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Driving culture forward, this is HYPEBEAST Radio: a platform for creatives to discuss their journey towards success, lessons learned along the way, and thoughts on the state of culture in realtime.




Salehe Bembury

Salehe Bembury is Versace's Senior Designer of Men' Footwear and Sneakers. You might recognize one of his famous designs before even realizing he was behind it. From Yeezy's military boot and Cole Haan's LunarGrand shoe to Versace's Chain Reaction sneaker, Salehe boasts of an impressive resume. The Tribeca, New York native grew up surrounded by the arts with a passion for footwear because sneakers allowed a "sense of discovery." In this episode the modern day Renaissance man breaks down his...


Drieke Leenknegt

Drieke Leenknegt is a Global Brand Innovator and Marketing Executive who worked at Nike for twenty years. Her work has been crucial in Nike's early development of Nike Sportswear, Nike Energy Marketing and Nike collaborations to name a few. The Belgium native describes her path to Nike as more "non-linear" in that her career had a more sporadic trajectory, having worked in radio and advertising before landing a role in their communications department. She would eventually work in various...


Kerby Jean-Raymond of Pyer Moss

Kerby Jean-Raymond is the Founder of Pyer Moss and Artistic Director of Reebok Studies. Merging luxe and streetwear, Pyer Moss is the mens-and womenswear label changing the fashion industry by storm. Since 2013, Pyer Moss has had an impenetrable force gaining favor from notable celebrities, winning the CFDA Fashion Fund Prize, being named Forbes 30 under 30 and Times Next 100 List and much more. Despite his wild success, Kerby admits that his journey was riddled with failed investor...


Edson Sabajo & Guillaume “Gee” Schmidt of Patta

For our Season 7 opener, Jeff sits down with Edson Sabajo and Guillaume "Gee" Schmidt, Co-Founders of Dutch streetwear brand Patta. For the past 15 years, they've built a cult following where they've pioneered the movement of streetwear becoming architects for other upcoming brands to make way. Started in 2005, the two met working at popular vinyl store, Fat Beats, where they bonded over their love of hip-hop. The two eventually turned their hobby into a business and began traveling to...


Special Ep: Behind the Baller Podcast with Ben Baller

As Business of HYPE preps for season 7 in the coming new year, we wanted to bring your attention to another podcast, Behind the Baller Podcast with Ben Baller: http://behindtheballerpod.com/. Previously, jeff interviewed the famed jeweler on an episode of Business of HYPE: https://hypebeast.com/2018/8/ben-baller-jeweler-life-story-interview-jeff-staple-busines-of-hype-episode-15 where he thoroughly discussed his tumultuous journey from music management all the way to becoming the go-to...


The Making of Business of HYPE

On the heels of its seventh season, the team behind Business of HYPE wanted to take advantage of this seasonal break to offer some insight into how each episode is produced. What most may not know is that our team consists of members situated all over the States, each having their own respective jobs. So what may seem like a casual conversation between two creatives in front of a microphone, takes much more detailed work behind-the-scenes. Our traveling host, jeffstaple, also runs his own...


ICYMI: Melody Ehsani Tells Us How She Broke Into Streetwear’s Infamous Boys’ Club

While Business of HYPE currently takes a seasonal break, revisit our episode with Melody Ehsani from season 1 (ICYMI: in case you missed it). The designer, known for her namesake label, is known for her infectious designs ranging from jewelry, clothing, accessories and frequented sneaker collaborations. Since this interview was recorded (nearly a year and half ago), much has happened to Melody. She's opened a second store in New York, launched a collaboration with Serena Williams and Lauryn...


adidas MakerLab Event Live at Brooklyn Creator Farm

With season 6 under wraps, we bring you a special bonus episode as we prep for season 7. In this episode, jeffstaple sat down with three innovative footwear designers around the globe—Helen Kirkum, Shun Hirose of RECOUTURE and Alex Nash—and is later joined by adidas’ MakerLab Creative Director, Jose Cabaco, Senior Director of Digital Strategy, Tareq Nazlawy and adidas Statement Creative Director, Yohan Ham. Part of the brand's new initiative called MakerLab, the three designers were invited...


Joe Freshgoods

Joe "Freshgoods" Robinson is a designer from Chicago whose quirky collaborations and pun-intended designs have garnered him a cult following. His brick & mortar store, Fat Tiger:http://www.fattigerworkshop.com/, is a creative space that hosts pop-ups, workshops and sells an amalgamation of clothes made by various designers. In the past few years Joe has traveled the world showcasing pop-ups for his brand Joe Freshgoods:https://joefreshgoods.com and Don't Be Mad:https://www.dont-be-mad.com/...


Rob Cristofaro and Treis Hill of Alife

Rob Cristofaro is the Co-Founder of Alife and Treis Hill is the Partner and General Manager of Alife. An all-in-one footwear, art, streetwear store also serving as a creative agency, the brand has been a forerunner in the streetwear industry, laying the foundation for the DNA of "hype" before "hype" was a thing. Twenty years ago, Alife was founded by Arnaud Delecolle, Tony Arcabascio, Tammy Brainard and Rob Cristofaro, the group met working together at Sportswear International, what was then...


Miguel McKelvey of WeWork

Earlier in the year, jeff sat down with the Co-Founder and Chief Culture Officer of WeWork, Miguel McKelvey. What started as a single office in New York to now being located in 100 cities globally, the former architect details how he built his massive company. Despite current shortcomings, he stresses that WeWork was founded upon the “fundamental human need for connection” and shares its foundational beliefs on creativity, collaboration and connection. As always, thank you for tuning into...


Christina Paik

Christina Paik is a photographer who's worked with a major labels from Stüssy and Kith to Off-White and Comme des Garçons and plenty more. While she's made a name for herself in fashion, Christina is also a fine art photographer, consultant, stylist and influencer. Her body of work constantly pushes the boundaries of where photography can go and challenges viewers to observe through a different perspective. In this episode she reflects on her long-standing career, her complex relationship...


Liz Beecroft

Liz Beecroft is a psychotherapist and licensed master social worker currently focusing in foster care who was recently chosen for Nike’s “NYC By You” sneaker design contest. With a stylish Instagram that integrates fashion, footwear and mental health awareness, she's trying to break stigmas and create transparent dialogue for today's youth. In this episode she discusses balancing social work with her streetwear interests, breaking social stigmas about feelings and the process behind her "In...


Mike Cherman, Jeanne Grey and Scott Patt

Mike Cherman is a designer and founder of Chinatown Market. Jeanne Grey is an influencer and founder of GREYLAYERS and Scott Patt is an artist and Chief Creative Officer of Cole Haan. In this intimate, live recording inside Cole Haan’s Soho location, jeffstaple discusses how each of these three entrepreneurs created their own unique paths to success. Joined together by their hustle and hard work, all three have managed to turn their passions into long-standing careers. Mike and Jeanne are...


Jason Markk

Jason Markk is the founder of his name-sake cleaning solution that changed the landscape of the sneaker industry. After reading Rich Dad Poor Dad, the California native was inspired to view his life through a lens of opportunity and has since applied this perspective throughout his business. From advertising and DJing to sales and retail, Jason's had a wide-range of careers all of which have taught him the art of entrepreneurship. In this episode he breaks down his early beginnings and...


Sharifa Murdock of Liberty Fairs and ENVSN Festival

Sharifa Murdock is the Co-Owner of Liberty Fairs and Founder of ENVSN Festival. From working retail at Atrium to partnering with Sam Ben-Avraham to change the landscape of trade shows, she details the value of hard work, the desire to give back to her community, the need for work-life balance and much more. As always, thank you for tuning into HYPEBEAST Radio and Business of HYPE. Please don't forget to rate, comment and subscribe to our other shows MIC/LINE, The Anthropology, The HYPE...


Tremaine Emory aka Denim Tears of No Vacancy Inn

Tremaine Emory is the co-founder of No Vacancy Inn — a global, nomadic collective featuring a medley of nightlife mixed with art and fashion, catching the likes of A$AP Mob, Virgil Abloh and GOOD Music to name a few. He sits down with jeffstaple to discuss his past days of working in a stock room to traveling the world to create an influential creative collective alongside his partner Acyde. He also details the impact of working at Marc Jacobs, the cost of ambition and much more. As always,...


Alexandre Arnault of RIMOWA ft. Kim Jones of Dior Men's

Alexandre Arnault is the CEO of RIMOWA and Kim Jones is the Artistic Director of Dior Men's. On the season 6 premiere of Business of HYPE, jeff sits down with both to discuss their cutting-edge collaboration that not only elevates the culture of travel, but also pushes the boundaries of fashion today. They discuss RIMOWA’s transition to LVMH, the inner workings of their collaboration, the impact of streetwear and much more. As always, thank you for tuning into HYPEBEAST Radio and Business...


Special Finance Q&A

Business of HYPE is a show that centers around entrepreneurs and their paths to success. Often times some of the most important questions when it comes to building your own business are around financial investments. We noticed a number of incoming questions in our mailbox were centered around this topic. So for this week’s episode, Jeff sits down with Liang Lee, a financial advisor at WestPac Wealth Partners. It is important to understand where our money is flowing, as those choices dictate...


ICYMI: Lupe Fiasco Breaks Down How Martial Arts Impacted His Life

While Business of HYPE currently takes a seasonal break, we’d like to bring to attention our other podcasts under the HYPEBEAST Radio network. HYPETALKS rebroadcasts live recordings from HYPEBEAST-hosted events around the world, so you can listen to gems of advice from the comfort of your home without waiting in a line or dealing with a crowd. Our latest show, The Anthropology, dedicates each season to one brand where our host, fashion journalist Tiffany Godoy, takes a deep dive into the...