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Dr. Dre Tops Forbes’ Highest Paid Hip-Hop Acts List

What does it say about hip-hop when its highest paid act hasn’t released an album since 1999? Whatever it is, Dr. Dre likely doesn’t care, because he’s too busy swimming in a giant pool of money.

Forbes has named Dre 2014′s highest paid hip-hop act because he raked in an astonishing $620 million. That was more than the combined earnings of every other act on Forbes’ list combined.

Two other legends of the game — Jay Z and Diddy — tied for second place, pulling in a measly $60 million each. Drake was next with $33 million, followed by purveyors of annoying rap Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, who earned $32 million. Kanye West was ranked number six with $30 million and yes, he’s mad about that.

You can see the complete list of Forbes’ highest paid hip-hop acts here.

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The Hollywood Reporter Failed Rap History 101

Tupac Shakur didn’t die for this.

The Hollywood Reporter posted a Coachella recap early Monday morning on the duo of Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre closing out the show and the return (via hologram) of Shakur.

All of the search engines in the world must have been down (and the one staffer who knows hip-hop was asleep) because this is what “THR Staff” wrote when describing Shakur’s performance:

Tupac arrived via hologram, seamlessly — and amazingly — joining Snoop on “Come With Me,” “Hail Mary” and “Gangsta Party.”

So, Shakur not only performed for the first time in 15 years, but he dropped a new track at Coachella entitled “Come With Me.”

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Ed Lover Makes Brief Return on Hot 97

Already known for his rapping career, Ed Lover began life in a different way with a microphone. From 1993 to 1998, Lover was co-host of the highly rated Hot 97/WQHT morning show with Dr. Dre’.

Also in the 1990s, Lover and Dre’ teamed up each afternoon on Yo! MTV Raps.

Today, though, Lover came full circle, hosting Hot 97′s Throwback at Noon. Making the appearance even more special, Lover ushered in the return of his beloved Yo! MTV Raps Classic Cuts on MTV2 Sunday.

The MTV Throwback-themed live broadcast had Lover spinning music dedicated to the people who fell in love with hip-hop.

“It’s been a long time since I’ve been on HOT 97 and it’s an honor and a pleasure to be back,” says Lover.  “I think it’s great that Yo! MTV Raps is coming back because it had such an impact on making hip-hop the global entitity that it is today.”

Lover can also be heard weekly on HOT 97′s sister station, 98.7 KISS FM’s Friday Night Flavor with Ed Lover every week from 7 p.m. to midnight.

RIP Nate Dogg

The LBC’s own Nathaniel Hale, otherwise known as Nate Dogg, has passed away at only 41. Hale had been struggling with health problems for years after suffering strokes in 2007 and 2008. The Long Beach Press-Telegram broke the news late last night, which has since spread all over the world–including the Wall Street Journal in this rather bizarre post.

Nate Dogg made his recording debut on Dr. Dre’s “The Chronic” back in 1992–the album which blew up and put LA hip-hop culture on the global map. But we personally like “Ain’t No Fun” with Snoop from 1993 better. Just plain nasty and hilarious.

In The Trades: Everyone Wants to Direct

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ABC ordered three new comedy pilots
Traveling in Packs a group of three women who live together and hang out together.
The Thick of It based on a BBC series, a workplace comedy set in a low-level US Senator’s office.
The News is set in the newsroom of a Phoenix television station.

CBS has ordered The Man, from CSI creator Anthony Zucker, starring LL Cool J. He’s an undercover cop.

Remember the 10-year-old director who was suing his producer? The producer, Conroy Kanter, says he’s being manipulated by adults. Ya think?

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Indiana Jones 4 is set for release in 2008. Or maybe 3008. Or maybe never.

Dr. Dre has a producing deal with New Line.

This is a natural switch for me, since I’ve directed a lot of music videos, and I eventually want to get into directing.

Nothing But A G Thang and Bitch Please: classics.