Blue Card Era

I was reading Sickamore’s post yesterday about the ’70s baby executives that ruined hip-hop, and it got me to thinking: Say what you will about these d-bags, but they sure made a shitload of money! You’d be hard-pressed to find any of us ’80s babies who’ve come anywhere close to the level of a Jay-Z, P Diddy, or even an Irv Gotti. I wonder if this will continue to be the case.

After all, it’s not like we’re getting any younger. I recently hit the point where I’m officially closer to 30 than I am to 20, and I’d be lying if I said I had much to show for it other than an insane tolerance for alcohol. Some website called the Panache Report, which looks like it might be in the business of running hoes (I’m so not making this up) recently published a list of the 10 richest people in hip-hop, and there wasn’t an ’80s baby to be found.

Peep the list:

  1. P. Diddy, $346 Million
  2. Jay-Z, $340 Million
  3. Russell Simmons, $325 Million
  4. Damon Dash, $200 Million
  5. Neptunes, $155 Million
  6. Dr. Dre, $150 Million
  7. Ice Cube, $145 Million
  8. Eminem, $110 Million
  9. 50 Cent, $100 Million
  10. Nelly, $60 Million
  11. (Tie) Jermaine Dupri, $60 Million

Thoughts on the list:

  • Unless I’m mistaken, Fiddy is the youngest person on the list, having been born in 1976.
  • You’d think that Jermaine Dupri would have more money considering a) he had hits out when he was like 19, and b) he produced the top-selling albums of both 2004 and 2005.
  • Dre, Em, and Fiddy are worth way less than Diddy, Jay, and Dame, despite the fact that Aftermath artists move way more units than anyone on Bad Boy or the Roc.
  • Obviously, the best way to make a shiteload of money in hip-hop is to have a successful clothing line. Nevermind rap music.
  • I like how they never bother to include the tall Israelis who actually own the labels and clothing lines that these d-bags appear to own and/or run.

Someone with both the tools and the talent would be well-served to create a list of the 10 richest ’80s babies in hip-hop, but you’d have to think such a list would pale in comparison to the overall hip-hop money list, which is comprised entirely of ’50s (Rush ’57), ’60s, and ’70s babies. If I had to guess, I’d say T.I., who was born in 1980, is probably the richest member of our little gang.

[Speaking of which, Lil' Wayne wouldn't be on our list, because apparently he was born in 1979.]

Which begs the question: Why is it that the generation of kids born 10 and 15 years before us is doing so much better than we are? Even by the time they were the same age we are now (i.e the mid ’90s), they were already that much further along in their careers.

Could it be the case that we lack the drive to succeed: While they were putting out classic albums like Ready to Die, Reasonable Doubt, and Illmatic, we’re just slapping our names on a mixtape of other people’s shit and/or talking shit about people on the Internet?

Or could it be the case that the ’70s babies just so happened to come along at a time when hip-hop was hitting its peak: Can you really blame us if the best rappers out these days are derivative no-talents like Rick Ross, Saigon, and Papoose – all of whom, it’s worth noting, were born in the 1970s?

  • slap fire out a blog

    firt bitches!!!

  • Belize

    2ND HOE

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    u a faggit ass nigga bol

    u look like a turd wit eyes, glasses and bad racial hair

    how da fuck is will smith not dis list when he gettin, what, 10 million plus a movie?

  • Belize

    Good comback on the sick blog, but instead of wodering why jermaine aint higher…why isnt dre higher? He’s been makin classics before kris kross was born.
    Damn…Lil weezy didnt write his shyt and he lied about his age..im smellin something stale son!

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Damm.. Good fuckin’ post, Bol…

    …altho’ now I’m depressed about whatever the hell it is I’m supposed to be doing…

    Maybe it’s a conspiracy by the late 60s babies and 70s babies to deliberately sign shitty regional acts in order to make themselves appear more important.

    I dunno. Fuck it.

    Screw you, Transi.

    UNO!

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    uh oh

    u hear da sound of gay whiney rock musik in da air

    it’s obvious dat rey van der beek is in da building rollin’ down da strip in his mom station wagon bumpin sime fall out boy

  • Meka Soul

    what can i say? i blame mcdonald’s, the internet and playstation 2 for my lethargic attitude.

  • Sarutama

    I know its just a typo, but “bad racial hair” really cracked me up.

  • http://myspace.com/starchild10 $tarchild

    u would have to be a fuckin idiot to believe lil wayne is 27

  • Meka Soul

    if you also honestly thought lil’ wayne was also a college student, you should be shot in your head.

  • onTOPmuzik

    WTF???? Lil Wayne is turning 27 according to dat police report. Dats pretty sad he still calls himself Lil…Anyways, the top three people on the list all started their own labels at a time when there werent that many rap labels. This could be why they got so much bread and the fact they all started their own clothing lines when there were no rap clothing lines. Nowadays there’s a lot more competition with labels and clothing, so thats why they got more money. And there’s also this little thing called the Internet, nowadays you can get any album for free with the click of a button, back then you had to cop cd’s. But I find it hard to believe 50 and E m are only worth 100 mill each, thats sounds off by a couple hundred mill…

  • gees dat dude

    whats really fucked up is that this nigga bol is right im fuckin 23 now and aint even been able to get my hands on a kilo of cocaine yet. by this time most of the 70s babies was runnin their respective housing projects and what not.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Uh Oh! It’s the spelling, grammar, and punctuation of a retarded 4th grader!

    It’s the intelligence of Flava Flav but not the looks!

    It’s the man with the insatiable appetite for Scrotum!

    It’s obvious that Trans Bass, El Faggito Numero Uno has managed to Corky his way onto xxlmag dot com!

    How about a hand for the Transient, ladies and gentlemen?

  • Sincere

    WEEZY SAID HE WAS BORN IN 82′

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    lol @ gees

  • Meka Soul

    but honestly, maybe the “80s babies” [that's the gayest name for someone born during the reagan/bush administration, in my humble opinion] don’t have the same opportunities as the older heads…

    i keep trying to make myself believe that.

  • Meka Soul

    >WEEZY SAID HE WAS BORN IN 82′>

    he also said gillie da kid didn’t ghostwrite for him. and that a guy named “baby,” who, although has no blood ties whatsoever to him, is his father.

    at least he got his money & trina.

    dammit.

  • http://www.dmcworld.com/technics2004/video/2004dj1-100k.wvx Fine Ass Tffany

    RAP NIGGAS LYING ABOUT THEY AGE…HIGH SENSITIVE CAN THESE CLOSET FAGS GET?

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    You mean in general or in the hip-hop community?

    Cuz if you mean in rap, the corporations have a stranglehold on the game, plain and simple. It’s not the Tunnel Generation’s fault.

    They turned an art and a past-time into a business that nobody can get into.

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    my style 2 advanced 4 u rey u incongruous troglodyte ass nigga

  • pop a poppa

    ^^^^^
    BELIZE Says:
    why isnt dre higher? He’s been makin classics before kris kross was born.

    the good Doctor got jerked over at
    Death Row Records like all the other
    artists over there.
    plus if the urban legend about Suge
    comin’ to Dre’s house backed by a
    gang of thugs wit guns is true, Dre
    signed all his masters over to Suge
    in order to get off of Death Row.

    this is just a guess but i would think
    that the richest out of all of the
    ’80s babies would be the Dipset crew.
    they get like 7 dollars for each album
    they sell since they on Koch, they
    got the liquor shit, plus other income
    which is not to be mentioned. lol

    i’m kinda surprised that Master P or
    someone from Cash Money ain’t on the
    list.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Listen Transi, we can thesaurus each other (no You) back and forth all day long, but at some point your Big Brother or Big Sister is gonna go home, and then you’re gonna have to get back on that short bus and wonder what all those big words they typed for you actually mean.

  • Meka Soul

    in general. people keep saying how the current generation lacks the opportunities of the previous ones, but the simple fact is the previous generations ain’t had shit to work with, what with a shitbag economy, racism & various other stifling factors designed to keep them down. they just took what they were handed & altered it to the point where the game was focibly changed in their favor.

    now the “80s babies” have better opportunites & what do we do?

    we make blogs about why you’re not an 80s baby.

    i weep for my generation.

  • Belize

    Cam’ron definately cant be a 80′s baby

  • Belize

    All of us 80′s babies (82 cuz!) are gonna be vh1 special soon..i can see it now

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    these niggas
    musta forgot dat i would squeeze triggers
    thinkin’ u gonna play me, nigga, please nigga
    get put in a g-r-a-v-e, nigga

    at ease, nigga
    u don’t wanna be my enemy, nigga
    when i’m sippin’ drank and smokin’ trees, nigga
    fuck around and be a memory, nigga

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    No way is Cam an 80s baby.

    Pass the tissues, Meka.

  • I Fux

    what i am still trying to hustle my way to atleast 100K a year without a college education/ so far no luck I am stuck at 55k for a two years

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Duly noted, Transi Milonakis.

  • Belize

    ^thanks for the input transi…i bet u still got that brown “fisher-price” tape deck

    http://cgi.ebay.com/1980-FISHER-PRICE-TAPE-PLAYER-GREAT-WORKING-CONDITION_W0QQitemZ6048754376QQcategoryZ30QQcmdZViewItem

  • Meka Soul

    55k is better than what teachers make. ain’t nothing wrong with that at all.

  • Belize

    Even if they got moredoe tha me im still sayin “Fuk them ol niggaz”

  • Meka Soul

    if dirt angel jones is an 80s baby, then i must be from the planet noobak.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Hey, pardon the ignorance, but what’s the significance behind the title of this entry? What does “Blue Card Era” mean?

    55k? Dude, that’s way more than I make. Sign me up for that shit. I’ll make due.

  • soopadoopa

    Here’s a thought: most of the 70′s babies parents r way older than theirs kids in comparison 2 alot of 80′s/90′s babies.So their parents were more established and thus better equipped 2 raise kids. Older more wise/ successful parents= more motivated offspring.

    Just a thought?

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?cat=29 noz

    internet shit talking will prove to be more profitable in the long run.

  • Belize

    Rey-I guess cuz we started the whole american express “blue card era” i think, just like 90′s babies are the “black card era”..

    Isnt’ bow-wow a rich 80′s baby?????

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Soopa–Makes sense. Good theory.

    Noz–Tell that to Transi. He’d be the Jed Clampett of xxlmag.com

    Beli–Hmm… Dunno about the AmEx thing, but we can go with that for now. Also, Fuck Bow Wow (no shad moss).

  • RANDOMNAME

    2 years and college and dropped out here. I’ve worked my way up from 32k to 50k in 5 years. Not puffy loot by any means but I’m only 26, got a crib and 2 cars. Gotta keep hustlin, find something you’re good at and keep pushin. play the game

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    >internet shit talking will prove to be more profitable in the long run.

    This is my hope.

    >Isnt’ bow-wow a rich 80’s baby?????

    Fuck Bow Wow.

  • Meka Soul

    >internet shit talking will prove to be more profitable in the long run.>

    i hope so. i’d make billions.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Amen, RandomName.

  • Meka Soul

    muthafuck bow wow!

  • http://www.myspace.com/wabdamuss Wab da Muss

    You made a good point about the classic album vs. mixtape approaches.

    And then ruined it by comparing Rick Ross to Saigon. Please man.

    Just because it offends, doesn’t mean its worth posting.

  • Meka Soul

    randomname: an 80s baby with a brain.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    I’d at least be the Kanye West of internet shit talking…

    …shut up, I like Kanye. (no pharrell)

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Meka– You should get a quarter for every “No Homo” thing you come up with. (no portia de rossi) You’d be rich.

  • Meka Soul

    rick ross couldn’t rhyme “air” with “hair,” and saigon is too buys loading up on steriods & protein shakes [no kci & jojo] to bother dropping an album.

    sorry, rey. couldn’t resist.

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    We should all get together and rob Bow Wow.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Sheeit, I’m with Bol on that one. (no sexyback) Serves him right for dissing Will Smith.

    “Summertime” >>> anything Bow Wow’s ever done, including Ciara.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Hey Bol, since you’re still around, what does Blue Card Era mean? Is is the AmEx thing?

  • Meka Soul

    ^^^i wholeheartedly concur.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    *it

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    >Hey Bol, since you’re still around, what does Blue Card Era mean? Is is the AmEx thing?

    Shitty credit cards that ’80s babies carry usually come in blue.

    Rich people credit cards come in black, hence the term “black card era.”

  • http://www.buildthedream.org DGthegreat

    Damn I thought Dr. Dre would be at least in the top 4. Shit I’ve been hoodwinked, bamboozled!

  • Belize

    ^so i was right..cool…yeah fuk bow-but that lil nigga rich

  • Meka Soul

    i have a gold card… that amounts for something right?

    will smith = king of philly.

    yeah, i said it.

  • Belize

    Somehow reading this sad lil blog..i wanna bump “I wish” by skee-lo

  • Fernando

    I’d rather rob Bol. It would be satisfying to put a strap to his head and make him sing “promiscuous girl” in his tighty-whities while he cries like a bitch. Eor-faced nogga. How the fux is Weezy 28? That fool is like 100 pounds (20 of it dreds)I thought he was still sixteen.

  • Meka Soul

    uh… no will smith.

  • gutta

    lol at “u look like a turd wit eyes, glasses and bad racial hair”

    emphasis on RACIAL hair,lol,anyway good blog. i think the reason why they were more successfull was because hip hop was new to them so there were so many different ways to make money. for us the market is so saturated and everyone is doing the same thing over and over again so it makes it hard for someone in our age bracket to be creative. plus times are alot different, school is more expensive and being an 80′s baby means that alot of kids were exposed to drugs which became really popular in the 80′s as well as the development of diseases and so forth. i say all 80′s babies get together and take shit over…but we do have some successfull 80′s babies:beyonce,bow wow,does lebron count? i know he down jayz..maybe there is no hope,damn

  • Meka Soul

    >How the fux is Weezy 28? That fool is like 100 pounds (20 of it dreds)I thought he was still sixteen.>

    hurricane waters stunt growth. it’s been scientifically proven.

    no hot boys.

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    racial hair sum next level slang shit u all gon be usin’ soon

    jus’ call me t40

  • Belize

    Kinda co-sign Gutta..shyt most 80′s babies are all from either broken homes out drugged out parents…shyt- if we alive after 20 and not in jail plus got some doe for our own..id say we doin ok!

  • Belize

    ill call u Gay40

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    belize sound like a bitches name

    u got a bitch name dere, dawg

  • Belize

    Better than a whyte boy name..”Transi”…haaa, just sayin the name makes me wanna fun to a circle K and by some crackers

  • the dough

    Scathing response Belize. How did your court date go?

  • Belize

    fun=run

  • Belize

    Niggaz aint show up…case dismissed baby (no young buck)

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    this 80s baby shit real boring now..

    can we get a blog about tara ass or sum shit soon, bol?

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    transient = sum real nigga shit

  • the dough

    “can we get a blog about tara ass or sum shit soon, bol?”
    The two things that arouse Transi, Tara’s ass and feces.

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    >Niggaz aint show up…case dismissed baby (no young buck)

    That sounds like some traffic court shit…

  • Belize

    a white boy would say that

  • washington

    I’m still laughing at the “bad racial hair” line. Good one, Trani.

  • Belize

    lol @ bol..i thought XXLMAG was goin broke wit all the fuk up todday…glad to see u still got a job, i guess u aint gotta strip again (no game)

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    I’ve never heard of a case where the officer didn’t show up to court that wasn’t something gay like parking tickets, or curfew violation or some shit.

  • Meka Soul

    if jigs wouldn’t apply to the south harmon school of technology, we’d probably be all right.

    no spliff star.

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    tara such a purty name for a chick (no belize)

  • 5 STAR X-E-Q-SHUN

    Thought nelly was younger than fiddy.

    Surprized that snoop didn’t make the cut.

  • Belize

    Bol Says:

    August 16th, 2006 at 4:31 pm
    I’ve never heard of a case where the officer didn’t show up to court that wasn’t something gay like parking tickets, or curfew violation or some shit.

    ^^^Lets just say some shit…like im really stupid to say sum on the internet..nigga its dismissed, that means it’s still open. Thought u knew the law homie.

  • Belize

    A white boy would really luv tara..cuz she’s white…like YOU! haaa

    Racial jokes aside Tara is fine, but i wanna know what freah looks like.

  • Belize

    *Fresh, my bad

  • the dough

    Were you downloading music? Was that it Belize? Downloading is illegal you know.

  • Cregg

    Interesting omissions from the list:

    Timbaland- You’d have thought he made a gang of dough from all of his productions on various platinum records.

    Baby- Weezy F’s doting dad and alleged lip-locker is at the helm of a company that reportedly signed a $30 million dollar deal with Universal back in the day. You’d have thought he’d have flipped it by now. Especially considering Master p supposedly flipped 10K to 350M.

    Master P- Speaking of MP, if he really was a $350 million dollar man, even though he filed bankruptcy for No Limit (that’s just one of his companies; obviously all of his net worth wasn’t tied into it)and his music has sold poorly as of late, with all of his other ventures and added publicity from his son’s Nickelodeon show and ABC’s Dancing With the Falloffs (LOL), doesn’t this dude at least have the $60 M to tie with JD and Country Grammar. Or did he blow all his dough (in more ways than one) paying to get his knuckleheaded brother C(ommitted)-Murder out of the bing?

  • Belize

    Yeah they caught me for downloading Lil Cease album, fortunantely he didnt snitch me out this time..word to lil kim

  • Meka Soul

    if downloading music is illegal, then i should have gotten 25 life sentences this month alone.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Heh, can’t believe Bol joined the TransiMekaBelize show.

  • Belize

    I know, he must have broken up his girl like u rey…maybe yall should give each other a hug

  • INTERSCOPE JACKSON

    here’s a list of poor NY rappers that act like the got serious cake $$$$

    (THESE NIGGAZ BEEN IN THE GAME OVER 11 YEARS & STILL AINT RICH ) LOL

    1.fat Joe
    2.Jadakiss
    3.Ja Ruled
    5.The LOX

  • INTERSCOPE JACKSON

    here’s a list of poor NY rappers that act like the got serious cake $$$$

    (THESE NIGGAZ BEEN IN THE GAME OVER 11 YEARS & STILL AINT RICH ) LOL

    1.fat Joe
    2.Jadakiss
    3.Ja Ruled
    5.The LOX

    6.here’s a list of poor NY rappers that act like the got serious cake $$$$

    (THESE NIGGAZ BEEN IN THE GAME OVER 11 YEARS & STILL AINT RICH ) LOL

    1.fat Joe
    2.Jadakiss
    3.Ja Ruled
    5.The LOX

    here’s a list of poor NY rappers that act like the got serious cake $$$$

    (THESE NIGGAZ BEEN IN THE GAME OVER 11 YEARS & STILL AINT RICH ) LOL

    1.fat Joe
    2.Jadakiss
    3.Ja Ruled
    5.The LOX

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol
  • Meka Soul

    ^^^LMAO.

  • http://myspace.com/sheri_amour Sheri

    Yup, Im a 80′s baby, 1985 STAND UP!

    Interscope Jackson got a good point though.

  • Belize

    WHAT DAH FUK…Transi u really got ether…dawg im still laughin, good one Bol!

  • THAT_BOY_NOAH

    I DONT KNOW BUT I WISH I HAD A LEAST A MILL.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    I’m definitely not gonna the Transient route. Sorry Beli-Flop.

  • Belize

    How the fuk did u get a nickname like Bol anyway? Did u have lots of boils as a kid or sum?

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    LMSFPRCAO!!! That was friggin’ great. Bol 2, Transi ZERO! ………………altho lord knows I’m next.

  • the dough

    Transi is gonna be upset about that one when he shows up to work.

  • Belize

    i dont think bol sees u as competition rey…but ill give trans 1 for that “u faggit ass n-word” comment, shit was hilarious

  • Sonny Cheeba

    Transient = ETHERED!!!

    They put that up on his way to work, “Go Calvin…” (80′s CLASSIC McDonalds commercial, for u “80′s babies”)

  • Mr.Me

    That lil nigga romeo got more money than like 3 of those niggas on ya list and he’s a 90′s bastid.

    Im sorry thats the only example I could find an it doesnt hold much water. Your right Bol us 80′s babies are broke.

    Can I borrow a dollar?

    So I can stick it up ya moms minge wit my trigga finger?

  • INTERSCOPE JACKSON

    here’s a list of poor NY rappers that act like the got serious cake $$$$

    (THESE NIGGAZ BEEN IN THE GAME OVER 11 YEARS & STILL AINT RICH ) LOL

    1.fat Joe
    2.Jadakiss
    3.Ja Ruled
    5.The LOX

  • INTERSCOPE JACKSON

    here’s a list of poor NY rappers that act like the got serious Dough $$$$

    (THESE NIGGAZ BEEN IN THE GAME OVER 11 YEARS & STILL AINT RICH ) LOL

    1.fat Joe
    2.Jadakiss
    3.Ja Ruled
    5.The LOX

  • Danja29

    LOL @ the people who can’t believe Wayne could be 26 goin’ on 27- y’all don’t think a 23-year-old can look the same at age 26? Three years passes much faster in your 20s than it does as a kid.

  • TOTAL PACKAGE

    (Rey) “Maybe it’s a conspiracy by the late 60s babies and 70s babies” (gees dat dude Says)
    “im fuckin 23 now and aint even been able to get my hands on a kilo of cocaine yet. by this time most of the 70s babies was runnin their respective housing projects and what not.” Im bulding a case conspiracy theroy
    (onTOPmuzik Says)
    “Lil Wayne is turning 27 according to dat police report” they trying to play us 80 babies shit dont look good got go and make some money

  • Young A. Simmons

    Bol just murked that dude, lol.
    good blog, Hip hop in a slump, us 80′s cats missed the golden age, if we get $3 mil by age 30 we should be thankful.
    Anything beyond that is just impossible in the current climate. Fans to fickle these days.
    Just cause you got cheese now don’t mean you’ll have it in 10/15 yrs, Mike Tyson anyone?

  • allnice

    I think that 70′s babies came along at the best time to use rap as a tool to get rich. Most of these dudes got their beats for free (Jeru, most of Wu-Tang) or at highly discounted prices. Once hip hop’s popularity started to rise, they had a head start in front of everyone else trying to get their foot in the door. Cats like Nas and Jay-Z already had a fan base before rap even got commerical. All they had to do was crossover in order to make their songs more appealing to the masses. They easily got the funds to market their albums because they had a past record of success.

    When you look at the state of hip hop today, all the hand outs and generosity is gone. Unless you know so and so, you aren’t going to get a real deal. If you don’t know anyone, you have to work the mixtapes. Like Masta Ace said, the average dude can flow decent, but they not really spitting anything interesting or relevant.

    Hip Hop is such a joke nowdays it is barely worth posting about. I bet this is how Jazz was when it eventually died and became elevator music…….

  • Curt Dog

    damn, he killed Sickamore

  • nation of thugacation

    wow. that was good. but i have to read sickamores shit now

  • jimmy

    >classic albums like Ready to Die, Reasonable Doubt, and Illmatic

    reasonable doubt?

    you flip-flopping, bol.

  • http://www.myspace.com/princeunseen unseen

    see no one listens to unseen it hustle with no russel …russel made the game . 80 kids aint making the game 97-06 and no 80s kid stepped up .

  • New York Nigga

    Can you really blame us if the best rappers out these days are derivative no-talents like Rick Ross, Saigon, and Papoose
    HOW CAN U SAY PAPOOSE AND SAIGON HAV NO TALENT? THATS IT AM DONE WIT ALL THIS 80s BABY SHIT ALWAYZ READIN BOUT U OLD NIGGAZ COMPLAIN BOUT HIP HOP IZ DEAD I’M DONE THROUGH WIT XXL AM DA THE SOURCE BITCH

  • twerkolator

    80s baby = crack baby

    (w/bad racial hair)…

    ’74 bitches…

  • yaboy

    sai is ill you bum. i do not agree with your choice not to praise saigon. you are not intelligent.

    plus, i saw wu w/ fest opening tonihgt in providence. Fest absolutely killed it.

  • jon jon–23

    I get your post if no one else does BOL (and it seems no one else does). I think that most of the younger people have succumbed to the brainwashing that occurs on a regular basis in America. If your young and black the message is clear: Have a nice car, nice clothes, “earn” your respect by going to prison, and make a lot of illegitimate children–and don’t take care of them. The 70′s babies benefitted from being closer to racial uprising from people like Martin Luther King, Medgar Evers, Malcom X and the Black Panthers. This really brought us a long way in terms of segregation, respect, and getting things done, but it seems like we are going back downhill. Most of the younger generation don’t even realize what’s going on in America with racism, therefore they are just in an ignorant bliss. When George Bush sat on his ass and let black people die in New Orleans last year, that should have been a wake up call for the black youth. It seems to me that all is lost.

  • http://www.urbanology101.com The Critic

    AMAZING BLOG. SICKAMORE NEEDS TO TAKE NOTES.

  • LBDII

    Good Blog.

  • gluvnast

    in response of why JD is only at 60 mill instead of more…you have to remmeber that IRS DID TAKE ALL HIS SHIT in 2003!!!! he was dead BROKE..so him rebounding from that is INCREDIBLE

  • gluvnast

    also in the case of aftermath you have to remember jay-z and even dame had a GAIN of side hustles aside from the record label….

    dre ONLY got aftermath and that’s it…it’s the reason why 50 cent rose so quick because of all the side project he has on his plate

  • gluvnast

    [quote]u a faggit ass nigga bol

    u look like a turd wit eyes, glasses and bad racial hair

    how da fuck is will smith not dis list when he gettin, what, 10 million plus a movie? [quote]

    is denzel at 100 million? no..and he was in way more RECENT movies than will smith and get paid more….

    do the math, if will smith getting paid 10 mill per pic when was this LAST movie??? over a year and a half ago…will smith isn’t polific like that

  • Walt

    Lil Wayne is indeed a 80’s baby on the dedication 2 mixtape he say ” Ive been ready since ‘81 and I was born in ‘82″ Dumb asses.

  • hog

    Diddy is true businessman but peeps like dre they just stick to music and do well.

    Papoose is sik bol

  • DJ Lucky Luke

    I’m a start off’n me some mothafuckas if I hear “80′s baby” one more got-damn time… I was born in 1981. Fuck that Chris Brown/Nelly lookin fag and his definition. I was one year shy of witnessing ALL of the 80′s, so fuck y’all ’89ers claimin hard. 1 goes into 9 exactly nine times. 9 goes into 81 exactly nine times. Do the math niggaz–I’m royalty.

  • Lorenzo

    This whole 80’s–70’s baby thing is not a new concept. You all have heard of Generation X / Generation Y for years. It has nothing to do with exact dates but more generational cultural differences. Generation X started in 1964 and ended 76-77′. Generation Y (80’s babies as you so gayly like to call them) started in the late 70′. The “ninties babies”(about to be 18 yrs old in 15 months) have a different name.

  • http://myspace.com/spmusic Solid Projects

    I don’t think hip hop has a peak or bottom. The reason so many children of the 70′s got the paper is the commericalization of urban culture in the 90′s. Folks like Steve Stoute who are great at creating opportunities learned the game at an early age, when it took pure ambition and a hot record to blow. Today the formula is much more complicated. Although the gatekeepers ie. Puffy, Lyor, Iovine, Dre, Rosenburg, have made fortunes its not in their interest to change the game cus they own the board. For too long artists and fans have complained about the labels and failed to realize the business of selling music is entirely different today and offers new opportunites. Instead of chasing labels as artists did in the 90′s, its time to use your own distribution savy to get to the consumers directly. Its takes money which means it may take working a 9-5 but it can be done. Money is the motivation but the grind is a constant determinate in whether success will be the result. Puffy put it down and are reaping what they sowed but it took time and patience. Props the the NYC Giants of the 90′s, its now time to look forward to the next crop of visionaries to take us to the next level of success as a genre.

  • icon

    The 70s babies were the first to realize that they had to be bosses to make real cash…80s babies are on that learning curve…70s babies didn’t run shit 10 yrs ago; you gotta put in work in your 20s, to reach boss status in your 30s. 10 years from now, y’all will run everything- well, maybe not half of the bums on Sicamore’s wack ass list (Serius Jones?!?)

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  • Young Harlem

    I just want to know how come all of yall think that the only way to come about making money, being black, is through entertainment. We are the only race that most of the people that make money make it though entertainment . Most other races make there money though bussiness moves. Self made millionaires through bussiness moves. Thats what more blacks need to start thinking about is making money without using entertainment as there goal. Thats how people look at blacks as “ENTERTAINERS” you can never be on the Forbes top 10 list as an “ENTERTAINER” and thats my goal to make it to the billion dollar mark as a “BUSSINESS MAN”, excuse me “BLACK BUSSINESS MAN”. I was looking at CNN and they were saying that Hillary Clinton wanted to list Oprah as here running mate in the next election and they tried to belittle Oprah with all the money she has the “First Black Female Billionaire” as an “ENTERTAINER” saying that she has no political power she is just an entertainer. Now that made me laugh all that money and still thought of as an “ENTERTAINER” / “DANCING COON”. Remember B.I.G – BUSSINESS INSTEAD OF GAME.

  • DL

    there be some dumb muthafukas on here just doin nothin.

  • marlon

    this list is so obviously not right, did you bother to to get a second opinion? Jay z got more than Russell Simmons? Jay works for Russell ijiot, Dame Dash got more than Dre. this is clearly opinion, and will smith I mean your an idiot for taking that list as concrete

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    lmao

    dis is war now bol

  • Blak Water

    The difference is those dudes were real music industry dudes. Puff, Dame, Irv, etc. went out and got real artists and worked real artists. These f-ing DJs turned A&Rs dont know what the fuck they’re doing.

    Irv-Ja, Dame-Jay, Puff-BIG…Sickamore-Saigon, Green Lantern-Uncle Murda, Kay Slay-Papoose…You do the math.

    Im an 84 nigga and I love this 80′s baby movement thats brewing, but these niggas dont have any real skills…Shout out to the 60′s and 70′s babies all day. Ya’ll taught and are still teaching me a lot.

  • gutta

    well said solid projects…but for anyone who is an 80′s baby we are far less ahead in terms of success than those people born in the 70′s like what bol said but i agree the reason why we are less successful is because times are alot harder. damn u bush!!

  • gutta

    hey bol,keep it real, does tara have a fatty for real ???

  • ill will 314REp

    do trip we will find another way to make money. everyone wants to be a rapper instead of other things. born in 86 year of the tiger so im go get my cake not from drugs but real work. i went to college to have something to fall back on unlike most mothafuckaz. i rap but i got other ways of getten money.

  • gluvnast

    [quote]well said solid projects…but for anyone who is an 80’s baby we are far less ahead in terms of success than those people born in the 70’s like what bol said but i agree the reason why we are less successful is because times are alot harder. damn u bush!! [quote]

    how so? okay today we got higher gas prices and we’re are war with is still voluntary and not a draft initiated…yet

    but other than that, we HAD our own bush…as well, we had to deal with alot more urban decay than y’all have….there was a REASON why the LA riots were the LA riots and it was more than just the rodney king beating…new york’s ghettos were HARSH, and you had a racist rudy g and his crooked ass police on patrol…and WASN’T any open opportunities, we had to do it all on our own, we opened the doors for y’all…y’all refuse to walk thru it…

  • Babyboy

    u guys r happy 2 make 32 with 35yrs?? i am only 20 didnt graduate, got my own crib, i go 4 weekends 2 my country every now an den, i get 23k, by the time i am 25 i will b makin 70k no doubt, i am a real hustlers, i was almost makin 1thousand a month wen i was 16 still leavin with my parents, i was hustlin everything i could just to go clubin, and have expensive clothes man, legal money, i sold mobiles, clothes, u can make real money if u know how 2 deal with dat shit man, i had friends pushin coke, and i was makin mo money, workin less hours man, u just gotta b smart, we 80′s babies still got da hustle in us, we just need 2 find somethin we now how 2 do, legal shit man, ders enough of us in jail man, i am sittin here in my offise tellin u niggas dat real work pays off man, peace my brothers

  • http://www.myspace.com/atriggs513 Young Deuce

    Well hopefully my label(2nd To None Entertainment) and myself(born in 1986) will change that trend but the 80′s babies do have some people that will make that cut like Juelz Santana, Bow Wow, Lloyd Banks, T.I., Chris Brown, Beyonce, Ciara, and other up and coming young artists and executives. Check that graphic again in about 5 years and it will be changed by then.

  • H-man

    yo, U do the math 4 me??? Ima lil slow…

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    bad racial hair?

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