Rappers Who Were Born Rich
Many hip-hop artists have rapped about life experiences like starting from the bottom, the struggle and the drug game. The come-up story has always been a selling point for many artists through the years. Some of your favorites like Lil Wayne, B.I.G., Jay Z, Nas, 50 Cent, and more have experienced this and have shared it through their music. However, there is a new trend popping up in hip-hop culture of young, incredibly wealthy artists aiming to be the next big rapper.
Jermaine Dupri Says Desiigner's "Panda" & Future's "Commas" Have "Exact Same Beat"
Everybody knows that there's a curious likeness between Future and 18-year-old Brooklyn rapper Desiigner. Most listeners immediately hear hints of Future in Desiigner's voice, though legendary Atlanta producer Jermaine Dupri recently discovered that the similarities may not end there.
Bow Wow Leaves Cash Money, Is Now Working With Snoop Dogg & Jermaine Dupri
Bow Wow, who's been rapping since age five, is ready for a new stage in his career. Now 28, the rapper just announced his departure from Cash Money Records, to which he signed over five years ago. He posted the video announcement to his Facebook, and he was quick to clarify: "This is a peaceful situation."
Jermaine Dupri On Chris Brown: "He's Gonna Be More Famous Than Tupac"
Hot 97's Miss Info has been breaking stories left and right at her BET Awards press table. Yesterday, she managed to get Meek Mill to spill the beans on a track from his thus-far-secretive upcoming album, Dreams Worth More Than Money, and now she's gotten Jermaine Dupri to Chris Brown some of the highest praise possible: a comparison to 2Pac.
Jermaine Dupri Says Ciara's Latest Single Is An Usher "Rip-Off"
Last week, Robin Thicke and Pharrell were ordered to pay over $7 million to Marvin Gaye's family on the basis of copyright infringement. Jurors determined that Thicke and Pharrell's "Blurred Lines", which has become one of the best-selling singles of all time, was guilty of plagiarizing Marvin Gaye's 1977 hit "Got to Give It Up".
Jermaine Dupri Could Lose Music Rights Of So So Def Artists [Update: Dupri Claims He Was Taken Advantage Of By Personal Banker]
Although Jermaine Dupri paid off his enormous tax lien of $3 million earlier this year, he's still suffering from financial problems. The SunTrust Bank has launched a new lawsuit against Dupri, because he has failed to pay back completely a $4.8 million loan he took out back in 2010.
Justin Bieber Spotted With Rick Ross, Wale, Stalley, Jermaine Dupri & Diddy
When he's not busy getting into trouble with the cops, whether that be in the U.S. or in Canada, or sucking on stripper nipples, Justin Bieber is in the studio with r
Jermaine Dupri Thinks Jay Z’s New Album Might Be Finished
While most of what you’re about to read is wishful thinking, it sure is excited to hear one of Jay Z’s close friends think there’s an album on the way. Earlier this week, Jermaine Dupri paid a visit to the RapRadar podcast & talked about his long-time relationship with Jay Z. During which, JD spilled some news on Hov’s next album, saying he knows the title & believes it’s already done. When JD was asked if he was on the album, he replied “I know the name of Hov’s new album..... It might be done.”
10 Songs Created By Hip-Hop Couples
Couples making songs together is a natural thing. From the Sonny & Cher days to present-day power couple Beyonce and Jay Z, it only makes sense for a couple talented people to create music together, especially when they're in love.
Mariah Carey Parts Ways With Manager Jermaine Dupri
The response and sales for Mariah Carey's latest body of work, Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse has been pretty lackluster, as we reported she initially sold 58,000 copies opening week, but quickly fell off the Billboard 200. It now has total sales of only 103,000 copies. Perhaps this has spurred Mariah to initiate a change in her career, starting with her management, it seems.
Usher, Jermaine Dupri & Young Jeezy Collaborating On New Usher Album
Both Jermaine Dupri and Young Jeezy have posted photos on Instagram that show them in the studio with Usher, which is sure to be a welcome sight for fans of the R&B singer.
Rap Industry Recap: September
Business moves quick, and that's no exception for the rap world. From the hottest new signings, to movie deals, to album pushbacks, the industry is constantly in motion. It can be hard to keep up with at times, so we've consolidated all of the must-hear information from the past month, all in one place. Be on the look out for this monthly recap of news-worthy items you may have missed, to stay afloat with the industry.
Jermaine Dupri Sued For $1 Million Over Unpaid Royalties
Jermaine Dupri has a pretty hefty lawsuit on his hands, and it stems from a former business partner who claims he's been shortchanged by the rapper. Back in 2005, Dupri launched Dieniahmar Music LLC with partner Eddie Weathers, and Weathers now claims that he's lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in royalties since the company began.
Mariah Carey Announces Jermaine Dupri Is Now Her Manager
Mariah Carey and Jermaine Dupri have a lot of history together, which they are hoping to turn into big bucks, with the announcement of a new "merger" between the two. The "merger" basically means that Jermaine Dupri will now manage Mariah Carey. In a press release, Jermaine stated, "A multi-talented artist of Mariah’s caliber should be doing everything imaginable. I’m sure others have said this but not the way I intend to do it. For me, it’s about the execution."
Jermaine Dupri Hit With $800,000 Tax Lien
Jermaine Dupri continues to have financial trouble. It was reported last month that the rapper could lose the rights to his label So So Def if he could not repay an oustanding loan, and he has now been served with 2 hefty tax liens.
Jermaine Dupri Loses Lamborghini Lawsuit, Owes $79,000
Jermaine Dupri's financial woes just keep stacking up. In December of 2011 we reported on Jermaine Dupri getting sued over his Lamborghini, after he failed to make payments on the $330,000 vehicle (although he did make an initial payment of $70,000).
Jermaine Dupri Pays Off $3 Million Tax Lien
Jermaine Dupri has finally settled his finances, paying off a $3 million tax lien stemming from 2008. The IRS filed the lien in 2008, claiming Dupri had failed to pay his taxes since 2006, resulting in back taxes of $3,095,004.64. Jermaine payed off the bill on January 18th, as TMZ reports.
Mariah Carey Hit The Studio With Jermaine Dupri & Nas
Mariah Carey is currently at work on a new album, and she hit the studio with Jermaine Dupri and Nas last night to cook something up for the LP.
Jermaine Dupri Calls Chris "Mac Daddy" The "Son I Never Had" In Letter To Fans [Update: So So Def Issue Statement]
The passing of Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly has been felt through out the hip-hop community. Many rappers and artists have already expressed their sorrow over Chris' death, one of them, Jermaine Durpi, was particularly close with the rapper.