Wednesday, September 5th 2012
Though recent years have seen its mainstream popularity decline, Hip Hop remains an all too lucrative affair for its major players.
Indeed, with the likes of Jay Z, Dr. Dre and Nicki Minaj successfully turning their respective causes into a bankable brands, Forbes has listed their Top 15 Hip Hop Cash Kings.
This, listing the culture’s highest earners by totaling revenue generated in the last year.
Peep the interesting tally below…
Saturday, September 1st 2012
The IFA Opening Gala welcomed Hip Hop heavyweight 50 Cent in Berlin two nights ago, where he rubbed shoulders with CEOs from some of the world’s leading electronic companies.
This, hours after losing his close friend and mentor Chris Lighty, on whom he said to MTV:
He was a good friend and advisor who helped me develop as an artist and businessman. My prayers are with his family. He will be greatly missed.
Friday, August 24th 2012
Despite album sales suffering a steep decline over the past years, single sales have conversely & steadily reported upward trends since the advent of download services such as Itunes, Amazon, and more.
And while pop acts like Rihanna, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, & Lady Gaga have seen their names atop many a digital tally in months past, a rap act has acted as a silent dominator – boasting almost double single sales of many of his nearest hip hop competitors.
With Nicki Minaj, Eminem, Lil Wayne, and others consistently reigning as hip hop heavyweight champs over pop and urban charts, see who Billboard recently named the best selling rapper of the ‘digital age’ (comprised of data reviewed from 2003-2012). It may come as quite the surprise…
Tuesday, August 14th 2012
It seems 50 Cent is a changed man.
For, instead of throwing his one time nemesis through the nearest wall upon meeting, the Rapper engaged in a tell all interview with Perez Hilton recently, which saw them touch on a number of sensitive topics.
Topics, which include his mother’s sexual orientation, his own orientation and his thoughts on homophobia in society.
Friday, July 27th 2012
Welcome ‘New Day‘, the moving new release by 5o Cent featuring Alicia Keys.
Pulled from his forthcoming ‘Street King Immortal‘ LP, the Dr. Dre produced cut arrives after a snippet emerged online yesterday, awaiting your listen below…
Thursday, July 26th 2012
While fans are still bobbing their heads to ‘Diary’ diva Alicia Keys‘s comeback single ‘A New Day’, they can ready themselves to be reintroduced to a new version of the cut with the inclusion of rapper 50 Cent.
As headlines have weeklong teased, the two have “joined forces” for a match made in hip hop heaven. With Swiss Beatz on the beat, get into a clip of 50′s ‘New Day’ which is set to be the first release from his album, ‘King Immortal’ (November 2012), as well:
Thursday, July 19th 2012
Perhaps in a bid to boost her ‘inexpensive’ stock, Team Tulisa have done quite the job trying to bill the star as the second coming of Cheryl Cole.
For, just in case her ‘Sexiest Woman Of The World’ win wasn’t enough to convince the public she was worth paying attention to, it would appear they have turned to other artists to give the singer very public nods of approval.
Not sure what we mean? Peep comments allegedly made by 50 Cent on the ‘Young’ chart topper below…
Monday, July 16th 2012
Despite his R&B contemporaries keeping mum on his ‘open letter‘, this week saw Frank Ocean receive support from ‘Street King’ philanthropist / Rap heavy 50 Cent.
His comments on Ocean’s ‘coming out’ below…
Saturday, June 2nd 2012
Hours ago, 50 Cent accompanied long time friend Floyd Mayweather to a Las Vegas courtroom,where the boxer will begin his three month jail stint for a brutal attack on his girlfriend-allegedly in front of their children.
Snapped by those who made it into the courtroom, 50′s unfortunate sighting comes two weeks after he spoke out in support of same sex relationships, admitting that he had engaged in ‘fetish areas’ himself in the past.
More courtroom drama below…