Raphael Wright is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and author from Detroit. Wright is the founder of Urban Plug L3C which is a social investment company designed to invest in Detroit's inner city. Urban Plug's first major venture is Us Food Market, soon to be Detroit's only black-owned grocery stores.
Raphael is also the founder of Plug'd Media which is a hip hop media collective that focuses on books, music, film, art, apparel, and interactive media. In 2015, Plug'd Media is the creator of HustleMania Shirts, a hip hop/pro wrestling inspired streetwear line. In 2016, Plug'd Media published the business guide "How 2 Hustle: Entrepreneurial Lessons, Principles, and Strategies from Street Hustlers in AmeriKKKa's Urban Underground Economy. Also in 2016, Plug'd Media became a minority stakeholder in Optis Creative, an interactive media firm that focuses on Augmented Reality projects. In November 2017, Raphael Wright authored and published his second book "WEALTH" which is a wealth guide for the hip hop culture.
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by Rafa Wright
Inspired by the 4:44 album dropped by Jay-Z in 2017, WEALTH is a practical guide to personal finance for the hip hop culture. Author Rafa Wright is schooling us on how to stop spending our money foolishly and how to create a sustainable financial system that can be passed down to generations.
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