Steven J. Horowitz

  1. Backbeat: Jay-Z Wows A Sold Out Barclays Center On Opening Night

    September 29, 2012 10:17 AM EDT The Barclays Center looms over Brooklyn. (Photo: Steven J. Horowitz) Jay-Z doesn't just put on shows -- he stages events. After invading Philadelphia last month for his first annual "Made in America" festival, Hov returned to his na ...

  2. Backbeat: Azealia Banks Brings a Mermaid Ball to NYC

    June 04, 2012 5:58 PM EDT (Photo: Jessica Chanen) One thing was made clear early on at Azealia Banks ' first-ever headlining set in her native 212 area code on Sunday night (June 4), even before entering the throes of Bowery Ballroom : this was not a grimy New York hi ...

  3. Urban Power List: Larry Mestel, Chris Lighty, Michael "Blue" Williams

    January 28, 2012 4:41 PM EST Larry Mestel Chris Lighty Michael "Blue" Williams Chairman/CEO COO President Primary Violator Management Website: www.primarywavemusic.com www.violator.com/ Twitter: @clighty Suite Kings In the nine months since Larry Mestel's Prima ...

  4. Urban Power List: Joie Manda

    January 17, 2012 5:28 PM EST Joie Manda President, Def Jam Recordings Website: DefJam.com Twitter: @joeyie Going For The World Title In March, Joie Manda left his two-year tenure as head of urban music at Warner Bros. Records to become president of Def Jam Recordings . It mar ...

  5. Urban Power List: Cortez Bryant & Gee Roberson

    January 14, 2012 2:47 PM EST Cortez Bryant & Gee Roberson Co-CEOs, The Blueprint Group Website: Bryant-Management.com Twitter: @CortezBryant Global Theorists In early 2012, Cortez Bryant's Bryant Management and Kyambo "Hip Hop" Joshua and Gee Roberson' ...

  6. Urban Power List: Rick Ross

    January 12, 2012 6:03 PM EST Rick Ross Founder, Maybach Music Group Website: RozayRaw.com Twitter: @RickyRozay Miami Street Machine In just three years, chart-topping Def Jam rapper Rick Ross (born William Leonard Roberts III) has built a label, a franchise and a movement pow ...

  7. Urban Power List: Shawn Gee

    January 12, 2012 3:57 PM EST Shawn Gee President of music and entertainment, SEFG Website: sefgllc.com King of the Road Shawn Gee has mastered the full package. With a background on Wall Street, Gee parlayed his interest in finance into music and entertainment, becoming a cen ...

  8. Urban Power List: Benjy Grinberg

    January 06, 2012 4:18 PM EST Benjy Grinberg President, Rostrum Records Website: RostrumRecords.com Twitter: @BenjyBenjy Social Force Benjy Grinberg values artistic vision. Since establishing his independent label, Rostrum Records, in 2003, the Pittsburgh native and former exe ...