33 episodes

Level up on the business side of hip-hop. Join Trapital founder Dan Runcie as he breaks down the strategic insights behind hip-hop's growing influence on our society. The Trapital podcast includes solo episodes on themes from Trapital's weekly articles and smart interviews with movers and shakers in hip-hop business.

Trapital Dan Runcie

    • Business
    • 4.8, 31 Ratings

Level up on the business side of hip-hop. Join Trapital founder Dan Runcie as he breaks down the strategic insights behind hip-hop's growing influence on our society. The Trapital podcast includes solo episodes on themes from Trapital's weekly articles and smart interviews with movers and shakers in hip-hop business.

    Trapital Mailbag #3: How Hip-Hop Makes Money in a Pandemic, Superproducers in the Streaming Era, What’s Next for Fortnite + Travis Scott, and more!

    Trapital Mailbag #3: How Hip-Hop Makes Money in a Pandemic, Superproducers in the Streaming Era, What’s Next for Fortnite + Travis Scott, and more!

    Round 3! Here are the most pressing questions from Trapitalists: Do smaller indie acts fare better during the pandemic? Is Tekashi 6ix9ine worthy of a marketing case study? What’s next for Travis Scott + Fortnite? And a whole lot more. Tune in!

    Host: Dan Runcie, @RuncieDan, trapital.co

    Link: 

    How Hip-Hop Producers Lost Their Power
    How Travis Scott Growth Hacked Hip-Hop
    Why Hip-Hop and Gaming are Still Scratching the Surface

    • 32 min
    Tiffany Ballard on Music Business Law, Why Bad Deals Still Happen, How She Made Connections on Myspace, and Her Time on Reality TV

    Tiffany Ballard on Music Business Law, Why Bad Deals Still Happen, How She Made Connections on Myspace, and Her Time on Reality TV

    Entertainment lawyer Tiffany Ballard came on the Trapital Podcast to talk about how she rose in the music industry. She spoke about using Myspace to find opportunities and discover artists like Nicki Minaj. We also spoke about bad record deals and why they still happen. Tiffany also revisited her time on the reality TV show Money Power, & Respect! 

    Host: Dan Runcie, @RuncieDan, trapital.co
    Guest: Tiffany Ballard, @BlackElleWoods 

    Link: Money, Power, & Respect - Meet Tiffany - WE tv

    • 42 min
    Zack O'Malley Greenburg (2019)

    Zack O'Malley Greenburg (2019)

    Since Kanye West is now a billionaire, let's revisit the podcast I recorded in September with Zack O’Malley Greenburg, Senior Editor of Media & Entertainment at Forbes. We talked about Forbes’ annual Hip-Hop Cash List, why artists like Cardi B and Meek Mill who question the results, the integrity challenges with self-reported data, and the amount of work that goes into reporting a single number.

    Host: Dan Runcie, @RuncieDan, trapital.co

    Guest: Zack O’Malley Greenburg, @zogblog

    • 35 min
    Ibrahim "Ib" Hamad on Building Dreamville, Managing J. Cole, the Dollar & a Dream Tour, and Starting the Dreamville Fest

    Ibrahim "Ib" Hamad on Building Dreamville, Managing J. Cole, the Dollar & a Dream Tour, and Starting the Dreamville Fest

    Dreamville President, co-founder, and J. Cole’s manager Ibrahim "Ib" Hamad came on the Trapital Podcast to talk about how him and J. Cole started Dreamville, and how it became what it is today. Ib also broke down what changed for Dreamville in 2014, the impact that the Dollar & a Dream tour had on J. Cole’s career, establishing the Dreamville brand beyond J. Cole, and why the Dreamville Fest has nine lives!

    Dan Runcie, @RuncieDan, trapital.co
    Ibrahim "Ib" Hamad, @KingOfQueenz, dreamville.com

    • 46 min
    Shawn Prez on the Bad Boy Street Team, Grassroots Marketing in Hip-Hop, and Starting the Global Spin Awards

    Shawn Prez on the Bad Boy Street Team, Grassroots Marketing in Hip-Hop, and Starting the Global Spin Awards

    Music executive Shawn Prez came on the Trapital Podcast to talk about his days as Bad Boy’s VP of Marketing, what set Bad Boy’s Street Team apart, breaking hit records, the Ciroc Boyz, his work at Power Moves Inc., and why he decided to launch an award shows to recognize DJs.

    Host: Dan Runcie, @RuncieDan, trapital.co
    Guest: Shawn Prez, @powermovesprez, powermovesprez.com

    Join the execs, CEOs, and moguls who read Trapital: trapital.co/welcome

    • 48 min
    Hannibal Buress on How Netflix Changed Comedy, His Investing Strategy, and Why Isola Fest is One of His Favorite Career Moments

    Hannibal Buress on How Netflix Changed Comedy, His Investing Strategy, and Why Isola Fest is One of His Favorite Career Moments

    The hilarious comedian Hannibal Buress came on the Trapital Podcast to talk about how he’s adjusted to quarantine life, how he prioritizes his multiple business interests (touring, comedy specials, acting, investing), Netflix’s impact on comedy specials, planning a music festival on three weeks notice (!!!), why he wishes he got into the toilet paper business, and what’s in store for 2020.

    Host: Dan Runcie, @RuncieDan, trapital.co
    Guest: Hannibal Buress, @hannibalburess, hannibalburess.com

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

PPLS CHAMP ,

Intersection of Hip-Hop + Business

Hip-hop mirrors the business world in a lot of ways. While I’ve always thought and known that, it’s great to see those ideas brought to life by someone so knowledgeable about both of those things. Huge fan of Trapital.

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Fives stars

Awesome pod

Tbench90 ,

Super Insightful

Really enjoyed the episode with Weissman on the future direction of SoundCloud.

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