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50 Cent Makes Like Donald Trump In MTV Deal, Busta Rhymes Speaks On Legal Situations, And Jay-Z, Kanye West Prove Touring Is The New Big Business In “The Roundup”

Another day, another rapper for MTV. The networked announced today they will be partnering with 50 Cent on a show to find the next street-smart business mogul. The move comes just a day after MTV and T.I. went public with their plans for a reality series that documents the Atlanta rapper’s path as he completes community service and prepares for jail in the way of his conviction on gun charges. No date has been set yet for the G-Unit CEO’s program, but eight episodes are being prepped where 16 contests will compete in “Apprentice”-like stunts. The network also announced Diddy will remix “Making the Band” into “Making the Rock Band,” where the hip-hop mogul will look to form a rock outfit. [Variety]

Busta Rhymes has a huge remix out right now in “Don’t Touch Me,” featuring Nas, The Game, Big Daddy Kane, Lil Wayne, and Flipmode artists Spliff Star and newcomer Reek Da Villian. But the rowdy MC has a lineup that’s just as impressive, if not a wee bit smaller, for his next single, “Don’t Believe Them.” Bus-A-Bus recruited T.I. and Akon for the true to life tale on his legal situations. [MTV News]

Arena tours might be more rock than rap, but Jay-Z and babe bro Kanye West are turning that idea on its head. Both rapper’s recent tours, Hov’s “Heart of the City” tour and ‘Ye “Glow in the Dark” jaunt are both set to clear over $20 million dollars. “Hip-hop is starting to mature,” explains a Live Nation exec. “At some point we will reflect back at how important these tours were in the growth of the hip-hop concert business.” [Rolling Stone]

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