"What's pop, what's hip-hop, what's rock -- it's really more who that fan is," says the industry veteran and chairman of Vested in Culture, a joint venture with Epic Records.
The new union has a name, Vested in Culture, and a slate of first releases.
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Wendy Williams, Claude Kelly and Andre Harrell were also among the mourners watching the funeral service as it was broadcast live.
The duo will be feted during Grammy week at the third annual Essence event in Los Angeles.