Jay-Z, Pharrell and Lady Gaga talk to Steve Stoute on “The Tanning Effect” [Preview Video]


Steve Stoute is a music industry executive who has a lot to say for himself. As someone who oversaw Eminem’s first album The Slim Shady LP during his time at Interscope Records, he was also responsible for pushing the careers of stars such as Mariah Carey, Mary J Blige and Nas.

Most recently the music mogul had a few words to say about the Grammy Awards in this article. As well as being a mogul, he’s an author by way of his new book The Tanning of America: How the Culture of Hip-Hop Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy, due to be released today.

In this new web series, “The Tanning Effect,” he talks to his associates in the music industry, namedly Jay-Z, Pharrell, Lady Gaga and Jimmy Iovine about topics he touches on in the book. It’s just a preview clip, but we’ll bring you the series as it is released!