MediaTakeOut.com has learned that Jay Z's entered into a new business venture - he's joined Steve Stoute's urban marketing firm - Translation Advertising. Here's how the NY Times describes Steve and Jay's new partnership
Shawn Carter, in a telephone interview, said he considered his involvement in an agency “part of the natural growth” of his career.
“As an artist, you make music,” Mr. Carter said. “And if you see people who don’t know how to market your music, you get involved in it.”
Otherwise, what you want to accomplish “gets lost in translation,” he added, “no pun intended.”
Mr. Carter was referring to his work first at Roc-A-Fella Records and later at Def Jam Recordings. Mr. Carter stepped down last month as president at Def Jam, part of the Universal Music Group.
“He left his day job at Def Jam; he has to do something,” Mr. Stoute said, laughing.
Uh Oh ... Jay Z getting into urban advertising. That means he'll have to do business with us here at MediaTakeOut.com (In case y'all don't already know - we're the most visited black/urban website in the world right now - woo hoo!!)
Don't worry guys, we know how to be be respectful and professional. We'll make sure to call him Mister Camel Face....
3rd and where do i send my resume...lol but im dead ***.
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MTO, please! You wish. I think Jay-Z is doing a great job. We do need someone to market our music better.
Jay-Z look sexy!
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"I don't know, I guess it means she'll do anything for a math problem."
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Oh really now
You go Jay! You have to be versatile! That will keep your $ long. I think he is such a genius!! Who needs looks when you got brains and talent and mad GUAP!!!!!
Creative mind! Hip hop is dead though, they need to rename something else b4 these so-called rapper defame the name.word up!
I love me some Jay z!
mto, u beyotches is a beast, mister camel face!....jay looks GREAT, btw...he never ceases to amaze me, talk about knocking doors down!..this is a good look and who better to market us in a positive light than "us"?...kudos, Jay!
U CAN'T KNOCK THE HUSTLE
lol@ te comment...lol
He wont mess it yall after he do his research
Some people on here need to take down their anorexia pride pictures down. I am tired of looking at Skeletora.
Be nice to him. Hey, check out www.youtube.com/themichaelmayshow
You need to put some clothes on! When is the last time you ate?
Mo Money Mo Money Mo.
I respect this Man!
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LOL....Mister Camel Face? Lets just say if this website would have the opportunity to work with Jay-Z directly....which I doubt.... Ya'll would be kissing his *** if there was a chance for him to have direct involvement with this website...get outta here..
Get it Jay. We need positive money making black men out there conquering the world...
What kind of lady are you to expose yourself on an internet site like that. This is absolutely pathetic. Let your man see your body! Not everyone on the internet! Your skinny azz whorre! Your body is your temple! You probable don’t have a male figure in your life to inform you of that!
Mr. Camel Face?? Are you serious?? This man has helped keep Hip Hop on the map... Hes the best breathing... Show some respect... Big up to G-Unit slowing dying out...
And what's your address let me send you a couple gift cards for McDonald's!!
All I see is a tripod holding a digital camera. What is everyone talking about.
MTO that it. I am so sick of yall hating on a black man who is suceesfull very talented and id trying to help the youth. What is the problem. You guys jealous he is with Beyonce the one u worship so much what? Jay Z if you read this keep doing what u do and dont include Media takeout in any of your future business. They hate on you so much and it is sad. I think u r one of the best MC's to bless the mic and i appreciate all your music. MTO leave Jay alone. The only thing yall can hate on is his looks because he has way more more money than this ragedy site will ever have. Where are we as black people when we have put people down constantly for their looks. I dont get it!
Yup, another contributor to the madness that is called "urban".
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i'm sure he made a good decision...he didn't leave def jam to fall on his face...well..good luck...
So PROUD of our BLACK MEN!!! Keep doin' your thang Jay Z
WHATS SO SPECIAL ABOUT HIM? I'M JUST ASKING............
Jay always got a new venture
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Ha Ha so funny! He is the richest man in Hip-Hop and you continue to disrespect him. He helps people in Africa by giving clean water to drink why you degrade African Americans daily including him by calling him a camel. While he grows even more you won't be by being negative all the time. Fred I really want to meet you one day, to bad you hide behind a monitor.
Who is he going to hire to work with azz, he cant get a professional staff at the 40/40 club, how the hell is anybody going to work with his azz in advertising. Jay might just be the name on paper and Steve might be handling the employees and back end.
It's really sad that when black people try their hand whether its a success or failure, that people try their hardest to tear them down. Just because Jay-Z is being productive with his business ventures and not getting the biggest diamond and throwing money around in the club or beating the block you *** hate on his grown man status. Im sure HE'S not the one hand picking his employees at his restaurants either. Learn how to appreciate when you see progression people. He kills the game lyrically and professionally. "I dont buy out the bar I bought the *** spot"-Jay-Z.......the end.
That was hella funny. HAHA!
but I'm starving my ***!ggaz, and the weight loss in my figure's starting to darken my heart about to get to my liver. watch it my ***!ggaz, I'm tryin to be calm but I'm gone get richer by any means with that thing that malcolm palmed in the picture.
Hova strikes again! "its the roc b%$&# and i'm the franchise like a houston rocket"
MEDIATAKEOUT IF YOU GUYS CAN'T DO ANYTHING ELSE YOU SURE DO KNOW HOW TO LOWER SOMEONES SELF ESTEEM. MAYBE YOU GUYS SHOULD SHOULD KISS MR. CAMEL FACE WHERE THE SUN DON'T SHIINE HOW BOUT THAT!!! I OFTEN WONDER WHAT THE DRAG QUEEN WHO WRITES THIS STUFF LOOKS LIKE?