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Even though Diddy has reigned the industry for the past 20 years, Quincy still continues to question Mr. Combs' musical knowledge, or if he, in fact, has any melodic understanding at all. “P. Diddy wouldn’t know a B-flat if it hit him," said Quincy in a conversation with Bruno Mars in 2012. “P. Diddy has a doctorate in marketing... He’s got clothes companies and Ciroc vodka.”
Even though Diddy has reigned the industry for the past 20 years, Quincy still continues to question Mr. Combs' musical knowledge, or if he, in fact, has any melodic understanding at all. “P. Diddy wouldn’t know a B-flat if it hit him," said Quincy in a conversation with Bruno Mars in 2012. “P. Diddy has a doctorate in marketing... He’s got clothes companies and Ciroc vodka.”
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Puff Daddy Is Worth $700 Million

 

Forbes listed hip-hop's top five wealthiest artist of 2014 and let's just say Diddy is living good. Diddy leads the pack with an estimated fortune that's worth $700 Million dollars. Tha...

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nas illmatic 20 years memory lane

“Memory Lane (Sittin’ In Da Park)”

Producer: DJ Premier
Lyric: “I reminisce on park jams, my man was shot for his sheep coat/Childhood lesson make me see him drop in my weed smoke/It’s real, grew up in trife life, the times of white lines/The hype pipes, murderous nighttimes and knife fights invite crimes”
Why It’s Dope: We can see here how hard lessons learned at too young of an age shaped Nas’ worldview. Every time he gets high, he remembers the night he lost one of his friends to the violence that overtook major American cities in the 1980s.

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The Making Of Nas’ ‘Illmatic’ — XXL Issue 112

Still Ill
In spring 1994, a chip-tooth kid outta Queensbridge released a 10-song debut album that set a new standard for hip-hop lyricism...

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If it makes dollars, then it makes 50 Cent, get it? From the gritty borough of Queens to the boardroom, you can be sure if you ask about 50, they’ll tell you he’s about his bread—and you can’t blame him. From clothing lines, to Vitamin Water to even his own brand of condoms, one thing’s constant in Fif’s life: cents. In the midst of his new role as executive producer on the Starz series Power (premiering June 7) and his forthcoming independent album, Animal Ambition,    XXL gives a run down of the many business ventures that 50’s succeeded in through ownership, partnership and one-off deals.—Andrew Asare
If it makes dollars, then it makes 50 Cent, get it? From the gritty borough of Queens to the boardroom, you can be sure if you ask about 50, they’ll tell you he’s about his bread—and you can’t blame him. From clothing lines, to Vitamin Water to even his own brand of condoms, one thing’s constant in Fif’s life: cents. In the midst of his new role as executive producer on the Starz series Power (premiering June 7) and his forthcoming independent album, Animal Ambition, XXL gives a run down of the many business ventures that 50’s succeeded in through ownership, partnership and one-off deals.—Andrew Asare
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50 Cent Labels Tony Yayo And Lloyd Banks Troy Ave’s Hype Men

The morale in G-Unit continues to spiral. During an interview with Hot 97 for his new album entitled Animal Ambition, set to drop June 3rd, 50 Cent labeled his former group mates Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo, as hypemen for upcoming rapper Troy Ave...

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