For the first time ever, Diddy has topped Forbes’ Cash Kings list, earning over 50 million in the last 12 months. Diddy will wear this years crown thanks mostly to the success of Ciroc vodka, his record label Bad Boy, clothing line Sean John and not to mention his soon to be cable channel, Revolt. Check out where other hip-hop kings landed on this years list below.
Forbes Cash Kings 2013
1. Diddy ($50 million)
2. Jay Z ($43 million)
3. Dr. Dre ($40 million)
4. Nicki Minaj ($29 million)
5. Birdman ($21 million)
6. Kanye West ($20 million)
7. Lil Wayne ($16 million)
8. Wiz Khalifa ($14 million)
9. Ludacris ($12 million)
10. Drake ($10.5 million)
Lil Wayne is back with the 5th installment of the legendary Dedication mixtape series, hosted by DJ Drama. Once again, Wayne hops on some of the most popular beats and delivers 29 hot new tracks. Line after line, experience lyrical greatness! Features include T.I., Future, The Weekend, and more.
Download: Lil Wayne – Dedication 5
Lil Wayne drops his first leak from his newest installment of the epic Dedication series as the fifth installment begins to take shape. Wayne always knows just how to tweak our favorites.
The Billboard Music Awards went down last night and Nicki Minaj stole the spotlight. During her performance of “High School,” Nicki’s dance team brough out a chair for Lil Wayne and the rest was history. #Twerk
Despite months of criticism over his “Karate Chop” lyric, Lil Wayne has remained silent, until now. The Young Money president has addressed the offensive rap line in a letter to the Till family. In the letter Wayne acknowledges the family’s pain and made it very clear that he will not reference the Till family ever again. Read below!
Dear Till Family:
As a recording artist, I have always been interested in word play. My lyrics often reference people, places and events in my music, as well as the music that I create for or alongside other artists.
It has come to my attention that lyrics from my contribution to a fellow artist’s song has deeply offended your family. As a father myself, I cannot imagine the pain that your family has had to endure. I would like to take a moment to acknowledge your hurt, as well as the letter you sent to me via your attorneys.
Moving forward, I will not use or reference Emmett Till or the Till family in my music, especially in an inappropriate manner. I fully support Epic Record’s decision to take down the unauthorized version of the song and to not include the reference in the version that went to retail. I will not be performing the lyrics that contain that reference live and have removed them from my catalogue.
I have tremendous respect for those who paved the way for the liberty and opportunities that African-Americans currently enjoy. As a business owner who employs several African-American employees and gives philanthropically to organizations that help youth to pursue their dreams my ultimate intention is to uplift rather than degrade our community.
Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr.
2 Chainz dropping more videos off of his solo debut Based On A T.R.U. Story which dropped late last year. This time it’s his standout intro track featuring none other than Lil Weezy himself.
DJ Khaled drops his highly anticipated track, No New Friends with the usual YMCMB/MMG trinity of Drizzy, Rozay, and Tunechi.
UPDATE: No New Friends: The Movie
The last couple of days have been emotional for YMCMB with the hospitalization of superstar Lil Wayne. Cash Money comrade, Mack Maine gives us a few reasons to be thankful with his new music video for, “Celebrate” featuring Talib Kweli and Lil Wayne.
Fat Joe has slimmed down but he has definitely beefed up this new single of his called Yellow Tape. Joe makes a statement with this single and video recruiting some of the biggest names in hip-hop with Tunechi, A$AP, and French. This track will be tearing up the streets this winter for sure!