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Papoose is a New York Legend who demolished mixtapes and with partner Kay Slay garnered a $1.5 million record deal with Jive Records for his debut album,The Nacirema Dream.He released several mixtapes with DJ Kayslay and his lyricism was unmatched by any. His relationship with his wife was documented on the hit TV series Love and Hip-Hop, and recently they renewed their vows and announced an addition coming to their family. His wife further confirmed she was 4 months pregnant on Instagram


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Remy Ma

Remy Ma has has a long and storied career in hip-hop. She made a hit the massive Lean Back released an album, got incarcerated due to a violent indecent with a relative and returned to grace TV screens with Love and Hip-Hop. She would again team up with Fat Joe of Terror Squad fame and make another monster hit All The Way Up. Her husband Papoose was featured in the first issue of Hustlenomics, and their love story is one of lore in hip-hop for the faithful and unwavering support he lent her during her incarceration and their struggles to have a baby. Remy Ma is currently pregnant and she made the announcement recently at a vow renewal ceremony between her and her husband and gave more details in an Instagram post

We initially interviewed Remy Ma for our Women’s magazine.

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Lil Scrappy

Before Love and Hip-Hop, Lil Scrappy was the official “Prince of Crunk”. He had collaborated with Lil Jon, and eventually would release his album under a partnership with G-Unit and BME(Lil Jon’s Label). He would also show his entrepreneurial spirit with his help in the development of the A-Town sensation Crime Mob, with their hit single Knuck if You Buck which featured him. We hung out with Lil Scrappy at his album release party and met up with future megastar Nicki Minaj on her grind. We saw the potential back then. Lil Jon who had signed Lil Scrappy to his label was one of the first artist to do an exclusive interview with us back in 2002 when Hustlenomics and Owners Illustrated were in their early stages. Lil Scrappy will also collaborate with G-Unit’s own, Young Buck to make a hit Money in The Bank for his debut album Bred to Die Born to Live. 



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Rick Ross Hustlenomics Article

“Everyday he was hustling” and on his road to riches he had to speak with us at Hustlenomics to certify the incredible story of his success. We were at his launch party in Miami for his debut album Port of Miami. There were Rolls Royce’s outside and Jay-Z was in the building among others. You could see the makings of the Belaire, and Ace of Spades partnerships (all brands owned by Sovereign Brands), and D’USSÉ which Sovereign Brands developed and sold to Bacardi. This was only the beginning of Rick Ross’s empire building which has now expanded to a liquor line, a record label, ownership of several wingstop franchises, and so much more including his acquisition of Evander Holyfield’s mansion which we featured exclusively in sister publication Owners Illustrated Magazine.


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Owners Illustrated Magazine & Toyz Electronics, LLC Collaborate to Bring VR, Coding & STEM Outreach to the Washington Auto Show

Wole Idowu & the Betterville Mavens. A group of Washington DC & PG County Students He mentors and teaches coding
Wole teaching the Betterville Mavens coding
Miguel Richardson and Zachariah teaching students at Carnegie Mellon University Music Production
Family Weekend at Carnegie Mellon with VR
Family Weekend at Carnegie Mellon with VR
Damola recording music with students at Carnegie Mellon University
Toyz Electronics, LLC founder Wole Idowu bringing students from PG County Maryland, Washington DC, and Ohio to tour Carnegie Mellon University Entertainment Technology Center

Students from Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School in DC School to participate in a coding and VR Technology Experience at the Washington Auto Show hosted by Owners Illustrated magazine and Toyz Electronics founders.

Washington, DC – Owners Illustrated magazine, a leading urban entrepreneurial lifestyle publication, and Toyz Electronics, LLC, a Carnegie Mellon University startup, will partner to bring an engaging coding and creative technology training for DC Public School students to the Washington Auto Show on January 25th, 2018.

Damola Idowu and son Wole Idowu, a native of Washington, DC, believe that the future of technology is in the hands of DC Public School students today.  Of his approach, Damola Idowu states, “Many jobs in the auto industry require coding.  Early exposure will be critical to training the workforce of the future. I’m thrilled to be bringing this to the DC Auto Show.” 

Damola, a Washington Automotive Press Association (WAPA) member, has now partnered with the Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School in DC to empower DC students to get into technology fields and become part of the auto industry in the future. Of the collaboration, Amy Quinn, Director of Teaching and Learning at the Yu Ying public charter school said, “We look forward to this collaboration and future collaborations with Mr. Idowu.”

Wole organizes Innovation Conferences held at Carnegie Mellon University each semester and Miguel Richardson, the music producer who leads the music production portion of these events, will be on hand to engage the students in music technology.  Wole will teach the students to code for VR and an Android smart watch called the TZN1 that he is developing on the Carnegie Mellon Campus.

The TZN1 will also play a large role in teaching the students coding as part of a mobile driving game.  Students will take pictures using the TZN1 watches and be able to learn a line of code and share the pictures.  Wole Idowu states, “I hope to bring a great session at the Auto Show to showcase and for the students at Yu Ying to learn from, grow, and develop their skills to become excellent developers, leaders, and innovators of the future.”

On January 26th through February 4th, multiple VR stations will be set up on the show floor.  Additionally, there will be a gaming section where attendees of the Auto Show can play driving focused video games.

Founder and Editor in Chief, Damola Idowu, created Owners Illustrated magazine in the District of Columbia in 2002.  He is bringing a proven formula that helped his son, Wole, graduate high school and be featured on CNBC at age 15.  Wole, who he raised in Ward 8 DC, started school at age 4 at the World Public Charter School in their Mandarin immersion program and was exposed to technology at an early age.  He graduated in 2017 from Carnegie Mellon University with an Electrical and Computer Engineering Degree.

For more information on the outreach and coding program, visit or contact Damola Idowu @ or 202-607-3629.

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TNZ 1 Must Have Item of The Year

The Toyz Watch is a smartwatch from Toyz Electronics, an official Carnegie Mellon University startup. It runs on full Android 5.1, has video, music, phone, and gaming capabilities, and has already been used in medical research by some institutions.

At hackathons hosted at Carnegie Mellon, students have been able to utilize the smartwatch to develop applications in health, wellness and gaming. With the watch students from all backgrounds, skill levels, ethnicities, universities, genders, and fields of study were engaged and able learn to develop on a wearable platform utilizing our smartwatch, making them developers in the growing wearable community.

The Toyz Watch is currently on sale at $300! at a limited Beta Edition for Developers and Early Adopters who want to get a feel for Full Android Running on a Smartwatch

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