Steve Stoute Talks America’s ‘Tanning’ With Jay-Z In New Series

In September Huffington Post announced a new web series called The Tanning Effect featuring music exec turned marketing/ad exec Steve Stoute. Promoting his book, The Tanning of America, and the idea that diversity should be embraced by the corporate world, Stoute interviewed a line-up of celebrity guests that included Lady Gaga, Pharrell Williams, and music mogul Jimmy Iovine.

The first two installments of the series Stoute sits down with his friend and partner in Translation, their brand marketing and consulting company. In the videos below the two discuss Watch The Throne, Jay-Z’s now platinum collaborative album with Kanye West, hip-hop’s impact on global appeal and it’s pop culture.  Be on the look out for more episodes from the series in the coming weeks.