Black Star FC: Russian rapper Timati to establish football club

30 March 2017

Russian rapper Timati’s Black Star brand plans to create its own football club and agency in Moscow.

“One of our goals for the next 3 — 5 years is to create a football club. Whether it will be called Black Star, “Moscow” or “Strogino”, we have not yet decided,” Black Star co-founder Pavel Kuryanov told news agency TASS, explaining the company’s “desire to give the market a western approach to this business”.

Timati launched Black Star in 2006 as a music label, starting a clothing range in 2010 and an internet radio station in 2015. Last year Black Star launched an eponymous burger restaurant, as well as a barbershop and tattoo parlour, while in December 2016 the brand announced the imminent opening of a boutique hotel.

Source: Afisha (in Russian)