JAY-Z (L) and spatial LABS Founder, Iddris Sandu (R) [Photo Credit : Lenny “Kodaklens” Santiago]

JAY-Z’s Venture Capital Firm, Marcy Venture Partners (MVP) invests in 24-Year-old Founder Iddris Sandu on an innovative tech incubator shaping the metaverse

spatial LABS (sLABS), a Venture Capital studio, will debut with a launch called LNQ, a new blockchain-enabled platform changing the way artists mobilize and create new physical and digital formats of media

Marcy Venture Partners (MVP) invests in 24 year-old technologist Iddris Sandu’s impact-driven tech incubator: spatial LABS (sLABS). The multi-tiered partnership between MVP and sLABS will explore the unlimited possibilities at the intersection of tech, culture and humanity.


sLABS first endeavor is the launch of LNQ; an innovative, state-of-the-art blockchain-enabled hardware platform. LNQ aims to make the metaverse more accessible and provide creators with decentralized tools to engage with their communities through LNQ’s proprietary, real-time processing stack.


The relationship between JAY-Z and Sandu has been one in development, with sLABS previously collaborating on Augmented Reality partnerships with Beyoncé’s Ivy Park, Nipsey Hussle’s The Marathon Clothing Store, Rihanna’s Fenty line and Kanye West’s Yeezy, each of whom has collaborated with JAY-Z throughout their multi-hyphenate careers.


“Iddris has a conscious world view and a youth-centric vision that is innovative and refreshing to witness. We share similar parallels in how we imagine impacting people in our lifetime. Partnering with him on this journey and others is very exciting.” – JAY-Z
This investment comes during a time of strong growth within the blockchain and cryptocurrency space.

“JAY-Z has always been at the forefront of cultural evolution and identifying the next leaders. Aligning with Marcy Venture Partners assists with our vision for elevating the youth as it relates to access and a means to true technological empowerment. The lasting impact of this relationship is not simply defined by the work we’re doing now, but by the immeasurable impact for generations of creators to come.”


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Kevin "KevRoss" Ross is a music and radio industry expert. He is a 20 -plus year entrepreneur with the leading most successful industry trade publication and site Radio Facts (www.radiofacts.com). He has also published various books, magazines, performed marketing and promotions for major corporations and recording artists and he is on the advisory board of several industry organizations. This year Ross introduced his non profit organization LOMARI (Leaders of the Music and Recording Industry) to help teach young minority students how to market and manage their music and products.

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