraging words of advice peppered along the way. As always, thank you for tuning into HYPEBEAST Radio and Business of HYPE. Please don't forget to rate, comment and subscribe to our other shows MIC/LINE and The HB•R Show.

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Fire content with Sean Wotherspoon. This is the culture I love

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Thank you this podcast. It’s amazing

iTunes Ratings

291 Ratings
Average Ratings
268
13
3
3
4

Culture icon

By Stevie696699 - Apr 04 2019
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Fire content with Sean Wotherspoon. This is the culture I love

🙏🏾

By dsc1997 - Apr 03 2019
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Thank you this podcast. It’s amazing

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Business of HYPE

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Business of HYPE with host jeffstaple is a weekly interview series that dives into the successful careers of well-known creatives, brand-builders and entrepreneurs from various corners of youth culture. We learn about the realities behind the dreams they’ve built with encouraging words of advice peppered along the way. As always, thank you for tuning into HYPEBEAST Radio and Business of HYPE. Please don't forget to rate, comment and subscribe to our other shows MIC/LINE and The HB•R Show.

Rank #1: Sean Wotherspoon - Part 1

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 On this week’s episode of Business of HYPE, in part 1 of a two-part series, jeffstaple sits down with Round Two owner Sean Wotherspoon. The vintage expert and recent Nike collaborator tells us how it all started from a vintage Polo Bear shirt, to Round Two’s humble beginnings in Virginia, to the joys of finding a “priceless” item and much more. As always, thank you for tuning into HYPEBEAST Radio and Business of HYPE. Please don't forget to rate, comment and subscribe to our channel, as well as HB•R and MIC/LINE.   

Mar 24 2019
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #2: Ben Baller

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On this week's episode of Business of HYPE with jeffstaple, jeweler of the stars Ben Baller recounts his humbling rise from his moniker's hardwood origins to multi-millionaire status hot on the heels of retirement...if his entrepreneurial spirit doesn't spark yet another career metamorphosis, that is. Listen in and learn more about Ben's time as Dr. Dre's head of A&R, what led him to peddling drugs and sneakers, how he deals with fame, and being the mentor the younger generation of hustlers need. As always, thank you for tuning into HYPEBEAST Radio and Business of HYPE. Please don't forget to rate, comment and subscribe to our channel, as well as HB•R and MIC/LINE.

Aug 05 2018
1 hour 29 mins
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Rank #3: Asa Akira

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Warning: This show contains explicit language and subject matter. On this week’s episode of Business of HYPE With jeffstaple, the one and only Asa Akira opens up about the entrepreneurial side of the porn industry. This jam-packed episode features the 32-year-old pornstar talking about her start in the industry, how porn has drastically altered her life, finding integrity in whatever it is that you do and pivoting within your career. She also tells us what it was like to work with Kanye at the last PornHub awards show, in addition to opening up about her pregnancy. As always, thank you for tuning into HYPEBEAST Radio and Business of HYPE. Please don't forget to rate, comment and subscribe to our channel, as well as HB•R and MIC/LINE.

Nov 11 2018
1 hour 35 mins
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Rank #4: Hiroshi Fujiwara of fragment design.

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On the Season 1 premiere of Business of Hype With jeffstaple, Hiroshi Fujiwara explains how he makes lightning strike twice. As always, thank you for tuning into HYPEBEAST Radio and Business of HYPE. Please don't forget to rate, comment and subscribe to our channel, as well as HB•R and MIC/LINE.

Feb 11 2018
37 mins
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Rank #5: #22: Stadium Goods Is Innovating Modern Retail

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The entrepreneurs explain the art and hustle of the flip.

Nov 03 2017
52 mins
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Rank #6: Samuel Ross of A-COLD-WALL*

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On this week's episode of Business of HYPE, 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 DONDA, and finally moving onto his brand full-time. As always, thank you for tuning into HYPEBEAST Radio and Business of HYPE. Please don't forget to rate, comment and subscribe to our channel, as well as HB•R and MIC/LINE.

Jul 29 2018
1 hour 24 mins
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Rank #7: Josh Luber of StockX

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On this week’s episode of Business of HYPE With jeffstaple, Josh Luber details the rise of his unique business, a story, as he often tells it, of serendipity. As you’ll discover however, StockX was built on nothing short of hard work and sacrifice.  As always, thank you for tuning into HYPEBEAST Radio and Business of HYPE. Please don't forget to rate, comment and subscribe to our channel, as well as HB•R and MIC/LINE.

Aug 26 2018
1 hour 18 mins
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Rank #8: Errolson Hugh

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On this week’s episode of Business of HYPE with jeffstaple, we dive into the mind of ACRONYM's co-founder and principal designer, Errolson Hugh. For 80 minutes, we learn how Hugh has become your favorite designer's favorite designer, spawning a new generation of street-minded technical fashion brands. He talks about discovering the functionality in karate gis at the age of 10, meeting his longtime partner Michaela Sachenbacher in college, moving to Berlin and designing outerwear for the likes of Burton, causing mass hysteria with 2015's Lunar Force 1, and so much more.  As always, thank you for tuning into HYPEBEAST Radio and Business of HYPE. Please don't forget to rate, comment and subscribe to our channel, as well as HB•R and MIC/LINE.  

Nov 18 2018
1 hour 26 mins
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Rank #9: #56: Sneakersnstuff Brought NYC to Sweden, Now They're Bringing Stockholm to the World

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For episode 56 of HB•R, Erik Fagerlind and Peter Jansson, the founders of Stockholm-based international footwear and streetwear boutique Sneakersnstuff, stopped by our office to talk all things, well, sneakers of course. Approaching their 20th year in business, the two veteran sneakerheads--and they really do love footwear--have built one of the most respected boutiques in the world, reinterpreting American and European sneaker culture through a pragmatic, Scandinavian lens. In town to celebrate their latest adidas collab we discuss everything from the reseller market, to the late Gary Warnett, including their newly-announced Venice, California location. Enjoy the episode and please don’t forget to comment, rate and subscribe.

Oct 12 2018
59 mins
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Rank #10: Bobby & Ben Hundreds of The Hundreds

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On this week's episode of Business of HYPE With jeffstaple, Bobby and Ben Hundreds of The Hundreds dive into their brand's origin story, one many revere as the first streetwear brand born on the internet. In discussing everything from their first run of shirts, to their first employee and first tradeshow, we discover just how rare their finely-balanced partnership is, one they affectionately call a marriage. The two also tackle outside investment, misconceptions of the industry, maintaining relevancy and much more. As always, thank you for tuning into HYPEBEAST Radio and Business of HYPE. Please don't forget to rate, comment and subscribe to our channel, as well as HB•R and MIC/LINE.

Aug 12 2018
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #11: jeffstaple: Ask Me Anything Episode

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On this week's episode of Business of Hype With jeffstaple, our host answers some of your questions on this AMA. He goes long on the Pigeon Dunks, its haters, and the nitty-gritty business savvy behind the streetwear industry. As always, thank you for tuning into HYPEBEAST Radio and Business of HYPE. Please don't forget to rate, comment and subscribe to our channel, as well as HB•R and MIC/LINE.

Jun 17 2018
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #12: Jerry Lorenzo

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To kickoff Season 4 of Business of HYPE, our host jeffstaple sits down with Fear of God founder Jerry Lorenzo. Recorded in his Los Angeles studio, Jerry begins the episode with a look back at his recently-launched collaborative line with Nike. The designer then recounts his time as a club promoter, working with Kanye West and designing merch for Justin Bieber. Along the way we learn about the importance of creating solutions, selling a perspective, overcoming fears, and family. As always, thank you for tuning into HYPEBEAST Radio and Business of HYPE. Please don't forget to rate, comment and subscribe to our channel, as well as HB•R and MIC/LINE.  

Feb 10 2019
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #13: The Shoe Surgeon

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On the season one finale of Business of HYPE With jeffstaple, the Shoe Surgeon opens about how he went from a counterfeiter to the customizer of choice for celebrities like Justin Bieber.  As always, thank you for tuning into HYPEBEAST Radio and Business of HYPE. Please don't forget to rate, comment and subscribe to our channel, as well as HB•R and MIC/LINE.

May 06 2018
1 hour 15 mins
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Rank #14: Shepard Fairey

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For the season 3 premiere episode of Business of HYPE With jeffstaple, our host sits down with world-renowned street artist, activist and entrepreneur Shepard Fairey. Fresh off the launch of his most ambitious project to date, one that brings his work into the world of virtual reality, the 48-year-old dives into the genesis of his "Andre the Giant has a posse" sticker and OBEY brand, what it takes to find your own distinct style, partnering with like-minded people, artist legacies, and so much more. As always, thank you for tuning into HYPEBEAST Radio and Business of HYPE. Please don't forget to rate, comment and subscribe to our channel, as well as HB•R and MIC/LINE.

Nov 04 2018
58 mins
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Rank #15: #23: Angelo Baque Explains How a Kid from Queens Found Himself at the Epicenter of Streetwear

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The creative speaks on Awake NY and his first brand, Absurd.

Nov 13 2017
42 mins
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Rank #16: Jon Wexler of adidas

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On the Season 3 finale of Business of HYPE, host jeffstaple sits down with Jon Wexler, the Vice President of Global Entertainment and Influencer Marketing for adidas. Jon has a job that everyone wants but no one knows how to get it, so listen in as he details his journey, from losing thousands of dollars booking gigs in college, to becoming the man Kanye West said "saved my life." As always, thank you for tuning into HypeRadio and Business of HYPE. Please don't forget to rate, comment and subscribe to our channel, as well as HB•R and MIC/LINE.

Jan 06 2019
1 hour 33 mins
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Rank #17: #14: How Grailed Helped Democratize Archival Fashion

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Lawrence, Arun, and Jake sat down to discuss how the site morphed from a place to sell Quoddy mocs to a veritable online community.

Sep 18 2017
45 mins
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Rank #18: Mike Cherman, ICNY & Chinatown Market

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On this week’s episode of Business of HYPE, jeffstaple sits down with Mike Cherman of ICNY and Chinatown Market. "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."  As always, thank you for tuning into HYPEBEAST Radio and Business of HYPE. Please don't forget to rate, comment and subscribe to our channel, as well as HB•R and MIC/LINE.

Mar 18 2018
1 hour 20 mins
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Rank #19: #55: Coltrane Curtis, the Godfather of Influencer Marketing

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For episode 55 of HB•R, Coltrane Curtis -- founder of consumer marketing agency Team Epiphany -- stops by to talk all things “influencer” marketing. The NYC native details the evolution of influencers, from the pre-social media era to the billion dollar market it is today, complete with Facebook apps and "Computer Generated Influencers." Coltrane also discusses the lack of diversity in the advertising world, why finding your soulmate is the best thing you can do for your career, and what he's looking forward to in the upcoming NBA season.

Sep 07 2018
57 mins
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Rank #20: #46: Seth Rogen Has a Deep Laugh

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The comedian and filmmaker talks about his latest Netflix special, Tommy Wiseau, Kanye West, and more.

Apr 27 2018
39 mins
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