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Dre tops Forbes hip hop rich list after Beats deal

By | Published on Wednesday 24 September 2014

Dr Dre

So, Dr Dre has topped the latest Forbes hip hop rich list, him taking the top spot from Sean ‘Diddy Whatnot’ Combs with annual earnings between June 2013 and June this year so massive (estimated at $620 million) that they are bigger than any twelve month earnings the magazine has ever documented for a musician, and exceed the annual earnings of all the other 24 listed wealthy hip hoppers put together.

And all for putting his name to some shitty headphones. I bet those other hip hop stars are kicking themselves for focusing on their rapping and producing and performing and making quality music. Stop recording records people, find yourself some techies (and a Jimmy Iovine), launch a business selling silly looking headphones to idiots, sell it to Apple for $3 billion, impress the guys at Forbes. Easy.

Though looking like paupers next to Dre, other money-loving hip hoppers high up Forbes’ latest poll are Combs, Jay-Z, Drake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Now let’s all do a little rap about how hard it is on the streets.