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Business Video: Forbes Magazine’s Zack O’Malley Greenburg Speaks On The Hip Hop Cash Kings List

September 14, 2012 · Posted in Business, Videos · 1 Comment 

Zack O’Malley Greenburg from Forbes Magazine speaks to AlLindstrom.com about how he came up with the Hip Hop Cash Kings list, how it’s calculated and who he thinks will make the list next year.

He also talks about the race to a billion and thinks Kanye could be in with a shot. Do you think Kanye could overtake Diddy, Jay-Z and Dre in the race to a billion?

News: Duracell Batteries Announced Jay-Z As Spokesman

January 11, 2012 · Posted in Business, news · 2 Comments 

“I believe in the future of wireless energy and I believe that Duracell Powermat is the company to bring on the revolution,” said Mr. Carter. “I’m partnering with Duracell Powermat because they’re providing the solutions for the future.”

Jay-Z was announced today as Duracell Powermat JV‘s spokesman, putting himself in the electronics business, and investor. Duracell will be unveiling new products this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas. With a baby finally here, Hov can use the extra money. ha!

Update: Full statement by Jay-Z on Duracell after the jump.

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Kanye West Announces New Company “Donda”

January 5, 2012 · Posted in Business, news · 6 Comments 

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Kanye West returned to Twitter early this morning to get some things off his chest and announce an ambitious new company called Donda.

Sounds like Kanye West has big plans for 2012 and is trying to change the world like Steve Jobs did. Check out his full statement after the jump.

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50 Cent Speaks On His Business Ventures and Street King On CNBC Power Lunch

October 25, 2011 · Posted in Business, interview, Videos · Comment 

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50 Cent speaks on his new album, his business ventures, new headphones and Street King On CNBC Power Lunch.

Check out the video after the jump.

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Video: Steve Stoute Speaks On Developing The Jacob Watch and Working With Jay-Z

September 25, 2011 · Posted in Business, interview, Videos · 1 Comment 

Steve Stoute speaks to the Life Files about branding the Jacob The Jeweller Watch.

“Without curiosity there will never be innovation”

He also speaks on recruiting Jay-Z to ghost write “Still D.R.E” for Dr Dre.

Steve Stoute’s new book The Tanning Of America is out now on Amazon.

Watch The Throne Debuts At Number 1 – Sells 436,079 Copies First Week

August 17, 2011 · Posted in Business, news · 14 Comments 

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Jay-Z and Kanye West have a lot to celebrate this week after their Watch The Throne album went staight in at Number 1 in 23 countries. According to HitsDailyDouble they sold 426,661 copies in the first week.

This album represents Jigga’s 12th Number 1 album and Kanye’s fifth.

UPDATE: Final Numbers are in:

Digital: 320,893
Physical: 115,186
Total: 436,079

Props: RR

Rolling Stone Magazine Introduced Eminem As ‘King Of Hip-Hop’

August 15, 2011 · Posted in Business, interview, lists, Music, news, reviews · 71 Comments 

Rolling Stone Magazine have infamously been known to create titles for people who have reached a peak of success. It seemed like this time around it was Hip-Hop’s turn to make its crown.

“Now more than three decades old as a recorded medium, hip-hop is deeply embedded in popular culture – to the point where its stars seem not only larger than life but also, as Rick Ross once put it, “deeper than rap.” But even as they sell out arenas and top the pop charts, rappers still court the respect and esteem of their hip-hop peers. The title King of Hip-Hop still means something. In that spirit, just as we did in June with the Queen of Pop, we’ve crunched a pile of data to try to determine who is the current King of Hip-Hop.”

The article Rolling Stone wrote seemed very long and just jabber mouthing, so I took the time to try to make this sound as simple and easy to read just for our KillerHipHop fans. Check after the jump how Eminem was crowned, ‘King Of Hip-Hop’.

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Mogul Talk: Jay-Z Tops Forbes 2011 Hip Hop Cash Kings List

August 10, 2011 · Posted in Business, news · 8 Comments 

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The business also known as Jay-Z topped Forbes 2011 Hip Hop Cash Kings List for the fourth time in 5 years.

“What’s 50 grand to a muhf*cka like me, Can you please remind me?”

Jay pulled in $37m thanks to his tour, royalties and other business interests. His Watch The Throne counterpart Kanye West also made the list landing in 3rd after Diddy.

A drug dealer will also be happy after a popular smoker made the list for the first time.

Check out the full list after the jump including it’s first female member. Guess who?

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Video: Swizz Beatz Explains The Business Model Behind Giving Away Free Music

May 21, 2011 · Posted in Business, news, Videos · Comment 

Swizz Beatz sat down with Deirdre Bolton on Bloomberg Television’s “InsideTrack” to talk about the iTunes era, the business model behind his monster mondays and teaching at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Business: Pharrell and KarmaLoop CEO On CNBC’s Power Lunch

May 20, 2011 · Posted in Business, interview, Videos · Comment 

Karmaloop CEO Greg Selkoe sat down with his new Karmaloop TV Creative Director Pharrell to speak on what they got planned for the future.

Greg Selkoe started Karmaloop in his bedroom and is now bringing in revenue over $100m a year. Thats an inspiring guy!

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