The Hip-Hop Professional Talks About Making It In The Record Biz

- By Bossip Staff

Music industry alum, entrepreneur, philanthropist and now author – Shanti “Shoestring” Das has experienced a rich career in the music industry. The former executive at LaFace Records began prepping for her career in the music industry as a college student, and upon graduation went from listening to her favorite artists to touring with them. She’s had a hand in developing the careers of music icons, including Outkast, Toni Braxton, TLC and Prince, eventually becoming the Executive Vice President at Universal Motown. The First Lady of the board room has penned an advice book, “The Hip-Hop Professional,” to help aspiring music execs get to the top. TAP caught up with Ms. Das to talk about her career, her lessons and her future.

Read the interview at The Atlanta Post

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    top flight chick!

  • ignoranceisbliss

    She is doing really well for herself. Bravo!!!

    But the number one rule in hiphop today…Come up with a catchy hook…

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  • xo

    Silly book, Guys don’t read it.

  • xo

    Nice implants!

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  • XO


    Yes, that why she got hired, it’s sex, being mix and nothing to do with knowledge or talent.

    You are not above my level of intelligence, ok Ms. Das or whoever. Little Ms. Fatty!

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  • wellwellwell

    @xo & whoever else:

    U mean u have the goods on Ms Das? Oh do tell! When I see ppl who I went to school with make it big, I know something’s up & it’s not talent. More like having the hook up in who you know. Especially around the time she 1st came on the scene back in the early 90’s. And she worked @ LaFace? Enough said.

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