Sep 2, 2017
Steve Lobel is a legend in the hip-hop game. After getting
introduced to the music business by the late great Jam Master Jay
from Run-DMC, Steve went on to become one of hip-hop’s most
recognizable managers. Currently, Lobel manages the legendary
group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony and super producer Scott
Storch, who has worked with The Roots, Dr. Dre, Fat Joe,
and many more.
Steve blesses us with a ton of great stories and
advice, including lessons learned from Russell Simmons, Lyor
Cohen, and others. He prides himself on honesty, and he does
not back down from any questions, sharing very personal details and
great business guidance. This is a great episode for any
aspiring artist, producer, or future executive looking for
more insight on advancing his or her career.
Part 1 Highlights:
9:22 Steve talks about starting in the music business with Run
12:40 Why people call Steve “The white Russell Simmons"
18:00 Steve talks about finding happiness for the first time in
23:14 The worst things about being a manager
33:24 Find out what types of people Steve likes to surround himself
42:10 What Steve would do if he only had a $5,000 budget to promote
45:10 Steve’s advice to younger artists who would like to approach