Episodes
Published 09/07/23
In 1996, Adrian Moeller and Patrick Elasik published the first issue of Mass Appeal Magazine.   In the nearly three decades that followed, Mass Appeal would grow from an underground graffiti zine into a culture-defining multi-faceted entertainment brand with a hand in everything from digital content, to music distribution, to full-length documentaries and much, much more.   However, the rise of Mass Appeal has been anything but straightforward. From barely legal circulation schemes and...
Published 09/07/23
In 2002, accomplished SUPREME creative director Brendon Babenzien took his first swing at entrepreneurship and launched NOAH, a menswear brand born at the intersection of nautical living and skate culture. However, despite critical acclaim and downtown cool, the brand barely made it a few seasons before Brendon was forced to put NOAH on the backburner, and resume his role at Supreme. After a decade at the house James Jebbia built, in which he helped take SUPREME from a skate shop in soho to a...
Published 08/31/23
In 2017, Raynell Steward, more commonly known by her social handle Supa Cent, launched The Crayon Case, a cosmetic kit for amateur makeup artists featuring bright, playful colors. In the ensuing 5 years, The Crayon Case would explode into a $50 million business, thanks to confluence of their innovative marketing approach, their vocal and hilarious founder, and a rock solid team of crafty individuals with unique professional experience—including time with the illustrious New Orleans record...
Published 08/24/23
In 2016, Scarr Pimentel founded Scarr's Pizza, a classic New York City pizzeria on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.In the years that followed, Scarr's would become one of the hottest restaurants in New York, and be crowned “Best Slice in NYC.” But with these massive expectations would come unexpected challenges that would push the Scarr's team to their limits. On this week's episode of All Angles, we talk with founder Scarr Pimentel, his wife and marketing director Meagan Pimentel, as well...
Published 08/17/23
In 2017, Dae Lim founded Sundae School, a Korean "smoke wear" brand born at the intersection of cannabis and streetwear. With the help of his sister, Cindy Lim, Sundae School started releasing collections of shirts and jackets filled with weed references and plays on religion.In the years that followed, Sundae School would grow from a rack of t-shirts to a full fledged global brand, offering cannabis products, accessories, and apparel worn by celebrities like Pete Davidson and Jacob Elordi.On...
Published 08/10/23
In 2018, Lena Waithe, an Emmy winning writer and actor from Chicago, founded Hillman Grad, a film and television development and production company. With the help of Rishi Rajani, Hillman Grad would go on to become a force in the entertainment industry by offering unique perspectives, focusing on marginalized storytellers, and giving a platform to diverse voices across all mediums.The company experienced rapid success securing deals and landing projects at Showtime, Netflix, Disney, Amazon,...
Published 08/03/23
In 2010, Brandon McEachern and Marcus Allen threw a hip-hop centric Earth Day celebration for the black community in Los Angeles. In the decade plus that followed, and with the help of co-founder Jermon Williams, that party evolved into Broccoli City, a global brand focused on community, music, health, and culture, culminating in an annual festival in Washington DC.But along the way Broccoli City would discover the challenges that come with running a festival, expand into digital content,...
Published 07/27/23
In 2015, Songe LaRon and Dave Salvant founded Squire Technologies, a software company for barbershops.In the years that followed, Squire would grow from a simple booking app to a full-service barber shop backend software with a whopping $750 million avaluation. But along the way, Squire would go through several iterations, raise money from a variety of unlikely sources, fall victim to a scam, and even buy a barber shop to save their only client.On this week’s episode of All Angles, we talk to...
Published 07/20/23
In 2012, a group of friends in New York formed Ghetto Gastro, a collective of chefs and food enthusiasts.In the decade that followed, Ghetto Gastro grew from a weekly house party in Long Island City into a full-blown global brand offering large-scale events, their own food products, kitchen appliances, and cookbooks.On this week's episode of All Angles, we talk with founders Jon Gray, Lester Walker, and Pierre Serrao to get the full story behind Ghetto Gastro and hear how a few chefs and...
Published 07/13/23
In 1988, April Walker opened Fashion in Effect, a custom clothing boutique for the burgeoning hip-hop audience in New York City. In the years that followed, April would launch her own streetwear brand, Walker Wear, and become a pop culture phenomenon, working closely with A-Listers like Notorious B.I.G, Tupac, and Shaquille O'Neal. But just as Walker Wear started to ascend from hip hop staple to mainstream recognition, April made the shocking decision to shut down the brand.On this week's...
Published 07/06/23
In 2019 a trio of childhood friends in Westchester County, New York, founded Earn Your Leisure, a media outlet dedicated to financial literacy.In the years that followed, Earn Your Leisure has seen explosive growth, evolving from a simple podcast into a multi-media conglomerate, boasting expansive live events, a variety of video franchises, and a recent push into becoming a global brand. On this week’s episode of Idea Generation's All Angles, we talk with founders Troy Millings, Rashad Bilal,...
Published 06/29/23
In 1991, Steve Rifkind founded LOUD RECORDS. In the decade that followed, LOUD would cultivate one of the most iconic rosters in hip-hop history, including Wu-Tang Clan, Mobb Deep, Big Pun, 3 6 Mafia, Dead Prez, and Tha Alkaholiks. But the label’s success was a product of more than just one man’s effort. LOUD was the confluence of Rifkind’s vision and network, childhood friend and partner Rich Issacson’s iron-fisted governance, and the impeccable taste, tone, and tireless efforts of an...
Published 06/22/23
In 1991, Steve Rifkind founded LOUD RECORDS. In the decade that followed, LOUD would cultivate one of the most iconic rosters in hip-hop history, including Wu-Tang Clan, Mobb Deep, Big Pun, 3 6 Mafia, Dead Prez, and Tha Alkaholiks.But the label’s success was a product of more than just one man’s effort. LOUD was the confluence of Rifkind’s vision and network, childhood friend and partner Rich Issacson’s iron fisted governance, and the impeccable taste, tone, and tireless efforts of an...
Published 06/22/23
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Published 02/02/23