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Forbes Breaks Down Hip-Hop 2012 Cash Kings List (List Inside)


“We talkin’ money, what you talkin’ ’bout.” Forbes breaks down this year’s Cash Kings list which is topped by none other than Dr. Dre Young. Check in after the break to see how the top 5 made the list. Crazy to think that Dre and Diddy topped the list and they haven’t even put a quality album out in forever.

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Forbes: Wale Interview “The Ambition & The Competition” (Video)


Mr. Ambition himself takes a seat with Forbes’s Zach O’Malley to discuss what drives him in this rap game. Folarin opens up about his road to success and wanting to be heard, opposed to simply making money. Check out the interview after the break and hear about how Wale plans on capitalizing on his position, moving forward, and more.

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Diddy Stands Atop Forbes Top 5 Hip-Hop’s Wealthiest Artist List


In 07′ Diddy, Jay-Z, and 50 Cent did the I Get Money (Billionaires Remix). Although none of them are quite there yet, Diddy is the closest. Check who else made the list below.

1. Diddy – $550 Million

2. Jay-Z – $460 Million

3. Dr. Dre – $270 Million

4. Birdman – $125 Million

5. 50 Cent – $100 Million


Diddy, Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Birdman Make Top 5 On Forbes List


Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter has had quite a career thus far. Since debuting in 1996 with hip-hop classic Reasonable Doubt, he has sold over 50 million records worldwide. He’s parlayed his musical success into lucrative businesses in the realms of fashion, cuisine and advertising (for more, check out my new Jay-Z book, which hits stores next week). Last year he earned $63 million, tops among hip-hop artists for the third time in four years.

But when it comes to net worth, Jay-Z is number two. The top spot goes to Sean “Diddy” Combs, who tops our accounting of rap’s richest with a fortune of $475 million, fueled by his interests in Sean John clothing, Bad Boy Worldwide record label and, most significantly, his Diageo joint-venture vodka brand Ciroc. Jay-Z ranks a close second, with $450 million.

1. Diddy ($475 million)

2. Jay-Z ($450 million)

3. Dr. Dre ($125 million)

4. 50 Cent ($100 million)

5. Birdman ($100 million)

via Forbes