Move That Doh: Undercover Music Moguls

These artists are making moves behind the scenes!

Move That Doh: Undercover Music Moguls - We all hear about the Diddys and 50 Cents of the hip hop game, but there are a few other musicians who are making moves as well while also helping their communities. Meet these undercover music moguls.   (Photos from left: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images, Larry Busacca/WireImage, Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Three Lions Entertainment, Graham Denholm/Getty Images, Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Super Bowl Gospel, Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Move That Doh: Undercover Music Moguls - We all hear about the Diddys and 50 Cents of the hip hop game, but there are a few other musicians who are making moves as well while also helping their communities. Meet these undercover music moguls. (Photos from left: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images, Larry Busacca/WireImage, Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Three Lions Entertainment, Graham Denholm/Getty Images, Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Super Bowl Gospel, Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Nelly - Back in 2004, Spelman students decided to boycott a concert Nelly was scheduled to perform at at their school. The event was for a good cause — a bone marrow drive to help benefit his ailing sister — but that wasn't enough to dissuade those upset with his lyrics and videos. (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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Nelly - Beloved star of our hit show Nellyville, Cornell Hayes Jr. a.k.a. Nelly is a mogul in his own right. With his clothing line Apple Bottoms, Nelly was one of the first rappers to expand his brand. He also made a deal with Reebok back in 2003 and his energy drink Pimp Juice sold one million cans in its first two months. (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Tech N9ne - Last year, the rapper pulled in a reported $7.5 million. Between merchandise (T-shirts and beer koozies), music and touring for his Strange Music label, he's making an estimated $20 million per year. (Photo: Jerod Harris/WireImage)

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Tech N9ne - Last year, the rapper pulled in a reported $7.5 million. Between merchandise (T-shirts and beer koozies), music and touring for his Strange Music label, he's making an estimated $20 million per year. (Photo: Jerod Harris/WireImage)

Ludacris, July 2001-November 2004 - Ludacris stepped to Missy Elliott in 2001 to prove that he wasn't a "One Minute Man" and continued his wave until 2004 with the female-friendly "Lovers and Friends" with Usher and Lil Jon. Here are a few of his co-starring roles:1. "Gossip Folks" - Missy Elliott feat. Ludacris2. "Yeah!" - Usher feat. Lil Jon and Ludacris3. "Holidae In" - Chingy feat. Ludacris and Snoop Dogg4. "B R Right" - Trina feat. Ludacris5. "Bia' Bia'" - Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz feat. Ludacris, Too $hort and Chyna Whyte

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Ludacris - Aside from having hits like "Number One Spot," "Stand Up" and "Money Maker," the rapper's also a great business man. He's a part of the Fast and the Furious franchise, became a restauranteur with Atlanta's Chicken N' Beer and launched his own spirit named Conjure Cognac and his SOUL by Ludacris headphones. (Photo: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Justin Timberlake  - Forget moving dough, JT has moved a culture. From his days on The Mickey Mouse Club to being the frontman of *NSYNC to his own solo career, he's made a name for himself but has managed to stay out of the headlines. Not only does he have plaques and trophies, but he's also made a few TV/Film appearances — proof that he's got acting chops). In addition, JT nagged a job as the creative director for Bud Light Platinum. Lastly, Timberlake has a New York-based resturant called Southern Hospitality.   (Photo: Graham Denholm/Getty Images)

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Justin Timberlake - Forget moving dough, JT has moved a culture. From his days on The Mickey Mouse Club to being the frontman of *NSYNC to his own solo career, he's made a name for himself but has managed to stay out of the headlines. Not only does he have plaques and trophies, but he's also made a few TV/Film appearances — proof that he's got acting chops). In addition, JT nagged a job as the creative director for Bud Light Platinum. Lastly, Timberlake has a New York-based resturant called Southern Hospitality. (Photo: Graham Denholm/Getty Images)

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Andre Harrell - Founder of the legendary Uptown Records, earlier this year he was named Vice Chairman of REVOLT TV. Formerly the president of both Motown and Bad Boy Records, Harrell executive produced Robin Thicke's album Blurred Lines. In addition, he founded and ran advertising agency Nu America, which worked on campaigns for Tommy Jeans, Footaction USA and Apollo Theater Foundation. (Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Master P - The founder of No Limit Entertainment, Percy Miller (also known as Master P) was ranked 10th on Forbes Magazine's List of America's 40 Highest Paid Entertainers in 1998 with an estimated income of $56.5 million, making him the leader of one of the most lucrative urban record labels at the time.   (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for BET)

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Master P - The founder of No Limit Entertainment, Percy Miller (also known as Master P) was ranked 10th on Forbes Magazine's List of America's 40 Highest Paid Entertainers in 1998 with an estimated income of $56.5 million, making him the leader of one of the most lucrative urban record labels at the time. (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for BET)

J.Lo - We may all recognize J.Lo and her booty, but it's her business sense that has gotten her this far. Blazing trails for latina actresses with her breakout performance in Selena, Lopez has surpassed many expectations. She's lent her name to more than 10 fragrances, owns a producton company (Nuyorican Productions) and executive produces the Teen Choice Award-winning series The Fosters.   (Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Three Lions Entertainment)

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J.Lo - We may all recognize J.Lo and her booty, but it's her business sense that has gotten her this far. Blazing trails for latina actresses with her breakout performance in Selena, Lopez has surpassed many expectations. She's lent her name to more than 10 fragrances, owns a producton company (Nuyorican Productions) and executive produces the Teen Choice Award-winning series The Fosters. (Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Three Lions Entertainment)

Kandi Burruss - As a founding member of the multi-platinum selling girl group Xscape, Kandi Burruss has remained a mainstay in the music industry. Writing for artists like TLC, Destiny's Child, Alicia Keys and the late Whitney Houston, she's helped sell 60 million records worldwide. Most recently, she worked with Marvin Sapp and Jo Dee Messina on a track that hit No. 1 on Billboard's Gospel Digital Songs chart. In addition, Burruss owns Bedroom Kandi, a widely successful line of adult toys.    (Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Kandi Burruss - As a founding member of the multi-platinum selling girl group Xscape, Kandi Burruss has remained a mainstay in the music industry. Writing for artists like TLC, Destiny's Child, Alicia Keys and the late Whitney Houston, she's helped sell 60 million records worldwide. Most recently, she worked with Marvin Sapp and Jo Dee Messina on a track that hit No. 1 on Billboard's Gospel Digital Songs chart. In addition, Burruss owns Bedroom Kandi, a widely successful line of adult toys.   (Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Kirk Franklin - For over two decades, Fort Worth, Texas, native Franklin has distinguished himself as a leader within the gospel arena, collaborating with people from all genres of music. In fact, Franklin has written for most of the film soundtracks we've gorwn to love, including Prince of Egypt, Get on the Bus and The Preacher's Wife. Not to mention that the mogul owns his own record label, Fo Yo Soul Entertainment, which is home to The Walls Group and Tasha Page-Lockhart.   (Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Super Bowl Gospel)

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Kirk Franklin - For over two decades, Fort Worth, Texas, native Franklin has distinguished himself as a leader within the gospel arena, collaborating with people from all genres of music. In fact, Franklin has written for most of the film soundtracks we've gorwn to love, including Prince of Egypt, Get on the Bus and The Preacher's Wife. Not to mention that the mogul owns his own record label, Fo Yo Soul Entertainment, which is home to The Walls Group and Tasha Page-Lockhart. (Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Super Bowl Gospel)

The-Dream - Terius Nash, a.k.a. The Dream has shown his prowess in the field of writing for singers. Penning tracks for the likes of Kelly Rowland, Beyoncé, Nivea, Rihanna, Ciara, Usher, Mariah Carey, Diddy, Mary J. Blige and more. While he may not be seen as a mogul by all, we're certain his publishing checks say different.   (Photo: Larry Busacca/WireImage)

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The-Dream - Terius Nash, a.k.a. The Dream has shown his prowess in the field of writing for singers. Penning tracks for the likes of Kelly Rowland, Beyoncé, Nivea, Rihanna, Ciara, Usher, Mariah Carey, Diddy, Mary J. Blige and more. While he may not be seen as a mogul by all, we're certain his publishing checks say different. (Photo: Larry Busacca/WireImage)