When it comes to the wealthiest hip-hop artist, according to Forbes, and you guessed Jay Z, 50 Cent, or Dr. Dre, you would be close, but wrong.
According to Forbes, Diddy is the wealthiest hip-hop artist and is worth $580 million dollars and pulled in $50 million in the past year. That is a whole lot of green.
Dr. Dre was number 2 worth $350 million and made $40 million last year.
Birdman is worth $150 million to put him at number 3.
50 Cent aka Curtis Jackson is worth $125 million.
Looks at bank account. A negative sign before the money isn't good is it?-DocFB
Diagnosis: Yea, the money is in music writing about the artists who make the money. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight!
MTV asked the fans to vote for the top video of the 80's and it was NOT "Thriller" by Michael Jackson. The number #2 video is "Take On Me" by A-Ha.
I dig the song and the video...and surprised P. Diddy and other hip-hop acts have not tried to sample the melody of the A-Ha smash. As much as I like "Thriller" it was nice to see other video's get named for the top videos of the 1980's.
What do you think of MTV's choice of "Take On Me" by A-Ha as the number 2 video of the 80's?-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: Have You All Seen The Family Guy "Take On Me" Episode? Pop Culture Baby!
Here is "I'm Still Here" the Joaquin Phoenix trailer of "attempting" to be a hip-hop artist.
Everyone thought it was a joke but the movie is finally about to be released. Check out the preview teaser trailer above.-Dr.FB
Jay Z is the cover story of the new Rolling Stone where he discusses that he wanted some artwork put up in their house and would Beyonce would not let him put it up. Veto power for Beyonce.
Jay also feels that indie rock is where it is at right now and that hip hop has lost the energy that indie rock has right now.
It's not just hip hop, Jay. The music industry is slowly dying. At least in the traditional sense.
Indie rock and most of the acts are declining to be signed to big or long term record deals.
It's time for a music revolution and we have a feeling Jay knows that and will be one of the artists at the forefront when that rebirth is reached.-Dr.FB
Jay Z is nothing but D.O.A. when it comes to leading the list of top money makers in Hip Hop & Rap.
Forbes released their annual list and Jay topped it by bringing in $35 million in the past year. 50 Cent pulled in $20 million while Kanye pulling in $25 million and Lil Wayne pulling in $18 million. That's a lot of lollipops to say the least.
Here is the list:
1 - Jay-Z - $35 million
2 - Diddy - $30 million
3 - Kanye West - $25 million
4 - 50 Cent - $20 million
5 - Akon - $20 million
6 - Lil Wayne - $18 million
7 - Timbaland - $17 million
8 - Pharrell Williams - $15 million
9 - T-Pain - $15 million
10 - Eminem - $14 million
11 - Dr. Dre - $13 million
12 - Snoop Dogg - $11 million
13 - Ludacris - $10 million
14 - Swizz Beatz - $8 million
15 - T.I. - $8 million
18 - Will.i.am - $8 million
18 - Common - $8 million
18 - Big Boi - $7 million
18 - Andre 3000 - $7 million
20 - Flo Rida - $6 million
20 - Rick Ross - $6 million
20 - The Game - $6 million
20 - Young Jeezy - $6 million
Interesting to me how many on the list have thier own clothing line or other ventures.-Dr.FB