Forbes Names The Top 5 Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artists Of 2014

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Forbes has released their annual list of hip-hop’s top power players, and as expected…it’s the usual suspects. The list hasn’t really changed at all over the last few years, though the position each person is listed in shifts depending on the tours and/or endorsements they’d taken on. Check out the order below.

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#DJFunkFlexApp NEW MUSIC: 50 Cent Feat. Trey Songz – Smoke

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50 Cent keeps the new music rolling with a new Dr. Dre production featuring Trey Songz. “Animal Ambition” hits stores on June 3rd.

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Dr. Dre Greet Accepted USC Students With Welcome Video

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How cool is this? You get accepted into USC and then receive an email with the subject line reading “A message from dean Erica Muhl.” In the email is a link which leads to a video message, to which rap legend and business mogul, Dr. Dre, with Interscope Geffen A&M Records chairman, Jimmy Iovine, welcome you to the University.

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(Video) DJ Mustard Compares himself To Which Rap Legends?!

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A lot is going down this year a SXSW that are making the news and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down!
Recently DJ Mustard sat down with Vibe at SXSW to about music and he had some interesting things to say.

Check it out after the jump

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(Video) The Tanning Of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop [Part 3 - Gimme The Loot]

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Once again it’s on! The Tanning of America continues with its third installment of the series. For this episode, we get closer to the current generation of hip hop and its meaning. Jimmy Iovine talks how he got tracks from Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre tracks like, “Nuthin’ But A G Thang” on MTV and radio, which then turned into Rolling Stone and Source magazine cover appearances.
Tommy Hilfiger drops by, connecting hip hop and fashion as he talks the fashion of the 90s.
“Everything was baggy. Everything was lose so, we started designing into it,” Hilfiger says about him driving through Harlem, just to get a look into the styles.
It’s all connecting. The changes of a culture that many of us love so much. Some great people had a hand in it.
Hit the jump to check out 3 of 3 in Gimmie The Loot.

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Wow! 50 Cent Leaves Shady/Interscope Records!

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50 Cent had his introduction to the game through Eminem’s Shady Records, a division of Interscope Records. After over a decade with the House of Shady, though, he has decided to part ways. It doesn’t come as a total surprise, as over the years, he’s had tension with both Interscope over the promotion and situation with his albums, and with Em’s big homie Dr. Dre because of SMS Audio vs. Beats By Dre. With the departure, he’s inked a new deal, and his new album Animal Ambition will be released through Caroline/Capitol/UMG on June 3rd. Check out a statement from both Fif and Eminem below. What do you think of the new move?

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(Video) Scott Storch Reminisces On Being “Blown Away” After Meeting Eminem For The First Time

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Producer Scott Storch knew Eminem was going to be something huge from the first time he met the emcee. In a recent interview, Storch looks back on being introduced to Em by Dr. Dre for the first time. He admits to being “blown away” and immediately thinking Eminem was “something completely different.” The main factor that completely shocked him about Marshall Mathers was the fact he was white, being that Dre was already saying he was one of the best rappers out. Catch the full interview below.

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(Photos) Dr. Dre, Eminem & Jimmy Iovine Cover XXL Magazine

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What better way to honor Dr. Dre’s 49th birthday than to feature him on the cover of XXL? The legendary Hip-Hop rapper/producer is joined by Eminem and Interscope’s main man Jimmy Iovine for the March/April issue. The three men have played a huge role in the evolution of the rap game throughout the years, so it’s only right. The mag will be hitting newsstands on March 11th. Make sure to get your copy!

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IFWT Wishes Dr. Dre A Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday Dr. Dre!

In honor of his 49th birthday today, the whole IFWT team wants to wish legendary rapper, producer and entrepreneur a huge happy birthday! Dr. Dre has paved the way for so many artists and has truly left his mark on the Hip-Hop world. We wish you many more!

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“The N.W.A. Movie Is In Full Effect,” Says Ice Cube. Find Out Who Will Help Produce The Film

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“It’s time to tell the story of the world’s most dangerous group,’ Ice Cube mentions to Revolt TV. The “Sic Them Youngins On Em,” rapper delivered some juicy details into the already in-progress N.W.A. biopic. Details such as two executive producers and the film’s director. Find out more, after the jump.

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