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Yo Kangol: Burt Padell, Celebrity To The Stars

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In Hip-Hop, when the Notorious B.I.G. spoke, the world listened. When the late, great rapper said he was prone to “stash more cash than Bert Padell,” he revealed an industry secret to the masses.

Padell has a client list that could stretch across the nation. Past and present customers include EPMD, Big Daddy Kane, Run DMC, Madonna, Britney Spears, Swizz Beats, Alicia Keys and name-dropping the Notorious B.I.G.

Kangol Kid, the legendary rapper from UTFO, interviews “the accountant to the stars” Bert Padell this installment of “Yo Kangol.” This column focuses on interviews with some of the top executives and “behind the scenes” people in the entertainment industry.

Back to Biggie. How did he discover that on of Hip-Hop’s major forces just used his name?

“Clive Davis called me up and said to me, ‘Bert you became famous and you’re really famous now forever.’ I said famous, ‘Why?’ He said, ‘112 did an album and Biggie Smalls said: “Stash more cash than Bert Padell” and it’s all over the radio!” Mr. Padell never even heard the song – until Kangol Kid showed him.

Here is the exclusive interview with Bert Padell.

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