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R. Kelly Claims He's Broke On Crazy New 19-Minute Song

R. Kelly Claims He's Broke On Crazy New 19-Minute Song

23 Jul 2018 @ 11AM PDT

Is it possible? Do you believe R. Kelly is broke? That would be a stunning financial fall from a decade ago. Not impossible. But very shocking.

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The SEC Is Forcing Jay Z To Testify In Federal Court Today

The SEC Is Forcing Jay Z To Testify In Federal Court Today

08 May 2018 @ 8AM PDT

Jay Z has been dodging the SEC's requests for him to appear in federal court, and it appears that the federal agency has had enough.

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Cardi B's Former Manager Sues Her For $10 Million

Cardi B's Former Manager Sues Her For $10 Million

06 May 2018 @ 4AM PDT

Cardi B gets hit with a $10 million lawsuit from a former manager who claims Cardi breached their contract.

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Avicii Dead At 28. What Was Avicii's Net Worth And Total Career Earnings?

Avicii Dead At 28. What Was Avicii's Net Worth And Total Career Earnings?

20 Apr 2018 @ 11AM PDT

Swedish-born DJ Avicii just died at the age of 28. He was one of the most successful and highest earning performers on the planet.

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Drake May Be Leaving The Jordan Brand To Join Adidas

Drake May Be Leaving The Jordan Brand To Join Adidas

26 Feb 2018 @ 4AM PDT

Could Drake be taking his talents over to the Three Stripes?

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Copyright Royalty Board Increases Songwriters' Streaming Royalty Pay By Almost 50 Percent

Copyright Royalty Board Increases Songwriters' Streaming Royalty Pay By Almost 50 Percent

08 Feb 2018 @ 4AM PDT

Songwriters enjoyed a major victory last week after it was ruled that streaming services have to increase their streaming royalty pay by 50 percent.

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Lil Jon Is Funding The Construction Of A Second School In Ghana

Lil Jon Is Funding The Construction Of A Second School In Ghana

30 Jan 2018 @ 4AM PDT

Lil Jon is using his fame and wealth to give back in a major way.

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50 Cent Made Millions Of Dollars By Accepting Bitcoin As A Form Of Payment For His 2014 'Animal Ambition' Album

50 Cent Made Millions Of Dollars By Accepting Bitcoin As A Form Of Payment For His 2014 'Animal Ambition' Album

28 Jan 2018 @ 4AM PDT

50 Cent is one of the most astute business minds in hip-hop.

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Bruno Mars' Current World Tour Breaks $200 Million

Bruno Mars' Current World Tour Breaks $200 Million

23 Jan 2018 @ 4AM PDT

Bruno Mars is back on top, thanks to Cardi B and his latest world tour.

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Birdman Ordered By A Judge To Hand Over Keys Of $14 Million Mansion

Birdman Ordered By A Judge To Hand Over Keys Of $14 Million Mansion

22 Jan 2018 @ 4AM PDT

A judge ordered Cash Money Records co-founder Birdman to surrender the keys to his Miami mansion after he defaulted on a $12 million loan.

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Chamillionaire Offers To Help Family Of Man Who Was Deported To Mexico After Living In The United Staes For Nearly 30 Years

Chamillionaire Offers To Help Family Of Man Who Was Deported To Mexico After Living In The United Staes For Nearly 30 Years

22 Jan 2018 @ 4AM PDT

Chamillionaire is looking to help the family of Detroit resident Jorge Garcia, who was deported to Mexico after living in the U.S. for nearly 30 years.

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Atari's Former Bassist Arrested For $27 Million Real Estate Scheme

Atari's Former Bassist Arrested For $27 Million Real Estate Scheme

19 Jan 2018 @ 4AM PDT

Michael Davenport's ill-gotten wealth was gone faster than "the smell after it rains" when he was arrested for a wire fraud scheme.

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Producers Call Out Record Labels For Classifying Albums As "Mixtapes" In Order To Pay Them Less

Producers Call Out Record Labels For Classifying Albums As "Mixtapes" In Order To Pay Them Less

13 Jan 2018 @ 4AM PDT

Music producers call out major labels for a shady practice they have allegedly been employing for a while now.

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Joe Budden And Diddy Hint At Revolt TV Deal

Joe Budden And Diddy Hint At Revolt TV Deal

04 Jan 2018 @ 4AM PDT

Joe Budden is likely taking his talents to Diddy's Revolt TV network.

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Robin Thicke Reportedly Owes The IRS Over $2 Million In Federal Taxes!

Robin Thicke Reportedly Owes The IRS Over $2 Million In Federal Taxes!

26 Dec 2017 @ 4AM PDT

Robin Thicke was reportedly hit with tax liens from 2014 and 2015 totaling over $2 million!

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US Music Industry Owes Increase In Revenue To Paid Streaming Services

US Music Industry Owes Increase In Revenue To Paid Streaming Services

04 Oct 2017 @ 11AM UTC
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has released its midyear 2017 music industry revenue report.
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Lady Gaga Experiences 1,000 Percent Spike In Sales Following Super Bowl Performance

Lady Gaga Experiences 1,000 Percent Spike In Sales Following Super Bowl Performance

08 Feb 2017 @ 12PM UTC
Now we see why the NFL refuses to pay its performers for the Super Bowl's halftime show.
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Method Man And Redman Are Promoting A New Marijuana App

Method Man And Redman Are Promoting A New Marijuana App

31 Mar 2016 @ 11AM UTC
It's only right for two of the biggest stoners in hip-hop to throw their hat into the marijuana business ring.
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How Two Kids Made A Million Dollars Off A Viral Dance Song (Juju on That Beat)

How Two Kids Made A Million Dollars Off A Viral Dance Song (Juju on That Beat)

28 Oct 2016 @ 1PM UTC
Here's the story behind how viral dance sensation "Juju on That Beat" has made a million bucks.
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Paul McCartney May Regain The Rights To Lennon-McCartney Catalog

Paul McCartney May Regain The Rights To Lennon-McCartney Catalog

10 Jun 2016 @ 11AM UTC
Sir Paul McCartney has begun the process of reclaiming the Lennon-McCartney catalog, nearly half a century after he first lost the rights.
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British Tax Documents Reveal One Direction's Annual Earnings... And It's Kind Of Disgusting.

British Tax Documents Reveal One Direction's Annual Earnings... And It's Kind Of Disgusting.

17 Nov 2015 @ 12PM UTC
Why did One Direction end up paying much more in taxes than a major corporation like Facebook?
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Suge Knight Sues Dr. Dre For $300 Million

Suge Knight Sues Dr. Dre For $300 Million

26 Oct 2016 @ 11AM UTC
Suge Knight loves filing lawsuits. This time, he's suing Dr. Dre for a cool $300 million. Find out why!
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Kanye West Files $10 Million Insurance Company Lawsuit Over Tour He Canceled Due To Mental Breakdown

Kanye West Files $10 Million Insurance Company Lawsuit Over Tour He Canceled Due To Mental Breakdown

03 Aug 2017 @ 11AM UTC
Kanye West is suing an insurance company for big bucks over his cancelled Saint Pablo tour last year.
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Fetty Wap Achieved Two Major Accomplishments This Week

Fetty Wap Achieved Two Major Accomplishments This Week

02 Aug 2015 @ 2PM UTC
Fetty Wap just put himself in the company of hip-hop royalty such as Lil Wayne and Eminem with these two recent accomplishments...
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The Very Silly Way "Mony Mony" Got Its Name And Became A Megahit

The Very Silly Way "Mony Mony" Got Its Name And Became A Megahit

16 Aug 2016 @ 11AM UTC
You've probably sung along to "Mony Mony" on the radio or at a sporting event, but nobody could have predicted the way the song would get its name – even the people who wrote it.
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