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]

-XXL staff

  • union jack

    hip hop came from little roots man i can’t wait to it progress for real. SLC stand up

  • Sonic

    Fuck Fishy Scent

  • http://www.xxlmag.com already has

    it already has hip hop is known everywhere people all over the world are listening to this art form i just hope its get bigger

  • POLO DIZ

    3RD!!!!!! HA

  • HU

    Other than Jay-Z and Kanye there is no artist that could sell an arena. With actual retards like Webbie(insert most southern rappers) as artists now you can’t even hold a concert in a grimy club. Either the artist doesn’t show or his disillusioned fans realize he has one hit and no talent and they start fighting each other.

  • b p

    oh did you forget bout em and dre
    jay z neva sold more than 3 million albums at a time

    • josh

      ass clown! hard knock life sold 5 million. i’m not tryin’ to disrespect em or dre, cuz they’ sick, but jay-z is the best rapper alive!

  • jonathan

    it would work! if you taped 50′s life from age of 4! and it was 24 hours and you could see out his eyes! it might work! lolol! desperate!

  • http://YAHOO.COM DICE G.

    SEE HU MY NIGGA U CAN’T CALL OUT A SOUTHERN ARTIST LIKE DAT YA DIGG AND THAN U INSERTED NIGGA U GOT DA GAME WRONG COME T DA SOUTH FO U CRITICIZE NIGGA GO TO A T.I. CONCERT AND SEE DAT BITCH BE SOLD OUT OR A JEEZY CONCERT NIGGA IN DA SOUTH NOW A NIGGA DATZ RETARDED IZ CAM’RON FO GOING AGAINST JAY. LOOK HOMIE U TALK ABOUT WEBBIE U TALKIN BOUT PIMP C R.I.P. LOOK AT DA REAL SHIT BRUH NIGGAZ RAP ON WHAT THEY FEEL WHAT THEY BEEN THRU HOW THEY GETTIN IT YA DIGG SO U CAN’T KNOCK ANOTHER MAN HUSTLE ON WHAT HE DO CUZ JAY HAD HIS DOWNFALL WIT DA BEST OF BOTH WORLDS WIT R.KELLY U AIN’T BRING DAT UP DOE HOMIE IF U GO KEEP IT REAL MY NIGGA DON’T ONLY COME AT DA SOUTH CUZ WE DA ONES RUNNING THIS SHIT RIGHT NOW YA DIGG AND DID JAY SIGNED JEEZY, RICK ROSS, ETC.LOOK NIGGA GIVE RESPECT WHERE ITZ DUE!

  • http://www.lboogzproductions.com FreeBeat King

    I Hope that the 50 cent show is nothing like that ultimate hustler crap that damon dash did.

  • WOWZ

    hip hop take over! thats whats up!

  • SP

    hard knock life sold 5 million

  • $ykotic

    IT IS OBVIOUS THAT HIP HOP HAS GROWN. ARTISTS CAN GET MONEY FROM OTHER VENTURES EVEN WITH SMALL ALBUM SALES.

    THERE ARE HOT RAPPERS ALL AROUND THE WORLD!!!! STOP HATING ON DUDES!

    AND START HATING ON THE LABELS THAT KEEP PROMOTING AND RECYCLING THAT TRASH!!!!

    HIP HOP NEEDS DIVERSITY.

    ‘NUFF SAID.

  • chad bro chill

    50 cent is a smart man and also the most ignorant and untalented i wouldn’t watch that show if they paid me to
    busta props
    and as far as concerts that just proves that white people are becoming more open to listening to rap cause let’s face it for an arena to be sold out the majority of the people have to be white in most parts of the US

  • The_Truth

    **IF YOU CAN AGREE HIP-HOP HAS MATURED, YOU CANT KNOCK SOULJA BOY!**

    Every major genre of music has SUB-genre to it: Rock-n-Roll has Hard Rock/ Punk Rock/ Alternative/ Soft Rock/ etc., Soulja Boy has simply added another genre to Hip-Hop, you still have other forms, this is 2008 and he’s added a mainstream addition.
    Why do you think Bun-B spit on V.I.C’s remix? He understands the evolution of southern hip-hop and its simply a new edition to it.

    -Open your minds. . .typical thinkin fucks.

  • DAT DO

    THEY MAKING SO MUCH MONEY AND CANT EVEN HELP PAY FOR THE BUILDING WHERE IT STARTED ALL ON SEDWICK AVE IN THE BRONX, WHERE THEY ARE EVICTING ALL THE TENANTS!!! THATS SOME BULLSHIT B!!!

  • HU

    What up Dice, i said most southern rappers. UGK, T.I. are good for the most part. The rest are corporate coons churning out trash music that isn’t saying anything. Webbie is garbage, D4L is garbage, Plies, Flo Rida, SHawty Lo, etc, etc. No one, including yourself Dice will be copping their albums a year from now. To say they’re making money is senseless. The record labels get most of the money and how does making money justify putting out garbage music? These fake rappers have filled your head with the idea that “gettin money” and “actin ignant” (look at how you talk) is so cool that you actually live out this coonish behavior that gets you no where.

    • Afi K. James

      And the east coast ain’t much better either, now a days, Joell ortiz, Nas runs this industry.
      the rest are horrendous.

  • The_Truth

    **I agree with HU**