Jay-Z tops ‘Power 30’ list

P Diddy, 50 Cent also named most influential hip-hoppers

Jay-Z has topped the ‘Power 30’ list put out by influential hip-hop magazine The Source.

Although he hasn’t released a new studio album since 2007, the rap star topped the list due to his business ventures with Live Nation and Rocawear, and his part-ownership of the New Jersey Nets basketball team, reports the Associated Press.

Also featured on the list were P Diddy, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Will.I.Am and Lil Wayne.

President Barack Obama got an honourable mention for his influence on the new hip-hop generation.

–By our Los Angeles staff.
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