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While Admitting His Listed Net Worth Is Too Low, The Game Reveals He Once 'Turned Down Like A $6 -$7 Million Tour'

Have you considered whether or not you would choose between a multi-million dollar payout or a few rounds of your favorite video game? Yeah, neither have we. Compton native rapper The Game admitted during an interview with Complex that he once turned a $7 million tour so that he could level up in NBA 2K.

Josh Rodgers

Jun 15, 2022

NBA Youngboy Demands Atlantic Records 'Ban' His Music From All YouTubers

NBA Youngboy has had enough of YouTubers swiping his content for their page. According to HipHopDX, the Louisiana native took to his Instagram page to demand Atlantic Records — his label — ban the use of his music in reaction videos. “Atlantic ban my music from all YouTubers – get a real job,” NBA YoungBoy wrote. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Say Cheese TV 👄🧀 (@saycheesetv) In my opinion, for what it’s worth, the Baton Rouge-based rapper has — quite literally — millions, if not billions, of reasons to feel the way he does about people using his music without writing him a check. As one of the most successful artists on the platform, he has a vested interest in keeping things copacetic. With that said, let’s take a look at his YouTube numbers.

From Tech N9ne To Doja Cat — Here Are Hip-Hop's Highest-Paid Acts Of 2021, Report Says

Hip-Hop is big business. What was once considered a niche musical sound has become the soundtrack of our lives. And the genre’s best-known artists have become all the richer for it. “Hip-hop has, and always will, set trends,” says Kim Kaupe, founder of the creative agency Bright Ideas Only, to Variety. “Brands realize they can no longer sit on the sidelines and test what ‘might’ work. They need to be in the mix testing partnerships and trends before they have the data to back it up.” Certainly, too, some rappers do far better than others — and indie rappers, like Tech N9ne, can still make a six-figure salary for themselves. According to Variety, Tech N9ne’s earnings come from an eight-figure digital catalog deal — a deal that was previously unreported to mainstream outlets. But, as one might imagine, the marquee-name rappers — like Drake and Kanye — make the biggest bucks. What’s more, rappers who diversify their portfolios — like Jay-Z and Wiz Khalifa — can continue to make money...

How Gunna Rapped His Way To A $4M While Giving Back To His Community

Though Gunna is currently making headlines for a “beef” (which is more like a healthy debate) with rap legend Freddie Gibbs, he made even bigger headlines when he unveiled “Drip Season 4,” which dropped on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Billboard revealed that the College Park, GA native teamed up with superstar artist Daniel Arsham of New York City to create the album cover. The cover, which features a bust of Gunna, also comes complete with the rapper’s signature chain and sunglasses. View this post on Instagram A post shared by ❕WUNNA❕🥷🏻✝️ (@gunna) “I’ve been a fan of Gunna’s music for quite some time and was pleased when he reached out to me a number of months ago through DM with questions about my work,” Arsham said to the outlet. “He was very curious about how some of the pieces that I create are made. He was intrigued about the crystal materials I use and the idea of time travel and the future, present within the works. We connected in person a few times and at some point, he asked if I...

Lil Baby's $5M Net Worth Seems To Be Just The Beginning Of His Business Prowess

Lil Baby has certainly come a long way from his humble beginnings. The man born Dominique Armani Jones on Dec. 3, 1994, could have had a hard life in Atlanta, GA. His father left the family when he was just two-years-old. He dropped out of high school in his freshman year. And in 2012, he was arrested on several charges — including possession with intent to sell. But despite this inauspicious beginning, Lil Baby proves that it’s not about where you’ve come from, but where you’re going. In 2016, after he was released from his last prison stint, he teamed up with Quality Control Music to form his own label, 4PF (4 Pockets Full). From there, he began releasing a string of hit songs that would — according to Celebrity Net Worth — give him a net worth of $5 million and growing. In May 2021, Lil Baby made headlines when he visited the White House with George Floyd’s family to demand justice for Floyd’s murder. According to NME, he also met with Vice President Kamala Harris during that...

West Coast Hip-Hop Legend E-40 Fulfills 'Lifelong Dream' With The Launch Of 'GOON WITH THE SPOON'

E-40 is officially in the food business. The West Coast Hip-Hop legend has dropped GOON WITH THE SPOON gourmet meat products, which features a collection of flavored sausages and burritos in a variety of flavors, including teriyaki pineapple chicken sausage, Philly cheesesteak chicken sausages, hot beef sausages, mild beef sausages and the Choices (Yum) Sausage Bundle. The announcement of GOON WITH THE SPOON comes almost one year to the day after E-40 announced he was entering the food industry. He took to Instagram to celebrate the launch of the company. “Fulfilled a lifelong dream today with the formal launch of my GOON WITH THE SPOON brand & inaugural sausage line!” he captioned a video of him working in the kitchen. “We’re in production and about to take over the food industry now.” Fulfilled a lifelong dream today with the formal launch of my GOON WITH THE SPOON brand & inaugural sausage line! We’re in production and about to take over the food industry now 💪🏾Click the link...

How Streaming Helped NBA YoungBoy Climb To An Estimated $12M Net Worth

YoungBoy Never Broke Again is an artist that certainly may live up to his name. Unlike many artists in the Hip-Hop industry, however, the Baton Rouge native (born Kentrell DeSean Gaulden) has earned the vast bulk of his nearly $12 million estimated net worth from his music. While many Gen Z rappers are diversifying their investments and building outside businesses, NBA YoungBoy has kept the focus squarely on the music. And, even while he’s incarcerated, his team is still trying to work out a way for him to continue to make music. What’s more, the “Bandit” rapper was reportedly amongst the highest-paid rappers of 2020, according to XXL Magazine). So dedicated is he to his craft that he actually petitioned a judge to allow him to work from his at-home studio while surrounded by ex-military armed guards, according to Rolling Stone. And though the case is still pending before a federal judge, that move is proof that regardless of what life throws his way, NBA YoungBoy is going to throw...

Megan Thee Stallion Becomes A Popeyes Franchise Owner In Her Hottest Deal Yet

When Megan Thee Stallion isn’t being a superstar on stage, she’s signing a business deal and the latest just rung our favorite “H-Town Hottie” in as a franchise owner! Popeyes announced today their new extensive deal with the rapper, Adweek reports. The news comes in as Megan’s biggest deal so far in her career. Courtesy of CNW Group/Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. “I’m appreciative of Popeyes commitment to empowering Black women and look forward to opening Popeyes Restaurants,” said Megan Thee Stallion in a statement. “Teaming up with Popeyes is such a milestone in my journey and evolution as an entrepreneur. I’ve always been a fan of the Popeyes brand and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to join the brand and help create the new Megan Thee Stallion Hottie Sauce for their line-up.” Megan becoming the fast-food chain’s newest franchise owner is unlike your typical restaurant-celebrity partnership. It also appears that the partnership won’t be short-term. “Popeyes one-of-a-kind...

Ngozi Nwanji

Oct 14, 2021

10 Entertainers Who Have Secured Mind-Blowing Endorsement Deals

If you’re a rapper and you’re looking to secure the bag, endorsement deals are the way to go. But believe it or not, the concept of rappers getting endorsement deals is nowhere near a new concept. According to High Snobiety, the rappers of today can thank a legendary Hip-Hop group for securing the first-ever product endorsement deal in the rap industry, which kicked off the trend that’s still going strong today. “You’ll likely recall Run DMC’s third studio album, “Raising Hell,” which thrust the group into the American mainstream and forever linked the genre to their iconic style and affinity for the Three Stripes,” they said. “When the album was released in 1986, one track particularly stood out: “My Adidas.” The song was more than just a powerful co-sign — it would soon become the catalyst for rap’s first endorsement deal, setting the stage for a generation of new artists to follow suit.” Run-DMC may have been just the first of many rappers to secure the bag with endorsement deals...

Method Man Prioritizes Working With Minorities As He Ventures Into The Cannabis Industry

Method Man is now a businessman in the pot industry. According to Westword, the legendary Wu-Tang rapper and actor has launched a new cannabis line called TICAL, which is named after his first solo album. In collaboration with Boulder marijuana grower Vera, TICAL will begin a limited release of products to Denver dispensaries beginning on Aug. 13, and the line includes various strains of popular marijuana plants. The first strains include Sweet Grease, Free Mac and Orange Cookie Kush which will make their debut at Simply Pure and WolfPac Cannabis stores. “I’m absolutely thrilled at the prospect of bringing TICAL to Colorado’s mature and sophisticated adult-use market,” Method Man says in a statement to the outlet announcing the launch. “Our team has worked long and hard to bring the same energy, creativity, and equity to this brand that I have to everything I have done throughout my career.” Additionally, TICAL took the extra step to partner with Simply Pure and WolfPac, two...

How An NYC Street Sound Became The Multi-Billion Dollar Industry Known As 'Hip-Hop'

In the 1970s, Hip-Hop was a safe haven for kids coming up in New York City and its boroughs — which were a much different place than they are today. Today, Hip-Hop music is a global music sound heard in nearly every corner of the world, and a pop culture phenomenon that has influenced everything from the way we talk and dress to the way we interact with each other on social media. Black and LatinX kids in New York City had a golden opportunity to create something out of the ashes of economic devastation. The “white flight” from the cities to the suburbs left rows and rows of abandoned buildings, which allowed for “street kids” to host parties with their portable “Sound Systems” in what would become thriving clubs. When the sounds of the Caribbean, Africa, and soul combined to get the party started, Hip-Hop — as it would eventually become known — was born. Today, it’s a multi- billion dollar industry that provides a better way of life for countless men and women that wouldn’t have...

What Is Moneybagg Yo's Net Worth In 2021?

He’s one of the hottest Hip-Hop stars in the world, and Moneybagg Yo recently proved he was generous with his money when he got his girlfriend, Ariana Fletcher, a very special gift. HotNewHipHop reports that Ari celebrated her birthday in style, and completed the night with a $330,000 Rolls-Royce truck that was a gift from her rapper boyfriend. This gift is just the latest of many cars he’d gifted the influencer — last year, he bought her a Lamborghini truck. (Ari reciprocates Moneybagg Yo’s generosity — for his birthday, she bought him a Maybach.) That’s left many people wondering: how much is the rapper really worth? We decided to find out. Moneybagg Yo Net Worth 2021: $4 Million Demario DeWayne White Jr. — known to the world at large as Moneybagg Yo — has a net worth of $4 million, according to multiple sources. Most of his net worth comes from his various hit songs and the ownership of his music, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The rapper has the backing of the Collective...

How the Drake Effect Led to His Seventh Total Billboard Chart-Topper

As Drake scores his seventh total chart-topper on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart with “Toosie Slide,” landing at the top, he has now become the first male artist — and second overall — to debut three songs at No. 1. However, many critics and fans wonder how Drake manages to be successful with overexposure. Drake is one of the few rap stars left of the blog era of rap , which leaves him in a unique position to effortlessly navigate through incessant waves of the internet, particularly social media. This double audience, at its core, loves both hip hop and social media trends. He understands this and has used it to his advantage throughout his entire career. He went from releasing singles via his blog like the rollout of his sophomore album, “Take Care,” to creating his own music festival (OVO Festival). He then started releasing diss tracks through multiple social media platforms , all while fulfilling the traditional roles of an artist signed to a major label. His new single...

NiLaja Hill

Apr 15, 2020