In part 4 of Cudi’s sit down interview with the L.A. Leakers DJ sourMILK & Justin Credible, he speaks on his top 4 favorite producers in the game, and he explains why he feels his new album Indicud is his Chronic 2001.
Hey rappers! If you strive to be rich, wealthy, ballin’ and have your pockets full of cheddah then just know you’re gonna have to wear your business cap to hit those eight figures. Everyone on the list may have started their career by making music but the non-musical ventures are the ones that catapulted the following rappers onto Forbes’ list: Five of Hip-Hop’s Wealthiest Artists 2013. Peep the list after the jump.
Excited to see what comes of this…
LeBron James and Dr.Dre were both featured on the cover of ESPN upcoming music issue. You can get your copy this Friday.
The 47-year-old hip-hop mogul earned $110 million based largely on his Beats by Dr. Dre headphones line. He pocketed a reported $100 million pretax when handset maker HTC paid $300 million for a 51% stake in the company last year. He and his partners later bought back half of what they sold.
Forbes’ Highest-Paid Musicians 2012
1. Dr. Dre – $110 million
2. Roger Waters – $88 million
3. Elton John – $80 million
4. U2 – $78 million
5. Take That – $69 million
6. Bon Jovi – $60 million
7. Britney Spears – $58 million
8. Paul McCartney – $57 million (tie)
8. Taylor Swift – $57 million (tie)
10. Justin Bieber – $55 million (tie)
10. Toby Keith – $55 million
12. Rihanna – $53 million
13. Lady Gaga – $52 million
14. Foo Fighters – $47 million
15. Diddy – $45 million (tie)
15. Katy Perry – $45 million (tie)
17. Kenny Chesney – $44 million
18. Beyoncé – $40 million
19. Red Hot Chili Peppers – $39 million
20. Jay-Z – $38 million
21. Coldplay – $37 million
22. Adele – $35 million (tie)
22. Kanye West – $35 million (tie)
24. Michael Bublé – $34 million
25. Sade – $33 million
DJcity caught up with one of 2012′s hottest producers, Scoop Deville, at Talented Studios in Los
Angeles, CA, to talk about his latest hit records on Kendrick Lamar‘s good kid, m.A.A.d. city; “Poetic Justice” featuring Drake and the Westcoast favorite, “The Recipe,” featuring the legendary Dr. Dre.
Kendrick Lamar held two sold out shows back-to-back in Los Angeles last night and brought along two special surprise guests. The Club Nokia crowd lost their voices when T.I. and Dr. Dre hit the stage, respectively. Both veteran artists had nice things to say about the man of the hour, Kendrick, but Dre, being the true boss he is, let the crowd know he was behind his artist 300%.
“I got to let y’all know something, I’m so proud of this man right here. He’s been handling his business even before y’all knew he was signed and shit. He was like let’s keep that shit on the low, I don’t want nobody to know and he kept doing his fucking thing. He’s a true muthafuckin’ lyricist, a real muthafuckin’ MC and that’s what we need in muthafuckin’ hip-hop.”
Well said Dr. Dre. Watch the Doc join Kendrick for “Compton” and “The Recipe” in the video above and below, you can see the Kang join Kendrick for his own singles, “Go Get It” and “What You Know.”
Updated: With footage from Game‘s and Big Sean‘s performance from show 2. (via HipHopHeisenberg/HHNM)