This is hilarious:

 

Jay-Z Is Right: Most Rappers Are Lying About Their Money

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Source: Businessweek

Category: Digital Media, Music, Weekend

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5 Responses to “Rappers Be Lying ‘Bout Their Do-Re-Mi”

  1. Francisco Bandres de Abarca says:

    I dunno . . . to speak of money when discussing the musically gifted just seems to sully their accomplishments. Wiz, Naz, Diddy–names that will surely attain the empyrean heights in history alongside those of Mussorgsky, Debussy and Bach. Girl you know it’s true.

  2. VennData says:

    While I personally LOVE hearing their majestic verse, of their pseudo-violent exploits, and bountiful material goods, none has found a monosyllabic grunt that rhymes with integrity.

  3. SecondLook says:

    On a somewhat different note… (sorry, couldn’t resist), as you all probably already know, the seriously wealthy in music are nearly always the composers, not the performers. Particularly if their compositions get covered by other artists.

    In fact, the wealthiest musician living right now is Andrew Lloyd Webber, whose net worth is north of 1 billion.

  4. howardoark says:

    Fiddy made $100 million on the Vitamin Water sale (after taxes) according to Wikipedia.

  5. perpetual_neophyte says:

    In fairness:

    A) that graphic is silly and for entertainment purposes

    B) it mixes net-worth and annual income (stock vs flow). For example, the Forbes article lists 50-Cent (aka Curtis Jackson) as having an approximate net worth of $125 million but the BusinessWeek graphic shows him at $7.5 million… for 2012 income.

    Curtis Jackson probably made over $100 million from his stake in the sale of Vitamin Water to Coca-Cola. Several of those guys are legitimate investors: putting their capital to work directly in companies, building brands, etc.