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# rap-music - Saturday 2 September, 2017

People used to scoff at Irish rappers, but the hip hop scene in Ireland is booming

A new documentary, The Truth About Irish Hip Hop, tells the story of how Irish rappers are carving out a niche in the music industry.

# rap-music - Sunday 30 April, 2017

'It's about how we speak and live': How rap music is saving languages on the brink of extinction

From Norwegians to Native Americans, people are using rap music to keep indigenous language alive.

# rap-music - Friday 6 November, 2015

LISTEN: This US presidential candidate is targeting black voters - with a rap

“Sometimes your policies just hypnotise me…”

# rap-music - Monday 20 July, 2015

From The Daily Edge No one can get over this cringey video of Daniel Radcliffe rapping Eminem Fresh Half Blood Prince

No one can get over this cringey video of Daniel Radcliffe rapping Eminem

Ten points to Gryffindor! Or should that be ‘from’? We can’t decide.

# rap-music - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Irish rapper releases ode to St Patrick's Day Irish Party

Irish rapper releases ode to St Patrick's Day

There’s a lot of tin whistle.

# rap-music - Wednesday 18 August, 2010

RAPPER JAY-Z has topped a list of the world’s richest rappers, beating P Diddy, Eminem and 50 Cent.

Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter made a whopping $63m last year but he still made less than his wife Beyonce. The Empire States of Mind rapper grosses over $1m a gig and has investments in a clothing line, nightclub chain and owns a share of the New Jersey Nets basketball team.

Rapper Lil Wayne has managed to continue his earning despite being behind bars but there are a few who suffered. Kayne West’s earnings fell from $25m last year to $12m this year on foot of an outburst during Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at MTV’s VMAs.

Forbes magazine which compiled the list said rappers weren’t hit by the recession. The top 20 rappers racked up over $300m in earnings last year, the same as the previous year.

  1. Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter – $63 Million
  2. Sean “Diddy” Combs – $30 million
  3. Aliuane “Akon” Thiam – $21 million
  4. Dwayne “Lil Wayne” Carter – $20 million
  5. Andre “Dr. Dre” Young – $17 million
  6. Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges – $16 million
  7. Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus – $15 million
  8. Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley – $14 million
  9. Pharrell Williams – $13 million
  10. Kanye West – $12 million