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Richest Hip Hop Artists in 2008

Mprofeti the Radical Process

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I was surfing the net when i came across the list of the richest Hip Hop artists last year (2008)........check it out

1.  50 Cent - $150 million
2.  Jay-Z - $82 million
3.  Diddy - $35 million
4.  Kanye West - $30 million
5.  Timbaland - $22 million
6.  Pharrell Williams - $20 million
7.  Swizz Beatz - $17 million
8.  Snoop Dogg - $16 million
9.  Dr. Dre - $15 million
10. Ludacris - $14 million
11. T.I. - $13 million
12. Lil Wayne - $13 million
13. Eminem - $12 million
14. Common - $12 million
15. Akon - $12 million
16. Jermaine Dupri - $11 million
17. Lil Jon - $11 million
18. OutKast - $10 million
19. Chamillionaire - $10 million
20. The Game - $10 million

You can get more info at www.forbes.com
« Last Edit: January 16, 2009, 03:20:09 PM by Mprofeti »
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dam and here i thought i was..lol..shit niccas are pocketing the mula man...dam pays to be in entertainment!
people be juding me by the way that i walk even when i talk they say i got swagger like i be from new york..#print that bitches!


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dam and here i thought i was..lol..shit niccas are pocketing the mula man...dam pays to be in entertainment!
in the US that is..

Down here things are a bit different you can entertain all you want.. :(


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...you can entertain all you want.. :(



HAHAHA!

I would have a**umed that Weezy made more of that Arab money. Almost as much as Slim who did not even release any commercially successful album. guess it's paper from other sources not just sales and performance fees.


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Nice to see tCommon making more cream than Lil Jon. Peace to Luda and Game for being on that list. The gap between 50 and the rest is crazy though. Wonder how Diddy feels.
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the thing is - that is what they actually made in the year of 2008! Overall Jay Z is still the man...looking at over 600 mil!


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Peace to the legend Dre for being on that list

Bigs ups to Game, Luda and Common for making it...niggas that make music that won't make you wanna smash your sound machine.
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I was surfing the net when i came across the list of the richest Hip Hop artists last year (2008)........check it out

1.  50 Cent - $150 million
2.  Jay-Z - $82 million
3.  Diddy - $35 million
4.  Kanye West - $30 million
5.  Timbaland - $22 million
6.  Pharrell Williams - $20 million
7.  Swizz Beatz - $17 million
8.  Snoop Dogg - $16 million
9.  Dr. Dre - $15 million
10. Ludacris - $14 million
11. T.I. - $13 million
12. Lil Wayne - $13 million
13. Eminem - $12 million
14. Common - $12 million
15. Akon - $12 million
16. Jermaine Dupri - $11 million
17. Lil Jon - $11 million
18. OutKast - $10 million
19. Chamillionaire - $10 million
20. The Game - $10 million

You can get more info at www.forbes.com
Is this for album sales only? if it is that means that: this list is not a true reflection of what is happening in the industry.
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I was surfing the net when i came across the list of the richest Hip Hop artists last year (2008)........check it out

1.  50 Cent - $150 million
2.  Jay-Z - $82 million
3.  Diddy - $35 million
4.  Kanye West - $30 million
5.  Timbaland - $22 million
6.  Pharrell Williams - $20 million
7.  Swizz Beatz - $17 million
8.  Snoop Dogg - $16 million
9.  Dr. Dre - $15 million
10. Ludacris - $14 million
11. T.I. - $13 million
12. Lil Wayne - $13 million
13. Eminem - $12 million
14. Common - $12 million
15. Akon - $12 million
16. Jermaine Dupri - $11 million
17. Lil Jon - $11 million
18. OutKast - $10 million
19. Chamillionaire - $10 million
20. The Game - $10 million

You can get more info at www.forbes.com
Is this for album sales only? if it is that means that: this list is not a true reflection of what is happening in the industry.

Its not based on album sales only......its basically anything music related that brings in money.....ringtones.....clothing.......games......etc....
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do we have a list like this for south african rappers?
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do we have a list like this for south african rappers?

It doesnt exist.... But im also just which South African Rapper is making more money than the others...


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do we have a list like this for south african rappers?

It doesnt exist.... But im also just which South African Rapper is making more money than the others...

My bet is HHP, homey lives on stages and now corporates are showing him love so I reckon he eats more that the rest of us (excuse the double meaning there)
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do we have a list like this for south african rappers?

It doesnt exist.... But im also just which South African Rapper is making more money than the others...

My bet is HHP, homey lives on stages and now corporates are showing him love so I reckon he eats more that the rest of us (excuse the double meaning there)


YES I agree, but you're another who racks it PRO...doing a whole lot at METRO and lecturing and stuff... I can at least make yo home takes with my 9-5...either way... you rack it in the entertainment biz... As for producers... I think Bongz kills many or all!!!


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do we have a list like this for south african rappers?

It doesnt exist.... But im also just which South African Rapper is making more money than the others...

My bet is HHP, homey lives on stages and now corporates are showing him love so I reckon he eats more that the rest of us (excuse the double meaning there)



YES I agree, but you're another who racks it PRO...doing a whole lot at METRO and lecturing and stuff... I can at least make yo home takes with my 9-5...either way... you rack it in the entertainment biz... As for producers... I think Bongz kills many or all!!!

careful there son, Amu does production for ads and he getting into film now, plus there's a reason I've never had an Amu piece on any of my work = his invoice is no joke!
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do we have a list like this for south african rappers?

It doesnt exist.... But im also just which South African Rapper is making more money than the others...

My bet is HHP, homey lives on stages and now corporates are showing him love so I reckon he eats more that the rest of us (excuse the double meaning there)



YES I agree, but you're another who racks it PRO...doing a whole lot at METRO and lecturing and stuff... I can at least make yo home takes with my 9-5...either way... you rack it in the entertainment biz... As for producers... I think Bongz kills many or all!!!

careful there son, Amu does production for ads and he getting into film now, plus there's a reason I've never had an Amu piece on any of my work = his invoice is no joke!



LOL!

Eish...forgot about him too... I remember saying to myself after watching that Ventilation DVD:

"AMU is on Wavelab 6... what are we niccz doing with Pro Tools?" and laughed... $#it was funny flossing like that...... I wouldn't go as far as saying he gets payed, I never heard anything yet...meaning evidence. If he does go other routes to get mo money, surely hip hop doesn't pay...its like CRIMES alter-ego!!!