Hip Hop Icon, DJ Maseo From De La Soul Is Named Partner of Growing SSH Investments Franchise Pierre's Eatery
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - May 3, 2019 - PRLog -- Grammy award-winning DJ Maseo of legendary
Afrocentric rap group De La Soul, is teaming up with SSH Investments to build a budding pizza franchise.
Pierre's Eatery is a unique culinary mix of French, Greek and Italian food all made fresh daily from top
quality ingredients. Pierre's only serves meat from humanely treated animals – there is no pork on site –
which results in delicious culinary twists such as an all-beef pepperoni pizza. Each franchise also features its sister store Three Layers Café, which brings a community coffee house feel and delicious treats such as
the famous J Squared dessert – nicknamed "crack on a plate" by the Florida Times Union due to its
SSH Investments, founded by CEO Dr.Cheikh Mboup, has launched and operated over 23 franchises. Prior
to the founding of Pierre's Eatery, Mboup was the VP of Operations for Edible Arrangements, responsible
for global operations, real estate and construction for over 1200 locally owned and operated outlets. Mboup
also previously served in positions with Lone Star Funds under its formerly owned brand Winn-Dixie
Stores. With an instant connection to Maseo, Mboup is excited for this new relationship and is looking
forward to the growing partnership. "We're honored to onboard an icon, legend and community leader as a
partner," said Mboup. "Both Maseo and Mboup have a shared intent to use this partnership as a platform to
create jobs for communities in need."
Vincent Mason also known as DJ Maseo from iconic hip hop group De La Soul quietly maintains a key
spot in hip hop history. De La Soul burst onto the scene and innovated hip hop by coloring outside the lines,
sampling a diverse array of untouched, previously unsampled artists such as The Turtles, Hall & Oates, and
Steely Dan on their critically acclaimed debut "3 Feet High & Rising." Mason's role in De La Soul is
primarily that of a DJ, with Mason stating that he is "a b-boy to my heart", drawing inspiration from life
experience and contemporary global events. He's a six-time Grammy nominee and winner, three of which
came for "Feel Good Inc.," the lead single from fusion super-group Gorillaz. De la Soul won best Pop
Collaboration in 2006.
The link to Pierre's eatery was created through Troy Mcnair, Sr, SVP of Development and Strategic
Partnerships for Gangplank Management & Entertainment Media. McNair's introduction to Pierre's and
Mboup proved to be a monumental connection. DJ Maseo will be leading the opening of 54 stores
nationwide in the coming year. For more information, visit www.pierreseatery.com.