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Nas Invests In Protein Bar Company, Bugs And All


(AllHipHop News) Nas continues to make major moves in the business sector of his life.
He’s now an investor in Brooklyn-based company Exo, which makes protein bars that is a food product that contains crickets.

The company recently secured $4 million in their first round of funding, which included Nasty Nas. Their total funding closed at $5.6.

Exo co-founders Greg Sewitz and Gabi Lewis, students at Brown University, started their company after reading that world hunger could be solved by eating insects.

  • THISIS50

    nas quietly making moves

    • Apex Productionz

      quietly hence the CRICKETS.lmao

      • SBRon

        Yeah, better hope that’s not all he hears from the store shelves!

  • Drake’s 3rd best Ghostwriter

    Stupid investment. This guy picks companies to invest in like he picks beats.

    • or like he picks his women.. lol

      • Drake’s 3rd best Ghostwriter

        Classic example of, “how can someone be so smart and so stupid at the same f*cking time”

    • Savimbi

      Nas is my favorite Emcee of all times, but i must admit, this was funny!!!! Lmaooo

      • Drake’s 3rd best Ghostwriter

        He’s the best ever but he also paid for the same beat twice.

    • VENDETTA

      broke niggas with opinions on investing…lol

      • Drake’s 3rd best Ghostwriter

        Crickets. No one is going to buy a protein bar made of crickets. I feel like this is a bad episode of the office or something. This is like something Michael Scott would have thought of.

      • VENDETTA

        but yet they raised more than 5 mil. can you raise 100,000 off any ideas you may have? you have no information on the bar yet you criticize. if you ever want to be rich in this life, research first…you only sound stupid when you dont

  • ursocalledgod

    uhhhhh ok. I cant knock a man making moves. hope this does have a positive impact on world hunger tho.

  • N*ggas selling capes, n*ggas selling cricket bars… Somebody needs to send their dumb asses to business school. Or at least get a series 7 investment license so you can minimally know what the f*ck is a good or bad investment.

    Crickets n*gga? 😒😒😒

    • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      I invest in retirement homes in the states. Im a part owner of a few in the midwest. While i live abroad, its hard to take a trip the states. Never been to the midwest.

      • Papi Peligro

        Shut yo ahhhss up you invest in your mom house by way of living in it. You need to let her put her feet up for a change. Ya broke back b!tch.

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        hi hater!

      • Papi Peligro

        Hi liar.

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Bye hater

      • Papi Peligro

        Bye liar.

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        You can’t keep m3 down. I served honorably in the Marines for 10 plus years. You will never accomplish or seen what i did in 2000 lifetimes

      • Papi Peligro

        I salute u for your service and sacrifice to the three or 4 soldiers the Spanish military let us borrow over the time period we have been alies to protect Fiji.

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        That made no sense but thanks for your taxes. They pay my salary while in.

      • Papi Peligro

        Oh u an American marine. Thought u were a Spanish marine.

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Was.now i profit in other ways. I’m from QUEENS a place you would never say what you write in here

      • Papi Peligro

        Man get out of here with that queens mess.

      • ZUBU

        Batch Nas is from Queens, you’re just a Queen……… Word….

      • Nightmare

        ZUBU, you notice all of the unnecessary explaining QUEENS is doing ? He volunteered a lie. Then tried to sell it by carrying on with a long unwanted monologue. 😩😩😂😂😂😂

      • wes mc

        Somebody check his temperature dude is flamin in that Elmo sweater

      • Celz

        Fuccin Elmo.. Running around ranting with his insecure ass. You’re like a grown child.. Scared of what people online think.. I’d hate to see you in person. What a coward…

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        I sh*t on you

      • Celz

        Lol I pity you

      • Anthony Mason

        Lmao!

      • ZUBU

        Batch you ain’t no marine… I’m Navy and yall work for us… Yet you ain’t marine… If so show and prove… Pics, medals, duty stations….
        —————
        Back to your mammy’s nasty ass basement……..

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Bit(h we a part of the navy, the men’s department. Highest medal I have is the nav com. Green and white. Stationed lejeune, Pendleton, Okinawa, Rota, Bahrain, Soudabay

      • ZUBU

        If you were ever marine, you’re labor and we are management… Yet, don’t believe you, you need more people!

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        I remember when I was a e-3 and I had one of your chief selectees working for me. FOH!

      • ZUBU

        You just lost credibility with that comment. You’re an E-3 but you have a Chief E-7 working for you? Then you said Chief Select, which means he is still technically an E-6 Petty Officer First Class. We don’t call them Chief Select, it’s called be “Frocked.”
        ————————-
        Batch you ain’t never been in the military………

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Yup chief select basically an e-7 frocked. I have a friend that I was stationed with that was a chief select. So he was basically frocked meaning on his LES ( leave earning statement with DFAS) was getting payed e-6 until whenever he got the nav message

      • ZUBU

        Clown ass fagg…….. SMH Pretending you served our nation…….

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Youtube Marines pt’ing chief selectees I’m in one of the videos making you niccas beg for water as an e-3 sweeping my office lol. I got as an e-7 with a pension so this was a long and successful career. Boy

      • ZUBU

        Once again you are fake, you do not get a pension after serving 10-12 years in any branch of the military. You have to do 20 years to retire with a pension at 50% of your base pay, 25 years of service you get 75% of your base pay.
        ———————
        Batch you are a dishonest ass fagg, pretending you were in the military…. 10-12 year pension, anybody that has ever served knows better….
        ——————–
        You’re a clown ass dude……

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        You dumb as hell 15 gets you full. I got out after 12 and got pension because they were downsizing the marine corps 2010-2012 . Each service is different. My friend got out at 15 and e-7. So stfu boy bit(h boy

      • ZUBU

        Batch you’re a fukking liar… 20 years will get you 50% of your base pay… 15 years does not get you nothing… Batch if you’re gonna lie at least learn the basics… Anyone can learn the basics online… I’m a real veteran…. You are Rick Ross…. Faux……

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        15 gets you retirement in the MC. Pay attention! I’m done with this because now you just trolling. Veteran? Ni99a I’ll spit on your “in the navy” faggot Azz with you in uniform!!!

      • ZUBU

        Naw 15 years doesn’t get you nothing… I got friend who did 25 in the Corp and he does not get 100% of his base salary… You are bogus… Anyone on here can google it and see that you are full of shiittt…
        ——————
        Boy you see me you better salute me…. Before I put hands on you, much like I did marines years ago when I was in the Nav…..

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Again LOOK it up, its common knowledge to most and current Marines. not your so called “friend that did 25” u old azz coward u dont get no stripes u fu(kin seaman lol i never saluted no officer except my CO. FU(K OUTTA HERE! how about the time i got a ADMIRAL kicked out in Spain. He had his son running drugs on base and then when the sailor or gayLOR was at captains mast, he snitched on the son and ADMIRAL got shook. Look it Captain Mosk, Rota Spain. u fu(king dumb monkey! i ll put hands on you in front of your family. embarass u with your wife bringing it up every time yall have arguement> “thats why you got knocked out by that Marine ni99a:!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • ZUBU

        Once gain anyone can google and see you are full of shiittt…. 20 years gets you 50% of your base pay…….. You can’t retire after 15 years….. SMH… Batch ass fake want to be a serviceman but didn’t have the nuts to join…

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        youre a slow black human sh*t im glad i dont condone your existence anymore. you new ni99az are boring

      • ZUBU

        Naw douche bag… I’m an intelligent well educated proud Black man… You Son are a racist liar… You’re also gay as fukk….

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        U a bit(h though

      • ZUBU

        That’s your mom and your sister……. Oh and you…….

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        You a lost ni99er

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Had enough bit(h?

      • ZUBU

        You are so lame everyone on here see you’re a liar. SMH You ain’t no marine. You live in a fantasy world. Nobody believes you. There is not one E-7 sweeping a floor, not one! But you claim an E-7 was sweeping your floor an you were an E-3 SMH… ALL E-7’s are supervisors not workers!

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        It happened. In the marines we don’t value navy lol

      • ZUBU

        In your bird brain it happened… Post a picture of you in uniform; a picture of your military ID card or reserve card; any picture of you in uniform…. You’re lame as fukk, and you’re just a Queen…. You a bottom batch, with a boyfriend…… SMH E-7’s in any branch don’t work, they have earned the right to lead… In your pretend world an E-7 Chief cleaned your floor lol, if you had of said you had a lower ranking Navy dude cleaning your floor that may have been possible, but you want to lie and say the boss was working for you lol… You’re disgusting, do you see how dumb you sound… Damn Cyber Thug………

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Marine corps leads navy follow. You sound like a boot that never served. If you’re a marine, you know what that means. It happened during the chief selectees boot camp, I notice how you ignored that. I hazed that out of shape navy. So many fat people in the navy lol

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Gtf back here batch you thought I was done with you. Correct a fool (you) he will hate you,! Correct a man, he will appreciate it. I understand you always wanted to be a sailor and swallow fellow seamans. It’s ok, don’t ask don’t tell isn’t in effect. I remember in 04 just before I got out, we did some jungle warfare training in Japan against some Seabees no shave chit, just nasty cornbread ni99az. They could build but ask them to do a 25 mile hike lol navy lol? I’ll slap da fu(k put your senior enlisted

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        u donr yeyt hoeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

      • wes mc

        This Mitch now talking like he’s Jason Bourne talking bout you don’t know who you fuccin with. That’s right we don’t know cause you’re just an insignificant little troll

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        so my friend is a liar too? 15 and out early release programs? he was a Gunny and got out at 15. He still works and has a morgage. why are you acting like its impossible. just because your loser azz couldnt get promoted because you probably couldnt do a pull up. every navy person i seen is fat and nasty. you got out after 4 and collected your communite college which im sure u didnt finish. u would rather be online day and night calling yourself fubu ooops i mean the reject brand zubu with a kawa bear lol nut azzz ni99a su(k my di(k

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        lol ethered

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        keep talking bit*h, give me your goverment i promise tomorrow you’ll get a call from the DoD telling you dont know who u fu(kin with. FU(K WITH ME!!!!!!!!! I PROMISE ILL HAVE YOUR BIT*H AZZ IN THE BRIG!

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        fat ni99a

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        google? who gives a fu(k about google. i can make an article tomorrow and publish it right now and have your goofy azz singing across the QB . FAGGGOT NI((A u from the DAKOTAS. ol MONTANA AZZ

      • ZUBU

        “The military retirement pay system used to be easy to understand: You put in 20 years, and you got 50 percent of your base pay immediately upon retirement. You put in more than 20 years and you got 2.5 percent more for each year of active duty after 20 years (up to 75 percent).”
        ———————————
        You fake Rick Ross ass marine….You never served… I got real Marine boys who would smack the brakes off your fag ass….

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        TELL THEM TO SU(K MY DI(K and hold my pocket. them new ni99az aint built like that.

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        i swear you cant read. i have a friend that just got out at 15 because they want to cut. you new ni99az look past what someone said and just think its still 20 and out. ni99a i did 12 and get money from the retirement, its not as much as 20-40 years depending on if your an officer but its nice drinking money. im still working. i feel bad for you son. dont be mad that i didnt have to do 25 like that faggggot ni99a

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        you google and go from there. LOL reality and google. learn the difference hoeeee NI((A FU(K U AND YOUR NAVY IN THE NAVY YMCA LOL

      • wes mc

        Dude once rented that wack ass John Cena movie The Marine from his local Blockbusters that’s as close as he got to any service

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        I was on the Essex during the late 04 early 05 tsunami in Sri Lanka Indonesia etc. that ship food sucked but the skipper seemed legit. The Marines ran that ship. Them barbers had me in a fu(ked up haircut lol

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Why lie? I’d never lie about being in the service. It’s past me now. Respect to all the services but the Marines run it! Don’t you ever not capitalize the “M” in Marines you cream puff squid navy sh*t for brains!

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Go watch full metal jacket and stroke your duck Azz

      • wes mc

        Okinawa? Mr Miyagi whupped your ass

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        U watched a movie lol clown

      • takin over the carter

        hahaha

      • wes mc

        Claims to be an international jet setting businessman but spends his day trolling comments section on here, yeah seems legit

      • The City

        LMAO at you claiming you served your country…being a quasi volunteer for the esprit de corps doesn’t mean you have vet status n!gga…

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        My dd214 states otherwise. Go google that and then comment like you knowledgeable

      • The City

        Oh stop it we don’t believe you…

      • Anthony Mason

        Quasi volunteer #dead

      • Nightmare

        You tell one lie after the other, don’t you ? Lol

      • wes mc

        Stayed in the military so long cause he loved standing at attention for his superior officers.

      • If you do, you have one up on the average dude. I try to tell cats to invest but they don’t hear me though.

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        I invested back in 06 when I just got out the military. $56,500 saved in re-enlistment bonuses. I put it to work. I’ll be investing in Federal prisons in hopes of some success.

      • ZUBU

        Batch you can’t invest in federal prisons….You are such a fake… You can invest is private prisons, but not federal…. Batch you’re a kid stuck in your mammy’s basement…

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Nicca I got connections unlike you Seaman e-1 loser

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Bat(h lies go google and give me some more “knowledge”

      • The City

        Rat infested dilapidated crack houses in the RAMBO section of Manhattan don’t count queer.

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        You are a mad hater !

      • Nightmare

        The way you carry on here, proves that you’re not business savy. A non lucrative mentality equals a non lucrative lifestyle. Telling AllHipHop members that you invest in businesses, means you don’t. You can thank me later for bringing you back to reality.

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        You’re so bitter lol loser

      • Nightmare

        Why would I have the need to be bitter ?😩😩😂😂😂😂

    • Ever been to Asia ?

      • I travel to Asia at least 3 times per year. Trust me. Cricket bars ain’t ringing out over there.

      • tower

        you guys think this will be sold in the corner shop…target market is UN world food program, UNESCO….supplying war and famine ridden areas of the world….

      • The target market is people that workout. I just don’t know how successful it will be. You have to have a healthy dose of skepticism when you’re investing. Let’s hope with all of these investments that Nas releases an album or two as backup.

      • What about crickets for general consumption ? Everywhere.

        I don’t think the idea is such a stretch given these idiot hipsters, bandwagoneers and sportfanatics these days + the fact that shit is actually a good source for proteine.

      • I just don’t see it. It’s possible that he could be on to something but it sounds pretty out there.

      • #Mr.Toadman AKA Toastman

        Me to fam it really aint poppin at all. Never ran into them in HK

    • Lou Velazquez

      You sound salty you mad get you money up broke nigga smh

    • pimpsquadpop

      u mad 4 what

    • Celz

      Do some research fam..

  • Papi Peligro

    Crickets will be extinct by 2020 after everybody start copy cating.

    • takin over the carter

      hahaha tru as a mf….

    • Anthony Mason

      I heard they taste good

      • Papi Peligro

        Mexico tourism board gives them out for taste test samples.

  • Mack

    Nas announced his investment and all he heard was crickets.

  • PL

    When told the reason for Daylight Saving time the old Indian said, “Only a white man would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket and sew it to the bottom of a blanket and have a longer blanket.”

    • pimpsquadpop

      too funny

  • Anthony Mason

    I bet these are bomb. I would try it.

    • Celz

      I’m good.. I’ll eat sushi and all that.. But I don’t fucc with animal organs and bugs.. Just a personal preference. I know it doesn’t make much difference in actuality but I’m not eating chitlins or cricket gut granola bars as long as I can afford not too.. No liver, no gizzards, none of them crazy tacos the real hood taco spots be havin. Im straight off a cabeza taco my G, but I will take 3 carne asada and 3 al pastor!

      • Anthony Mason

        1 taco de lengua (beef tounge) 1 carne asada, 1 chicken, 1 fish and I’m good lol!

        Oh yeah and cilantro onion mix, crema and the hottest sauce which is always the bright red s***….

      • Celz

        What about the orange one.. That habanero??

        And no beef tonue.. I ate a chicharones taco because they told me it was pork. Bruh.. Soggy pig skin is not fuccing pork.. Shyt was good tho.. but the texture was funny as hell.. I’m cool I like meat. Weird textures gross me out.

      • Anthony Mason

        That is just skin and fat. I can’t mess with chicharones….

  • Q.

    FYI: Nas is an angel investor, he sprinkles bread across an array of forward-thinking industries, not just cricket bars LOL–he’s part of a group, and this is their investment strategy. It doesn’t mean that every gamble will hit, but if even 50% do…don’t be surprised if ya man is in the billionaire club within 5-10 years. IJS

    • ZUBU

      Word is bond bro… A lot of people can’t see the method Nas and his people are using…
      —————-
      On a much smaller scale I do something similar, some of my boys do the same. We are involved in several small businesses, some work better than others. If it works let it blow, if it doesn’t then move on to the next…

      • Q.

        We need more of that mentality, investing in each other, building wealth quietly without a lot of flash and fanfare. We’re conditioned to look at the surface and nothing else. That’s why mofos are laughing at this cricket investment… It’s not about the crickets, it’s about trying to stay ahead of the curve in a rapidly-changing world.

    • Celz

      Niccas don’t about angel investors and venture capital.. The web 2.0 bubble will burst soon. Companies like Uber make less profit than your local barbershop, no exaggeration. You, as in whoever is reading this, made more money than Uber last year. The next big thing will need to be found ASAP.

      • Q.

        I didn’t know that about Uber, but I’m not surprised, because that sh!t is growing way too fast, and their price point is kinda high IMO. And when I started hearing urban radio ads about leasing cars to Uber drivers in the hood, I was thinking, “This is too easy of a hustle now. There’s no way this is gonna last.”

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        wrong – uber is growing rapidly worldwide

      • Celz

        Can you read? They are growing because investors are backing them so they can lose millions a year and not close up shop.

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        still growing rapidly worldwide dumbass

  • Solving world hunger?
    Do they live on mars?
    6 out of 10 kids on this
    planet are obese.

    I’ve traveled most of this
    world. I see mostly fat
    people. Obesity is a far
    bigger problem than
    hunger. The average
    African woman already
    needs 1 1/2 seats on a
    flight and kids are only
    slim before age 17.

    • W.E.B. Du Bois

      foh you don’t know that – what you do know is the white race that can be seen getting away showing themleves molesting Millions of babys

  • rippimp

    This is going to be a big thing. Selling bug bars and having ppl to stop eating meat….