Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Quarterly Brand Report: Alcohol/Tobacco

Alcohol/tobacco brand: Number of appearances in videos:
Cristal: 2
Cruzan Rum: 1
Grey Goose: 1
Hpnotiq: 1
Moet: 1
Swisher International: 1

Brand/product debuts: Cruzan Rum

Quarterly Brand Report: Media Brands

Media brand: Number of appearances in videos
Dub Magazine: 1
Elemental Magazine: 1
Rockstar Games: 1
Vibe/Spin Ventures: 1

Brand debuts: Dub Magazine and Rockstar Games

Quarterly Brand Report: Apparel

Apparel brands: Number of appearances in rap videos
New Era: 26+
G-Unit Clothing: 12
Rocawear (State Property and Team Roc Clothing included): 10
Reebok: 4
Star & Co: 4
Al Wissam: 3
Bathing Ape: 3
Evisu: 3
Mitchell & Ness: 3
Nike: 3
Ralph Lauren: 3
Shady Limited Clothing: 3
Snoop Dogg Clothing: 3
Billionaire Boys Club: 2
Champion apparel: 2
LRG: 2
Timberland: 2
Akademiks: 1
A Tiziano: 1
Avirex: 1
Baby Phat: 1
Coco Chanel: 1
Enyce: 1
Fila: 1
K Swiss: 1
Lacoste: 1
Phat Farm: 1
Rich Yung: 1
Sean John: 1
Von Dutch: 1

Brand debuts: Star& Co and Fabolous's Rich Yung clothing line.

Quarterly Brand Report: Jewelry

Jewelry brands: Number of appearances in videos
Jacob & Co: 2
Baby Phat: 1
Chris Aire: 1
G Unit: 1
Icetek: 1
Tiret New York: 1

Brand/product debuts: Timepieces by G-Unit and Tiret New York

Quarterly Brand Report: Electronics

Electronic brand: Number of appearances in videos
Apple: 3
Danger: 2
Mattel: 2
Microsoft: 1
Motorola: 1
Nokia: 1
Research In Motion: 1

Brand/product debuts: The Blackberry 7100t by RIM and the Motorola i860

Monday, April 11, 2005

Quarterly Brand Report:Automotive

Today I'll begin posting the first quarterly brand report for 2005. The brands will be listed according to six categories: Alcohol/ Tobacco, Apparel, Automotive, Electronics, Jewlery, and Media brands. I'll also list products or comapnies that have made their rap video debuts.

Automotive brand: Number of appearances in videos
Chevrolet: 4
Mercedes: 4
Rolls Royce: 3
Bentley: 2
Cadillac: 2
Aston Martin: 1
BMW: 1
Brabus North America: 1
Chrysler: 1
Dodge: 1
Ferarri: 1
Lincoln: 1
Saleen: 1

Product/Company debuts: The BMW 645i, Brabus North America, the Mercedes CLS sedan, and the Saleen S7.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Young Jeezy: Over Here

Brands featured:
A Bathing Ape: Two basketball jerseys
Bentley: One GT coupe
Cristal champagne
Enyce: Womens top
Ferrari: One Modena coupe
Grey Goose Vodka
Mercedes: One SL coupe
Moet Chandon champagne
New Era: Numerous fitted caps
Rolls Royce: One Phantom sedan
Von Dutch: One T-shirt

Shout outs

Big thanks to the following bloggers who've sent traffic to "Strictly Business":

Hashim Warren at Media Chin-Check
Ian at Notes From a Different Kitchen
Clyde Smith at ProHipHop
Cal Ulmann at Where Hip Hop and Libertarianism Meet

Beanie Sigel: Don't Stop

Brands featured:
Fila: One track jacket
Jacob and Co: One diamond watch
Mitchell and Ness: One New York Mets jacket
New Era: Three fitted caps
State Property Clothing: Two shirts, one jacket, and one knit cap
Team Roc: One track jacket
Timberland: One pair 6'' boots
Tiret New York: One diamond watch (music video debut of the brand)

Snoop Dogg: Signs

Brands featured:
Louis Roederer: Cristal champagne
Mercedes: CLS sedan
Snoop Dogg Clothing: One jacket