Taylor Swift Is Highest-Earning Musician Of 2016, Diddy Only Rapper In Top 10
Taylor Swift made by far the most money of all music-makers in 2016, according to Forbes' newly unveiled list of The World's Highest-Paid Musicians of 2016. She comes in first place with a grand total of $170 million, $60 million ahead of the Zayn-less boy band One Direction. Diddy, who made the vast majority of his income via non-musical ventures, is the only rap artist to make the top 10, grabbing the final spot with $62 million.
10 Essential Vinylz Productions
Much has been made of Drake' partnership with Noah "40" Shebib, but equally important to his success has been the quartet of producers of Boi-1da, Vinylz, Allen Ritter, Frank Dukes that often put their heads together to feed him a nearly endless supply of potential hits.
PartyNextDoor Wants To Produce As Much For Drake As Kanye West Did For Jay Z
In his first Canadian interview ever, PartyNextDoor opened up to NOW Magazine, a local Toronto publication, about his dreams for the future as the premier artist on OVO Sound. Here's what the usually tight-lipped artist said about his aspirations with Drake: "I competitively want to produce just as many records for Drake as Kanye West did for Jay Z ... I want to write just as much as Kanye may have for whomever Kanye has written for. I want to do as much as I can do while I'm young." PND went on to explain his longtime admiration for Kanye West:
Hip Hop's Best Couples
"Cause them punks like to hit it and quit it / And I'd rather stay and play" - Sir Mix-a-Lot, "Baby Got Back" ***
Birdman Has Reportedly Called Off Negotiations With Lil Wayne
After nearly two years of drama and turmoil, it appears that the financial beef between Lil Wayne and Birdman is far from being fixed.
Twitter Reacts To Kanye West Calling Out Beyoncé & Cutting His Concert Short
While it's only been a few days after Kanye West told a bewildered audience that he would have voted for Donald Trump, Kanye managed to piss people off all over again at his show in Sacramento Saturday night.
Kanye Reunites With Kid Cudi Then Ends Show After Lengthy Rant
Don't attend a "Saint Pablo" show if you're not ready for the infamous "Kanye rant." His last two shows have been characterized by his surprising confessionals much more so than any music. On Thursday (Nov. 17), Kanye revealed to his audience in San Jose, and thus the world, that he favored Trump in the recent election, praising different aspects of his campaign throughout the show.
#TBT: Big L
Like Notorious B.I.G., Big L was gunned down a few months before his 25th birthday and released his second and final album posthumously. Like Biggie, he was a paragon of '90s hip hop who was a riveting storyteller (shoutout "The Heist" and "Casualties of a Dice Game," which are not included in this list), a lyrical technician, and a cold-blood gangster.
Lil Wayne & Jay Z: A Brief History
Since Lil Wayne released his 2004 mixtape The Prefix, where he rapped over a collection of Jay Z instrumentals, it's been more than clear that he's a fan of the rapper -- but he's also always expressed the desire to be better than those he idolizes. So begins a competitive friendship that takes a number of turns, as Jay Z approaches Wayne to sign him, the collaborate, exchange disses, and roles reverse until we're back at square one and Wayne is declaring he's "signed" with Hov.
Lil Wayne Hints At Deal With Roc Nation
Birdman refuses to release Lil Wayne from his Cash Money contract, but is Weezy already plotting a move to sign with Jay Z. During his performance at Camp Flog Gnaw over the weekend, he threw up the Roc-a-Fella diamond at the beginning of "I'm Me" and switched out "I’m a motherfucking Cash Money millionaire" in favor of “I’m a motherfucking Roc-A-Fella millionaire."
Jay Z & Zaytoven Are JAYTOVEN
Zaytoven has already earned himself a spot in the Hall of Fame, though it sounds like his best work is still ahead of him. He's produced for all of the best artists in Atlanta and has been an indelible part of the careers of artists like Gucci Mane, Future, and Migos. His most recent big score is Future and Drake's soon-to-be smash hit "Used to This." He's now intent on working with the great ones from outside of the South, and he's recently found himself in the studio with one of the all-time greats from any region: Jay Z.
Tina Knowles Posts & Deletes Photo Of Jay Z & Solange Sharing An Elevator
Jay Z and Solange may never be able to share an elevator again without feeling a little bit awkward. In 2014, security footage from the Met Gala showed the two in a heated confrontation, as Solange seemed to yell and hit Jay Z for reasons we're still not entirely clear on.
Jay Z, Beyonce & Chance The Rapper Star In Ad For Hillary Clinton
If you saw any footage from Jay Z and Beyonce's concert in Cleveland Friday night, you'll know that the power couple are endorsing Hillary Clinton in this election, and today they've shared a new ad encouraging fans to use their vote this Tuesday. Premiered on Tidal, the ad features words from both Jay and Bey, as well as guests at the show like Chance The Rapper and Big Sean. "She's killing this race, but she needs all of our help as American citizens to go out on November 8th and cast our vote," says Chance during a clip from his performance.
Donald Trump Scoffs At Jay Z's "Bad Language" At Hillary Clinton Rally
Jay Z and Beyonce hosted a concert that functioned as a rally for Hillary Clinton in Cleveland on Friday (Nov. 4). They were the headliners, and there were other performances from Big Sean, Chance The Rapper, and J. Cole. After the music, Bey and Hov made speeches in favor of Secretary Clinton and welcomed the Democratic presidential candidate to the stage. Her opponent, Donald Trump, has already responded to Jay Z's presence at the rally, telling his supporters that Clinton's tolerance of Jay Z's bad language is proof of her hypocrisy.
Watch J. Cole, Big Sean, Chance The Rapper Perform At Jay Z & Beyonce's Hillary Clinton Rally
By now you've seen Jay Z and Beyonce welcoming presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to the stage at their rally in Cleveland last night, and now you can watch their full performances, complete with any special guests.
Watch Jay Z & Beyonce Bring Out Hillary Clinton In Cleveland (Complete With Airhorn)
Jay Z and Beyonce held a special "Get Out The Vote" concert in Cleveland last night, and seeing that the whole thing was sponsored by Hillary Clinton's campaign, it was only right that the presidential candidate made an appearance. Bey had kind words for Clinton during her performance. "I want my daughter to see a woman lead the country and know that her possibilities are limitless," she said. "We have to think about the future of our daughters, our sons, and vote for someone who cares for them as much as we do. And that's why I'm With Her."
Stream Jay Z's "Get Out The Vote" Concert For Hilary Clinton
We’re just days away from the Presidential election (November 11), so to help Hilary Clinton’s cause Jay Z is holding a star-studded event tonight in Cleveland State University’s at one of her rally’s. Hitting the stage expected to perform are Chance The Rapper, J. Cole, Big Sean, Beyonce & of course the man himself Hov. Going down live right now, fans can tune in from your couch by hitting play (below).
Here Are The Costumes Rappers Wore For Halloween 2016
Year in and year out, Halloween never ceases to produce amazing costumes. This year witnessed some intriguing costume choices from the hip hop set. Big Sean was a storm trooper to Jhene Aiko's jedi warrior; Tyga was Juelz Santana; Beyonce was Pepa, Drake was as hip hop lawyer 2-Dollar Steve; Diddy was Thor; Chris Brown was Deadpool. But wait, there's more. Check out the embedded Instagram posts below to see how Bow Wow, Big Boi, Tech N9ne, Christina Milian, Fabolous, and a host of others did it large for Halloween 2016.
Jay Z Reportedly Makes $40 Million Bid For Rights To Prince's Unreleased Music
When he died of an accidental drug overdose in April, Prince left behind what it is rumored to be a massive vault of unreleased music and no will indicating what should be done with it.
Jay Z To Hold Concert In Support Of Hillary Clinton
This election season has seen many rappers becoming vocal about their politics, and Jay Z is doing so by throwing his support behind Hillary Clinton with a special concert in Cleveland.