In 2011, Hip Hop/Rap music artist record sales have dropped due to increased mobile device, tablet, and computer users. In todays digital age, rap artists don’t only need a HOT song to capture the attention of the consumers, but you will also require a hot visual to post on YouTube or Vimeo to showcase your image. GWOP Magazine staff has put together our 2k11 list of our favorite Hip Hop/Rap music videos of the past year. Check the full list after the jump.
In 2011, tech company’s such as LinkedIn, Pandora, Groupon, and Zynga had their Initial Public Offering (IPO) on the stock market. Most of them didn’t do well for public investors after intial pop. In 2012 Facebook is rumored to be the biggest public offering of the decade with a valuation of $100 Billion. Checkout list of companies set to go public for 2012 below.
Nicki Minaj goes double platinum before the New Year selling 2 Millie copies of Pink Friday
Having already grossed $48 million on their “Watch The Throne” tour, Jay-Z and Kanye West recently added to their
GWOP bank accounts with another significant payday for a private show in Dubai before Christmas.
NME reports The Throne earned $6 million dollars to perform at the Sweet 16 birthday party of multi billionaire Manchester Football Club owner, Sheikh Mansour’s niece. Hov and Yeezy received $2.9 million each, pocket change for Mansour, whose wealthy family rules oil-rich Abu Dhabi. Read More
Rhianna’s “Loud” tour grossed an incredible $90 million dollars, placing it at No. 9 among all tours for the year.
Only one rap/hip hop tour managed to crack the top 25. Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Watch The Throne” tour grossed $48.3 million to earn the No. 23 spot. Read More
Visual for Hip Hop late greats 2pac & Biggie’s affiliates Off DJ Kay Slay’s Rhyme Or Die album.
Visual for RIZ feat. Prodigy “Never Scared” off of RIZ latest mixtape Hosted by DJ Envy.
directed by Mills Miller
Jeezy speaks on losing a friend over social networking. Internet Thugs & Twitter Gangsters please pay attention.
French Montana x Waka Flocka collab on the classic Mobb Deep Hell on Earth track. Checkout the visual below. Mixtape Download after the jump.
directed by Wiley
WASHINGTON — Eight states will be raising their minimum wage next week, boosting the pay of more than a million workers across the country.
Most of the raises will be modest, on the order of 28 to 37 cents per hour, but the new rates will translate into hundreds of additional dollars annually for many people who are working yet remain in poverty. Read More