TECH BILLIONAIRE BEN HOROWITZ INVESTS IN REAL HIP-HOP

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3/3/2014

Silicon Valley tech billionaire and venture capitalist Ben Horowitz “invested” in Divine’s “Ghetto Rhymin’” Kickstarter project by pledging an undisclosed amount to aid in the finalization of Divine’s official debut album “Ghetto Rhymin’”. Horowitz is a partner at top Silicon Valley venture capitalist firm, Andreessen Horowitz.

If you’ve ever read Ben Horowitz’s blog, you know his posts often begin with a few lines from a rap song. Ben Horowitz grew up listening to Hip-Hop and to this day remains an unabashed fan. It’s the music that he listens to, what’s in his head a lot of the time and what often inspires him to write some management lessons on his blog. Horowitz, who has become friends with some of Hip-Hop’s biggest stars, also believes there is a connection between rappers, who had to overcome obstacles and bootstrap their careers, and entrepreneurs.

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