ΣLL∀MƐNTAL ∀ΦΨΠ SLANG EDITORIELLZ presents
What’s good people? Listen, I just got off the phone with Justis Hype! If you never heard of him check out the interview to get a glimpse into the man of the hour! Yo Hype!
SO TELL US JUSTIS WHERE ARE YOU FROM, WHAT DO YOU DO, WHERE DO YOU WORK, HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN AT THESE LOCATIONS?
I’m from NYC. Brooklyn is home. I currently provide artists and other companies product development and marketing/promotions. I’m not into titles but to be exact Im a project manager of Wu Worldwide DJ Coalition and a program director for Wu World Radio. I also provide booking and some public relation services. As far as for Wu Tang Management 09 when the company was relaunched. Independently I’ve been operating in professional space since 2000
DOING THIS? SO YOU OWN YOUR OWN COMPANY AND CONSULT WITH PROTECT YA NECK RECORDS AND WU-TANG MANAGEMENT?
Yes I own Stainless Marketing & Promotions LLC officially since 2000 . Over the past 4 years Ive mainly focused on Wu Tang Management and it subsidies. To Be exact I would say I work with PYN and Wu Tang Management not consult.
DO YOU PERSONALLY KNOW ANY WU-TANG ORIGINAL 9 MEMBERS? WHEN DID YOU MEET THESE MEMBERS?
I was fortunate enough to meet all members of WTC except for ODB in the 90s as well as Power Divine and Mook. I maintain no personal relationship with any of the members. That was never my focus. I just came to add on to movement as someone who respects and supported the movement from the beginning. I’ve been fortunate to learn alot from the work I’ve done in a professional with space .That in itself is fulfilling. My name is in the credits of the new album. Cappadonna came out to my birthday party last year. That’s mad love. I’m thankful…
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY WOULD BE YOUR HIGHLIGHTS BETWEEN 1992-2002?
Well during that time I was in school mainly but I would have to say being able to enjoy the whole music scene. I was a music addict from day 1. The greatest part of that was enjoying music from a pure fan perspective pre industry exposure. As far as musical highlights I was one of the first promoters to do a GZA show down south. I did a internship with Def Jam and got to move around the country a bit. These experiences were valuable in my growth.
HOW DO YOU LIKE WORKING WITH WU-TANG MANAGEMENT AND PROTECT YA NECK RECORDS?
It’s a huge challenge but one I embrace. The Wu Tang fan base is the most critical in hip hop. This leaves little room for error or experimentation. Just knowing I’m apart of the team developing these brands is quite overwhelming. Im thankful.
HOW IMPORTANT IS BUSINESS ETHICS TO YOU?
Extremely. I live by principles which I to life in general. It’s even more so paramount I feel in the business world.
WHAT OTHER MUSIC DO YOU LISTEN TO AT YOUR LEISURE?
Everything sonically pleasing to my ear. Jazz, Country, Reggae, R&B Classical. I’m listening to rock as I conduct this interview lol
WHAT IS THE MOST INTERESTING THING YOU HAVE LEARNED ABOUT PEOPLE AND SOCIETY?
What you see, hear, and feel may not be what’s seen heard and felt by others. We see things from different perspective. Diversity. Can’t think or move one dimensionally.
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY WAS YOUR TURNING POINT IN LIFE?
Going to jail. That was my most dehumanizing experience ever for me. My priorities changed quickly.
IF YOU COULD GO BACK WHAT WOULD YOU DO DIFFERENT?
I would have invested more in myself. I have several talents I haven’t explored fully. You have to be your biggest supporter and investor.
WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU CAN GIVE AN ARTIST TODAY?
Learn all aspects of the business. Educate yourself first. Invest in yourself and don’t wait for anyone else to do so.
WOULD YOU INVEST IN ANY OTHERS BUSINESS SUCH AS BUT NOT LIMITED TO. CLOTHING, REAL-ESTATE, RESTAURANTS, BARS, CLUBS, ETC?
Definitely I co owned a clothing store already. I would love to open up several other businesses in the future with felons and other disenfranchised people in society. I actually own Mind Power Ent. With Krumbsnatcha we plan to go into books, film, clothing and much more. I also working on carpet cleaning company Stainless Carpets. I’m an entrepreneur at heart. I love the science of business.