Hip Hop Week In Review: Rick Ross-Health, Eminem's Accomplishments And Black Star of the Meeting
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This week in Hip Hop, Rick Ross had many worried after he was hospitalised on Thursday (1 March). Meanwhile, Eminem broke another record when the RIAA named him as the second highest-selling singles artist of all time. Also, Forbes Magazine named JAY-Z as the richest rapper in the game, and Talib Kweli, explained to HipHopDX how the reports of a new Black Star album were news to him.
Rick Ross Hospitalized
JUS TALKED 2 MY BIG HOMIE... WELL... HE GIVES IN the HOSPITAL, BUT HE IS NOT ON "LIFE SUPPORT" ... WELL💯💯💯 #MMG @richforever
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The Hip Hop community has been on alert since reports emerged of Rick Ross to be hospitalized. A report from TMZ has made the situation sound dire with Ross supposed to be in life, but the Maybach Music Group artist Fat Trel refuted this notion in an Instagram post claiming that he spoke to Rozay directly on the situation.
"JUS TALKED 2 MY BIG HOMIE... GOOD," Trel wrote. "HE GIVES IN THE HOSPITAL, BUT HE IS NOT ON 'LIFE SUPPORT' ... WELL."
Ross and his family have publicly commented on their status at this time.
Eminem Crowned As The Second Highest-Selling Singles Of The Artist, Never
Congratulations to @eminem! 107.5 million song awards. Three Diamonds Songs. #RIAATopCertified. @interscope @shadyrecords
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According to the Recording Industry Association of America, Eminem is now the second highest-selling singles artist of all time. It is an accomplishment recently achieved due to the new digital certifications issued by the RIAA, which gave Eminem a total of 107.5 million certified units (including streaming) in sales.
Rihanna is currently the #1 best-selling singles artists of all time, with 121 million units sold.
Read about Eminem's RIAA record here.
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