Monthly Archives: December 2011


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.
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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.

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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

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