In all the times we’ve written about Allen Mask, the Goldman Sachs analyst-turned-rapper, we didn’t know this part: when the bank found out about Mask’s other career, they said he had to stop.His co-workers were reportedly supportive at first, but when Mask’s hip-hop videos were posted online at various financial news sites after “a financial blogger discovered his Goldman connection,” the bank stepped in, Dealbook reports.
“As more blogs and media outlets picked up his story, Goldman’s media gatekeepers clamped down. They declined interview and television requests on his behalf and eventually gave him strict orders: no more performing, no more recording and no speaking to the media.”
Well, no more performing and no more recording is kind of antithetical to a career in music, so Mask made a choice: he chose hip hop.
“At first, it was a cool thing, and everyone at the firm was like, ‘We’re here to support you.’ They knew that was part of my life. I didn’t do anything to deserve the negative treatment and the harassment I got,” Mask told Dealbook. “It’s not like I changed the share price.”
Now Mask is living in California, and working for Google.
Check out Mask on stage below: