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Archive for January, 2010

A closer look at Jay-Z’s US$150 million Live Nation Deal in 2008

A closer look at Jay-Z’s US$150 million Live Nation Deal in 2008

Jan. 4 | Jay-Z’s US$150 million Live Nation deal was a one of a kind that’s unlikely to be repeated in the coming years. It was even higher than Madonna’s US$120 million 10 year deal. Here’s a breakdown of the $150 million from the New York Times: US$25...

10 Rappers Tattoos including Lil’Wayne, Plies, Busta Rhymes, Nelly, The Game and Rick Ross

10 Rappers Tattoos including Lil’Wayne, Plies, Busta Rhymes, Nelly, The Game and Rick Ross

Jan. 3 | Looking for pictures of Rappers’ Tattoos? Here are links to 10 top tattoo photos from some of the best rappers and hip-hop artists in the music industry:

Sean John “Puff Daddy” Combs changes his name to P.Diddy and then just Diddy

Sean John “Puff Daddy” Combs changes his name to P.Diddy and then just Diddy

Jan. 2 | Most of you will know that the hip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs started out as the rapper “Puff Daddy” when he recorded his first commercial vocal in 1997 but do you know why he changed his stage name?

Jay-Z’s $204 million Rocawear Deal – Sell out or Businessman?

Jay-Z’s $204 million Rocawear Deal – Sell out or Businessman?

Jan. 1 | It’s easy to think that Jay-Z sold out when Iconix purchased the rights to the Rocawear brand in 2007. Perhaps he did, but if his business track record in the music industry is anything to go by, it may be more of a strategic business move rather than...

Rapper 50 Cent Removes Tattoos for Hollywood Acting Career

Rapper 50 Cent Removes Tattoos for Hollywood Acting Career

Jan. 1 | Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson made a painful decision to remove tattoos from his arm in order to boost his acting career in Hollywood.