Tue 31 Mar 2015
Ever since Apple bought Beats for $3 billion, Forbes’ annual Hip-Hop Cash Kings list has become a cakewalk (no pun intended) for Dr. Dre (sorry, Hov and Puff). But what about the richest rookies in the game? Looking to mix it up a little bit, Forbes has announced the 2015 Hip-Hop Cash Princes.
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Selected by a panel including Tyga, DJ Khaled and Peter Rosenberg, as well as Forbes senior editor Zack O’Malley Greenburg and staff writer Natalie Robehmed, the list ranks the highest hip-hop earners under the age of 30. Thanks to hit singles and savvy release strategies, this year’s class includes the likes of Young Thug, Migos, Nipsey Hussle, Iggy Azalea, Mike WiLL Made It and more.
Check out the full list below.
Mike WiLL Made It
Ty Dolla $ign
(Note: Forbes didn’t reveal each artists’ earnings over the last year, which is kind of a letdown. But Nipsey Hussle apparently made $60,000 off his Mailbox Money album, which dropped back in December. That’s on top of the $100,000 he made off Crenshaw in 2013 — in just 24 hours, no less).