On Wednesday May 2, 2012, Rick Ross filled the conference room at the Eventi Hotel in midtown Manhattan to hold a press conference and make some major announcements on behalf of Maybach Music. Rick and Diddy first announced that French Montana’s album, “Excuse My French,” will drop on July 17th. French’s next single will reportedly feature Rick Ross, Drake & Lil Wayne. It was also announced that Meek Mill’s upcoming mixtape, “Dreamchaser 2″ will drop on May 7th and be followed by his debut album, “Dreams & Nightmares” on August 28th. Rozay also announced that the MMG compilation “Self Made v.2,” will drop June 26th and then announced that his next solo album “God Forgives, I Don’t Will” hit shelves July 31st. After weeks of speculations, Ross also announced the latest signee to MMG – Omarion. This needless to say announcement came as a surprise to most. Click through and check out all the photos from the MMG press conference. All photos by Bernard Smalls.
Who’s going to hip-hop’s first billionaire? Drum roll please…. Coming in at number one on Forbes richest hip-hop artist list is…, Sean “Diddy” Combs. The publication estimates Diddy net worth at $550 million.
1. Sean “Diddy” Combs – $550 Million
2. Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter – $460 Million
3. Andre “Dr. Dre” Young – $270 Million
4. Bryan “Birdman” Williams – $125 Million
5. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson -$100 Million
In this game, (better known as the music business) you’re only as good as your team. That statement has been more than proven with all of the heavy hitters in Hip-Hop assembling strong supporting casts to further their own movement, as well as to give those next up a platform to showcase their skill set. Read More
Another mediocre dunk contest is in the books, with the Utah Jazz’ Jeremy Evans talking the crown. But not before Chase Budinger of the Houston Rockets boosted the ego of Diddy by jumping over the head Bad Boy in the contest. #DiddyJump