How do older hip hop artist make money

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  1. Yade

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    I’m talking about the ones who DONT TOUR or really release music like that


    Like RBX , MC Ren

    How these dudes still have money ? (Or at least ren does )
     
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    They get day jobs. Some of the classic artists who do still perform, work during the week and do weekend dates.
    The ones who never had that classic record to eat from forever, just do regular jobs. And because they never had big hits, easier for them to move around without attention.

    I run into a lot of them. I saw Red Head Kingpin at a graduation years ago.
     
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    How come we never hear about flabby and sick rappers working 9-5's then? :usure:
     
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    Prob living a low key life off of investments. Some might have regular jobs on the low. Others might still be involved behind the scene musically. For example. What does doc do ?
    Well he has a huge hand in crafting all Dre music lyrically.
    Others may be similar but to lesser extent.
    Look at Gillie off of Carter 1.
    Hard to not hear Gillie
     
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    ok, smilies.

    Ever hear of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five?

    One of the members caught a charge years ago as he was leaving his security guard job.

    Rap Pioneer Kidd Creole Arrested for Murder


    And they are an old school act who does the occasional show here and here


    keep posting smilies, though
     
  6. Yade

    Yade BigJohnsons lol

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    I think doc lives off royalties and other stuff here and there


    I use to follow him a lot
     
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    why would you hear about it?

    If they ain't on social media like that and keep it low key...why would you know, unless you actively try and seek them out?
     
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    -Some get regular jobs, mainly the ones that didn't blow like that
    -Some who still have adequate money invest it in legal & sometimes illegal ventures
    -The ones that had hits still tour around the world making good money & still drop music for the love of it/the fanbase they still have
     
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    Selling drugs.
     
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    he thinks social media = the world
     
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    Buckshot was a realtor for a while
     
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    what ever happened to Kane and Able from No Limit?
     

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