The Forbes “Hip-Hop Cash King” list for 2012 has been released, and topping out the bank is Dr. Dre, who was also the only Hip-Hop celebrity to make the general “Highest-Paid Celebrities” list where he came it at number 5.
Slaughterhouse and Swizz Beatz act like they never had money and “Throw It Away”. Welcome To: Our House is available now. Cameo from Eminem.
106 & Park have a new portion added to their show The Back Room which featured Swizz Beatz this week. The beat got Swizz Cheezed up!
After a day of hearing that Swizz Beatz was the owner of one of the most largest file sharing websites, Megaupload, we’ve learned that it was shut down. No word on if Swizzy was part of that indictment. Here’s an excerpt:
An indictment accuses Megaupload.com of costing copyright holders more than $500 million in lost revenue from pirated films and other content. The indictment was unsealed one day after websites including Wikipedia and Craigslist shut down in protest of two congressional proposals intended to thwart online piracy.
The Justice Department said in a statement said that Kim Dotcom, formerly known as Kim Schmitz, and three others were arrested Thursday in New Zealand at the request of U.S. officials. Two other defendants are at large.
Megaupload was unique not only because of its massive size and the volume of downloaded content, but also because it had high-profile support from celebrities, musicians and other content producers who are most often the victims of copyright infringement and piracy. Before the website was taken down, it contained endorsements from Kim Kardashian, Alicia Keys and Kanye West, among others.
You can read the rest of the story here.
UPDATE: Swizz Beatz NOT on indictment.
UPDATE 2: According to the Megaupload lawyer, Swizz was in talks but never made CEO.
Erick Sermon must be feeling better from his heart attack he suffered back in November of 2011. With a new mixtape, Breath of Fresh Air, coming soon, Erick had Swizz Beatz, Mone & Fred The Godson “Set It Off”. Beat is off the chain.
The title is correct. DMX is set to release his new album, Undisputed, March 27th. The album was originally slated for December 13th, 2011. It’s unknown why it was pushed back, but the album will be released under United Music and Media Group. It’s being said that most of the production will come from Swizz Beatz.
Holy fuck. Ruff Ryders are back! DMX, The Lox, Swizz Beatz, Drag-On and Murda Mook give us some new shit off their recently released Past, Present, Future album.