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Dr. Dre Celebrates Beats Mega Deal: I’m “First BILLIONAIRE In Hip Hop!” (VIDEO)

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Dr. Dre is close to finalizing a $3.2 billion deal with Apple for Beats — and he’s partying.

The music mogul declares himself “the first billionaire in hip hop” in a wild video shared by his pal Tyrese Gibson.

VIDEO: Diddy & Mase Perform “Mo Money Mo Problems” at Dr. Dre Grammys Party

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Diddy and Mase reunited to perform “Mo Money Mo Problems” and other retro hits at a pre-Grammys party on Friday.

Forbes 25 Highest-Paid Musicians of 2012

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Forbes has released its list of the Highest-Paid Musicians of 2012, and Dr. Dre is on top.

The hip-hop mogul raked in $110 million in total earnings from May 2011 to May 2012, thanks in large part to his Beats headphones line.

Who else made the cut?

Dr. Dre Under Fire for Fox Fur Headphones

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Animal rights groupĀ PETA is upset with Dr. Dre and Oscar de la Renta over a pair of limited edition fox fur headphones.

The special “Beats by Dre” headphones – on sale for a cool $695 through De La Renta’s website – deliver “rich, full sound from a portable and stylish unit.”

But they’re also “covered” in “luxe silver fox,” and PETA is not pleased.

Nate Dogg Dies at 41 From “Complications of Multiple Strokes”

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Rapper Nate Dogg died late Tuesday.

He was 41.

The cause of death was “complications from multiple strokes,” according to sources, including attorney Mark Geragos.

The vocalist, whose real name was Nathaniel Dwayne Hale, had endured health problems in recent years, suffering strokes in 2007 and 2008.

Jay-Z Tops Forbes Magazine’s Hip-Hop Rich List

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Jay-Z doesn’t just have an “Empire State of Mind.”

He’s also the emperor of all hip-hop.

The rap icon born Shawn Carter tops a Forbes list of the genre’s biggest earners this year. Jay-Z took in a staggering $63 million through album sales, a concert tour and high-profile investments.

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