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Forbes returns with their annual 30 Under 30 feature, which spotlights "600 young innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders who are challenging the conventional wisdom and rewriting the rules for the next generation." 30 honorees are included in each of the 20 categories, and the music category is full of acts who made their mark in 2017. Lil Uzi Vert's inclusion was a no-brainer, as the Philly rapper stacked platinum plaques throughout the year and also topped the Billboard 200 chart with his debut album Luv Is Rage 2. Even with that success, Vert hasn't slowed down on the feature tip, recently linking up with Nav and Dave East on their respective tracks. Forbes also recognized Cardi B's meteoric rise. Among some of her highlights: a No. 1 single ("Bodak Yellow"), several trophies from the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards, and a hustle no one can match. ATL trio Migos made the list thanks to a chart-topping album (Culture), chart-topping single ("Bad and Boujee"), and shining on tr..
EXCLUSIVE Lisa Marie Presley is about to file a lawsuit against her former financial managers, claiming they squandered more than $100 million over 10 years, but the company says Lisa Marie is broke because she's a spendthrift. TMZ has obtained a copy of the lawsuit which could be filed as early as today. She claims financial guru Barry Siegel sold 85% of her interest in Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE) and then gave the money to Robert F.X. Sillerman as a way of ingratiating himself with the famous investor. She says the investments tanked and left her broke. Among the alleged misdeeds -- Presley says unbeknownst to her Siegel spent $9 million of her money to buy an English estate and couldn't make the balloon payment on the property. She also says Siegel stopped paying her taxes in 2012 which left her with a tax bill of $7 million. She says as of May 30, 2016, the trust was depleted and only had $14,000 in cash and she had $500,000 in credit card debt. We're told..
EXCLUSIVE Xscape is striking while the iron is hot -- the R&B supergroup is inking a deal to make a movie about their lives and careers ... TMZ has learned. Production sources tell us ... the biopic will air on Bravo, which is already home to the docuseries, "Xscape Still Kickin' It." We're told mega-producer Mona Scott-Young of 'Love & Hip Hop' fame is producing the movie. As we reported ... all 4 members -- Kandi Burruss, Tiny Harris, LaTocha and Tamika Scott -- reunited this past summer for their first performance in 20 years, and they've been rolling ever since. The TV movie is scheduled to come out next year.
#MusicBiz Gucci Mane gets $10 Million Contract Extension from Atlantic Records. It's been a great year and a half for Gucci Mane. Hot new records,...
The Smithsonian is documenting the rich history of hip-hop with The Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap. The anthology aims to catalog that history by way of a gorgeous, 300-page collection of vintage rap visuals, along with nine CDs. Director and curator of Smithsonian Folkways, Huib Schippers, explains that the original idea for the anthology dates back to the early 2000s, when the new National Museum of African American History and Culture opened. “We formed an Executive Board of 10 luminaries: artists, industry leaders, music journalists and scholars, who in turn invited 50 experts put forward the tracks they thought were crucial in the development of hip-hop and rap,” Schippers explains of the intensive process. “The tracks on the anthology, packaged together with the notes, essays, images and design, tell a story and will hopefully open the door for further discussion and exploration about hip-hop, it’s meaning and its cultural impact,” adds Dr. Dwandalyn Reece, Curator..
It looks like DMX is taking his talents to the small screen. According to Variety, the former 44-year old Ruff Ryder rapper is getting his own reality show & docu-series called In The Dog House, which will be released via Kingdom Reign Entertainment. RELATED: DMX Granted Permission To Travel By Federal Judge The series will reportedly give viewers an intimate look inside the life of the Yonkers legend. Following everything from his recent release from drug rehab and working on his upcoming new album to attempting to repair his relationship with his 15 children and their mothers, X will give cameras access into his everyday life. “I’m just excited to get back out there and show my fans that I’m still a force to be reckoned with in hip hop, and invite them into my vast world of spirituality and growth,” X reportedly said about the upcoming series. Produced by Carlos King, the series will be taken to market this month and shopped around while X will serve as the executive producer alongsi..
Post Malone and 21 Savage's hazy single "Rockstar" continues to make noise, and now, the single has achieved a new milestone. As evidenced by a post shared by Elliot Wilson, Post and 21's single is officially 2017's longest running hip-hop #1 on the Hot 100 charts. Considering the song only dropped in September, that's actually pretty crazy. According to a report from Billboard, Post and 21 have already spent four weeks at number one, surpassing closest competitors Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow," Kendrick Lamar's "Humble," Migos & Lil Uzi Vert's "Bad & Boujee," and DJ Khaled, Lil Wayne, Quavo, Chance The Rapper and Justin Bieber's "I'm The One." RELATED: Post Malone & 21 Savage Have "Rockstar" Status On New Single Before "Rockstar," Rae Sremmurd and Gucci Mane held the longest running hip-hop #1 with "Black Beatles," which sat at the top for seven weeks in November 2016. It's a good look for Post and 21 Savage; can anybody honestly have gues..
Music Biz: T-Pain Suing Young Money for 500K for Back Royalities for Weezy's Tha Carter IV track According to TMZ, T-Pain is asking for half...
Congrats: Remy Ma get Multi-Million Dollar Colombia Record Deal, Returns to #LHHNY Looks like its all working out for Remy. She needs to keep winning....
Niall Horan performs at the iHeartRadio Album Release Party With Niall Horan at iHeartRadio Theater on Oct. 20, 2017 in Burbank, Calif. One Direction joins only The Beatles as acts with three members each with solo No. 1s. Niall Horan arrives atop the Billboard 200 chart with his debut solo album, Flicker. The set, which was released through Capitol Records on Oct. 20, starts with 152,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Oct. 26, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 128,000 were in traditional album sales. Horan is the third member of group One Direction to notch a solo No. 1 album, a feat matched only by The Beatles. Horan follows fellow One Direction member Harry Styles (with his self-titled debut earlier in 2017) and former group member Zayn (with his debut album, Mind of Mine, in 2016). The Beatles spun off multiple solo No. 1s from George Harrison (two No. 1s), John Lennon (three No. 1s) and Paul McCartney (six No. 1s, including efforts alongside his band Wings..