Check out this four part series that was in the NY Daily News back in ‘97.
Rap Inc. A Hip Hop Connection from the Bronx To The World  [PART I]
Rap Inc. Players In The Game Mixed Bag Of Artists [PART II] 
Rap Inc. Gangstas Emerge Music Moves To Mayhem [PART III] 
Rap Inc. Getting Paid Hip Hop Becomes Billion-Dollar Baby [PART IV]