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Russ: How I Maintained Financial Control Over My Music | Forbes

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“Lawyers will try to take 5% from you,” says hip-hop artist Russell “Russ” Vitale. “Artists need to start taking back the power and start taking back the leverage. I am not giving you 5% of gross income for sitting in an office in L.A. while I am busting my ass on the road or in the studio.”

The 26-year-old may not be the most diplomatic artist, but his dedication is unquestionable. Unlike many artists, he got his start doing everything himself—rapping, writing, singing, producing, mixing and mastering—in his Atlanta basement as a teenager. After releasing 11 mixtapes in a two-and-a-half-year span, he’d gained enough leverage to land a multimillion-dollar advance from Columbia with a rare 50/50 profit split on future releases last year.

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Immigration Attorney Lauren Blodgett’s Advice For The Younger Generation | Unfiltered | Forbes

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This week on Unfiltered we spoke with Executive Director of The Brave House Lauren Blodgett about her daily mantras, how she is intentional with giving people her attention and about how young people can make a difference now.

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How To Live Up To The Declaration of Independence – Steve Forbes | What’s Ahead | Forbes

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The Declaration of Independence is the most remarkable document in US history, but how did the spirit and ideology it embodies enable the US to become the most successful nation ever? Steve Forbes on our nation’s history and the profound concepts that make our country unique.

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New Stimulus Bill? What You Need To Know – Steve Forbes | What’s Ahead | Forbes

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Covid-19 lockdowns have left millions of Americans unemployed, reliant on government stimulus and in need of cash. And now a new accounting rule that could prove devastating to the country’s economic recovery. Steve Forbes on the need for a new stimulus bill and more individual checks now.

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