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July 9, 2020  

Why Mahbod wants the President of Genius.com to be Black

July 9, 2020

Mahbod Moghadam, a Co-Founder of Rap Genius, a founding member of Everipedia, a Yale and Stanford alumni, joins Utsav Jaiswal on the Hacker Noon podcast to discuss the need for more black leadership and why the CEO of biggest black-culture American website needs to be black.

Mahbod shares how his passion for music and education in high school influenced his future career. He shares how Genius started off as Rap Exegesis as an overnight project and grew to become the hip-hop torch-bearer it is today, worldwide.

They also discuss the need for black leadership, racism in the tech industry, and the role of cryptocurrency in reducing inequalities in societies. 

Mahbod ends with his opinion on Kanye West's decision to run for the president of the United States and a promise to campaign for Ye.

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