Who would have thunk it? Many, many moons ago, hip-hop was considered taboo in a lot of ways. Other cultures didn’t understand, nor did they want to be open minded to the lyrical content and passion ensued in the up-and-coming genre. Present day, the industry is being saved by hip-hop music (ironic, right?) and is being praised by all walks of life. If you go to a rap concert, many times you’ll see that most of the attendees are white, not black. This week, another gold star can be added to the hip-hop gods accomplishment list because Dr. Dre may have done the unthinkable.
Some years back, rapper Dr. Dre, started Beats Electronics and released the very popular Beats headphones. Many celebrities and star athletes have adopted his brand and taken it to new heights by promoting customized headphones, diamond-studded headphones, or even their team colors and logo on headphones. It is being rumored that Dr. Dre may have become the FIRST hip-hop billionaire by selling Beats for a reported $3.2 billion to Apple. If this is true, he will hold the number 1 spot on the Forbes list of richest hip-hop artists, over Diddy.
When you start making business deals with Apple, it’s safe to say, “Momma, I made it!” Congrats to Dr. Dre! He can inspire us all to believe that ANYTHING is possible!