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T.I. Launches Tech Cypha

This February, Hip-Hop Entrepreneurs are making black history by advancing the technology industry. Clifford Harris Jr, known as “T.I.,” launches a new syndicated investment vehicle called Tech Cypha with business partner Jason Geter and Brandon “BL” Lewis; son of late great boxing promoter and entrepreneur Butch Lewis. Leveraging technologies such as Airbnb, Lyft and Lime through the eyes of hip-hop culture, the team also launched a Los Angeles-based entertainment startup called Culture Genesis. Together, the new collaborative investment strategy allows high-net-worth individuals to participate in trending tech startup deals.

The strategy evolved when Geter and Harris made their first investment 12 years ago into a company called Streetcred.com, a site that allowed fans to go online and share opinions about street culture. While that first deal didn’t work out, Geter and Harris maintained interest in the technology and startup scene to create opportunities for their networks and promote new businesses.

“We learned a lot,” says Harris. “Now, we know where our demographic is.”

For Geter, that demographic is taking advantage of Atlanta’s surging position as a cultural and technological mecca in the United States. Indeed, Atlanta-area startups raised roughly $1.15 billion in 2018, a record for the region, according to data from PitchBook and the National Venture Capital Association.

“Being in the city of Atlanta and with Georgia Tech producing so much talent, and coming from us being within the hip-hop culture, which is always influencing and promoting things, we saw an opportunity,” says Geter. “In the past, we were always looking through the glass window and looking at ways we can participate earlier. And that’s by coming together to pool our resources so we can invest more.”

Through informed mentorship programs and partnerships, Tech Cypha will include using influencers in various fields. Currently, the syndicate includes Lil Duval, Killer Mike, Tamika ‘Tiny’ Harris, Tai Green, Korey Roberson, Stephanie Shirley, and BJ Kerr among others. As an industry leader, Lewis is known for his talent in branding, marketing and partnership deals.

“Often times, we drive technology like social media and apps, but we are never apart of the ownership,” Lewis continues, “Tech Cypha is going to be an investment vehicle looking for promising, early and late-stage startups to invest capital in, assist with marketing and give branding directions. It’s our way of bridging the gap between the culture and technology.”

Zaytoven to release Trap Holizay

Award-winning multiplatinum super producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Zaytoven will release his anxiously awaited full-length debut, Trap Holizay, on Friday May 25, 2018.

In addition to What You Think, the full tracklisting promises to bring together some of the gameߣs heaviest heavy hitters behind the production mastery of this game-changing hip-hop maestro. Stay tuned for the full reveal soon.

Increasing anticipation, he just shared Go Get The Money [feat. Rick Ross, Yo Gotti, Pusha T, & T.I.]. This posse anthem unites some of the gameߣs most notorious and revered spitters from all over the country. Miami heavyweight Rick Ross drops heat, while the king of Memphis Yo Gotti delivers a knockout verse. Virginia’s own Pusha T sounds as fiery as ever, and Atlanta O.G. T.I. is on fire. Go Get The Money has all the makings of a summer smash! Listen Here

Excitement continues building for the impending arrival of the record. In an in-depth feature, High Snobiety claimed, Trap Holizay, is set to be one of the springߣs standout albums.

Allowing audiences into his world, he recently teamed up with Red Bull Music for a new documentary entitled The Note: Zaytoven. Watch it HERE. The 17-minute film explores his inimitable creative process and story as told by the man himself and those closest to him, including his mom. Additionally, it intercuts archival behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with collaborators and fellow innovators such as Gucci Mane, OJ Da Juiceman, Young Dolph, Bankroll Fresh, and Cassius Jay. Of the doc, Noisey claimed, The Note goes deep into how Zaytoven became so essential to rap’s most popular format. He also recently spoke to Billboard in detail about The Note

Zaytoven just embarked on his North American headline run: Trap Holizay The Tour. It’s hitting major markets across the country. Check out the remaining dates belo

Trap Holizay season is underway now.

Marty Kudelka

Marty Kudelka is Justin Timberlake’s exclusive choreographer and artistic director, having choreographed numerous performances.  Most recently, the opening Oscar-nominated hit song “Can’t Stop The Feeling” performance which Marty was the film choreographer for “Trolls.” He is a five time MTV Video Award Nominee for Best Choreography in a Music Video and Winner of the 2013 and 2007 MTV VMA for best choreography in Justin’s videos “Suit & Tie” and “My Love.”

His resume includes pop artists such as Mariah Carey, Pink, Janet Jackson, One Direction, Jason Derulo, The Backstreet Boys, The Jacksons, Jennifer Lopez and New District.

His other credits include choreography for commercial ad campaigns like, Target, Tommy Hilfiger, Coca-Cola, Old Navy, McDonald’s, Citroen, Wild Turkey and Stuart Weitzman.  Also, Marty’s work has been featured on Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta 

BRAVO MEDIA GIVES FANS THREE MORE REASONS TO WATCH WITH BACK-TO-BACK-TO-BACK ATLANTA PREMIERES ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5

Housewives Veterans NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak-Biermann Return in Season Ten of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” at 8pm ET/PT 


Hitting the Stage for the First Time in Two Decades “Xscape: Still Kickin’ It” Debuts at 9pm ET/PT 


“Married to Medicine” Season Five Premieres with New Cast Member


Dr. Contessa Metcalfe at 10pm ET/PT


Bravo Media supersizes the drama, fun and shade with three consecutive premieres on Sunday, November 5. At 8pm ET/PT, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” season ten premieres with returning cast members Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss, Kenya Moore, Porsha Williams and Shereé Whitfield alongside NeNe Leakes, who reclaims her peach and rejoins the group in a momentous season. Kim Zolciak-Biermann also returns as a friend. Immediately following at 9pm ET/PT, the four-part special “Xscape: Still Kickin’ It” debuts as the long-awaited reunion of 90’s R&B girl group Xscape, featuring original members Kandi Burruss, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, LaTocha Scott and Tamika Scott, prepare to take center stage. Capping off the night at 10pm ET/PT, season 5 of “Married to Medicine” premieres with returning ladies Toya Bush-Harris, Dr. Heavenly Kimes, Dr. Jacqueline Walters, Quad Webb-Lunceford, Dr. Simone Whitmore, Mariah Huq who also welcome new cast member Dr. Contessa Metcalfe.

In season ten of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” Cynthia is free and fabulous and embracing all life has to offer, from engaging in new business opportunities to taking a dip in the dating pool. Eager to move forward, Shereé is focusing on healing old relationship wounds and preparing for an empty nest with her daughter heading off to college. Meanwhile, Kenya who focuses on growing her beauty empire, is over the moon after a whirlwind romance led to marrying the man of her dreams. Fully vindicated after last season’s shocking allegations, it’s business as usual for Kandi, who is juggling managing the popular Old Lady Gang restaurant and planning the highly-anticipated Xscape reunion. Excited for a new start, Porsha is looking for love and embracing a new vegan lifestyle. Fresh off performing in her one-woman comedy show and back in the housewives universe, NeNe returns more determined than ever to build her empire and support her family. And in her first time rejoining the group since season five, Kim is back on the scene and ready to shake things up. This season business may be booming for the ladies, but it’s the friendships that are on the line when the old are threatened by the new and loyalties are put into question. For a sneak peek at this season, please visit: http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-atlanta/season-10/videos/your-first-look-at-season-10-of-rhoa

“Xscape: Still Kickin’ It” will follow the four original members of the multi-platinum hit 90’s girl group, as they make their triumphant return to the stage after nearly 20 years apart. Since the breakup, Kandi has become a sought after Grammy-winning songwriter and successful entrepreneur, but is she ready to share the spotlight again? Putting her music on hold to make family her number one priority, Tiny is keen on relaunching herself in the industry, but just as her music career is on the rise her marriage is tested. LaTocha is all about focusing on the group and pushing them to the next level of super stardom, meanwhile, Tamika who continued in the industry over the years is looking to get back to her roots with where her music career all started. With two sold out shows in Detroit, performances at the BET Awards and Essence Festival, will the group be able to reconcile and look past bubbled up resentments and give their fans the comeback they’ve been eagerly anticipating? For a sneak peek of the special, please visit: http://www.bravotv.com/xscape-still-kickin-it/season-1/videos/xscape-is-back

In the new season of “Married to Medicine,” Dr. Jackie is busier than ever with a top medical practice and new book, but she also has to come to terms with the harsh reality that her husband, Curtis, has been unfaithful. Dr. Simone is still living the life in her north and south homes, but has the stress of commuting between both put a strain on her marriage and kids? Toya is reflecting on life in a different way, which places her at odds with Eugene, who is working overtime and not making enough time for some much needed TLC. Meanwhile, Dr. Heavenly has expanded her dentistry practice and is continuing her spiritual journey to get away from conflict, but somehow drama still follows her like a magnet. Quad is a doctor’s wife of all trades but when it comes to Dr. G, she is not feeling the love for all of her hard work and this causes a rift in their marriage. The newest addition, Dr. Contessa Metcalfe, is a wife, mother and business owner, and has come to a crossroads where she’s ready to leave medicine behind and focus on her husband and three kids. With a new lady in the mix, multiple relationship woes and personal struggles, will the women be able to mend their friendships and move forward in their lives? For a sneak peek at this season, please visit: http://www.bravotv.com/married-to-medicine/season-5/videos/this-season-on-married-to-medicine

“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” is produced by Truly Original with Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Lauren Eskelin, Lorraine Haughton-Lawson, Luke Neslage, Anne Swan, and Anthony Sylvester serving as Executive Producers. Andy Cohen also serves as an Executive Producer.

“Xscape: Still Kickin’ It” is produced by Truly Original and Monami Entertainment. Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Lauren Eskelin, Lorraine Haughton-Lawson and Thomas Jaeger (Truly Original) and Mona Scott-Young and Stephanie Gayle (Monami Productions) serve as Executive Producers. Kandi Burruss, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle and LaTocha and Tamika Scott also serve as Executive Producers.

“Married to Medicine” is produced by FremantleMedia North America and developed by Purveyors of Pop with Matt Anderson, Nate Green, Mariah Huq, Darren Ward and James Smith-Hill serving as Executive Producers.

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