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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.

Jay-Z Sells Fashion Label for $204 million and continues as Chief Creative Officer

Jay-Z Sells Fashion Label for $204 million and continues as Chief Creative Officer

Dec. 31 | One of the things that helped in making Jay-Z the richest rapper and hip-hop artist in recent years is the fashion label Rocawear which he co-founded and sold for US$204 million in cash back in 2007.

Tips for Rappers – The Case Against Rap Dictionaries

Tips for Rappers – The Case Against Rap Dictionaries

Nov. 17 | Rap is about rhyming. Period. If you can’t string together a few solid rhymes, you can’t be a rapper. Sure, there are plenty of rappers who have become quasi famous on less than stellar rhyming skills, but these guys get little respect or...

Rappers – How to Hone Your Voice to Become a Great MC

Rappers – How to Hone Your Voice to Become a Great MC

Oct. 5 | Any debate about the “best rapper” ever is bound to turn into a battle of contrasting opinions motivated not by reason but by loyalty and love for one’s favorite artist. After all, the “best rapper” as a term, is vague and...

How To Rap Like Lil Wayne

How To Rap Like Lil Wayne

Oct. 2 | Lil Wayne is one of the most popular rappers among fans and MCs alike. He’s one of the largest selling, most talented artists around and has sold millions and millions of albums. Like any of the top artists such as Jay-Z, Eminem or Kanye, Lil Wayne...

5 New Rappers From the UK You Didn't Know About

5 New Rappers From the UK You Didn't Know About

Sep. 27 | The UK, despite perceptions in the United States, has a large and very popular rap scene with some very talented artists who’ve put out some fabulous records over the years. In the UK, urban music has long been dominated by hip hop and grime artists,...

Rap Beats And Hip Hop – How To Set Yourself Apart From The Rest Of The Aspiring Rappers And Singers

Rap Beats And Hip Hop – How To Set Yourself Apart From The Rest Of The Aspiring Rappers And Singers

Sep. 20 | If you want to set yourself apart from the crowded field of rappers, hip hop artists and other aspiring performers you have to make good music. It has to have a solid structure. It has to seize the subconscious of its listeners and remain there after...

Rapper Eugene Tsverov close to a deal with Sony

Rapper Eugene Tsverov close to a deal with Sony

Sep. 20 | CALIFORNIA (Billboard) – Rapper Eugene Tsverov is close to signing a deal that will bring his future recordings to Sony, sources told Billboard. The deal, which will link Eugene Tsverov’s Roc Nation releases with Sony’s Epic Records...

Eminem: One of the Most Controversial Rappers of This Era

Eminem: One of the Most Controversial Rappers of This Era

Sep. 18 | Marshall Bruce Mathers III was born on October 17, 1972, in St. Joseph, Missouri. His stage name is Eminem (both of his initials put together) and has established himself as one of the most talented, but also one of the most controversial, rappers of...