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Dr. Dre Tops Forbes’ “Highest-Paid Musicians” List

November 29, 2012 · Posted in Business, news · 7 Comments 

Despite not releasing an album in over a decade, Dr. Dre takes the #1 spot in Forbes Highest-Paid Musicians 2012 List.  The super-producer surpasses rock star legends, pop artists and fellow rappers.

The 47-year-old hip-hop mogul earned $110 million based largely on his highly popular Beats by Dr. Dre headphones line.  He took in a reported $100 million pretax when handset maker HTC paid $300 million for a 51 percent stake in the company last year – big bucks!!!  He and his partners later bought back half of what they sold.

Also on the list are Rihanna at#12 making $53 million, Diddy tied with Katy Perry at #15 making $45 million and Beyonce and Jay-Z shortly after.  Check out the complete list below.

Anyone you’re surprised who didn’t make the list? 25 Highest-Paid Musicians List

Business News: 50 Cent Ends Relationship With The Money Team

November 1, 2012 · Posted in Business, news · 3 Comments 


50 Cent took to Twitter to reveal that he has ended his relationship with Floyd Mayweather’s The Money Team. In a series of Tweets earlier this morning Fif’ stated that “TMT is Over”.

“TMT is over. The money team is no longer a team. So it’s SMS Promotions…that’s it, that’s all. I’m no longer a part or down with TMT Promotions. If anyone wants a Money Team jacket, I’m selling mine for a dollar. The snapback hat comes with it. That’s a fair price. I moved the fighters to SMS Promotions ’cause the other half of ‘the money team’ didn’t put up their money.”

The Money Team was boxing promotions company set up jointly by 50 Cent and his close friend Floyd Mayweather. Fif’ will now go it alone with SMS Promotions.

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 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: 50 Cent Launches His Headphones In The UK Through O2

July 9, 2012 · Posted in news · Comment 



After severing ties with Sleek Audio, 50 Cent decided to launch his own branded headphones through SMS audio. Fiddy is now getting ready to launch his new SMS Audio headphones in the UK through O2.

As part of the launch Fiddy will be heading to the UK this week to sign headphones at The 02 Centre in London.

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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 


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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