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Jay-Z Tops Forbes’ Hip Hop Cash Kings, Includes Eminem, Kanye West, Dr. Dre & More

Forbes has announced its annual Hip Hop Cash Kings list. The leader of the pack is none other than Jay-Z, while additional Hip Hop stars to make the cut include Eminem, Diddy, Dr. Dre, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West and more. Hov tops the chart with $37 million in income, thanks to “the benefits of a 10-year $150 million Live Nation deal, as well as stakes in the New Jersey Nets, the 40/40 Club” and more.

Sean “Diddy” Combs comes in second with $35 million. Surprisingly, music only accounts for 20 percent of his earnings, while the rest consists of investments in clothing lines like Sean John and Enyce. Kanye West places third with $16 million. The relentless tourer released his last solo album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy in November 2010, and most recently dropped his collaboration album with Jigga, Watch the Throne, yesterday.

Others to notch on the list include Lil Wayne at No. 4 ($15 million) in a tie with Birdman, Eminem at No. 6 ($14 million) in a tie with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, Ludacris at No. 10 ($12 million), Wiz Khalifa at No. 11 ($11 million) in a tie with Drake, Nicki Minaj at No. 15 ($6.5 million) in a tie with Swizz Beatz, and more.

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SWAGG NEWS: Whitney Houston Has Died @ age 48. Details about her death have not been released.

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Whitney Houston Born August 9th 1963 - Died February 11th 2012. Rest In Peace.

Houston won two Emmy Awards, six Grammy Awards, 30 Billboard Music Awards, 22 American Music Awards during her record-breaking career. Her album “Whitney” was the first female album to ever debut at #1 on the Billboard Charts. She has sold 200 million albums world wide. Houston holds an Honorary Doctorate in Humanities from Grambling State University in Louisiana. Houston had one child, Bobbi Kristina, with husband Bobby Brown. Houston and Brown were married from 1992-2007.

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SWAGG NEWS: GHOSTFACEKILLAH ROCKS A SOLD OUT SHOW LAST NIGHT IN TORONTO

Ghostface Killah was in full effect with the Theodore Unit Last night in Toronto for the 3rd stop on his 20 day Canadian Tour that was brought to you by the Mckee Agency. Killah Priest, Sheek Louch, Peter Jackson with special guests Gangis Khan the newest ICEH2O CANADA Artist were all in attendance.

Ghostface rocked out to classics after classics, Old Dirty Bastard was definitely there is spirit as well in flesh, His son Asun was brought out by Ghostface Killah who shared the stage and rocked out to Oh Baby I Like It Raw… Over All This Was A Dope Show That Brought Out Real Hip Hop Fans.

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THE ALL NEW ELECTRIC DMC 2013 DeLOREAN.

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The brand-new, all-electric DeLorean set to release for 2013. Direct from DMC: “For several years, DeLorean Motor Company of Texas has been reconstituting the fruit of John Z. Deloreans’s troubled loins.

Now we are working with electric-car startup Epic EV to put an all-electric DMC-12 into production by 2013.” Now all you need to complete your Marty McFly kit (assuming you have the Nike MAGs already) is a functional Mattel Hoverboard.

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SWAGG NEWS: Floyd Mayweather Jr. was suppose to turn himself in today but won’t have to until June 1st. Hes training for a fight.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. won’t have to go to jail until June 1, 2012! A judge ruled Friday to delay his sentence so he can fight in Las Vegas on May 5th. We told you Floyd was supposed to turn himself in today to begin his 90-day sentence for beating up his baby mama but his attorney asked the judge to postpone the boxer’s turn-in date to June 1. This will give Floyd time to train for a big fight on May 5th against an undetermined opponent at the MGM Grand. His attorney said Floyd’s a pro who brings in hundreds of millions in profits for the city of Las Vegas and hey, thing’s get rescheduled all the time. Several of Floyd’s famous friends showed up in court to support the boxer — including Ray J and Lil Kim. He was set to begin serving 90 days in a county jail in Las Vegas today (Friday) for his guilty plea in a domestic violence case involving an attack on his ex-girlfriend while two of their children watched back in September 2010.

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Is Kanye West About To Sign @FrenchMontana To G.O.O.D. Music?

French Montana Posted This Picture The Other Day, Could The Coke Boys Front Man Mr Montana Sign To G.O.O.D. Music. Keep Posted With Swaggnews For The Latest Details On This History In The Making. Catch French Montana Live In Toronto Friday November 11th 2011 In Toronto.

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@RAEKWON TALKS TORONTO HIP HOP / HIS LOVE FOR TORONTO & SWAGGNEWS

Raekwon the Chef gets cookin’ in T.O.

Raekwon is chilling maxing thinking about his master plan a week after the Record Label Launch for ICEH2O CANADA & the Celebration of JD Eras signing to the label. With a office located right in the heart of the city on Yonge Street history is being made.

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Toya's Husband - Hip-hop artist Mickey Wright Jr. better known as "Memphitz was arrested after TSA agents found a pistol in his carry-on luggage.

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Hip-hop artist Mickey Wright Jr., better know to fans as “Memphitz,” was arrested Monday morning after TSA agents said they found a pistol in his carry-on luggage. Wright is married to reality TV star Toya, ex-wife to rapper Lil’ Wayne.

Wright spent the night in jail and made his first appearance Tuesday afternoon in Clayton County Magistrate Court. The charge is a misdemeanor.Wright walked into court wearing an orange jail jumpsuit, handcuffs and leg shackles. Toya and her entourage were in court to support him.“You are charged with a misdemeanor offense of carrying a weapon in an unauthorized location,” said Clayton County Magistrate Court Judge Daphne Walker. “You did have a .40-caliber Desert Eagle firearm not artfully concealed in your carry-on luggage."A Transportation Security Administration agent spotted the handgun as it went through the X-ray machine at Hartsfield-Jackson’s security checkpoint.Walker granted Wright a $5,000 bond. Before he left, Wright told the judge it was simply an accident."I just wanted to say to you that I would never intentionally take a firearm to the airport,” Wright said. “I just forgot that it was in my backpack."The judge noted that Wright does have a valid Georgia firearm carry permit."You do have to be careful when you go to the airport to be sure you remove it,” Walker told him.Outside court, Channel 2’s Richard Elliot tried to get an interview with Toya, but she had no comment on the charges.Earlier, outside the courtroom, she mentioned that she thought this had all been blown out of proportion.

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SWIZZ BEATS LOVE CHILD WITH UK SINGER ZHANNA ANDRIANOVA

Hit making producer Swizz Beatz has reached a deal with a woman in London, with whom he had a love child. The New York Post reports that the 33-year-old producer, who is married to Alicia Keys, took a paternity test with a UK woman who claimed Swizz was the father of her child. The producer flew to London in 2009 with his wife future Alicia Keys, and took a Paternity test. The test proved that Swizz Beatz was the father of the 3-year-old child, whose mother is UK singer Zhanna Andrianova.Terms of the out-of-court settlement were not disclosed.

In May of 2010, Swizz Beatz divorce from his longtime wife Mashonda, although the pair had been separated for a few years. In August of 2010, Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys were officially married. Source > www.karencivil.com

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Forte Bowie-Hello To The Unknown Forte Bowie-Light Up
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ATL’s own, Forte Bowie (formely Daddy Nino) had some of his tracks ressurected from depths of the internet and his hard drive for your enjoyment! Bowie goes in on some Santogold and Drake and it’s pretty freakin dope! Love love LOVE both tracks! Forte is the truth, don’t sleep! His next project, Something About Bowie drops June 1st! Be on the look out for that.

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Swagg News: @SWAGGBOSS & J.U.S.T.I.C.E League / Get Down To Business. #StayGreen

J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, which stands for Just Undeniably Some of The Illest Composers Ever, are a Grammy winning group of producers and instrumentalists from Tampa, Florida. The group consists of members Rook, Colione, and Kenny “Barto” Bartolomei. Most recently, they have been producing for Drake, Young Jeezy, Keyshia Cole, Mary J. Blige, Rick Ross, Jay-Z, Lloyd Banks, 50 Cent, Tech N9ne, Jay Rock, and many other artists. The group takes their name from the DC Comics superhero team the Justice League.

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