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The hip-hop industry is one that’s chock full of business-minded heads who’ve managed to transform it into a global powerhouse. A keen business sense is…

Snoop Dogg Backs ‘Uber For Weed’ + 11 More Rappers With Multimillion-Dollar Business Empires  was originally published on boomcolumbus.com

1. Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg

The DO-Double-G just announced that his venture capital firm Casa Verde invested in a startup called Eaze, which is like an “Uber for weed.” But…

2. Jean Grae

Jean Grae

Jean Greasy is one of the many independent artists who essentially sells herself. Along with her music, she’s released an audiobook, featured as a guest…

3. Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons

The mogul who started it all, Simmons is one person we can thank for the existence of Def Jam. He also founded Phat Farm, Arguyleculture,…

4. Kanye West

Kanye West

From ‘The College Dropout’ onward, Kanye’s been pushing his brand with no limit. From founding the G.O.O.D. Music record label to breaking into fashion and…

5. Freddie Gibbs

Freddie Gibbs

Gangsta Gibbs had been grinding on the mixtape game for years before breaking it big with his collaboration album ‘Piñata’ with underground producer extraordinaire Madlib.…

6. Chamillionaire

Chamillionaire

“Ridin’” was one of the biggest hits of the 2000s, but it’s not the only thing the Houston-based rapper has on his plate. He founded…

7. 50 Cent

50 Cent

50’s hands are in many different business soups, it turns out. Aside from turning G-Unit into a successful clothing line, 50 also received a big…

8. Chance the Rapper

Chance the Rapper

Perhaps more than any other hip-hop artist today, Chance has turned himself into a business. The 22-year-old Chicago MC has developed a fanatical fan base,…

9. Jay-Z

Jay-Z

Jay is yet another hip-hop powerhouse who’s killing it with clothing (Rocawear), music (former president of Def Jam Recordings, co-founded Roc-A-Fella Records, launched streaming service…

10. Tyler, The Creator

Tyler, The Creator

Tyler’s been selling Golf Wang for as long as he’s been around. The Odd Future frontman built his entire empire from the ground up. He…

11. Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj was the first woman to ever be featured in the Hip-Hop Cash Kings section of ‘Forbes.’ With various endorsements (Nokia, Pepsi, MAC Cosmetics,…

12. Dr. Dre

Dr. Dre

Dre started out producing for the World Class Wreckin’ Cru and later N.W.A., but he didn’t stop there. He’s produced for hip-hop artists across generational…

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