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Hip-Hop’s Wealthiest Artists for 2014

Who comes out on top between Jay Z, Dr. Dre and Puff?

3 of the 5 on the list are from New York

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50 Cent to Pay $16 Million For Stealing Headphone Trade Secrets

The rapper and entrepreneur Curtis Jackson has his own line of cans, although they're not as ubiquitous as Dr. Dre's line of Beats headphones

That’s a lot of money to pay up

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50 Cent’s SMS Audio Partners with NASCAR’s Swan Racing

SMS Audio gets into big time NASCAR business

With tech company, 50 Cent gets into marketing game with NASCAR.

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50 Cent Will Executive Produce New Starz TV Show “Power”

The rapper keeps adding titles and making significant strides in businesses outside of Hip-Hop

How well will 50 do with television show ‘Power’?

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50 Cent Adds Another Title: Movie Producer

The rapper is on deck to co-produce a movie about the late Mexican boxer, Johnny Tapia

Business is doing well for Curtis Jackson

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50 Cent Pays for Horse-Drawn Carriage for D’aja Robinson’s Funeral

The rapper and business owner opens his wallet to help pay for the funeral of the unintended victim of gunshot fire

Why isn’t something like this big news in media?

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TLC Dumps “Starter Wives” After Poor Ratings

Decision viewed as sudden

It hasn’t even finished its first season and its gone already

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50 Cent Launches Boxing Promotions Company

Rapper's company said to be licensed to promote in Nev., N.Y.

The entrepreneur 50 Cent is broadening his reach into the world of sports.

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Rapper 50 Cent Releases ‘Formula 50′ Workout Video

50 Cent is launching another entrepreneurial venture showing you how to work out with his 'Formula 50' video series

50 Cent is launching another entrepreneurial venture showing you how to work out with his…

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50 Cent Partners With Young African Entrepreneurs

Rapper looks for distributors in different African countries

Rapper looks for distributors in different African countries

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Looking Back: Yandy Smith Talks New Ventures and Advantages of Love & Hip Hop

As new season begins with new Atlanta cast, a legacy of greater brand exposure continues

As a new season of Love & Hip Hop hits Atlanta, debuting June 18, we…

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Vote NOW for Black Enterprise and 50 Cent in ASME’s Cover Contest!

Help make our cover featuring rapper/entrepreneur Curtis Jackson the Reader's Choice Cover of the Year!

Voting is now open for Readers’ Choice honors in the 2012 American Society of Magazine…

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VH1's top-rated show Love & Hip Hop might be known more for the brawls and drama than for its lessons on business acumen, but entertainment manager Yandy Smith proves there's more to the industry than reality TV fodder. Smith's worked her way up from being an assistant to industry power player and Violator Management co-founder Mona Scott-Young, to working with top talent including music artists 50 Cent, Missy Elliot, Busta Rhymes, Jim Jones, and television personality Tocarra.

Just in time for tonight's episode, Smith shares five tips for success that can be applied to any industry---for those just starting out on their career path or those looking to take it to the next level. ---Janell Hazelwood

Young Boss Moves: 5 Success Tips from Love & Hip Hop’s Yandy Smith

Entertainment manager talks career strategies for success

Tips from entertainment manager and Love and Hip Hop cast member Yandy Smith on how…

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As the co-founder of Violator Management, music industry veteran Chris Lighty has had a hand in the careers of such notable artists as LL Cool J, Missy Elliott and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, among others. Recently, he partnered with fellow music mogul Michael “Blue” Williams to form Primary/Violator, a new full-service management, publishing and marketing firm. During his interview with BlackEnterprise.com about the merger, Lighty shared his five tips for success in business. —Brett Johnson

Chris Lighty’s 5 Tips for Success in Business

The music mogul shares his personal keys to a fruitful career

Co-founder of Violator Management and current manager for Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Chris Lighty reveals…

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Music Managers Chris Lighty & Blue Williams Make a Power Move

The successful music moguls join forces to launch a new full-service firm, Primary/Violator

After steering the careers of artists like 50 Cent and OutKast, among others, music moguls…

By Brett Johnson

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Black Music Month Power Player: Chris Lighty, The Executive

From carrying crates to making $100 mil deals to his latest venture, music exec Chris Lighty proves why, in business, "persistence overcomes resistance"

From carrying crates to making $100 mil deals to his latest venture, music exec Chris…

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Hip-Hop Business Maven Mona Scott-Young Talks Running the Show

The media exec details why she branched out and why women need to network like men

The exec producer of VH1′s ‘Love & Hip Hop’ discusses her latest venture

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Tweets For Sale: Getting Paid in 140 Characters or Less

Is it a #winning strategy or false advertisement when celebrities get paid to tweet?

Is it a #winning strategy or false advertisement when celebrities get paid to tweet?

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Skilled orators are savvy marketers by definition. Take for instance, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter. The rapper-turned-businessman can deem a product cool or passé simply by how he flips it in a verse. But does Jay-Z co-signing a brand in rhyme necessarily equal a boost in its respective sales? Here, BlackEnterprise.com takes a look at some products that have been name-checked by the influential orator over the years, and how they fared in the aftermath. —Alvin Blanco (Images: Getty)

Jay-Z’s Marketing Power Decoded

Some people merely speak things into existence, but the influential music mogul speaks brands into profits

Skilled orators are savvy marketers by definition. Take for instance, <strong>Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter</strong>. The rapper-turned-businessman…

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Changing Lanes: Wall Street Trader Quits Job to Pursue His Dreams

Anteneh Addisu was already successful in the finance world, but he gave it all up for a career in music

Anteneh “Anthem” Addisu, 25, loved working on Wall Street. Making close to $150,000 a year,…

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In the News: 50 Cent Tweets His Way to a Possible SEC Investigation

The H&H Imports shareholder encourages his 3.8 million followers to buy shares in the penny stock

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson knows a thing or two about the influence of technology, but…

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WATCH: 50 Cent Talks New Headphones & Potential Maybach Deal

The music mogul expands into the wireless headphone market with innovative Kleer technology

Jackson at CES for Sleek announcement
Between announcements of new 3D televisions, tablet PCs, and do-it-all…

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The 2011 Consumer Electronics Show is in full swing and thanks to Technology Editor Marcia Wade Talbert BlackEnterprise.com is in the building. She’s already reported on some of the cool accessories for the road warrior but yesterday came the announcement of two enterprising entertainers getting into the technology business as Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and Black Enterprise cover subject Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson unveiled their brand new headphone lines. However, they aren’t the first celebrities to make noise in the technology arena, so BlackEnterprise.com takes a look back at the other headphone head honchos while also highlighting 50 and Ludacris’ pairs.

Sound Advice: 5 Celebrity Headphone Lines

Two more high profile entertainers get into the audio sound business strictly for their business and your pleasure

The <a href="http://www.blackenterprise.com/2011/01/04/follow-black-enterprise-at-the-consumer-electronics-show/"><strong>2011 Consumer Electronics Show</strong></a> is in full swing and thanks to Technology Editor…

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The Many Faces of 50

Curtis Jackson proves he�s more than just music.

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is worth more than most may think. The rapper turned entrepreneur,…

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For our January 2011 issue, rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson provides BLACK ENTERPRISE an all-access look at how he has evolved into an entrepreneur extraordinaire. At 35-years-old, Jackson is at the helm of a burgeoning business empire, making deals faster than his hip-hop predecessors. Check out these exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from our Los Angeles cover shoot, and be sure to pick up the January issue when it hits newsstands on December 28.

Behind the Scenes of Our 50 Cent Cover Shoot

Up close and personal with the hip-hop mogul

Take a look at exclusive shots of 50 Cent from Black Enterprise magazine’s January 2011…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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The 2011 Consumer Electronics Show is in full swing and thanks to Technology Editor Marcia Wade Talbert BlackEnterprise.com is in the building. She’s already reported on some of the cool accessories for the road warrior but yesterday came the announcement of two enterprising entertainers getting into the technology business as Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and Black Enterprise cover subject Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson unveiled their brand new headphone lines. However, they aren’t the first celebrities to make noise in the technology arena, so BlackEnterprise.com takes a look back at the other headphone head honchos while also highlighting 50 and Ludacris’ pairs.

Is 50 Cent the Next Ice Cube?

After stirring the hip-hop pot, 50 Cent is expanding his portfolio and making big bucks

The hip-hop mogul-to-be continues to change the game

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POLL: Should 50 Cent Be a Role Model?

The music mogul speaks on his charity work and why his moves outside of music are worth following

For our January 2011 issue, rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson provides BLACK ENTERPRISE an all-access…

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Exclusive: What Motivates 50 Cent to Get Rich or Die Tryin’?

And why he refuses to accept any excuses from YOU

“I’m from the bottom, so you got to find another excuse,” asserts Jackson, referring to…

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Exclusive: 50 Cent Responds to Criticism Over Flaunting Money on Twitter

Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson talks his celebrity and trouble with tweets

50 puts his money where his mouth is
For our January 2011 issue, rapper Curtis “50…

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McCain Campaign Leader Pens Racist Rant

Seeds of misinformation sown by Sen. John McCain’s camp have sprouted into thorny pine bushes…

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