Start-Up City: Miami

The Genius Behind Rap Genius

Ilan Zechory, co-founder of the popular annotation website Rap Genius, discusses his close call with working in the home living business, his advice for fellow start-up founders, and his love of Gucci Mane.

"A big piece of advice I have for people who are working on something is: fight the impulse to give up." In the third installment of our backstage interviews from Start-Up City: Miami, we asked Rap Genius' Ilan Zechory to explain the history behind the website and the benefits of turning a hobby into a career. You can watch Zechory's onstage session here.