Aug 10

GETPlugged: Jay-Z, Diddy & Kanye Top Forbes “Cash King’s” 2011 List

Birdman: “If we ain’t number one now, we’ll be there soon.”
Swizz Beatz: “I will be #1 next year.”
Wiz Khalifa: “I’m one of them? That’s what’s up!”

Forbes has released their list of the top earning hip hop artists for 2011, and once again mogul Jay-Z snags the #1 spot for bringing in $37 million in the past twelve months. This is Jay’s 4th time in the last 5 years that he’s taken top billing.

Jay’s high earnings are attributed to his ongoing deal with Live Nation, high partnership with the New Jersey Nets and his 40/40 Club. Of course, profits from his label Roc Nation and his clothing line Rocawear are nothing to snub, either. Plus, his music continues to sell at astronomical figures, with his latest collaboration with Kanye West, ‘Watch The Throne,’ is predicted to bring in half a million sales, with it already taking the #1 spot in 23 countries on the iTunes charts. 

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Aug 09

Video: Eminem Rocks Crowd of 90,000 at Lollapalooza

Eminem closed out day two of the Lollapalooza Festival, with a 90-minute set in front of 90,000 raucous fans.

Skylar Grey joined Slim to perform “I Need A Doctor,” while Bruno Mars and Royce Da 5’9 came out to assist on “Lighters.”  Check the performance after the jump Read More »

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Aug 09

GETPlugged: Beanie Sigel Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion Faces Jail Time

It looks like the Broad Street Bully Beanie Sigel may be heading back to prison sometime soon. Like Ja Rule before him, Beans recently admitted guilt to failing to file his taxes between the years 2003 and 2005.

According to a recent report from ABC News, the State Property and former Roc-a-Fella rapper admitted to not filing his taxes during the two year period. Although his lawyer contests the amount of money owed, the prosecution says that Beans owes $350,000 out of a reportedly $1 million income that went undeclared. 

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Aug 09

Eyegasm: Lenny Kravitz Covers Uptown Magazine

“I was the kid they knew was different. They knew who my parents were
 and would call them Mr. Day and Mrs. Night, or they’d call me zebra,” says 
Kravitz in reference to his Jewish father and his black mother. “I didn’t stick 
to one group, and I ended up listening to all kinds of music,” he remembers.

And In reference to if he’s found Mrs. Right yet:  Read Lenny’s answer after the jump Read More »

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