Queens Bridge Rapper Nasir “Nas” Jones, brand ambassador for Bevel’s new electric trimmer, in a interview for USA Today says Silicon Valley needs to make more products for people of color — and it needs more diversity.
Bevel, the flagship brand from Silicon Valley entrepreneur Tristan Walker, is breaking new ground for people of color but, says Nas, more needs to be done.
“There have been so many products out there for people of color that were not owned by people of color and that matters,” he says.
Nas, with several platinum albums and Grammy nominations under his belt, is also gaining cred as a tech investor. His Los Angeles-based firm QueensBridge Venture Partners has backed start-ups from Dropbox to Lyft.
Nas is an investor in Walker & Company, which introduced the trimmer on Monday as part of its Bevel shaving line. He also stars in a promotional video for the Bevel trimmer ($179.95, designed for barbers and consumers working with coarse or curly hair.)eck
Check the full interview at USA Today by Jessica Guynn