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When Rapping Just Doesn’t Pay Enough

Remember yesterday's Forbes list of the richest rappers? High album and concert-ticket sales may help bring in the cash, but they're not the only way to become one of hip-hop's top earners. No. 1, Jay-Z, will lend his name to just about anything, while No. 6, Ludacris, co-created Conjure Cognac. But those business ventures are downright normal in comparison with some rappers who didn't make the list. Bryan "Baby" Williams started a company that identifies and uses oil and gas reserves, while Paul Wall appropriately got into the grill game. But as usual, no one tops Cam'ron, who, among other business ventures, owns two laundromats. [MTV]

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