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Denz
06-18-2002, 01:31 PM
Dr Dre has been named as the highest earning urban star of last year. The West Coast rapper/producer took the No 2 position on the Rolling Stone's list of the 50 highest earning artists of 2001. Stadium rockers U2 took the No 1 spot.

Rolling Stone revealed that Dre earned a hefty $1 million per week in 2001. The studio wizard has his own recording career as well as producing for the likes of Eminem, Snoop Dogg and Mary J Blige. Sales of Mary's Family Affair single netted Dre around $2m of his annual $52m income.

Rapper and entrepreneur Master P also had a good year. Despite earlier reports of bankruptcy, the Southern rap mogul earned $36m in 2001 from his No Limit Records enterprise and took the No 6 spot on the list.

The 2001 Rich List Top 10 looks like this:

1. U2 - $61.9m
2. Dr Dre - $51.9m
3. The Beatles - $47.9m
4. The Dave Matthews Band - $43.4m
5. Madonna - $40.8m
6. Master P - $36m
7. Carlos Santana - $32.7m
8. 'N Sync - $26.5m
9. Aerosmith - $24.2m
10. Sting - $24m

Further down the list was Eminem, who appeared at No 19 ($19.4 million), Jay-Z at No 46 ($9.3 million) and Nelly at No 49 ($8.2 million).

WickidGirlShady
06-18-2002, 02:03 PM
That's pretty cool info, thanks for posting it! :)

Bullet
06-18-2002, 02:11 PM
damn..$1 million a week..:eek:

Base
06-18-2002, 02:59 PM
$52 000 000 a year :eek:

evil-webby
06-18-2002, 06:43 PM
Originally posted by Wickid
$52 000 000 a year :eek:

and he crys about napster & audiogalaxy

there both dead thanks to him now!!

Bullet
06-19-2002, 02:25 AM
Originally posted by evil-webby


and he crys about napster & audiogalaxy

there both dead thanks to him now!!

yesah..muhfucker:mad: from now on Im not buying anymore Dre albums :D :p

Creep
06-19-2002, 06:32 AM
yeah, he actually is a big fucking crybaby for doing that shit... if i made 52 million a year, i'd let people take my records from the factory for free just so they could go out and set the m on fire... i'd be rich, so why would i care?

Phrantic
06-19-2002, 10:59 AM
so the most succesful rapper is someone else than the most talented rapper... :rolleyes:

Bullet
06-19-2002, 11:34 AM
Originally posted by Phrantic
so the most succesful rapper is someone else than the most talented rapper... :rolleyes:

u cant really consider Dre a rapper, I mean..yeah he raps, but he doesnt write..Dre is a producer..and he got 2$million for that Mary J Blige track, and he didnt say one word, so u dont have to be a talented rapper to be a succesful urban star :D

kaitee
06-19-2002, 01:09 PM
damn dat a lotta money......he deserves it tho coz he does work hard n he is good at wot he does


laterz
xxx
:D

Riz
06-19-2002, 05:43 PM
Originally posted by Phrantic
so the most succesful rapper is someone else than the most talented rapper... :rolleyes:

Nope. The most succesful rapper is the best business man (Dre). Talent doesn't alwayas = most succesful.

T1 Req
06-19-2002, 06:12 PM
Originally posted by Bullet
u cant really consider Dre a rapper, I mean..yeah he raps, but he doesnt write.. He raps but you can't consider him a rapper? You can't consider him a lyricist, maybe?

Base
06-19-2002, 06:28 PM
I heard Dre actually does write some of his own stuff.

I Love That
06-19-2002, 06:52 PM
1 mil a week... Jesus.

V i L E
06-22-2002, 02:21 AM
Wonder where Puffy is? I know Master P is about half a billion.

V i L E
06-22-2002, 02:25 AM
Originally posted by Wickid
I heard Dre actually does write some of his own stuff.

Yeah, but the key word there is SOME. ;)
I know for a fact he didn't write Say What You Say.

nastyasmacaroni
06-25-2002, 04:33 AM
em earned that much without even making an album last year, not bad

slim_crazy
06-25-2002, 12:27 PM
Yah they got the list in da Rolllin Stone Mag wit Em on The cover...Yah i really dont think dre should have been second on th elist and the worlds richest rapper.

But think bout how much em will make this year Th Eminem Show...And 8 mile And the 8 mile soundtrack not to metion all the little shit he will be doin!