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Ilias Anwar founded The Clout Cloud (TCC) Instagram account, on December 11th, 2017, in his college dorm room at Virginia Commonwealth University. Ilias created the Instagram page to cover multiple types of news, including cryptocurrency, entertainment news, and overall internet culture. A big passion of Ilias’ is rap music, and he soon realized that posting about rap content was also interacted with the most from followers of The Clout Cloud. As soon as TCC began covering hip hop, multiple doors and opportunities throughout the DMV and Richmond areas were created. The company continued to grow online and off, and began providing media coverage to some of the biggest names in rap music. So far, thanks to their talented videography team, The Clout Cloud has successfully covered performances of A-list stars such as Future, Rick Ross, Megan Thee Stallion, Meek Mill, MoneyBagg Yo, Key Glock, and many more.

With almost 100k followers on Instagram thanks to their enjoyable hip hop-related content, The Clout Cloud stands out from its competition because of its digital presence and real-life connections as they continue to grow on and off the internet. Joe Ranney, Ilias Anwar’s partner with The Clout Cloud, has helped The Clout Cloud facilitate growing The Clout Cloud’s brand offline. Joe Ranney was brought in originally to direct their new podcast after his success with his blog Hip Hop Drop Date. Joe is now a key member of The Clout Cloud’s board. With the combination of The Clout Cloud’s social media presence and connections, TCC will soon reach the industry’s top. 

The Clout Cloud’s primary goal is to bring another major hip hop music festival to the east coast, and they have a big announcement in early 2021. The Clout Cloud recently partnered with Heir Wave Music Group, owned and operated by Virginia rap legend and President of G.O.O.D Music Pusha T. They plan on throwing an online concert, which will be held in late February 2021, streamable via Twitch.

 The Clout Cloud looks to continue expanding into the concert market and covering viral music-related content. TCC has previously partnered with several big names for live performances, such as Lil Baby, DaBaby, and PnB Rock on concerts, as well as showcasing talented artists across Virginia early in their careers. The Clout Cloud hopes to provide entertainment to fans of hip hop and the brand, while also giving a voice to talented artists who feel as if they don’t have the recognition that they deserve .

When asked about the company’s goals, Joe Ranney said, “We want to supply our diverse fan base with enjoyable hip hop experiences, big or small. Whether that be as small as an informative post about Megan Thee Stallion to something as large as The Clout Cloud’s goal: to create a high-profile, large-scale hip hop music festival with the biggest names in rap. Making money is not our priority; it is providing worthwhile experiences.”

To learn more about The Clout Cloud, follow their Instagram page.

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