How Andre Harrell Turned His Company into a Lifestyle

The music industry lost one of its most influential figures. Andre Harrell was an architect. The Uptown Records founder had a bold vision and brought it to life. It’s a dream that most executives have, but few have attained. Uptown was more than a label. It was a way of life. ‘Ghetto fabulous’ was its image, New York was its home, and entertainment was its game. Mary J. Blige, Heavy D, Guy, Jodeci, Sean Combs, and others sold that lifestyle to millions of fans. Harrell’s accomplishments and challenges broke barriers. He built an aspirational brand for both his customers and the execs who followed his moves…

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