Despite refusing to drop a new album, Dr. Dre has scored the No. 1 spot on Forbes' annual Hip-Hop Cash Kings list. The revered producer brought in $110 million thanks to his Beats by Dre headphone line, dwarfing Diddy's paltry $45 million Ciroc earnings. [Forbes]

A memorial service was held for Chris Lighty today. 50 Cent, Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill and many more were in attendance. [DailyNews]

Beyonce celebrated her 31st birthday aboard a chartered yacht with Jay-Z and Blue Ivy, sipping vino on the deck. Check out some paparazzi shots to the right. [Rap-Up]

Wiz Khalifa and his Taylor Gang have announced their 36-city 2050 Tour, which kicks off in October, supported by Juicy J, Lola Monroe, Chevy Woods and others. [Billboard]

Tech N9ne has signed Yelawolf protege Rittz to his Strange Music label. Good move. [AllHipHop]

The New York Times did a pretty interesting piece on Atlanta's strip club culture-nightlife, where making it rain is tantamount to payola. [NYT]

Shyne says his 10-year prison sentence ruined his ability to rap. "10 years in prison destroyed my ability to deliver my music! I didn't even realize how much I sounded like a zombie!" [XXL]

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