Hip Hop’s wealthiest performers

Via the BBC: Why are rappers successful in business? With a fortune of $41 million, 50 Cent is laughing all the way to the bank!

Rappers like Fiddy, Jay Z and Diddy aren’t just a name, they’ve become a brand with smart ventures and investments.

1Xtra tells the stories behind the artists who’ve taken their game from the back room to the boardroom.

Whether it’s clothing, trainers, perfume,basketball clubs, games, water, hot dogs … is there anything that rap can’t sell? What’s the silliest product you’ve heard about?

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