Music may have got them there but it took more than that to make the Forbes’ “The World’s Highest-Paid Musicians 2013″ list. Diddy ranks #12 on the list with earnings of $50 million, according to forbes.com. Sean Combs pulls in much of his money through his Ciroc vodka. Jay Z lands at #19 with earnings of $42 million and Dr. Dre earned the #21 slot with $40 million, the story says. Read More »
Going GREEN for October is exactly what Lady GaGa is sporting. While taking cues from Nikki Minaj and Kim Kardashian, Lady Gaga and Azealia Banks both are trying to get a piece of the “revealing” shine in the social media limelights.
Check out the artsy details below.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced quite a nominee class! Grunge rockers Nirvana, disco group Chic, Gene Simmons and Kiss, Hall and Oates, college radio heroes the Replacements, New Orleans funkmeisters the Meters, sweet-voiced Linda Ronstadt; and pioneering gangsta rappers N.W.A., the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Deep Purple, Peter Gabriel, LL Cool J, Cat Stevens, Link Wray, Yes and the Zombies.
The list spans more than six decades of rock and pop history and includes both major pop successes — Chic, Hall and Oates, Gabriel, Ronstadt and Yes all hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart — and influential players.
“In many ways the most notorious group in the history of rap,” writes Allmusic.com’s Stephen Thomas Erlewine. Members Ice Cube, Eazy-E and Dr. Dre all went on to even bigger things, with Dr. Dre, in particular, becoming perhaps the most notable producer in hip-hop history.
This is quite a class. Here’s a few videos from some of the nominees:
Voting will be open to fans. The top five vote-getters will be listed on a “fans’ ballot” that will be tallied along with the other ballots for the Class of 2014. The inductees are chosen by a secret ballot of 600 voters, a group that includes previous inductees, music industry veterans, historians and critics. All eligible nominees released their first single or album at least 25 years before the year of nomination.
Last year’s class included Rush, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Donna Summer and Quincy Jones.
The 29th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held in April 2014 in New York. The ceremony will be broadcast on HBO.
A pair of music legends are joining forces to help USC students attempt to break into the industry. Dr. Dre and music mogul Jimmy Iovine are donating 70-million dollars to USC for the construction of a new music academy. Read More »
Just weeks after releasing her hot new video with Maxwell for ”Fire We Make”, Alicia Keys has dropped a brand new video for her latest single, ”New Day”, that was produced by hubby Swizz Beatz.
“New Day” is a positive and celebratory type of song that just makes you want to get up and dance and have a good time. Director Laban Pheidias did an excellent job in capturing the upbeat feel of the song, and Ms. Keys looks absolutely STUNNING and brings the HEAT in this video.
In the video, we see Keys dancing in the streets of New York in a haute gold bustier and high heels, and then we see her showing off some choreographed dance moves in an on-stage performance.
Peep the video below:
Overall, I think this is a great video. “New Day” is something different for Alicia, but its definitely a good look for her and shows her in a different light than what we are used to seeing.
Are you feeling the video for “New Day”? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Forbes just released their 2013 list for the top richest hip-hop artist. Topping the list are Diddy, Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, Birdman, and 50 Cent coming at number five. Find out just how much they made inside. Read More »
A brand new reality show is in the works with the sons ofÂ N.W.AÂ andÂ Run-DMC. The reality show will be based on the sons of famous hip hop groups and is being shopped by networks.Â Read More »
“Forbes” magazine has published its list of the top ten hip-hop artists who can “make it rain” in Benjamins.
One day I will be on this list, watch….
Topping the list of the highest paid hip-hop celebrities is Dr. Dre.
The rap legend earned a whopping 110-million dollars last year, according to “Forbes.”
Most of that cash came from his headphone line, “Beats by Dre.” Sean “Diddy” Combs came in at number two with 45-million dollars in earnings last year, most of it from his shares in Ciroc Vodka.
Jay-Z is number three with 38-million dollars in earnings. The rapper banked big bucks from his stakes in various business ventures including the cosmetics company Carol’s Daughter, the advertising firm Translation, and the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets. Jay also has a joint venture with the battery Duracell. Read More »
Viewers are taken on a personal journey into the craft and skills of rap, and what goes on inside the minds and erupts from the pens of rap legends, when Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap, Ice-Tâ€™s critically-acclaimed film, debuts on DVD, Digital, and Video on Demand on September 18th. Directed and hosted by rap legend Ice-T, the release of The Art of Rap on DVD follows the documentaryâ€™s premier at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and successful theatrical runs in the United States and England.
A performance documentary about the runaway juggernaut that is hip-hop, Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap features some of the genreâ€™s biggest talents, including Chuck D, Grandmaster Caz, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Melle Mel, Q-Tip, Redman, Mos Def, Afrika Bambaataa, B Real, Immortal Technique, Ice Cube, MC Lyte, Nas, Dr. Dre, KRS One, Common and Kanye West.
The film has won raves from hip-hop specialists and more mainstream media alike.
Allhiphop.comâ€™s Tim Sanchez wrote, â€œIce-T has produced one of the finest and most detailed film documentaries about Hip-Hop in existenceâ€¦a source of inspiration and education for all Hip-Hop fans young and old.â€
Time Out Londonâ€™s Tom Huddleston wrote, â€œOn the big screen, the sheer force and energy of these poets is extraordinary. These guys are legends for a reason.â€ Read More »