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50 Cent Doesn’t Believe Chris Lighty Killed Himself!

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50 Cent Speaks On Chris Lighty’s Funeral, Beef & Floyd Mayweather

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Twista – “Whitney Houston Tribute”

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LL Cool J, Common & Lupe Fiasco Performs “The Message” @ Grammy Concert!

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To honor Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five‘s induction into the esteemed Grammy Hall Of Fame, Grandmaster Flash and Melle Mel were joined by LL Cool J, Lupe Fiasco and Common on stage at the Grammy 2012 Nomination Concert for a very special performance of the Hip Hop pioneers groundbreaking single “The Message”.

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Busta Rhymes Ft. LL Cool J – “Killin Em”

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Exposed: Transgender Author Details Sex w/ LL Cool J, Eddie Murphy & Mr. Cee!

A transgender woman is making headlines after releasing a controversial new book detailing sex acts with a number black celebs including LL Cool J, Eddie Murphy and Hot 97’s Mr. Cee.

Toni Newman recently released her book “I Rise- The Transformation Of Toni Newman”, a memoir of her previous life as a prostitute that serviced and slept with a number of people including celebrity clients.

Check out Toni Newman talking her new book below.

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LL Cool J On Late Night w/ Jimmy Fallon!

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LL Cool J On Ellen

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How 50 Cent Scored A Half-Billion!


In “The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop,” author Dan Charnas traces how rap grew from its obscure roots in the ghettos of 1970s New York to its culmination as the world’s predominant youth pop culture and a multibillion-dollar industry.

The event that epitomized just how far hip-hop had come was the headline-grabbing partnership between the rapper 50 Cent and the upstart beverage company Glaceau, the maker of Vitaminwater. It may well have been the biggest deal in hip-hop history, propelling 50 Cent’s personal net worth toward a half-billion dollars. In this excerpt, Charnas outlines how it happened.

By the summer of 2003, 50 Cent’s debut album, “Get Rich or Die Tryin’,” had sold more than 5 million copies, and he was easily on his way to becoming a multimillionaire on these sales alone. But the rapper from Queens, who was born Curtis Jackson and had begun his career on the reputation of being shot nine times (a bullet was still lodged in his tongue), wasn’t content to remain a recording artist. And his young manager, Chris Lighty, himself a Bronx street kid turned businessman, was well-positioned to exploit 50’s stardom by creating multiple income streams. Lighty had come out of the Def Jam fold and managed such stars as Missy Elliott and LL Cool J.

With Lighty, 50 Cent created the “G-Unit” brand, including a record company, a clothing company and a sneaker deal with Reebok’s RBK line. The G-Unit Clothing Company was a joint-venture deal, with hip-hop-influenced designer Marc Ecko fronting the money, handling the manufacturing and distribution, and splitting the profits fifty-fifty with 50.

At his Violator management company (named after a rough crew that Lighty ran with as a kid), Lighty helped pioneer the use of 900 numbers for his artists. Over a decade later, he negotiated a different kind of phone deal: 50 Cent cellular ringtones to be sold for up to $2.99 per download. Lighty inked other agreements, too: a video game and a biopic with MTV Films and Paramount Pictures. When the agency that represented Lighty, CAA, balked at representing a rapper so closely associated with violence, Lighty secured a deal with an eager William Morris.

One of Lighty’s business acquaintances was Rohan Oza, a marketing executive who has just moved from Coca-Cola to a small Queens, N.Y., beverage company called Glaceau. Oza considered himself not a brand manager, but a brand messiah. He believed that passionate proselytizing of his products could transcend costly corporate ad campaigns. Oza’s Vitaminwater brand was doing well at more than $100 million in sales, second only to Pepsi’s Propel brand in the $245 million “enhanced-water” market. He knew how to take them out.


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LL Cool J Snubbed By The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame!



The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced their new inductees for this year.

Among the honored musicians to be granted entry are Neil Diamond, Darlene Love, and Alice Cooper.

Not making quite making the cut are nominees Bon Jovi and LL Cool J who’s been snubbed for a second time in a row.

LL’s second snub is leaving some to question to the integrity of the Rock Hall of Fame.

The Hip-Hop pioneer  has 8 platinum selling albums and 10 No. 1’s under his belt since 1985.

While his recent invovlement has been more-so in the film industry, that is not to undermine his deserving legacy.

Perhaps Todd Smith will have better luck next year.

The honors are set to take place at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York City on March 14th.

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