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Nas Has Made The Forbes Hip-Hop List For The First Time In His Career

Nas told his fans what he would do if he ruled the world. In the 22 years since his Lauryn Hill-assisted single, Nasir Jones has stacked paper in a way that has put him in a very powerful position. Like peers JAY-Z and Eminem, one of Hip-Hop's most respected MCs... Read more

What’s Better Than 1 Billionaire? 2. JAY-Z Passes Puffy On The Forbes List

Diddy once famously claimed that it's all about the Benjamin's. Well, now he and JAY-Z are closing in on about 10,000,000 of them. Both are atop Forbes' annual "Wealthiest Artists of Hip-Hop list." For years the mogul also known as Puff Daddy held the crown, but at this time, it's... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Explains Why Every Rapper Is Conscious

Kendrick Lamar is on the cover of the upcoming issue of Forbes magazine. The Compton, California superstar leads the way on the "30 Under 30" music issue. Less than six months after he celebrated his 30th trip around the sun, the TDE MC is reported by the publication to be... Read more

For 1st Time Ever, Americans Are Consuming Hip-Hop More Than Rock Music

From fashion to language, Hip-Hop culture has left its imprint on far more than just music. What was once shrugged off as a fad is now the globe's dominant cultural force, with more and more reports being published to offer up statistical proof. In 2015, Hip-Hop was crowned as the... Read more

Victory. Puff Daddy Tops Forbes’ Highest Paid Entertainer List

Twenty years ago, Puff Daddy's Bad Boy Records dominated the charts, with three #1 albums. Puffy's No Way Out, The Notorious B.I.G.'s Life After Death, and Mase's Harlem World. Tragically, that was the same year that Biggie, Bad Boy's flagship artist, was gunned down in Los Angeles, California. In 2017,... Read more

The 2017 Forbes Rap List Shows Drake Has Passed Wayne & Has Birdman In His Sights

The 2017 rankings for the Top 5 wealthiest Hip-Hop artists have been released. Compiled through estimation and public record, Forbes and its longtime editor Zack O'Malley Greenburg take an annual look at the assets and estimated wealth surrounding some of Rap music's leading artists, producers, and some of its multi-threat... Read more

D.M.C. Pays Respect To “The Real Pioneers Of Rap” (Video)

During the mid-1980s, Run-D.M.C. helped put Hip-Hop music and culture in new places across the globe. D.M.C., Run, and the late Jam Master Jay were cultural ambassadors with hit records that brought the grit and fashion of the New York City streets to the worldwide mainstream. While Run-D.M.C. pioneered many... Read more

Drake Knocks 50 Cent Off Forbes’ List Of The Five Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artists

Many laughed at Drake and his dance moves in the video for "Hotline Bling," but the Toronto rapper is laughing all the way to the bank. Forbes has released its annual list of the wealthiest artists in Hip-Hop, and while the usual suspects remain atop of their tally, there has... Read more

Israeli Hip-Hop Groups Have a Lot to Overcome, But the Music Keeps on Keeping On (Video)

For many, Israel is immediately associated with religious war and strife, not entirely incorrect but exceedingly short-sighted, as much of the country's ancient cultural history is overshadowed in the media by ongoing conflicts with Palestine and other tragic goings-on that have plagued the Holy Land for all of its short... Read more

Tech N9ne Opens Up About Mother’s Passing, Confirms Latest Eminem Collabo (Video)

Tech N9ne is gearing up to release his 15th album, Special Effects on May 4, 2015. To promote the album, he stopped by Sway In The Morning to give some details behind it, including guest appearances and the content in the music. They start the interview off by talking about... Read more

Dr. Dre Named Forbes’ Highest Paid Musician Of 2014 (Video)

"Either everything is workin', or you're workin' for everything." - Edo G. Dr. Dre did not release an album in 2014. In fact, Dre's Aftermath Entertainment did not release an album in 2014. However, Forbes estimates that the Compton, California 30-year Hip-Hop veteran made more money than any musician in... Read more

Dr. Dre Estimated To Have Made More Than Next 24 Wealthiest Hip-Hop Stars, Combined

It's Dre Day, and everybody's celebratin'. Following 2013's announcement that Jay Z and Puff Daddy were the Forbes Cash Kings (top earners) of the year, they can watch the throne now. As anticipated, Dr. Dre assumes the pole position—following a year where Apple bought his Beats By Dre Electronics line... Read more

“THE FORBES LIST JUST CHANGED.” Dr. Dre Speaks on Becoming the First Billionaire in Hip-Hop (Video)

In a celebratory video that appears to have been recorded last night, Dr. Dre, along with Tyrese, speaks briefly about the Forbes list changing "in a big way." Dre's comments are no doubt related to the Forbes Hip-Hop list which recently, put Diddy atop with $700MM and Dre at #2... Read more

Is Dr. Dre About to be Hip-Hop’s First Billionaire?

Tonight, reports have hit the web that Apple is in negotiations to buy Beats, owned by Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, for $3.2 billion. Given Dr. Dre's recently estimated net worth of $550 million, it is quite possible sale of his equity stake in Beats could make him Hip-Hop's first... Read more

There Is A Pop Superstar Heads Might’ve Missed From The Wu-Tang Clan Once Upon A Time In Shaolin Teaser…

Yesterday (May 6) brought the first listen (by "any civilians" anyway) of the upcoming Wu-Tang Clan album, Wu—Once Upon A Time In Shaolin. Recorded and under lock and key in Marrakesh, Morocco, this one-of-one, open-market auction LP is helmed by longtime Wu affiliate Cilvaringz, who shared just under a minute of... Read more

The Open Auction Wu-Tang Clan Album Is Under Vaulted Lock & Key, But You Can Get A Taste (Video)

Wu-Tang Clan has announced two albums coming down the pipeline. One, said to be called A Better Tomorrow, is the subject of a rift between RZA and Raekwon that might leave the Chef out of Wu's studio kitchen for the first time in 21 years. The other, already completed recording,... Read more

The Forbes 5 (Hip-Hop): Diddy Remains Hip-Hop’s Wealthiest Artist; Dr. Dre Moves Past Jay Z

Forbes released its annual list of Hip-Hop's wealthiest artists a day after tax day...Diddy remains at the top of the list with an estimated worth of $700 Million. After taking financial hits at both Ruthless and Death Row, Dr. Dre is now securely in charge of his fortune, passing Jay... Read more

RZA & Wu-Tang Clan Have A Recorded Album That Nobody Knows About, And They’re Only Selling 1 Copy?

Ready for the craziest news you've likely heard in 2013? Okay, here goes: Wu-Tang Clan has a new album. No, it's not the delayed A Better Tomorrow. Instead, this 31-track, 128-minute album was allegedly recorded in the country of Morocco, according to an exclusive report by Forbes staff writer and... Read more

Everyday I'm (digital) hustlin'. Check out Forbes Magazine's breakdown of the most tech-savvy hip-hop artists.

Uncle Snoop Dogg could be clocking more than $5,000 per Tweet from Toyota. "They used to think I was a nerd," says hip hop artist Chamillionaire, "when we used to do live shows on my website, back in the day." The time Chamillionaire, aka Hakeem Seriki, refers to is around... Read more

Will Jay-Z be hip-hop’s first billionaire? Check out his one-on-one with billionaire Warren Buffet in Forbes.

Here's the full interview between hip-hop's richest entertainer and Warren Buffet, one of the wealthiest people in the world. Click here to read the article. .... Read more