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I would say that the Press has it close enough to start this new thread.

Developer may put GR rap on map

Could be Interscope, but more likely other labels involved.

Concert venue

Recording studios

Artists space

Buyers toured with Logie when he was Mayor

Los Angeles based studio owner with local connections, working with two others from the Detroit area

I have also heard that it may include vh1, mtv, HOB, Hard Rock Cafe and a host of other big names, maybe even include Google somehow (???). Haven't figured that one out yet.

Possibly HUGE residential portion

Possibly 2,000,000 sf office space

1,000,000 sf retail/entertainment

Maybe a pedestrian bridge to GVSU

Possible kayak park

Discuss? Share other rumors? I'll wait to see more, but I think it could be a pretty exciting time for GR!

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Somebody made it big in the world, specificly someone from GR and this is their time to contribute back to their hometown.

Discuss the folks that haven't been here in a long time that made it big in entertainment... You might find the secret developer or some leads :dontknow:

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The site between Market and Grandville avenues, south of U.S. 131, would include a satellite campus to develop new hip hop and urban music talent with a recording studio and a concert venue as a regional draw.

This quote makes me wonder if there are going to be other satellite campuses in other national regions.

Also I heard Sony's BMI label too.

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Somebody made it big in the world, specificly someone from GR and this is their time to contribute back to their hometown.

Discuss the folks that haven't been here in a long time that made it big in entertainment... You might find the secret developer or some leads :dontknow:

I like that someone would remember their roots. Also in other threads its been suggested that because GR has been a great test market before, we might be the perfect fit.

I like the multiple business's mentioned by GRDadof3, but I am still going to wait for an official announcement.

Hammertime?

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Can anyone possibly see Google working in a "search, storage, retrieval" mode for the music industry? I hear this "possible" Google office may only be 150 people or so (and could be unrelated to this music village). Maybe it's tied to the VAI/MSU thing :dontknow:

OK snoogit, now you're just in denial :P Did you read the article? The local PR agent all but confirmed it (as much as he could).

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As long as this isn't too closely aligned with religious music I think this is the absolutely best possible development to improve Grand Rapids' national cultural image :w00t:

If there really will be national talent roaming around here just imagine what can happen to the local music scene! I'm really excited :yahoo:

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I hope it happens... It would probably jumpstart a huge positive growth in Downtown, Kent county, and all of our Metro population.... very exciting!

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If they are "looking at other sites", it makes me wonder if other cities have the same hype with a $1-2 billion / 10k job mystery development. Indianapolis was mentioned, what other cities could we be competing with? In many ways Indy has more to offer than GR, but there is obviously something here that has them looking. Also I don't see how this could be as big as they said but even a half billion $ and 5k jobs development would be great. Plus it would be cool to bring more celebs here and get some national recognition in the music industry.

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Yeah, this will be GREAT for GR. Everyone knows rap & hip-hop artists are wondferful citizens. This will create 10,000 jobs? Why do they need valuable riverfront property for this?

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Thats petty. Hip-hop covers a huge spectrum of music, and culture. I'm positive you are cherry picking.

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The recording industry is a multi-multi-billion dollar business with an international reach. They are not in the habit of building junk. I cant imagine anything less than the best on valuable property like this. At least I hope.

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http://www.lambert-edwards.com/don_hunt.php

Holy smokes sometimes people write too much in their bios. They may even end up giving away relationships that could deliver some interesting connections to people connecting dots.

A DeVos family connection? I thought they may have some connections somewhere in this.

The recording industry is a multi-multi-billion dollar business with an international reach. They are not in the habit of building junk. I cant imagine anything less than the best on valuable property like this. At least I hope.

Unfortunately record sales have been dropping for the last few years.

Is this possibly tied into technology to end file sharing or to finally embrace file-sharing on the part of the music industry?

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Good question.

Another question, anyone know a hip-hop artist/producer/owner who grew up in Grand Rapids?

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Yeah, this will be GREAT for GR. Everyone knows rap & hip-hop artists are wondferful citizens. This will create 10,000 jobs? Why do they need valuable riverfront property for this?

Guys, Interscope is much more than hip hop. In fact, most artists on the label are not hip hop.

2pac Amaru/Interscope Records

50 Cent Shady/Aftermath/G-Unit/Interscope Records

A Thorn For Every Heart Kickball/Interscope Records

Bryan Adams A&M Records

AFI Interscope Records

Akira The Don Interscope Records

All-American Rejects Interscope Records

Audioslave Interscope Records

Lloyd Banks G-Unit/Interscope Records

Beck Interscope Records

Bilal Interscope Records

Black Eyed Peas A&M Records

Butterfly Boucher A&M Records

Brand New Interscope Records

Kaci Brown DAS/Interscope Records

Vanessa Carlton A&M Records

Richard Carpenter A&M Records

Ce'Cile Delicious Vinyl/Interscope Records

Chronic Future Interscope Records

Keyshia Cole A&M Records

Chris Cornell A&M Records

Sheryl Crow A&M Records

D.O.E. Beat Club/Interscope Records

D12 Shady/Interscope Records

Daddy Yankee El Cartel/Interscope Records

Davey Brothers Weapons of Mass Entertainment/Interscope Records

Dr. Dre Aftermath/Interscope Records

Dredg Interscope Records

Driveblind A&M Records

Elan Interscope Records

Eminem Shady/Aftermath/Interscope Records

Eve Aftermath/Interscope Records

The Faders A&M Records

Feist Cherrytree/Interscope Records

Flipsyde Cherrytree/Interscope Records

G-Unit G-Unit/Interscope Records

The Game Aftermath/G-Unit/Interscope Records

Giant Drag Kickball/Interscope Records

"Chris Glover" A&M Records

The Grates Cherrytree/Interscope Records

Helmet Interscope Records

High Speed Scene Star Trak/Interscope Records

The Hives Interscope Records

Kristin Hoffmann Interscope Records

Institute Interscope Records

Jadakiss Ruff Ryders/Interscope Records

JamisonParker Interscope Records

Jimmy Eat World Interscope Records

Joanna A&M Records

Jurassic 5 Interscope Records

Keane Interscope Records

Jonny Lang A&M Records

The Lovemakers Cherrytree/Interscope Records

The Lox Ruff Ryders/Interscope Records

Loretta Lynn Interscope Records

M.I.A. Interscope Records

Marilyn Manson Nothing/Interscope Records

Metro City A&M Records

Mobb Deep G-Unit/Interscope Records

Mr. Vegas Delicious Vinyl/Interscope Records

Ms. Dynamite Interscope Records

Mya A&M Records

Nine Black Alps Interscope Records

Nine Inch Nails Interscope Records

No Doubt Interscope Records

Shelby Norman Beat Club/Interscope Records

Olivia G-Unit/Interscope Records

Platinum Weird Weapons of Mass Entertainment/Interscope Records

The ######cat Dolls A&M Records

Queens of the Stone Age Interscope Records

The Rasmus Interscope Records

Busta Rhymes Aftermath/Interscope Records

Rich Boy Interscope Records

Carina Round Weapons of Mass Entertainment/Interscope Records

Sebastian Beat Club/Interscope Records

Will Smith Interscope Records

Snow Patrol A&M Records

Spiderbait Interscope Records

Spit Fiya Maloof Music/Interscope Records

Stat Quo Shady/Aftermath/Interscope Records

Gwen Stefani Interscope Records

Sting A&M Records

Styles P Ruff Ryders/Interscope Records

Sugababes Interscope Records

Sierra Swan Interscope Records

t.A.T.u. Interscope Records

Robin Thicke Star Trak/Interscope Records

...and you will know us by the Trail of Dead Interscope Records

Obie Trice Shady/Interscope Records

U2 Interscope Records

Valeria Interscope Records

The Wallflowers Interscope Records

Pharrell Williams Star Trak/Interscope Records

Wolfmother Modular/Interscope Records

Tony Yayo G-Unit/Interscope Records

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Interscope Records

Young Buck G-Unit/Interscope Records

Zed Interscope Records

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Its not who is from GR that is invovled with hiphop. Atlanta has a few Grand Rapidians living there doing business out of Atlanta for various Grand Rapids based corporations, I am sure.

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Is this possibly tied into technology to end file sharing or to finally embrace file-sharing on the part of the music industry?

Maybe that is where Google comes in?

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