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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: Diddy Tops Forbes Five: Hip-Hop’s Wealthiest Artist of 2017 List, Jay Z Is Right Behind Him.

Looks like once again Diddy can say “take dat, take dat” to his haters who question his wealth *coughs 50 Cent*. Forbes revealed that once again the hip-hop mogul landed the top spot on their Forbes Five: Hip-Hop’s Wealthiest Artist of 2017.

Thanks to Revolt TV, Ciroc vodka deal with Diageo, successful Bad Boy Reunion tour and other investments Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs pulled in a whopping $820 million. Not bad Puff, not bad at all! BUT his reign at the top isn’t as safe as it used to be as Jay Z is closing in on him.

Hova had himself a year bringing in an astounding $810 in million. Forbes reports Jay Z’s fortune jumped 30% in the last year thanks to investment deal with Sprint that pushed the value of his steaming service to $600 million. Jay’s other ventures with champagne brand, Armand de Bringnac, his film TV-deal with the Weinstein Company and of course his growing brand Roc Nation helped Hov make his impressive push.

To celebrate the news landing the top spot on Forbes list once again Diddy dropped this classy post on Instagram featuring his closest compeitition on the list.

Rounding out the list is Dr.Dre coming in third bringing in $740 million. His total was helped by selling his Beats franchise to Apple for a whopping $3 billion. Cash Money President Birdman again grabs the fourth spot on the list bringing in $110 million thanks to his deals with Lil’Wayne, Drake and Nicki. Speaking of Drake he closes out the top 5 earning $90 million thanks to his album Views, his deals with both Apple and Nike, successful Summer Sixteen tour and his label OVO.

Last years list featured the same usual suspects but had Dre following behind Puff instead of Jay with Birdman and Drake in the same spots on the list. Well if anything congrats to these guys cause they are rich, filthy rich!

Source: Forbes

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#AllStarWeekend: New Orleans Hip Hop Take Over Bud Light Crew HQ

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This weekend Bud Light invaded All-Star Weekend, taking over 211 Royal Street with the Bud Light Crew HQ. With the spirit of friendship, Bud Light had some of the sports’ industries leading NBA talent and musical guests stop by, including their friends and crew. Throughout the weekend, the guests danced to

Throughout the weekend, the guests danced to some hit record spins by DJ’s Zaytoven, Sonny Digital and even Basketball Wives LA star, DJ Duffey. The stage was later set ablaze by electrifying performances by New Orleans’s finest musical acts – Jay Electronica, Mannie Fresh, Birdman, and 2Chainz. Grammy-award winning superstar Toni Braxton even stopped by to see Birdman take the stage, along with Hannibal Buress who came by.

The space was full of activities for friendly competition, including a pop-a-shot gallery and an NBA Jams arcade tournament. Hit rappers A$AP Ferg, Stalley, Master P and fellow friends/Wu-Tang Clan members Raekwon and Ghostface Killah event battled it out in wings contest called “Hot Ones.” Also, former Houston Rockets player, Kenny Smith also stopped by with his daughter/recording artist Kayla Brianna.

Photo Credit: Patrick Melon & Jacqueline Verdugo

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Cash Money/Rich Gang’s AR-AB Comes Through with “I Got 5 On It” Freestyle [New Music]

Philadelphia’s top gunner Ar-Ab has not stopped flooding the streets with material since he was famously name checked on Drake’s “Back To Back” in the summer of 2015.

Taking full advantage of his newfound notoriety, the up and coming artist released a bevy of freestyles, adding his aggressive street take on popular hits, while also infusing that with some brand new original material.

His efforts surely paid off as he inked a deal with Birdman’s Cash Money Records/Rich Gang earlier this year. Taking things further back, Ar-Ab gave The Rapfest the green-light to premiere his brand new freestyle over The Luniz’s Hip Hop classic “I Got 5 On It”.

Twitter: @AssaultRifleAB

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Watch: Kids Try To Decipher Birdman’s “Respek”

iHeart Radio and The Breakfast Club are not letting Birdman‘s infamous so-called word, “Respek” die at all. This time around, they decided to have a few kids try and decipher the term, and figure out how to pronounce it.

With tilted heads, squinted eyes, and overall looks of confusion, the kids had no idea what the epic quote meant.

Watch the hilarious clip above.

SEE MORE: 

Birdman Drops New Song “Respek”

Birdman’s New Fashion Line “Respek”

 

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Fly News: Forbes Drops Their Hip Hop’s Five Wealthiest List

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We’re almost halfway into 2016 which means it’s time for Forbes to drop The Forbes Five list identifying Hip Hop’s wealthiest. This year’s cash kings are no stranger to the list with the exception of one newcomer who landed this year’s number five spot.

Drake came in at #5 with a net worth of $60 million from touring and his endorsements with Sprite, Nike, and Apple.

Coming in at #4 is a man who demands respeck, Birdman with $110 million down from $140 million the previous year, due in part to the turmoil surrounding Cash Money.

Rounding off the #3 spot is self proclaimed “I’m a business, man” himself Jay Z with $610 million, propelled by his Tidal streaming service which is now worth three times the $54 million purchase price.

Dr. Dre once again nabs the #2 spot with a net worth of $710 million thanks to his record setting sale of Beats by Dre, the biopic Straight Outta Compton, and a pretty impressive portfolio of California real estate.

Of course Money Making Mitch once again tops Hip Hop’s wealthiest list with $750 million. Diddy continues to prove his business savvy with stakes in Ciroc, his TV network Revolt, Sean John, and Aquahydrate.

These Hip Hop moguls know how to use their celebrity and business acumen to go straight to the bank! You can head over to Forbes.com to check out the full coverage on this year’s The Forbes Five List.

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Birdman Drops New Song “Respek”

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Just when you thought it stopped at the t-shirts….Nope! Birdman now drops a new song carrying the same trending title “Respek.”

In case you were under a rock, the popular saying comes from his recent interview/visit at Power 105.1‘s The Breakfast Club. Although, the conversation lasted for about two seconds, Birdman acknowledge how feels like he isn’t “Respek-ed” on the station from all “tree” members of the morning show: Charlamagne Tha God, Angela Yee and DJ Envy.

Soon after, the video went viral and social media went into frenzy with the hilarious slogan(s). Days later, the Cash Money mogul created t-shirts and immediately started selling them online.

Now, he drops a song addressing the altercation, again in his own words.

Check it out above.

Photo Credit: Instagram/Birdman5star

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BirdMan’s Fashion Line “Respek”

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Well it looks like Birdman is trying to make a dollar out of 15 cents. While social media is clowning him, only thing on his mind is money. The Cash Money head honcho released a Respek clothing line featuring his hilarious lines from his recent interview with The Breakfast Club. Capitalization at its best!

Bird man posted three of his new items on Instagram. Respeck T- shirts are $30 while the hoodies are $50. Cop you one if feeling like people need to “put some respeck on your name.”

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If you did not hear the interview, you definitely missed out on a good laugh. But it’s cool, we got you covered. Here’s a recap:

Birdman was echoing the legend Aretha Franklin in his latest interview with The Breakfast Club. The Cash Money CEO demanded some “Respeck” be put on his name. He made Breakfast Club history as he gave them the shortest interview ever. The barely three minute long interview began rather abruptly with Birdman cursing everyone out…Yes, including Angela Yee.

“I want to start this thing off straight telling all tree (three) of y’all stop playing with my name. Stop playing with my f**king name” he yelled.

Apparently, Birdman did not go to talk business, he had more than a few things to get off his chest.

“N***a, when my name come up, respeck it. Stop playing with my f*cking name. I ain’t gonna say it no mo’.”

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While Angela Yee and DJ Envy looked dumbfounded by his shocking introduction, Charlamagne Tha God came to their defense. The two exchanged words back and forth as Charlamagne tried to get to the root of the problem.

Maybe he is the problem…Birdman threw some non flattering statements Charlamagne’s way.

“I wanted to see you. I wanted to talk to you as a man to your face. I knew a few places you was at. I could’ve pulled up, but I thought that was gangsta. I wanted to come look you in your face like a man and tell you how I feel.”

The Uncommon Sense host fired back by undermining Birdman’s gangsta. He questioned why the rap mogul was pressing him instead of Trick Daddy or Rick Ross, who clearly have beef with him.

“Why come for the radio guy” Charlamagne said.

Birdman left with his posse of 7 men. In a follow up interview, DJ Envy said he chopped it up with Birdman privately and he apologized for his outburst. I think it’s safe to say Birdman is no longer welcomed at TBC again.

 

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At the end of it all, Charlamagne did support the “Respek” movement by rocking the tee.

You gotta love C Tha God! Lol!

[Written by: Lolita Avila]

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SFPL Music: Mannie Fresh Links With Juvenile, Lil Wayne, and Birdman For “Hate”

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Mannie Fresh is gearing up for the release of his new project via Mass Appeal Records. While we don’t have an official release date yet Fresh linked with Juvenile, and Lil Wayne for his latest “Hate.”  Off his forthcoming project, “Hate” also features an intro from Birdman. Looks like the Cash Money crew isn’t letting their legal issues get in the way of making music.

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Watch: Young Thug Talks Rap Beef: Lil Wayne, Plies, The Game, Rich Homie Quan, Family Love, Kanye West Collab with ‘Sway In The Morning’ [Video]

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Just off the heels of announcing Slime Season 3 (Feb. 5th), Young Thug made a surprise visit to Sway In The Morning. 

Now, for those that may not know, Thugger doesn’t participate in a lot of interviews. But the gender-driven artist decide to pay a visit to the trusted Hip Hop figure, Sway as he talks new music, fashion, Plies, Lil Wayne, Kanye (an “alleged” feature on SWISH & various work with West), The Game, Rich Homie Quan, family and so much more. 

With Lyor Cohen and Amina in tow of 300 Entertainment, Young Thug was in the middle of debuting a new track called  “F**K Cancer” inspired by rapper Boosie, but after a slight technical matter with the iPhone the track was never played.

Check it out below:

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Pusha T On Ebro In Morning: Talks Lil Wayne & Birdman Beef, New Single, Trap Music & more

Pusha T drops by Hot 97‘s Ebro In The Morning during his visit in New York just on the brink of his sneaker collaboration release with Adidas.

The Clipse veteran talks about his new Timbaland-produced single “Untouchable”, beef with Lil Wayne and Birdman, being criticized for rapping about “coke” aka cocaine, his official new President seat of G.O.O.D. Music, new album and so much more.

About the Wayne and Birdman beef:

“It was a wild interview and the outtakes of the interview got out, so there’s was a lot of loose-talk. To have someone that big say disparaging things about you, that’s a heavy-hit.”

Peep the full interview below: