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11:31 AM on 11/16/12
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So wait...Travis is worth more than Mark & Tom? That drummer list had him at $85 million.
That's what surprised me. I guess all his side projects pay off.
11:43 AM on 11/16/12
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Most big name rappers aren't that well off. The ones that are have a hand in a bunch of other business.
12:04 PM on 11/16/12
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Just off the top of my head, Jay-Z is worth 450 million and P.Diddy is worth 550 million, that'd put them in the upper echelon of wealthy musicians.
Which proves my point -- they're more than rappers (Diddy is hardly even a rapper). They're businessmen, with stakes in a lot of other big assets.
01:33 PM on 11/16/12
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Dave Grohl is the richest badass in the world. He should actually have been on both lists because he is a drummer at heart.
He is on both.
02:01 PM on 11/16/12
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He's definitely a rapper. How good of one is an entirely different debate.
He occasionally puts out albums, but I'm pretty sure he writes little or none of his verses.
04:08 PM on 11/16/12
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He's put out an album every 2-4 years since No Way Out. That's good enough for me. All sorts of rappers use ghostwriters, by that logic, Dr. Dre isn't a rapper either (he also isn't by your "occasional" album logic).
Dre never was really a rapper. His albums serve more as a showcase of his skills as a producer, as well as promotion for the dozens of featured rappers.

"Ghostwriter" is really only applicable if they're secretive about it. Dre and Diddy never really set out to convince the world that they could be viable MCs. They just want something to put them in front of the music rather than constantly behind it. It's a way of building a brand.
08:07 PM on 11/16/12
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I don't think being a producer first and foremost excludes them from being rappers. There's plenty of rapper/producers.
Yeah, I'm not saying they're not rappers, but it's secondary to their production. Like, it would be flawed to say "rapper Dr. Dre".
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