FYI/TMI: Sean "Diddy" Combs Tops Forbes' Hip-Hop List, Kurt Vile Parade To Take Place March 30

GRAMMY winner ranks No. 1 on Forbes' wealthiest hip-hop artists list; indie artist to host Easter parade for himself
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    Sean "Diddy" Combs
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    Kurt Vile
March 28, 2013 -- 10:34 am PDT

(In an effort to keep you fully informed, and fully entertained, below we present today's FYI and TMI — news you need and news that's, well, sometimes needless….)


Diddy Is Hip-Hop's Wealthiest Artist
Forbes magazine has revealed its list of the wealthiest artists in hip-hop in 2013 with GRAMMY winner Sean "Diddy" Combs ranking No. 1 with an estimated $580 million in earnings. Jay-Z placed No. 2 with $475 million, followed by Dr. Dre ($350 million), Bryan "Birdman" Williams ($150 million) and 50 Cent ($125 million). Figures were calculated using financial information from analysts, attorneys and artist managers, among others.


Celebrate Easter With Kurt Vile
Looking for a way to celebrate Easter weekend this year? If you're in Philadelphia, you can celebrate with Kurt Vile. The founding member of indie group the War On Drugs will reportedly hold a parade for himself and his forthcoming new album Walkin' On A Pretty Daze, due April 9, in his Pennsylvania hometown. Fans can join the parade by emailing The event will be filmed as part of an upcoming music video, but details on whether the Easter bunny will make an appearance have not been revealed.  

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