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Listen to the story of artist David Choe who is about to score big thanks to Facebook’s announcement of a $5 billion public offering on Wednesday that has the company valued at nearly $100 billion. NYT “In 2005, Mr. Choe was invited to paint murals on the walls of Facebook’s first offices in Palo Alto, Calif., by Sean Parker, then Facebook’s president. As pay, Mr. Parker offered Mr. Choe a choice between cash in the “thousands of dollars,” according to several people who know Mr. Choe, or stock then worth about the same. Mr. Choe, who has said that at the time that he thought the idea of Facebook was “ridiculous and pointless,” nevertheless chose the stock. Many “advisers” to the company at that time, which is how Mr. Choe would have been classified, would have received about 0.1 to 0.25 percent of the company, according to a former Facebook employee. That may sound like a paltry amount, but a stake that size is worth hundreds of millions of dollars, based on a market value of $100 billion. Mr. Choe’s payment is valued at roughly $200 million, according to a number of people who know Mr. Choe and Facebook executives.”
The Brisk Bodega is back for a second consecutive year after successfully exhibiting Slaughterhouse’s most prized memorabilia and artifacts at the Shady Records Museum in New York. This time around, hosted by Just Blaze and in celebration of the 3D re-release of Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace, Brisk will be opening a pop-art experience and art gallery in Los Angeles, starting today, Feb. 2nd. If you’re feeling nostalgic and want the Jedi Knight experience, then this is a must! Brisk Bodega Cantina Thursday, February 2nd | RSVP here 8-11 PM 722 N Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA *This Brisk Bodega will also be open to the public this Friday, February 3, 2012, from 3:00-11:00 p.m. But if you’re not in the L.A. area, the Brisk Bodega will be making stops in New York on Feb. 23 and at SXSW in Austin on March 12.
A$AP Rocky along with designer Jeremy Scott, make their cover debut on Complex. Read it here. Complex: Why do you think hip-hop is so fascinated with fashion and vice versa? A$AP ROCKY: As black people it was our thing to show that we’re not living in poverty and that we can afford extravagant things—that kind of stuck with us. So when our great-grandparents were putting on their favorite outfits, it was to put on a front for the hard time. And hip-hop is a bunch of people that never had nothing. Fashion is just an expression. It’s an art. It expresses your taste. Good taste is important in hip-hop. I wake up saying I’m going to look the best I can and do what the fuck I want to do. And that’s what it’s all about. I don’t know if I articulated it good because im pretty high right now—and I have a lisp and I’m going to Mars right now. Jeremy Scott: [Laughs]. The thing is hip-hop is one of the only communities that really started its own trends. A$AP ROCKY: Wow. Jeremy Scott: That’s why I’ve always been inspired by hip-hop artists, because they transform things—even just the jean, turning it around, inside out, sagging it—all these different things. Yes, of course we get little things from other music movements, but hip-hip has been like, Pow! It’s really inspiring and it’s the only new music that has come along in eons. Rock and roll has been around—it’s changing forms. But hip-hip is major.
iHipHop Blog Team