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Lifestyles of the Rich & Shameless

Lifestyles of the Rich & Shameless

Some die with a name, some die nameless. In this episode Jeff and Ant talk about surviving the devastating hurricane that hit the north east this week and they break down the list of richest rappers in Hip Hop history. They also discuss Kanye finally dropping Donda, Drake's new album and much more!

Topics Discussed:

  • Hurricane Ida
  • Kanye dropping Donda
  • Drake's new album
  • Ja Rule Verzuz Fat Joe
  • NBA anti- vaxers rule
  • The Bishop Sycamore scandal
  • Is that racist
  • Ghetto word of the Week
  • Top 30 richest rappers in the world

Featured Song: Lifestyles of the Rich & Shameless - Lost Boyz

Ghetto word of the Week: Shady
Urban Dictionary: shady

Referenced Links:
Bishop Sycamore scandal: Complete timeline of the scam that fooled ESPN  - SBNation.com

Black man sues Detroit bank alleging racial discrimination, wrongful accusation of fraud - ABC News (go.com)

The 30 Richest Rappers in the World (2021) | Wealthy Gorilla

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Transcript
Jeff:

Thank you for tuning in to another episode of the culture Episode 59 It's your boy Jeff I'm here with my man and we got a lot of shit to go over today shout out to our Patreon So first and foremost its the lifestyles of the rich and shameless we want to talk about the riches rappers of all time right now but let's first things first your hey how you doing over there man

Anthony:

the tropical storm in the past two I'm okay I can't say the same thing for my neighbors around me but all in all I mean the power went out pull out but everything's all right. It definitely could have been something else.

Jeff:

Yeah, that storm did a number on us out here in Jersey and New York. I was fortunate I live in an area where you know it's not really like a flood zone and I like that had some water in the garage and a damaged some boxes and stuff like that. But I saw horror stories you know, people I know in Passaic. So you know, people were posting stuff on Facebook and you know, water was just flooded into the basements and into the house. It looked like a water for people's cars was flowing away. So peace to them shout out to them.

Anthony:

She was crazy, bro. Yeah, was he wanted to go on the block. I see piles and piles of stuff. tables, chairs, couches, TVs, washers, dryers, refrigerators, there's just piles and piles of stuff everywhere like all this stuff in a basement. They got to get it out if that happened early in a week and like I said this is the end of the week and it's still at it and it's still trying to get through it so I mean prayers go out to them but I know it's a lot because like I feel a car stalled out you can see how they like stuck up on a curb with a water pushing there and yes a lot man I want you know, they take the time and get through this and go forward from there.

Jeff:

Shit. I saw videos of tornadoes. There was tornadoes out here in Jersey for like an hour away from here. Like there was some North some South there should look scary.

Anthony:

A man climate change is a real thing. People should stop mucking around with it. But storms only gonna get worse. So yep,

Jeff:

life must go on and the show must go on. So here we are. Yo, I got a little gripe with Kanye West broke because he played us last week number we was talking about Donda was never gonna drop in front of it last week. And the very next day after we recorded our episode, he drops it on a surprise what was it on a Sunday assumption?

Anthony:

I think so.

Jeff:

Surprise as album comes out.

Anthony:

He could have kept that shit

Jeff:

to me she was track I like maybe maybe one or two songs where he actually spent the rest is a singing mumbling and humming and all this bullshit he got a song with Jay on there was I was in Jays best verse and I like that. And then he admits a bunch of songs, because Drake just recently leaked a song that was supposed to be on there with Andre 3000

Anthony:

and Kanye. And what is this? This is? This is beginning of September. Yeah. Yeah. Beginning September 2000. Get the best verse of the year

Jeff:

on an unreleased song. That's, you know, I mean, that people are gonna have to, you know, Google or YouTube and shit. Yeah, that would have easily been the best song on the entire Don's album, or shit, even on Drake.

Anthony:

Even on Drake's album, we're like you want to put it on there like, but like, if I like I really, really, really want people to go out and just Google it and just pull it up. I think that song's called life for the party. And like I said, Listen, this is a 3000 verse like two or three times because it's basically he's, he's having a conversation. We're calling his mother because Andres mother died. She forgot his mother's in heaven. So he wanted calling his mother to tell her a message and he, he just weaves a story, but you gotta listen to it. But then after that, can you talk about some shit between him and Virgil and Drake, I'm like, you get this heartfelt deep, thoughtful message here and he was calling this Babyland shit like, Nah, I'm cool. Man. Donna was okay. It had some tracks in it that still go back to

Jeff:

me. Would you give it to? I get that? Two,

Anthony:

three, because it's an inspired effort and I see how if someone's in like some kind of like looking for a spiritual awakening a spiritual crisis, we'll find something important from it. I understand that but it wasn't it. I don't think sort of fall overboard by Drake was it either?

Jeff:

Yeah, but but when Kanye started tweeting and shit that you know that he didn't want to release the album. He goes, you know, he said universal put out the album without his approval. And they forced him to take this tweet, he goes universal put my album out without my approval. And they force me to take hoarsely warming meds.

Anthony:

What's up with this guy? Oh, because as now, as much as I might appreciate him as an artist, he's more spectacle than artist. No one cares. No one cares. But the most important thing that people are talking about we spend less time talking about the time that we didn't talk about his his tours and putting himself in pretty much hold in the Atlanta Falcons stadium shit like that. So he's a man expect to go he's not a man of vision anymore. Let's say when people come rich, they just start becoming something different. And like I said, even you mentioned the Jay Z verse. It was made a lot of people I loved him like Yo, this is this is the mid This is the C level. Jay Z verse like he was riding the beat, but that's really not really saying anything or doing anything and just just putting words Together, but like I said, I get added, they both get it. We get three out of five men, neither one of them agree what you expected from two of the biggest artists in the world to really show out in China and its didn't man. That's it. That's it.

Jeff:

I mean, so Drake drops Friday, less than a week after Kanye and he starts off to meet dope champagne poetry to me is the best song on the ocean because he's actually spitting. You know, I feel about rap albums. everybody's like, oh, but you know, it's an r&b album. No, he's a rapper. Okay. But he sings throughout 90% of those other shape, but the first song is Champaign poetry and he spin spin. I was like, Okay, this is dope. And if that is your singing, sing and sing in some bullshit, he got the song with Jay Z, which is dope, but he's singing Jay's rapping. He's singing he got a song with Drake with future and Young Thug. I'll pass on that he got us another song with future and too deep. He got the one song and then he got the 7am on bridle path which is supposed to be the one that he's disincarnate I mean, I guess it's real subtle or subliminal, because I listened to it multiple times I can I you know I can't really capture any jobs but I guess he could be talking about him.

Anthony:

I listened to a one without your fucking but neither one of them could they too rich dudes arguing back and forth like the fact that like, yo, you're putting all this energy into like dissing each other or 10 in tracks or sending someone home addresses on so forth. Take the energy and make good music man. Seriously like you're wasting your fuckin time with this every one of them every we just had a discussion about the locks a few weeks ago like when when rappers is rapping this hear the music everything else like that. They want some other shit and they everything spectacle man get back to the quarter shit. Like I don't like even Jay Z i don't understand. He doesn't have to do this at all. He doesn't have to do this. You don't got to guess first for shit. Like I got other figures. I got other things to do. I really don't have to waste my time with neither one of you niggas. I don't got to do this shit.

Jeff:

super frustrating. And then he got the song with Lil Wayne and Rick Ross, which you probably agree is probably the best song on the ship easily. What's the one when they got the video? Everybody's talking about it? I'm too sexy shit. That's just terrible. What is it called way too sexy. Something like that. That's just stupid. The video just want to watch it because it's funny. And it has kawhi Leonard in there. And he's just looks way out of place in there trying to dance. Stiff is out. But yeah, I give this album just because of the intro. And because of the Rick Ross and Wayne song and because of the JC song. I'm gonna give this one maybe 2.5 or three. Maybe a 2.5 I gave Kanye album a two. I'm gonna give this one a 2.5 just because I like a couple of more songs in it.

Anthony:

He got Calm the fuck down that shit. But I could they're not terrible. They're just not.

Jeff:

It's just not mine. I'm not saying they're terrible. It's just not my cup of tea. If I'm expecting a rap album and you give me some bullshit r&b album, you know i mean like,

Anthony:

oh boy, stop Stop. Stop man. What the fuck to expect from these two dudes. What did you expect? Drake always sings Kanye always babbled. You would never go.

Jeff:

But Drake was always like Lauren like he sings Yeah, but he was also spin back in the day. Now he's singing

Anthony:

in he's been singing for the past few albums. I'm trying to figure out what you're trying to expect from these dudes. They always think not my cup of tea, and all the drinks biggest hits is him singing some shit. Hopefully saying and then go and be an r&b singer in the worst possible way then they want to be James Brown but he not sucks but it happens.

Jeff:

Alright, well, I should have led off with this because I just remembered that we had the vs battle. We had a was a Jay Z versus NAS?

Anthony:

Yes sir.

Jeff:

And I just wanted to check the results so we can so we can mention them let's see here we got let me go on the Patreon page. Some people were pissed off bro they were mad that we was leaving you know songs Oh, I'm like it was hard. I'm trying to tell people we did 25 songs Could I have been omitted a couple I probably ended off bad could I ever have included certain not songs yet? I'm sure there's a lot of Jay Z songs that you probably could have included you even places you even play my favorite Jay Z songs like the city is mine and shit like that? Is these just these catalogs are too big. I just left them shut off. Let me just read the comments that people left on the Patreon Eric Nelson Roblox said this should have been a runaway victory for NAS so many songs left out my shit to said this was so close D block said Jeff needs his NAS fanboy card revolt Shame on you.

Anthony:

People feel how they feel.

Jeff:

And it looks like only three people voted. So it's two to one Jay Z. Took the No no no. I mean, I could change when the other two patrons it's like

Anthony:

it could it could change just a little thing. But like I said, you're dealing with two people with massive cataloguing and trying to narrow the ship now. The my whole thing was I tried to do things where it was just Jay Z song not some shit he was featured on because he has

Jeff:

so many of those right? And that's the thing that they do a lot in the battle rap versus battle. They just pick songs that they were featured in. They pick songs that they were mentioned in, you know, I mean, yeah, pick songs that they were on the remix.

Anthony:

Yep. And speaking of that, apparently there's a new one coming up with what? Fat right and I told you I got Fat Joe Obviously you got jobs because you want to be the contrarian and because you hate Latinos, not conference and I don't hate Latinos, you know, keep putting energy at this moment try to swing them back and get them fucked up.

Jeff:

That one is Tuesday, September 14, live from New York City, but they say, well today, this is gonna be a random ass warehouse or something.

Anthony:

They probably had. I mean, depending on the day perhaps have it in the Hulu theater too. Okay,

Jeff:

it should have the deshita Madison Square. Oh, no, I guess after the last fiasco with dipset in them there was like, now we go.

Anthony:

Anyway. And it's in the time span that the guy who's a 14 that's only two weeks away, probably get it all set up for the guard and so on so forth. Like said the NBA season starting what October? Yep. And then in preseason, by starting I probably fucking run in the garden or do the shooting Hulu, but none of the none not here. No, no. This is our home. Y'all can have a little concert right over there where they had it before, which is what they're going to do. And that's gonna be it. But But jhabua gonna smoke Fat Joe, I hate tell you that. But try this. By the way, we

Jeff:

got another vote on the Patreon somebody voted to close to call so as to fund we actually got Yeah, we actually got to finance one for j and one and two foot close the call. Okay, I'm looking at the shit now. That's some asshole did that. For moving along, y'all got I got some sports topics I want to talk about. Sure. First of all, I want to know if you heard about the NBA anti vaxxers rule that they go implement for next season. For certain states, certain states like New York City,

Unknown:

New York in California. Yeah, those the only two were what it is right now. Yeah.

Jeff:

Where businesses you know, your mandatory for people to be vaccinated. Like, you know, I remember when me and my wife just celebrated our fifth year wedding anniversary. Congratulations. Last week, shout out to my wife love you. And we actually went to the city, right. And everywhere that we went, they required us to show proof of vaccination. Even in the bars, and I was joking with people. I was like, yo, the bars were asking for vaccination proof, but they wasn't even asking for for IDs. And I was like, No, you're not even asking people where they're of age to be in here. But yeah, I want to know if they're vaccinated. But then you got states like Florida who don't give a shit or the complete opposite their businesses are penalized, or their their laws are penalizing businesses, who are, you know, mandating vaccines. So go figure that shit.

Anthony:

It's the wild wild west out anyway.

Jeff:

So next season in the NBA, those states that are requiring vaccines if you're a player in those states, and if you're not vaccinated, you're not allowed to play, you're not even allowed in the building? Correct. So you know, I'm hoping that's not going to affect my team. If half the guys don't want to get vaccinated, we're gonna have to surrender these games. Imagine? What are your thoughts on?

Anthony:

I don't even know how many people I don't even know how many players in the team are vaccinated. Right? But but his players, his coaching staff is everybody that's in New York mandated any indoor thing, you have to be vaccinated. So if you don't want to miss game checks, and so on, and so forth. It's one of them things where it's kind of fucked up that people would put their pride over their health in some cases, like, there are certain NFL players that like, there are their steadfast, like, I'm not going to get vaccinated, and so on and so forth. And I stand against that. But when Colin Kaepernick was going through his shit, they got real quiet. So something about society, you know, you didn't say like, Oh, I'm not gonna play, I'm not gonna do whatever, less than what cat but like, Nah, I'm not taking no needle, man. I lose games, I'll do whatever, like. So selfishness in regards to it. The thing with the Knicks, and things would join California, that is trying to do what you think is responsible in the sense of public health, because apparently, some people have heart hit, and they don't want to really do shit. So if you want to go in doors, in any kind of thing, you have to be vaccinated. I'm pretty sure that next is going to, they can't tell you to do so. But they will probably kindly suggest, because if you don't get vaccinated, you don't get paid, you ain't get you don't get paid, you don't play, you don't play, you're not only hurting yourself, you're hurting your teammates, because even though you didn't play this game at home, when we go on the road, you'll be able to play but you know, those for whatever amount of games you missed, because you just didn't want to do this. My cost is in the end. So I would hope so. But again, it's a personal choice you would like to do so than you do. So. I'm not forcing anybody's hands but the numbers are rising again. And this is a more contagious version of the training we have for you probably should do. So again, it's your choice but if you lose games because of it, just the game and enjoy your life,

Jeff:

and three of the best teams in the league are all in California we talk about the Warriors The Clippers, the Lakers, you know, I mean, these are three playoff teams. This show could affect them if they got players, you know, I mean, that don't that are, you know, suspicious about the vaccine or skeptical? They don't want to get it or whatnot. Hopefully this doesn't make for a show of a season

Anthony:

coming up. A much more you can tell them. Do your job. Show up? I don't know. They'll seem to loaded. Maybe have half the team is vaccinated the other half does not so when we play home games, the vaccinated team plays on the road everybody plays they got enough depth shit. Paul Paul Millsap a good figured out

Jeff:

how many you know that's gonna affect your ticket sales to you. I'm saying, let's say LeBron says I'm not getting vaccinated. That's 40 something home games that he won't be able to play in. You think fans are gonna pay to go Swedish to go to your game with no LeBron,

Anthony:

but I think he already said he's vaccinate I don't know like it's like The Scarlet Letter No one wants to tell you they are not

Jeff:

vaccinated right? But it's like like like saying what your political affiliation is like people are you don't want to really say to

Anthony:

anyone that is more like do you have herpes Yes or no? And then you get really offended by that question, but we all kind of do. I mean, we're not going to particularly love it but that's where they act in their bodies is super trained. So don't forget to do that one way or the other.

Jeff:

And another sports topic and this might be the funniest one you put me on to this one was the bishop Sycamore situation you wanna explain that shit? So I listened

Anthony:

I don't know how to I'm gonna try to shorthand this there's a there's apparently a quote unquote High School in Ohio with the it's called Bishop Sycamore. Apparently doesn't exist. But they had a football game against I am IMG Academy of Florida and they got blown out. They have so before they had another game to

Jeff:

like now and they lose like 3947 to nothing

Anthony:

on a on a call itself. The announcer was like we can't recognize ratings, so on so forth. But Hello,

Jeff:

where did they get to be televised on ESPN? They pull some type of heist and got themselves on national television.

Anthony:

Yes, he has been broadcasted during the game so we don't recognize some of these names of players they sit in their rank this or that but we our databases don't show anything. Then they find out that basically the school is apparently your fraud. The the head coach is head like Warren's office wrestler passing like bad checks up to $100,000 it seems like one of big scam ESPN is blaming the on the sponsors, sponsors to blame it on ESPN. Bishop Sycamore basically fantasies dues like his high school football. Everybody knows who everybody is. Yeah, so he's new to school just pops out of nowhere and he does show up on ESPN and you get a little check for it.

Jeff:

That's shame on ESPN. You're not doing research. I mean, the website doesn't work. They're going you got the bishop Sycamores that doesn't work. You look for the address. They've given two different addresses. And when you try to Google those addresses, they're like warehouses or some shit. Like pictures might be a peel box. Yo, and they get blown out. Yeah, they This is their record or they lost a game 56 to six, they lost another 137 to 14 they lost 138 to zero 19 to seven. And they got to be on ESPN bro. And you can't even put it out. I dropped it from like your mom. They're gonna put the show on the resume like Yo, I played on espn. go right to jail.

Anthony:

And like I said, these high school kids they postgrads like 1819 years old again smoked by high school kids she good to play in the first place.

Jeff:

I'm gonna put the links to the stories on the show notes like I do every week. So yeah, good morning. That show was just hilarious. But Yo, I have a I have a few new segments. We're not new segments. But I have another segment of is that racist? Let me know how you feel about it. Check this out. Black man. This is the headline on ABC News. Black Man sues Detroit bank alleging racial discrimination wrongful accusation of fraud. A Michigan man has filed a lawsuit against a Midwest banking chain this week accusing a racial profiling after a teller called the police on him and wrongfully accused him of fraud. santore Thomas was attempting to deposit two large checks that he'd received as part of a workplace racial discrimination. So he won a lawsuit for being racially discriminated against that work right? So when he gets those checks after winning that law, so he goes to the bank to cash those checks and then gets racially discriminated against again. So now he's suing that bank and I don't know how that's gonna go but he busted make bank here right now for being discriminated against twice. And in a short time. He might have to be a professional sewer but

Anthony:

continue

Jeff:

and he's an Air Force veteran. 44 year old he's an Air Force veteran said he felt humiliated and embarrassed when police arrived about 10 minutes later to investigate the fraud claims. He said he was treated as if he'd done something wrong and he's convinced that the bank assumed the checks were bad because he is black. What's the name of his bank? Because are they racist?

Anthony:

I mean, what, wherever? Whatever it is, I'm not

Jeff:

a bank in Livonia, Michigan, I don't know what the fuck tcfs mean either, but they refused to accept this check. So they thought they were they weren't legit. I wonder how much these checks were for. You imagine black dude walks in a bank with two huge as GCF and they're like, yeah, nah, sir. We invalidate initiative.

Anthony:

It's TCF Bank. Correct. The colors forgery. Gotcha. Okay.

Jeff:

So are they racist?

Anthony:

Fuck yeah. Come on, man. It's harder for near Caddyshack in general meaning tell me I can't go to a bank and get shaken like it's obvious. But even he tried to do something of that large amount, right? Yeah, even go to your regular bank. You try to put like maybe like $200 first thing to say is like, come see somebody They know who you are like you got to show them government issued ID to get anything out of a bank. Get a bank card anything like, I don't know if he had an account with them or not. You might have all the account keys might be owning them soon enough. But is it racist? Oh, yeah. Come on, man. Like I'm trying to do it. I'm just trying to catch this shit and going about my merry way. Like say, I don't think you're trying to catch a fire trying to deposit because a large sum of money and they want to let him do that. So it's probably his bank. If he didn't just come out the blue and his blood just is fraud. Y'all can assume that. Like I said, you're covered by the FDIC if something goes wrong with regard to frozen that you're federally insured, you're protected. I don't think he had an idea for like $100,000 I think that's what the max is up to. So is it racist? Sure.

Jeff:

Now, let me ask you some Do you think if you go into a bank with a very large sum of money or a big ass check, you feel like you got to go in there dressed a certain way or not? You're gonna go in there with your Yankee hat on your Timberland boots or you feel like you're gonna have to like put on a suit just for them to take you more serious

Anthony:

like you know how like you have the lotto like let's see like I won the lotto for $2 million right and give me one big ass checks Yep, like that's like to just be funny are probably coming in dressed like the monopoly man top hat and monocle and everything. And I want you to smile when I come with a big ass check and like put it off and like sign off like you guys kind of in the back and everything else like that. Sure. But do I think you need to be dressed a certain appropriate way now because I don't believe in I don't believe in cultural appropriation. I do believe in that. But I don't believe in the determine looking forward I can't really find the top of my head like a bias keratitis I don't think I cannot find the term but I don't think I'm not a person that believes that you're close to be a definitive factor in defining you. Right like people think that if you dress a certain way x certain way you speak a certain way you'd be able to voice certain things impossible. You can be the best dressed colored man in the world you still get shot by someone or killed by the police or harassed by them and so on so forth. This dude's a 44 year old military veteran. He just came in there he served his country he did his job he got discriminated one job apparently he won so you want to deposit this check? They won't even allow him to do so just because of that and probably how he was dressed was who he was just being like I said you can put in the finest garments in the world that's not going to change how people perceive you. So him doing so want to change anything and now he's going to get more money from them now and I wouldn't be petty i would i would win that lawsuit and deposit it in a bank just to be just show up everyday and take out $1 order my face.

Jeff:

Now after that I'm taking my money out of the bank I'm not putting my money in the bank.

Anthony:

It's putting a checking account some shit that don't earn interest. I'll go again I'm

Jeff:

like Yo, what's the least racist bank? Chase? I'm putting all my shit and chase

Anthony:

oh look cheating sponsors they all got problematically right in regards to race relations and redlining so I'm not gonna blame a man just make it the best I can. I don't know about that. I gotta see your policies and your history if I say anything.

Jeff:

thing on the topic of racism I have does He say the N word. And I want you to tell me if you think this particular person because the New England Patriots just let go of killer cam. Carolina Cam Newton. After everybody thought he was gonna be to, you know, the starting quarterback. Now, do you think Bill Belichick is racist? We all know that he has zero patience. You know, I'm saying we're players like he, you know, when when Brady was there, it won't matter who was on the team and Tonio brown or whatever. All Star receivers. If you gave him a hard time you were gone. He didn't care. He knew his system and his quarterback were good enough that they were going to win, regardless of who was on the roster, right? But then I started thinking I'm like, yo, he doesn't take a lot of shit from people. But he doesn't take a lot of shift from black athletes because he takes shit from like a gronkowski when he was there, you know, I'm saying potty and on yachts and shear the day before game or whatever, you know, you say shit to him. I don't know what cam did. You know? But he likes it. He's supposed to be like that rookie quarterback. He got to start his ass everybody calling him like Tom Brady. 2.0 shit. So anyway, your thoughts on Bill Belichick.

Anthony:

You're not a racist.

Jeff:

He's not a racist. No,

Anthony:

there's no way you survive in this league for all them years and you're out not racist. Knowing how, like I say it's got nothing to do with winning because let's say it was some years in Cleveland and wonderfully count New York Times he wasn't winning in early New England. wasn't working out too early there. They trying to win this run for the past 20 years. It makes a big difference. But do I think he's racist? No. I think I think Bill is hard. I think Bill is difficult but I think Bill knows what he wants. The thing we're breeding is that even though like you kind of see like he was a golden child, a golden boy, they went at it and they argued and so on so forth. That's why you know, he was interested in keeping my castle that's why he's interested in when they didn't want to let Jimmy g go because like well, whenever we're ready to place Brady we're ready to replace him like Bill and it gives a shit about wanting him to talk about color. If he did that Ross would look completely different. Like that most quarterbacks are white and you haven't had one of the best if not the best quarterback of all time. situation with cam I mean the writing was on the wall. Just Like we spent the second third or fourth round pick up Mike Jones. They spent it in the first they they got him to replace him as soon as possible. Cam was on a short deal coming off an injury and that one of the best seasons. Matt Jones played really well in the preseason. He had to get camp before not here. Not a racist thing Gods happen to be better so it's Bill Belichick racist No, no it's not alright, fair

Jeff:

enough. I mean, it doesn't help the bills a place in Boston which is historically considered one of the most racist

Anthony:

yeah but it can't see that boards but the thing about Matt Jones is right place right time because if he was in a different situation like he got drafted by Chicago he would be dead He probably might end up beating out Andy Dalton but behind the of the line he'd have been murdered and shot in fucking face but right place right coach right time if it's a system if it's what they're trying to do so now just his business is just business with Bill nothing more than less.

Jeff:

Right? What did you get into the ghetto word of the day before we take a break and get a word? Get a word of the week is shady like m&m Slim Shady according to urban dictionary, they have multiple definitions. To act fake or to be a hypocrite. shifty, sly, suspicious, dark, low, the shady looking man slipped into the bar. Let's see. So that's shady on urban dictionary calm. We usually just say like, yo, you shady or you're fucked up. You're wrong for that. I think m&m got the term popular just by using the shit as his moniker you know, Slim Shady,

Anthony:

the one of the things that's been around for a very long time, shade has always been shading. eminent might have just made a little bit because name is record label after it but you didn't really get the meaning behind this but shading but shade has been shady, like people been acting shady since the 80s. So it's not just happening around necessarily shady aftermath.

Jeff:

We'll just take a break when we come back, we're going to discuss the riches rappers of all time. Yeah. They represent a culture

Unknown:

to represent like,

Jeff:

the culture podcast. I and let's run down the top 30 riches rappers. You ready for that?

Anthony:

Sure.

Jeff:

Let's go some names on here that I was kind of surprised that they were on here. And I was also some some that I was surprised at where they rank. So we'll start with number 30. What a network a net worth of $50 million is ti tip Harris. And I'll preface by saying is that most of these guys are probably not on this list because of like just the wrapping, but mostly because of like the outside ventures Would you agree like their businesses, other brands and other shades or you know shit that they've invested in? 1,000%? Yeah, he's a good rapper. But he's also a songwriter, and actor and entrepreneur, record producer. He's been around since 99. So as of this year, this is an up to date list. his net worth is 50 million ti at 29 with a net worth of 50 million as well. Come millionaire which I'm shocked because I don't I don't know what he makes money off of. I mean, we know he's a rapper. He's also an entrepreneur, a businessman and an investor. Oh, it looks like he co founded he was the co founder and original member of the color change and click

Anthony:

chain for top. We had to chain with the triple C's on Instagram, right?

Jeff:

Okay, well,

Anthony:

he just he's made his money over time. Like I said, right and dirty song is played ad nauseum and movies, TVs commercials. So there's always gonna be some residuals he'll give it a rest of his life. Right and I said more likely probably invested in everything worked itself out.

Jeff:

I mean, shit, I guess. I guess those when we asked this to Glenn, the one that is when when we had him on with DC Glen we asked him like, how far can a one hit one to take you? And I guess for a lot of these guys, it could take them far. You know, I'm saying because this songs I just be you know, obviously what that is they still eat and offer that today. You still hear that shit on commercials and movies and whatever. Um, and I guess right and dirty was one of them sheets for chameleon. They're probably still you know, for us. At 28 with a net worth of $60 million. We have Wiz Khalifa, rapper, singer, actor, songwriter. He's best known for his say, yeah, black and yellow, black and yellow, black and yellow. And see you again, which was nominated for several Grammys. So yeah, I don't know. I don't know what else he's making money off of, but I guess he's worth 60 million. Number 27. And I don't even think this guy should be on this list. Because he ain't no rapper to me, but I guess he is. And it's sigh he's worth $16 million. sigh that Gangnam Style guy. Huh? How is he considered a rapper?

Anthony:

They can be considered a rap song.

Jeff:

So $60 million. And most if not all of that is from that Gangnam Style fucking song. Correct? Because he was on what was he was Like on one of them shows, it was the singing show.

Anthony:

I don't know so many of them, but like I said, he'll pop up on that they replay the song, they use it, they master it. Probably he makes that much money, because he's probably the owner of the song itself. So whenever it's us, he gets a bigger cut than most. But yeah, they're guys that are there that are gonna make money. That's another.

Jeff:

Here's the second South Korean music artist to appear at the MTV Europe Music Awards. He made a big fortune from the success of Gangnam Style and endorsement deals with brands including Samsung, wow, shit, different parts

Anthony:

of the world have been part of the country, they make money there. And if he's going to be an investor, or he's going to be a brand endorser, they probably didn't. Well, you pop in that country. That's where he's native land is from Tony. Yeah, well, yeah. That makes sense.

Jeff:

And those countries are real loyal. You know, I'm saying we talk about like, Asian countries or whatever. Like, they're real loyal to, like, you know, I mean, to their celebrities, or their athletes or their musicians. And there's a lot of money to be made in those countries. Sure. At number 26 I'm surprised to see this guy on the list Jay Cole with a net worth of 16 million as well.

Unknown:

were surprised him and list.

Jeff:

I mean, cuz I don't know. I mean, he's a good rapper. He's got a grant money, but I don't I don't see him. You know, I'm saying like, I don't see him as like a rich person when you see him. You know, I'm just looking regular. I don't really see him in commercials. I don't know what endorsement deals he obviously has something. But you know, he's a rapper. He's an artist. He's a songwriter. He's a producer. And he's apparently one of the highest paid rappers.

Anthony:

So you trying to tell me that he the way he dresses doesn't make it look like no,

Jeff:

no, that's not what I'm saying is when you look at Jay Z, right? When you see Jay Z and you see him all over your TV. Like, you know, he got money. You see pictures of him and yachts, you see pictures of hymns, you know, at a war shows or allowances with suits on him and Beyonce walking around red carpets, you'd be like, okay, they come from money, you know, I

Anthony:

mean, yeah, but the whole thing you see a lot of motherfuckers that's not enough. Let's dress the same way. And then I hear cuz you know why they rent that? Should they burnish it? They look it, but they're not that.

Jeff:

Yeah, I mean, I don't want to make it about what your dress I'm just saying. Like, overall, when you look at Jay Cole, if you didn't know he was on this list, you wouldn't look at him and be like, Yeah, he's on the list of top, you know, riches rappers.

Anthony:

I haven't even I know I flip through here. But and I know, I'm going to see him here. I know, I'm going to see Drake here. And I'm not going to see Kendrick here. I'm doing a cursory knowledge because I know, those three have been the biggest hip hop artists in the past decade. So now it doesn't really mean that they're going to be ultra over which well, they kind of two into degree when it comes to this list. But because of their presence and in society and the presence in hip hop, they're going to make their money one way or another. And like I said, a lot of them, some of it is from their sales and in producing and so on and so forth. But all of them advertise shit just shit. We don't pay attention to it. Because remember, Kendrick had the Reebok classic deal Jay Cole had a sneaker deal. Drake has the Ovi online and so on so forth. So they just happen to be rappers that do other outside business ventures doing pretty much where the bulk of its money comes from. Doesn't Matter of fact, before we scroll past Jay Cole, who's next

Jeff:

number 25 with a net worth of 16 million and this is where we start getting into guys that are you know, have made most of their money on television and acting. This is iced tea. Yeah, he was, you know, a gangster rapper late 80s, early 90s. But for the most part, everybody knows him from being on on order. Like he's been on over 400 episodes of that shit. He's been on a show for what like a good 10 1520 years now.

Anthony:

Maybe 20 plus in a very long time.

Jeff:

So I think it's safe to say and he had he's had reality shows and his wife Coco, it's safe to say that the majority of that net worth has come from television deals.

Anthony:

Yeah, all these guys are rappers even like why would side be there because like I said, none of these guys really make money off rap. And like I said who the very next guy is a Reverend at 24 six $6 million right. Run DMC and put on the AMA God knows long I mean, recipes. Jenna Jam Master Jay. But it's advertisements TV shows. It's

Jeff:

we got mad for a show. Yes. reality shows his comedian. Yeah, right. And, you know, like hip hop gets you in the door. Right? And I think Ice Cube was good at this he I think he was probably the first I mean, unless you want to go back to Will Smith. But Ice Cube was that guy, you know, where he made it as he got into door as a rapper and it just went into film right away started making movies. He was in boys in the hood. And then he started doing the Friday franchise. Q cube Yeah, because the rapper, but that's when he came in the door as a rapper

Anthony:

and then having him and tell the forefathers of that.

Jeff:

I think you can even add Will Smith too, because he was a rapper. He was on TV too, when he was fresh prints,

Anthony:

right? But I guarantee we look at the list will smith name will not be on here.

Jeff:

No, and it probably should be. But number 23 we have NAS net worth of 70 million. And we know most of his money has been investments. You know, I'm saying he's not even probably not even making money off albums anymore. But he's been notoriously known for, you know being invested in a huge number. Esther in a very successful investment type, he was like one of the first people that invested in like Lyft which is now rival to Uber and shit like that.

Anthony:

Now he recently did change the game and go on alcohol. He's like the spokesperson for for what is the Hennessy even spoke for Hennessy forever? You know, him and Manny Pacquiao. Yeah, he

Jeff:

used to be the spokesperson. I don't know if he still is, what was the ESCO echo brand his shit.

Anthony:

Echo Come on next.

Jeff:

I don't know. But he was the first ambassador to the shit. But I'm just saying I'm just making the point that you know, the RF as well as from all types of endorsements and and,

Anthony:

and great investments and JV with the brand owner Rockaway in my widow, she's a she

Jeff:

check it out at 22 with a net worth of 75 million we have Well, I am from the black IPS,

Anthony:

I thought it would have been higher. Really. point where we got we'll be producing forever. So I'm surprised that he's that but okay.

Jeff:

He has to be invested in some shit on the low like low key invested in crazy as companies, because they're not making this this type of money just on producing albums for the black IPS, you

Anthony:

know, I mean, I'm not I mean will, will will I am like I said he wanted to reverse. Like, if you look up all the shit, he's actually predict what I am is produced a lot of songs don't kind of realize like, it's kinda like the whole babyface thing when people think of a singer like now he's a songwriter, and he's a producer, like he produced a ton of shit. But you kind of get a fucked up. You're thinking like, Oh, he's just a guy who sings Far from it? Well, I am is kind of like that. So not surprising, but I thought he'd be hard. At 21

Jeff:

you mentioned him with a net worth of 75 million we got Kendrick Lamar

Anthony:

figured out. Because like I said, even though hip hop don't pay when you're one of the top artists, I think it's pretty much in agreement as him Cole and Drake for this generation. Like, those are the guys you hear from those guys who albums you bought, and listen to and when they actually put the name behind some or whatever. Like I said, I mean, I've never had a deal for the Reebok classics. That's all he really wears. So that was a thing for him. Like I said, and I think but him at the time, especially earliest for I mean, since he said it's gonna be a blast TV TV coming up. He did tour a lot early and that's really the, the way the bulk of these gentlemen make like the younger ones. It's always gonna be that like, these guys go on tour all the time. They have an album, The tour and album tour like like Drake has always stadium tours. Jay Cole, the stadium tours, you're not 15 20,000 savings is 40 50,000 savings, and they're doing it like 4050 nights out of the year. So for that, for those of you guys, I can see I know Drake's gonna be higher than that, because everything that he does, but this is not really surprised, but kindergym make a whole lot of sense.

Jeff:

Number 20 with a net worth of 80 million a con, and we'd know everything they condos for Africa and West Africa. Like you know, he donates all types of shade pays all types of light bills for like the entire country. The man trying to make his own crypto, she $80 million. Number 19. We got Timberland with a net worth of $85 million. See now Timberland is one of those guys that I can say yeah, he makes money off a producer because he produces for everybody. You know, I'm saying and he makes hits for everybody every genre, r&b, rap, you know, pop.

Anthony:

longevity.

Jeff:

Yeah. been doing it for a very long time. He has so many and he has so many artists under his umbrella. You know, genuine Missy, you know, I mean, I wonder if he's making? Well, he didn't produce anything for Leah did. He did what am I talking about? He did. I'm tripping and now that they released her catalog out because I was gonna ask you That's what I meant to ask you was like, does he eat from that? Do you think he's making money now that her catalog has been released and it's available now in order platforms? Did you produce it? you produce a lot of estrogen? Yes,

Anthony:

absolutely. If I if I if I if I test that novena, my name is produced on this. Whenever that she gets played, I'm giving me a percentage of that.

Jeff:

Number 18. We've got Nicki Minaj, with a net worth of 85 million, and she might be the only female on this list.

Anthony:

Now disrespectful to her. I should at least include her in that same list. It should be Nikki Drake, Cole, and Kendrick because she deserves it too. Well, this is that, like, the rappers of this generation? She should be a part of that. Yeah. And she's the most most influential female rapper of all time. So Oh, I

Jeff:

mean, I don't know if she's remotely I guess is she definitely the most she's definitely the most commercially successful. Don't overthink it. Don't overthink it. 17 number 17 with a net worth of 90 million, and you can probably put 17 and 16 together because it's the Beastie Boys, Adam Horovitz and Michael diamond, Mike D both have a net worth of 90 million. I honestly don't know what they've invested in or what they're making money on. Because they didn't really make any music.

Anthony:

They don't have to they own everything Beastie Boys related. It was three of them. But the third but but ad rock died.

Jeff:

Yeah. And they're one of the fathers of Def Jam records, correct?

Anthony:

Yes. So all types of shit. Know the diff between them and airbrush that they own all of their masters really Every single one, they own them all that Def Jam don't own their masters, they own them. So whenever they're plugged into a commercial or whatever, or you use a snippet of something, they get paid off that automatically they gotta bust it out when nobody else is just them. There we go.

Jeff:

We mentioned this guy before, number 15. And I thought this guy would probably be higher up on the list $100 million net worth. Pitbull, Mr. 305 he's just like the king of dropping hits just once like, you know, hit singles.

Anthony:

Do like I said, we're talking about before by Tony, he's the king. He's on it. He's never in studio. He's on the stage somewhere performing some song he just did 1,000%

Jeff:

at number 14 with a net worth of 100 million Birdman. I can see Birdman just because of all the, you know, all the orders that he got under him on his umbrella. He owns the label. So sure it makes it a lot easier. Here we go. Another another rapper turned back to $120 million net worth and number 13 LL Cool J. Ladies love cool. James James Thomas Smith, one of the goats. Yeah, I think I would think that one. I mean, I guess he has, you know, he's been dropping albums since the 80s. So he's made a lot of money on rap. But I think a lot of that money is probably on, you know, television shows and movies and shit.

Anthony:

I mean, it hasn't really been I mean, the television show they haven't been around that much. But I mean, I know he's doing the CSI thing and I think that you got to take them all these guys that it's not one thing they happen to be rappers but you cannot be successful or, or even think of this type of wealth. lets you open up multiple streams of income. You got to wrap right. Like I said, I remember what he like, like a workout book and some shit like that.

Unknown:

Yeah, I'll type. He had a he had a TV show where Christy teegan Yeah,

Anthony:

I don't know when it's coming back. But losing, losing battle, and all that kind of stuff. There is always different avenues like these guys never stopped working. That's why they're rich. And

Jeff:

again, first rap on Def Jam show. That's where some number 12 $150 network Swiss beats.

Anthony:

Did you mean $150 million? And what did I say? I say it's $150 net worth

Jeff:

$150 million network of people were born a beggar for

Anthony:

$150. I got him beat by country mile. beats his 12 on the list. Again, I think I think from this point forward, it's a longevity thing. I think with him, like I said from from roughriders forward, it's a longevity thing.

Jeff:

And he does a lot of things that I never got to look at. just name it. And whoever comes next is probably the same same boat. Yeah, this guy's been around for 30 years Snoop Dogg net worth of 150 million as well. He's number 11 on the list, longevity, discovered by Dre. And number 10. We got a little Wayne. What $150 million net worth as well.

Anthony:

Yeah. And I read it. So he said he was at the age of nine. He was he was on cash money. That's right, nine 2001 2011 2021. So it's 30 years.

Jeff:

So you've been doing this for 30 years. Yeah, he's not even gold dude.

Anthony:

No company doing since he was 939. Now like she from this point forward. It's all about longevity, how you build up your bank over time. Like it's, it's a multiply. And this is just one of the things who's next.

Jeff:

Here we go. This is the cream of the crop now number nine ice cube with $160 million net worth But like I say, he may be one of the first guys that made that transition from gangsta rap to movies.

Anthony:

You know, longevity, branching out and way all these different avenues. I mean, he has his own production studio with a key vision or whatever.

Jeff:

Yeah. And all the

Anthony:

Friday Yeah. barbershop Fridays enemy the state. Not right a lot of triple x right

Jeff:

along 21 Jump Street, the revamp. Yeah, these are all highly successful movies.

Unknown:

He's the lead the lead rolling that don't cost much to make she

Jeff:

those Friday movies and cause a goddamn thing.

Anthony:

I think Friday comes like three mil maybe that's a stretch up them bigger than peanuts. Yeah. And bottled water. That was it.

Unknown:

Nobody in those Friday movies was making a million dollars but him like yo q when I'm when am I getting my check? Yo,

Anthony:

in the cleaning week. Calm

Jeff:

down, relax. He was given these deals like 50 Grand 100 grand Yeah, and that's it. That's why Chris rocky never come back about Chris Tucker. Rather. He was like, Fuck this. I'm making 20 million a movie to make Russia like coming back to no Friday.

Anthony:

We come up with another they come up another another Friday. Christopher's like, yo, like,

Jeff:

Yo, man at this point.

Anthony:

If you set a booth to the trouble that Howard got him

Jeff:

any workout that she was trying to show his trash, bro, at least pay homage to go to virgin or at least put red and methanethiol you know, but not altogether. They're just gonna eliminate him like come on, man.

Anthony:

Definitely Malone man.

Jeff:

Here we go. Number eight, Drake just dropped into 180 million. Aubrey Graham,

Anthony:

he's an outlier. Because of what he because he might not be the most talented rapper of the month name. I'm not disregarding Nicki again, but For what he does and understanding branding understanding the way that social media works the way that the internet works of all the ones in this generation none are better than him like that. He's he start off being fucking Degrassi

Jeff:

he started off on television. Yeah,

Anthony:

well Jimmy by wasn't making a whole lot of money. You

Jeff:

know, when I was nine I was making a candidate. If he

Anthony:

was that rich in Canada, he wouldn't start wrapping the whole thing is that if I'm rich, I'm gonna do some shit. Like if you get $20 million today, right? Are you gonna start your own record label start rapping? Exactly, exactly, it's some shit that was always in him he had the ability to do so but he understood the way that this market is in the way that the world is and that you don't need this record label you don't need to force a team behind you just need the right social media planet and the right people in the right framing of ideas and you got a monster that's pretty much what triggers

Jeff:

he's won three Judo wars six bt awards and has the most number one singles on the Hot Rap songs. Okay, number seven furrow Williams with $100 million net worth she longevity again, we're talking about big money and longevity. And like I said he works with everybody not only that, he says William owns a media venture that encompasses entertainment music fashion and art called I Am other multimedia Creative Collective and record label that serves as an umbrella for all of our Williams endeavors including billionaire boys club she

Anthony:

is a shell company is a company overtop of all other shit right so everything underneath the hood of this but it's like how deftly I'm hauling little boutique in Rockefeller

Jeff:

like Aftermath to like Dre you know got Shady Records got jr records

Anthony:

Yeah, they're all but like he was sitting with a relative because he makes money being producer and as artists but mostly as a producer. He's a guy who brings out his multiple paths he is not just hip hop with him he's produced for everybody that makes

Jeff:

it but it's like a pyramid scheme like you're at the top you started to shit and now you have all these other people making money for you. Passive income for you at the below your unit. I

Anthony:

mean, the passive income is me recording this shit And y'all keep playing and I keep getting passages I can get

Jeff:

right but but m&m can make an album has nothing to do with Drake. And if it's under shady aftermath, you mean Dre making money and he's a parent company. That's

Anthony:

where it goes. Oh boy,

Jeff:

here we go. Number six another heavy hitter master p, rapper, actor, entrepreneur, author, record producer, philanthropist and former basketball player

Anthony:

he is the CEO of P Miller enterprises he's number five was number five or six influence he's number six and he's also making money off photo reality shows and all of that number 16. So she should be number one influence all the all the shit all all everything that everyone is to accumulate wealth and rap. They owe it to pay in the culture itself they owe it to pay this off I was making Rach next Be yourself the bank until before before and LeBron and rich Paul did they think he was an agent for Ricky Williams. He tried to he tried to create his own basket like a little Basketball League and all that other stuff. He's super influenced but people don't take like take him for it taken for granted. I think he's just like some bumpkin. I think from the south like no, no limit was enough. And they were selling CDs he made into an empire. And then he went to branch on the other shooting. They still branching out like a lot of y'all. Oh, y'all creepy, he's more influential in Jesus. You can argue with me about the shit but he is

Jeff:

number five, Slim Shady m&m with a net worth of 230 million. I mean, we already talked about him being the most successful rapper of all time, like as far as album sales and shit like that. He's dabbled in movies, he got the one movie and he was also an elder drain and Snoop movie right? The wash?

Anthony:

He did this.

Jeff:

He probably did. He probably right. He probably did it for free. But Eight Mile was the big one. Obviously, he got the record label but he got you know guys like Royce and D 12. And all those people under him. But shit yeah, $230 million. In a world where every white person wants to be black and you have the most successful white rapper of all time. He's gonna make a lot of money. And then number four, we got his mentor, Dr. Dre. And I was surprised when I saw this number. his net worth is only 780 million and I say only just because you know for the longest time that he you know, he was saying he was thinking he was a billionaire. Oh, they kept saying he was the first rat billionaire, especially after they sold the the Dre beats. headphones, you know, for whatever billion to Apple for $3 billion. But people fail to realize that that's not all that money is not going to Dre you know I'm saying that's going to his other investors and whoever else he owned the shit with you know, man, you ain't the same shit but he is you know, NW NWA and 80s Dre beats chronic chronic 2002 the most classic hip hop albums of all time like you say guys already left Def Jam with none creators on record label. got everybody else under him. Shit $780 million net worth Dr. Dre is at number four. Number three is Shawn pizza. combs with a net worth of $900 million now we're getting into generational wealth territory you've been in once you get past for number 20 $70 million generational wealth if you didn't generational wealth for us just

Anthony:

broke trust me it's a lot of fucking money to burn through

Jeff:

for the longest did he was once the richest rapper in the world now he sits at number three on this list rapping producing act and songwriting and he's an entrepreneur Okay. Does he own the liquor was the liquor he owns rock to rock rock boys in the house

Anthony:

while the foxes don't even wrap that's the crazy part yeah

Jeff:

jaida Kids rat rod right you know his shit. When's the last time you heard a DD bar? Like that was fire. Exactly. Not Not since not since Jake Chris was on the label

Anthony:

with how many years ago was that? She

Unknown:

probably 20 number two, we got Jay Z. Worth $1.3

Jeff:

billion. Good loan. That's a lot of money. How about I gave you $5 and you let me just look at your bank account. Just let me take a peek. No, I

Anthony:

wouldn't do that. Kiss me off. I'll be tight. I'll be so mad. Number ma I'm cool.

Jeff:

And then number one person we started the show off with Kanye West with a net worth of $6.6 billion and it's confirmed by Forbes and we know that all of that is not from fucking his music.

Anthony:

CDs I'm absolutely not.

Jeff:

The majority is from is easy. Got deals, you know I'm saying like the Yeezys are supposedly worth between 3.2 billion and $4.7 billion.

Anthony:

It's money in sneakers. It's always been wonderful thing Michael Jordan so rich.

Jeff:

Yo, and then check us out. 1.7 billion supposedly comes from his significant investment in soon to be ex wife Kim Kardashian is skims shapewear line. And he also has 122 million in cash and stock along with 110 million from his music catalog. Wow. Right?

Anthony:

None of these dudes are cash heavy. None of them don't have like this money in their bank. All it is is basically in stock and as long as the stock stays high, that wealth will continue to proceed and grow. Nothing more not less. That is a bunch of rich ball focus games really tell him chip actually who is rich.

Jeff:

Oh shit. It's the lifestyles of the rich and shameless man is gonna be our time. we gonna holla at ya. Let's go into our show notes. Click on the links support the show. Once again, shout out to our patrons appreciate you.

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