6 Hip Hop Wives With Their Own Hustle

July 26, 2011  |  

Justine Simmons

In the Simmons family it’s impossible to keep up with the business dealings.  Rev. Run’s teaming up with Tyrese to give readers a taste of “manology”, Russell has never seen a venture he didn’t like, Angela and Vanessa put their best foot forward with Pastry Shoes, and Diggy is on his hip hop hustle.   Whatever’s in the air, the family matriarch decided to inhale in 2008 with the launch of Brown Sugar by Justine Simmons.  It’s available through the Home Shopping Network, an institution way past it’s expiration date if you ask the internet.

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  • Traceu

    I thought you were going to post some serious entrepreneurs not 5 women who have been rich for years and are just now deciding to try their hand at something. Give me a good list that shows how these women have had the brains in the relationship for years. That would be interesting and exciting to know.

  • rita

    Wow! Was this a middle school project for someone's kid? The headline grabbed me but the story is very flat and unflattering to be giving props and highlighting them as successful business women. None of them are educated? If so reference that. If not reference women who are educated, kids and young adults are reading about hip hop don’t miss the opportunity to encourage and inspire them motivate them to want the same successes. Up your writing skills plz!


  • lilkunta

    This list is bs.
    1)Where is the proof that Shante is Boss Lady? What artists does she manage? Where is the dance studio?
    Same for the rest.
    2)Is Brown Sugar by Justine Simmons actually selling?
    3)I 've never even heard of Mrs LL Cool J's jewelry line ( but great that she survived cancer is is giving a portion of proceed to Cancer Society).
    4)Come on! Has Toya Carter's Garb even turned a profit yet?
    5)Tiny has her Xscape $ plus she wrote Scrubs 4 TLC so she has $. I doubt her Nail Bar will do $1mill in business.
    6) I didnt even know DJ Jazzy Jeff was married. next you'll tell me that he has kids ! His wife is pretty.

    • Isis

      Funny and true

  • David

    Who cares. People are broke, homeless, making ends meet if possible and admiring anything hip-hop does what for them. Is this just an info-tainment media site for the African-American community. I think so.

    • LIfeskills

      I think you right

  • ciara

    where’s beyonce??she should be at the top of the list, she got an clothing line, 3 fragnance, parkwood ent. and etc.

    • Fox

      Honey… these are women who WASN'T already famous before they met their famous husbands. Beyonce doesn't need to be on every "powerful woman" list.

    • Anonymous

      she's not a hip hop wife per se – her own career predates her marriage to Jay Z.