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
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.
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.
“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.