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The Forbes Five: Hip-Hop's Wealthiest Artists 2014 [Crap "Music" Pays Big $ for the Top 1%]
Forbes ^ | 4/16/14 | Zack O'Malley

Posted on 04/18/2014 11:20:34 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

ack in 2007, Sean “Diddy” Combs teamed with Jay Z and 50 Cent to create a song titled “I Get Money: Forbes 1-2-3 Billion Dollar Remix.” Less than a decade later, rappers are closing in on ten-figure fortunes, and he’s the nearest of the bunch.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: crap; garbage; mammonworship; rap; trash
Yes, they have other business ventures, too...you can only put so much CRAP "music" out and get the gangstas to buy it....here is the list of Obama supporters who are creating bad music and making millions, along with their worth

#5: 50 Cent. Worth $140,000,000

#4: Birdman. Worth $160,000,000

#3: Jay-Z. Worth $520,000,000 (yes, half a billion)

#2: Dr. Dre. Worth $550,000,000

#1: Diddy. Worth $700,000,000

Someone tell me how racist this nation is again. I'd love to laugh in their face.

1 posted on 04/18/2014 11:20:34 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

A “Few” people are consuming this bilge.

And some wonder why society is in the toilet.


2 posted on 04/18/2014 11:22:50 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

It pays well to sit around complaining about how dark skin holds you back in America. :)


3 posted on 04/18/2014 11:24:23 AM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: SoFloFreeper

Let’s compare, shall we?

According to celebritynetworth.com:

Rush Limbaugh is worth $370,000,000.

Dick Cheney is worth $90,000,000.

Sean Hannity is worth $35,000,000.

Sarah Palin is worth $12,000,000.

Newt Gingrich is worth $7,000,000.

A million dollars is a lot of money...but in my opinion, any ONE of the people above are worth more than all five of the Forbes Five Thugs combined.


4 posted on 04/18/2014 11:25:26 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

If “gangstaz” were the sole consumers of this “music”, there wouldn’t be any money in it. Without the white buyers (in this and other countries; this includes concerts, which always make the “artists” more money than the records do), the genre would be underground, in a literal sense.


5 posted on 04/18/2014 11:26:14 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: F15Eagle

“I blame it as the number one cause of most of what’s wrong with America the past 25 years.”

I’ve pretty much gone with the flow in the music industry: metal, new wave, old wave, etc. But I could never relate to rap, still can’t.


7 posted on 04/18/2014 11:32:43 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Olog-hai
Somehow a large number of white kids have embraced the thug culture.The people responsible for this should be in prison.
8 posted on 04/18/2014 11:35:30 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: F15Eagle
I blame it as the number one cause of most of what’s wrong with America the past 25 years.

No understatement there. Pop "music" is the very tip of the spear of the cultural attack by the Left.

9 posted on 04/18/2014 11:35:49 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Maybe that’s why that other “rapper” named Johnson cut off his own penis and jumped off a building a few days ago...

...he found out he wasn’t on “the list”.


11 posted on 04/18/2014 11:37:21 AM PDT by WayneS (Help Control Politician Overpopulation - Spay or Neuter Your Senator or Congressman Today!)
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To: Farmer Dean
Somehow a large number of white kids have embraced the thug culture.The people responsible for this should be in prison.

Blame white record execs.....producing rap music is cheap, and highly profitable.....You actually have to pay for real musicians.

12 posted on 04/18/2014 11:38:21 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SoFloFreeper

Capitalism works. Always made me wonder about those that cry about it not working. It is the best system in the World. Not many places in the World where you can become a multi-millionaire with a high school diploma or even less.


13 posted on 04/18/2014 11:39:34 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: dfwgator

The media blitz of the last few years have produced an egalitarian-(trash!)-mind set.


14 posted on 04/18/2014 11:43:42 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Considering how many consumers of all colors of this garbage are parasites, we taxpayers are making these talentless thugs rich.
15 posted on 04/18/2014 11:46:45 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: Huskrrrr

The problem is that now rap has poisoned pop music.

Nothing worse than hearing a song on the radio, that starts out pretty good, only to have some rap part in the middle.


16 posted on 04/18/2014 11:48:17 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SoFloFreeper

Performance by the untalented for an audience of the uncivilized.


17 posted on 04/18/2014 11:59:06 AM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: Olog-hai
Most Americans don't care for musical music, they like just plain noise with a raucous beat.

Leni

18 posted on 04/18/2014 12:03:17 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Our greatness - built upon our freedom - is moral, not material)
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To: MinuteGal; gonzo
I like Frank Sinatra. Go does Gonzo.

That doesn't count, does it?

5.56mm

19 posted on 04/18/2014 12:05:40 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: SoFloFreeper
I haven't the slightest problem with Dr Ben Carson...or Bill Cosby...or Oprah...being worth half a billion (or more).To the best of my knowledge none of *them* have ever been indicted for attempted murder.But “Jay-Z”?
20 posted on 04/18/2014 12:05:58 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: M Kehoe
Go=so.

Fat fingers and spell check are the cause.

5.56mm

21 posted on 04/18/2014 12:06:31 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: dfwgator

How about parents who let their kids listen to this crap and not at least insist they don’t play it in the home. I tell my kids at every opportunity that this is crap and it will rot your brain. They actually listen to me.
Parents have given up any responsibility for raising their kids. That’s where the blame lies for most of what is wrong in this country. PARENTS.


22 posted on 04/18/2014 12:28:29 PM PDT by prof.h.mandingo (Buck v. Bell (1927) An idea whose time has come (for extreme liberalism))
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To: Huskrrrr

Maybe because “rap” isn’t actually music?


23 posted on 04/18/2014 1:04:06 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

How much would these guys be worth if there were no food stamps and welfare pouring in to the “hood?”


24 posted on 04/18/2014 2:07:31 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: M Kehoe; gonzo; mickie; Maine Mariner; flaglady47; pax_et_bonum
I LOVE Frank Sinatra....and I was lucky enough to see him in person from third row center at the Chicago Theater when he was just starting out.

Yep, everything you've read is correct, the astonishing skininess, the bow tie hanging from a too-big collar, the squealing teenie girls, the great voice emanating from such a thin frame.

Just LISTENING to him today is the perfect way for me to concentrate on the voice.....and to appreciate his natural talent and melodious style.

What an almost-perfect singing voice for the marvelous songs written during the decades of his era....."Begin the Beguine"....."Stardust"....."Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)"....."Blue Moon"....."It Had To Be You".....and my favorite, "Yours is My Heart Alone".

I hardly know the names of today's singers and rappers, and the ones I know about I wouldn't pay two cents to hear them or see them "entertain" in a "concert".

Leni

25 posted on 04/18/2014 3:28:09 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Our greatness - built upon our freedom - is moral, not material)
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To: SoFloFreeper

My favorite word in the title is “Artists”. Thuggery set to rhyme is now raised to an art form. We are doomed.


26 posted on 04/18/2014 3:38:17 PM PDT by JewishRighter
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