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If you are a baller or make music about getting money you should be in attendance at the Sean “Diddy” Combs grammy after party.  If you are really ‘poppin’ tags’ then you will cop the ‘Monster’ Cabana for your crew: $50,000.

That 50K will get you 2 cabanas, VIP admission for 20 people, buffet dinner, open bar, free bottle service and 15 dedicated female promotional models at the 54th annual Grammy Awards after party.

 

If that’s a little bit too much for your budget you can grab tickets in other price ranges from $25,000 down to $1500.

 

The event is for a very good cause. It will benefit Angelwish.org. The organization grants wishes to millions of children around the world who are living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

Hugh Hefner will be honored at the event as the Angelwish “Humanitarian of the Year” for his commtment to helping charities and those in need.

 

The event will take place on February 12 at 8PM.

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The makers of CÎROC Ultra Premium present the short film : Luck be a Lady featuring Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Eva Pigford, Michael K. Williams, Aaron Paul, Dania Ramirez, and Jesse Williams. Directed by Anthony Mandler in Las Vegas for CÎROC Ultra Premium. Perfectly Smooth. Celebrate Life Responsibly.

 

French Montana on being signed to Diddy & Bad Boy Records:

“I really feel real good that’s why I kept it here in New York. Why would I take my talent to South Beach? When I met with Puff and sat down and really spoke, he told me a couple of things and [he] never lied to me about nothing and always kept his word. It is what it is. It’s New York. I want to bring it back to New York.”

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With a net worth of around $550 million, Diddy has been picked by Forbes as the front runner to become hip-hop’s first billionaire.

However, the Bad Boy CEO does have competition. Jay-Z ($450 million), Dr. Dre ($250 million), Birdman ($110 million) and 50 Cent ($100 million) are all in the running.

Birdman thinks he will beat Diddy to the Forbes 400 list.

“I think Young Money Cash Money would be the first billion-dollar brand in hip-hop,” said Birdman in an email message to Forbes. “We strong and growing every day as a brand and fast. Within the next few years we will be billionaires.”

Who do you think will reach a billion 1st?

Hip Hop Classic LP, Ready to Die was the debut album of  The Notorious B.I.G., released September 13, 1994 on Sean “Puffy” Combs’ Bad Boy Records. It served as the first release on the record label. Recording sessions for the album took place from 1993 to 1994 at The Hit Factory and D&D Studios in New York City. The partly autobiographical album tells the story of The Notorious B.I.G.’s experiences as a young criminal, referring to himself as “the black Frank White”. Ready to Die is his only studio album released during his lifetime; B.I.G. was murdered days prior to the release of his second album Life After Death (1997)

Ready to Die gained strong reviews on release and became a commercial success, reaching quadruple platinum sales. A Super Hip Hop Classic.

R.I.P. Christopher Wallace (1972-1997)

Hip-Hop's Top 20 Earners

Spotted: Forbes

This week Jay-Z and Kanye West unveiled their long-awaited collaboration, Watch the Throne. The album’s timing and title couldn’t have been more appropriate—the Empire State of Mind rapper is hip-hop’s top earner with $37 million in the past 12 months, claiming his fourth Cash Kings crown in five years; his partner-in-rhyme ranked third.

1. Jay-Z $37 million

2. Sean “Diddy” Combs $37 million

3. Kanye West $16 million

4. DeWayne “Lil Wayne” Carter   $15 million

5.  Bryan “Birdman” Williams  $15 million

6.  Marshall “Eminem” Mathers  $14 million

7. Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus  $14 million

8.  Andre “Dr. Dre” Young  $14 million

9. Aliuane “Akon” Thiam $13 million

Forbes

Forbes takes a look at the Top 5 wealthiest artists in the Hip Hop genre. Three of the people pictured above are on the list.

To narrow down the list Forbes went through an analyzing procedure. The following factors went into the decision making, “valuing current holdings, looking at past earnings, leafing through financial documents and talking to a bevy of analysts, attorneys, managers and other industry players to find the nitty-gritty details. We considered only performers, which is why hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons isn’t on this list.”

Well with that being said here is Forbes top 5 wealthiest hip-hop artists

 

1. Diddy ($475 million)

2. Jay-Z ($450 million)

3. Dr. Dre ($125 million)

4. 50 Cent ($100 million)

5. Birdman ($100 million)

For more head over to Forbes, for an in depth look.

via FORBES.com

1. Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter – $63 Million

2. Sean “Diddy” Combs – $30M

3. Aliuane “Akon” Thiam – $21M

4. Dwayne “Lil Wayne” Carter – $20M

5. Andre “Dr. Dre” Young – $17M

6. Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges – $16M

7. Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus – $15M

8. Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley – $14M

9. Pharrell Williams – $13M

10. Kanye West – $12M
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Diddy recently spoke to MTV about Nicki Minaj and working in the studio with The Queen of Young Money.

“She’s definitely one of the great ones. She has a long way to go but you know we recognized LeBron was a great one, Tiger was a great one and Kobe was a great one. Her story has just begun.”

While she still hasn’t dropped her debut album yet, Nicki Minaj has also racked up a few BET Award nominations. The current reigning female MC in Hip-Hop picked up nods for Best New Artist and Best Female Hip-Hop Artist in addition to three nominations with Young Money.The 10th annual BET Awards will be held on June 27th at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and will be hosted by Queen Latifah.

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