These Rappers Balled so Hard Collection Agencies Wanna Find Em
Rappers love to rap about how much money they have. As Hov once said, “If you grow up with holes in your zapatos [shoes in Spanish], you’d celebrate the minute you was havin’ dough.” Well, that’s exactly what they’ve been doing for the past three decades. I mean one of the most successful [and best] rap labels is called Cash Money Records [and if you think about it, they really did take over for the ’99 and the 2000 and never looked back].
While spending money is ubiquitous to the genre, entrepreneurship is at the heart and soul of hip hop. From Jay-Z to Dr. Dre to Eminem, these titans of industry have taken full advantage of what started off as people siphoning electricity from streetlights to throw a party. All the way back to when a disc jockey was spinning vinyl tracks and a master of ceremonies ran the show, hyping the crowd right there in the street. While the Diddy and Master P have become wealthy on the back of hip hop, the art form that sprung from adversity and ingenuity, many rappers have seen their fortunes rise and fall. From tax problems to addiction to divorces, we’ve got the scoop on 15 rappers that bet the house and lost it all.