TAYYIB SMITH

What I am working on at the moment

Currently, I wear a few hat's,  I am founder at LGC, founding partner at Pipeline Philly and co- founder and creative lead at the Institute of Hip Hop Entrepreneurship.

Why I wanted to join the Participatory City Global Advisory

I am fascinated with the history and development of urban environments, forging my own families oral history and folklore with independent study.

With the rising cost of living, the lack of public policy and initiatives that foster or encourage fair and affordable housing I am passionate about finding solutions and best practices for the future of cities. 

 

A little bit about Tayyib's background

Creative Lead for IHHE. As Founder of Little Giant Creative and partner at Pipeline Philadelphia, Tayyib has long served as conduit between artists, niche brands, and multicultural audiences. Smith developed his business acumen from humble beginnings as a music enthusiast, eventually serving as US label manager for BBE music and working with artists such as the Roots, John Legend, Jazzy Jeff, Jill Scott, Pete Rock, J Dilla, and The Foreign Exchange. He serves on the Boards of the Black Star Film Festival, Temple’s Urban Apps and Maps, and Philly Tech Week.