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Take An In-Depth Look At Life On Tour And Understand That There Are ‘Rules To This Sh!t’ (Video)

The Game rapped it best: “Who you know gonna turn down some groupie love?” And you know the answer… nobody! But, see, that is the problem; especially on tour. Being on the road is about handling BUSINESS. Hanging or hooking up with groupies can take your mind off business. Who can afford that? You already know the answer to that, too… NOBODY!

LV, D Dot, Too $hort, Tokyo Jetz, Dreezy, Ayo & Teo, Cousin Stizz and more dive deeper in what goes down on the road. #WhatHappensOnTour
– BETNetworks

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Don’t Undervalue, Or Overvalue, Social Media’s Impact On The Music Industry Today (Video)

Older heads in the grind are still probably trying to ‘get’ social media, but like Too Short says here… They MUST at least be glad that it wasn’t around when they were young and wild. Hahaa!

In ep. 108 of RTTS, Dreezy, Tokyo Jetz, London Jae, Domani, 30 Roc, D Dot & more discuss how being active on social media is important for your career.
– BETNetworks

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Becoming A Mogul In The Music Game Doesn’t “Just Happen”… There Are ‘Rules To This Sh!t’ (Video)

Interestingly enough, when the fellas on here talk about going to the studio like it’s an exciting thing… I have seen MANY artists run off after accepting an invitation to go to a recording/mastering session. It is not all fun times, weed smoke, and bottle popping. At all! #RulesToThisShxt

“I’m not a businessman; I’m a business man.” In episode 106 of Rules To This Sh!t, Common, D Dot, Dreezy and more discuss how Diddy, Jay-Z and more went from music to business millionaires.
– BETNetworks

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Nipsey Hussle Speaks On His ‘Side Hustle’ (Video)

Nipsey is the hustle! All sides. But that’s what we are here for; learning about the ‘Side Hustle’ of Neighborhood Nip. And we’re here for everything the homie has to share/teach.

Considering his name, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Nipsey Hussle is always on the grind. Raised in the streets of Crenshaw, Los Angeles, the independent rapper has quickly built his own empire to last: In addition to his All Money In record label, Marathon Clothing line and retail store, Nipsey has invested in the business incubator, Vector.90, as a way to connect with next-gen geniuses. In the West Coast edition of Side Hustle, Hussle breaks down his money moves, a major business loss that turned into a lesson and why he’ll never stop betting on himself.
– Tidal

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Advice: Les Brown Declares That It ‘Pays to Be Hungry’ (Video)

Les Brown… if you want to do anything worthwhile in life, you’ve got to be HUNGRY!!!
Mr. Washington

We’re almost clear of the “resolution season,” so this isn’t about making you want to make one… and motivation to do so, or to see one you’ve already made through, has to well up from within. So, no, inspirational speaker Les Brown is not speaking on this to give you goals.

However, by the time the clip is over, you really should be thinking about them and how hard you WILL go for them starting NOW!

Les Brown is considered to be one of the greatest speakers the world has ever seen. But growing up labeled ‘educable mentally retarded’ made it virtually impossible for him to get there. Young, ready and hungry, Les Brown reveals how he scored his dream job in the most impossible way.
– Goalcast

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E-40 Speaks On His ‘Side Hustle’ (Video)

Nice, Tidal. Very nice. Sharing insights on a true rapper / ENTREPRENEUR (yes, all caps on purpose because ‘shouting’ for emphasis) like the Fawty Water.

E-40 has been a West Coast rap ambassador for over three decades but his empire extends beyond his witty slang and hyphy catalog. In this episode of Side Hustle, the Vallejo native details the profitable and sometimes painful lessons he learned while building his business portfolio of wine, cognac, a meats company and other investments.

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She Said You Could Smash. But Should You? (Video)

The very stacked Brookelyn came through, said she was down [TF], threw some drinks & drugs down, but passed out before you could even get your draws down. It’s a pop quiz that should NOT even be a quiz, fellas. Watch and see ‘What Would Should You Do?’

Admittedly, the clip could be funnier; but the message couldn’t be more timely. Enjoy the weekend. Have fun. Be responsible.

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A Look Into Rap Beef & What It’s Really Good For… NOTHING (Video)

Asked and answered: Does rap beef really help your career? Does it serve Hip-Hop? No, and HELL no. Battles? Okay. That real, that hands-on beef? Stop it. Recognize that there are Rules To This Sh!t… and consequences!

In episode 103 of RTTS we explore the beefs in Hip-Hop, the point when conflicts arise and egos trip.

From rap battles to straight physical violence, are certain ways of conducting beef good for Hip-Hop or is it helping destroy the culture?

Nore, Too $hort, Tokyo Jetz and others do a deep dive on this controversial topic in the music industry.

– BETNetworks

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Advice: Let Denzel Washington (And Will Smith) Give You Real Keys To Real Success [Video]

Ease is a greater threat to progress than hardship… See you at work!

Wow. Just wow. And that line about not confusing ‘life’ and ‘making a living’ is gold! Sir Denzel, respek on your name. And thanks for the quick perspective in there, too, Will.

Watch this. Let’s get it y’all!

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Listen To Black Women Answer The Question: Does Size Matter? (Video)

Pull up… a chair… while the ladies speak about the ‘pull down’… the sweatpants print. They tell the truth. Their truth. Check your ego, guys.

And we can all learn. Growers vs. showers. And like, WTF a ‘macrophallus’ is.

Bonus: Got that conversation with Sexpert Glamazon Tyomi they mentioned in the clip after the jump.

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Pay Attention If You Don’t Want To Be A Broke & Starving Artist In This Industry (Video)

Producers and even lawyers are weighing in on this discussion this episode. Watch your moves and watch your money… OR you will watch your money move AWAY from you. Leaving you asking, “Where’d all the money go?”

In episode 102 of Rules To This Sh!t, music industry members such as D Dot, LV, Too $hort, Nipsey Hussle, Common and more discuss how the music industry really works, how to make and keep money as a new artist and who to trust as you go to the top.
– BETNetworks

Lean in when Nipsey speaks. You KNOW he knows!

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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Most Inspiring Speech (Video)

I hate Plan B.

Wow. Governor Terminator aka Arnold Schwarzenegger gave an inspiring speech that ‘broke the internet’ and I almost missed it. Trust, it’s good. It will make you want to take the advice he gives with regard to the keys to success… WORK YOUR AZZ OFF!

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Major Artists & Producers Explain What Happens When You Sign A Music Contract (Video)

I love music… I hate the industry.

Damn. Damn. Damn. Industry Rule #4080. All I gotta say about it. That’s all I gotta say. Just watch.

The biggest players in music sit down and tell us what happens when you sign a Music contract.

Too $hort, LV, D Dot and more tell us about their start in the music industry. It’s a vicious business of contracts, lawyers, and big money. It’s hard to believe how much power a piece of paper has.

Rules To This Sh!T series is a riveting yet cautionary tale from artists, producers, and executives on what is the real deal behind the glamour of the music business. From the fascination of fame to the reality of business transactions, no stone left unturned in this exciting deep dive into music industry.

– BETNetworks

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Listen To Black Women Speak On Why They Choose ‘Bad Boys’ Over ‘Good Guys’ (Video)

Okay, y’all. Lean in. Beautiful sistas are about to tell you why good guys finish last. Or at least that’s what is promised. We’ll see.

In this episode, we’re asking the question: why aren’t we picking the “good guy” first?
– MadameNoire

And yeah, I watched all the way through. If I want to attract a good sista, I need to make every effort to learn what they want in a man. Right? Right!

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Bill Duke Speaks On The Importance Of Following Your Dreams (Video)

How do you live a life of fulfillment… of passion? That, ladies and gentlemen, is THE question. Understanding that is the keystone of your time here, or it should be.

Bill Duke spoke to VladTV about choosing happiness overstability with his acting career, as he explained that he watched too many people in his family work in jobs they hated and die soon after retiring. He went on to speak about teaching kids in his foundation about the entertainment business and encouraging them to use the internet to put their talents out and not wait to be discovered. Bill also spoke about his upcoming and current projects, including Black Lightning on the CW, Mandy starring Nicolas Cage, and High Flying Bird, which director Steven Soderbergh filmed entirely on an iPhone 8.
– Vlad TV

Here, Bill says, “Go for it.” But you have to have a plan, be prepared to work hard, embrace the ‘suck’ and don’t wait to be ‘discovered’… discover YOURSELF! Feel that. Overstand that!

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People Speak On Their Craziest One-Night Stands (Video)

Whoa! Folks out here are some real freaks! One night stands are already wild, but these… makes for some compelling content. That, plus Darlene’s sexy azz, makes this well worth the watch!

VICE’s Darlene Demorizi got a handful of strangers to tell her about their wildest, weirdest, and worst one-night stands.

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Advice: GaryVee Speaks On ‘Real Wealth’ (Video)

Win for yourself, and help others win, too. Be a badazz biz person AND help others along the way. Gary Vaynerchuk declares that we can be and do both; that, in fact, the world would be a better place if we moved in that manner… for us and everyone!

Every day I remind myself that I am incredibly lucky to be a healthy human being. Once you have your gratitude and perspective, there really are very few things that can damage your mindset and the overall wealth of your life.
GaryVee

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Advice: Jay Shetty Proclaims That You Can Still Win… Rejection Is Just ‘Redirection’ (Video)

Reflect, refuel, and refocus…
If a door doesn’t open, it’s not your door!

Man! This Jay Shetty guy is preaching a WORD today!! Chuuch! Rejection is someone else’s decision. Whether I quit or not, that is MY decision. And I cannot quit on myself. Neither can you: You do NOT have permission. Especially if you are Hip-Hop!
#ItDontStop #KeepItPushing

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This ‘Dr. Frankenstein’ Mechanic Salvages Tesla Cars Doomed To Go To The Scrapheap (Video)

Hmm. A great example of how a craft or hobby can be expressed in the form of activism. We might more readily think of print, TV, or music content creators as activists before a Tesla fix-it guy. But peep. Rich has a mission and a message; putting both out there at great risk. Watch.

Rich is a car enthusiast whose passion is to find wrecked Teslas, bring them back to life, and then share his repair adventures on his YouTube channel Rich Rebuilds.

When he found out that Tesla would not service or support his salvaged cars, he took it upon himself to scour the internet and harvest working parts from several busted Teslas. He Frankensteined them together until his creations were fully operational, at a fraction of what it would cost to buy a new or certified pre-owned Tesla.

Motherboard travels to Massachusetts to meet with the rogue mechanic leading a grassroots movement of DIY fixers who are taking back the right to repair the things they own.

– Motherboard

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Antoine Fuqua, Director Of “Equalizer 2,” Gives Filmmaking Tips (Video)

Lean in and listen, whether you are really interested in making your own movies or not. Gotta be good, cooked food for thought. Think about it: Denzel Washington does not do sequels… at last not until “Equalizer 2.” Wisdom for the guy who moved Denzel to move us (in a sequel, no less)!

Watch the 30-minute interview for “The Equalizer” (the predecessor) in 2014 from a good while back. Still good advice. And dope. And what’s truly dope NEVER goes stale.

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