It’s easy to generalize Future as just another auto-tune abusing, drug obsessed trap rapper; the type that come a dime-a-dozen these days. A fantastic artist to party to, sure, but a once a generation talent? You’d be laughed at and ridiculed by most hip hop heads for merely thinking the idea.
There’s always been an aura of mystery around Future, with the Atlanta product often shunning interviews or delivering blunt, close-ended responses when he does decide to field questions. Instead, his focus his always been his craft, carving a reputation for himself as one of the hardest working recording artists in the industry. In 2015 alone he dropped 3 acclaimed mixtapes (one a smash collaboration with Canadian rapper Drake) and achieved his first Billboard 200 number 1 album with his third studio album, DS2, which has since gone platinum.
Back in the day, there was nothing quite like getting your hands on the brand new LP from your favourite artist. You would clasp it preciously in your hands, glossing over the plastic case, studying the cover art meticulously; no detail going unnoticed. The booklet housed inside the cover often held countless little gems you’d otherwise miss out on, creating a unique experience for physical buyers. The first time inserting the disc into your CD player or car stereo was always a special moment, finally hearing the first sounds of your new life soundtrack. For music fans, there was no feeling the same as purchasing a physical copy album.
Alvina Phan parallels entrepreneurship and education to shape her career path. At 19 years old, she is a Regional Planner with the City of Edmonton, a makeup artist for Shiseido, and a freelance makeup artist. Her mission is to develop her artistry and grow with her craft while sharing the experience with her teams or clients.
Launching a startup business venture is both exciting and challenging. A common theme associated with startups that launched and succeeded is that the founding entrepreneurs followed a set of principles when creating and developing their ventures. Chief among these are four fundamental tips for launching successful startup.
All entrepreneurs will make mistakes. There are no exceptions. Some will make less than others, others will get more out of their mistakes, but it’s the universal truth — mistakes will be made. They tend to happen a lot in the beginning of your run as an entrepreneur. Not only are you running a business for a first time, you’re probably going to do a lot of other things for the first time as well. You’ll be required not just to play the role of CEO, but of accountant, human resources manager, as well as marketer and salesman.
The need and desire for social acceptance is part of being human. It’s part of our community nature. The problem is this has produced a lot of noise that can get in the way of your success as an entrepreneur. You won’t just need to stand out against the competition. You’ll need to fight against everyone who wants attention and has an outlet for it.