Forbes' Annual Hip Hop Cash Kings List Features Some Of The New Blood
Diddy tops the list again.
Forbes has released annual Hip-Hop Cash Kings list, which features new high-wage earners, in addition to some familiar faces.
Diddy tops the list, once more, earning a staggering $ 130 million in a 12-month period that Forbes finished the calculation in June of 2017. That's more than double of what he has done ($62 million) for the wear of the crown as of 2016, the Hip Hop Cash King.
Drake, JAY-Z and Dr. Dre kept their positions in the Top 5, although in a different order. Drizzy secured the #2 spot by a wide margin, with revenues of $94 million as opposed to the JAY-Z - $42 million and Dr. Dre's $ 34.5 million.
The most important change this year is the inclusion of the Possibility that The Rapper, who broke the Top 5 with $32 million. Despite having no physical disks, the MC of Chicago was able to collect large amounts of money thanks to the transmission, and tourism, as well as important agreements with Apple and Kit Kat.
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Kendrick Lamar just missed the Top 5, coming in at #6 with $ 30 million. That's still a significant leap from 2016, when it was #9. Lil Yachty was another newcomer to make the list in the #20, which is another sign of the changing times in Hip Hop.
Take a look at the Top 10 below and head to Forbes for the full list.
1. Diddy ($130 million)
2. Drake ($94 million)
3. JAY-Z ($42 million)
4. Dr. Dre ($34.5 million)
5. Chance The Rapper ($32 million)
6. Kendrick Lamar ($30 million)
7. Wiz Khalifa ($28 million)
8. Pitbull ($27 million)
9. DJ Khaled ($24 million)
10. Future ($23 million)