When your favorite rapper says it gets lonely at the top, believe them. But while they’re up there, they aren’t alone. They’re accompanied by their millions. This year has been a really good year for 10 hip-hop greats who have successfully racked up millions and millions of dollars. Forbes has released their top 10 list of the highest paid hip-hop artists in the industry. Some are a no-brainer, while you may be surprised to see other artists on there. Kudos to them!
Birdman comes in the number 10 spot with a cool $18 million. We haven’t heard music from him in a while, but that doesn’t mean that the Cash Money empire isn’t still turning profit.
9. Kendrick Lamar
K dot’s festival gigs and endorsements with Reebok and Calvin Klein earned him 18.5 million.
8. Pharrell Williams
Pharrell made about $500,000 per city when he was on the road. It was that and his new collaboration with denim company G-Star Raw that helped him see $19.5 million.