With the world turning over its head, social media continues to be a powerful force that drives our current reality. The Clout Cloud has all that and then some, and is on a mission to positively impact people across the globe, by providing entertainment industry news and experiences. The Clout Cloud began as an Instagram page established by Ilias Anwar in December of 2017 in his dorm room at Virginia Commonwealth University. The page’s content was geared toward it’s Gen Z audience with the latest on topics such as cryptocurrency, sports, entertainment, and internet culture. Eventually, Ilias found an avenue to keep audiences engaged by focusing on music content, primarily related to rap music. Passionate about the current direction of the brand, Ilias fully refocused its content toward providing the latest news on music events and entertaining viral content.
Currently, Ilias Anwar runs the company alongside his partner Joe Ranney, who serves as Chief Operating Officer alongside the CEO. The growth that The Clout Cloud brand has seen over the past year continues to skyrocket as they carve a niche in the digital space. However, The Clout Cloud’s influence doesn’t just stop within the confines of the internet. The Clout Cloud has managed to take their connections into real-life, forming a strong network among famous music artists within the hip-hop scene. Their platform has opened several doors of opportunities throughout DC, Maryland, and Virginia areas covering live concerts of famous personalities such as Meek Mill, Megan Thee Stallion, Rick Ross, and more.
Starting as an Instagram page created in a humble college dorm room in Virginia Commonwealth University, to now becoming a rising entertainment hub for hip-hop content with over 90K followers on Instagram, The Clout Cloud has become an outlet that continues to grow online and off. The primary goal of the organization is to bring a large scale, hip hop-centric music festival to the east coast. They are about to take a big step into the concert scene, as The Clout Cloud has recently partnered up with Refresh Music Group, a notable Washington DC-based talent buyer, and Heir Wave Music Group, a company owned and operated by Grammy Nominated rap artist and G.O.O.D Music executive Pusha T. The strategic partnership is in regards to a live stream concert available to view on the popular streaming platform Twitch, this coming February. It will be formally announced, “In the coming weeks” according to CEO Ilias Anwar, highlighting talent throughout the DMV area. Be sure to check out The Clout Cloud’s official website and its Instagram account to get the latest on music and entertainment.