Diddy Reigns Supreme On Forbes’ 2017 Hip-Hop Rich List

Hip-hop is one of the most prominent genres in the American music scene right now, bleeding into the mainstream with hit after hit. But who’s earning the most in the industry right now? Luckily, Forbes have compiled the top 20 “Cash Kings” in hip-hop for 2017 and the results may surprise you.

The collection of artist earned $619.5 million last year, up 38% from previous year’s $448.5 million total, with Diddy once again topping the list. Streaming king Drake follows at second, with Jay-Z a distant third. Check out the full breakdown below to see where your favourite artist ended up.

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)

11. Kanye West ($22 million)

12. Birdman ($20 million)

13. J. Cole ($19 million)

14. Swizz Beatz ($17 million)

15. Snoop Dogg ($16.5 million)

16. Nicki Minaj ($16 million)

17. Lil Wayne ($15.5 million)

18. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ($11.5 million, tie)

18. Rick Ross ($11.5 million, tie)

20. Lil Yachty ($11 million)

By Antonio Castiglia (@antoniocastig)
Boss Hunting Music
Boss Hunting Music

Music Editor: Antonio Castiglia (@antoniocastig)- antonio@luxity.com.au

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