Ben Horowitz is a famous Silicon Valley VC. He is famous for co-founding Andreessen Horowitz, one of the top-tier Silicon Valley venture firms.

Yeezy and Ben

But he is also famous for being a hip hop fan. He begins every post from his well-read blog with a hip hop quote. He invested in RapGenius. He hangs out with rappers.

But there’s another aspect to this that I’ve seen no one comment on, even though it’s right there for he who has eyes to see, which is that hip hop actually influences Horowitz’s investment strategy.

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Nas being interviewed by Ben at a recent tech conference