Hip hop first exploded into the music world in the 1990s, and des­pite some lulls every now and then, the genre has remained pop­u­lar ever since. The res­ult has been wide­spread riches and acclaim for the top artists.

For many years now, hip hop artists have been well-known for their rock and roll life­style. How­ever, you may not know everything there is to know about the life­style of a hip hop star. One of the things you may not know is how hip-hop artists spend their spare time. Here are some of the things hip-hop stars do for fun:

1.      Travel Around the World

We all like the idea of trav­el­ling to new coun­tries around the world. How­ever, most of us don’t have the time or money to be able to do this. While this may be the case for the major­ity of people, hip hop stars who are rich and fam­ous can afford to travel to new des­tin­a­tions around the globe. In fact, they love noth­ing more than jump­ing on a plane (or in a private jet) and trav­el­ling to their favour­ite des­tin­a­tions.

2.      Go to Casinos

When we think of gambling, we often think of win­ning the jack­pot and ulti­mately becom­ing rich. So, why is it that suc­cess­ful hip hop stars gamble? They are already extremely wealthy, so why would they endanger their hard-earned money?

The answer is simple. Play­ing games in casi­nos such as the games at Online Casi­nos UK is not only excit­ing and enjoy­able, but it can also increase their wealth. Not only that, but they also like the life­style that the gambling life presents.

3.      Cars and Transportation

When it comes to the life­style of hip-hop stars, there are some things that seem man­dat­ory. From lux­uri­ous homes to design­er clothes, hip hop stars love noth­ing more than to spend their money – per­haps even pur­chas­ing a private jet if they have a little bit of cash to spare.

Power­ful and styl­ish sports cars are also an essen­tial part of a hip-hop star’s life­style. In fact, most big-name hip-hop stars have numer­ous lux­ury cars in their gar­ages.

4.      Collect Exotic Animals

For some hip-hop stars, it isn’t enough to own a dog or a cat. Instead, they much prefer to col­lect expens­ive, exot­ic anim­als like big cats. How­ever, this hobby comes with a hefty price tag. Buy­ing a tiger cub can cost over £3,000 and a chee­tah cub can cost any­where between £15,000 and £25,00.

5.      Buy a Racing Horse

Horse racing is one of the most pop­u­lar activ­it­ies enjoyed by hip-hop stars. While going to the races doesn’t have to be a budget buster, if you want to train, breed, and race your horses in com­pet­i­tions, it can cost big money. The aver­age cost of a race­horse is over £65,000 accord­ing to the Jockey Club, an organ­isa­tion for breed­ing and racing. The expenses of this hobby increase once you start adding in the price of hous­ing, food, groom­ing and train­ing.

One of the biggest perks of being a suc­cess­ful hip hop star is get­ting to enjoy some of the finer things in life. From trav­el­ling the globe to play­ing casino games, they cer­tainly know how to enjoy them­selves. And there are many oth­er things that hip hop stars spend their money on, includ­ing beauty treat­ments, lux­ury homes and more. The best thing we can high­light is that although hip hop stars spend a lot of money on lux­ur­ies and hav­ing fun, they also give money. Many hip hop stars give thou­sands of pounds to char­it­ies each year, and oth­ers donate their face or their time to help cam­paigns.

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.