Strictly Business: 12 Hip Hop Entrepreneurs

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Being in the hip hop game is a tough business in itself, but there are definitely some big names who have been able to increase their own success outside of music. We’ve seen some rappers turn into full-fledge mogul, and some spreading their wings in tons of multiple smaller ventures. See some of those who are able to run the the music game while also closing a business deal.

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Check out some of hip hop’s entrepreneurs on the following pages.


Diddy performs onstage at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada

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Diddy has it all from his Ciroc liquor brand, Sean John clothing, Revolt TV channel, and more on the way.

Russell Simmons

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Russell Simmons is the original hip hop entrepreneur with his Rush Communications company, running the Rush Card corporation, and much more.