“You just might be a Black Bill Gates in the making” -Beyoncé “Formation”
Forbes has released their 2016 Hip Hop Cash Princes list. The list is a look at the rap acts that could potentially be Cash Kings in the future.
A name that has popped up often in the past year, Fetty Wap, has topped the list with his chart topping three singles, “Trap Queen,” “679,” and “ My Way.” Fetty had a great start to his career.
“He’s earned two Grammy nominations and seems to have solidified himself as one of the big names in hip-hop going forward,” said Forbes writer Zack O’Malley Greenburg.
And the list doesn’t just include the guys… Detroit made raptress Dej Loaf is also on the list with her chart topping 2014 hit “Try Me” plus her 2015 EP #AndSeeThatsTheThing hit No. 47 on the Billboard 200.
This year’s list was put together by some of the most influential in the music industry from producer Hit-Boy, The Breakfast Club’s Charlamagne Tha God and Forbes staffers.
All included are under the age of 30, the complete list is below:
FORBES HIP-HOP CASH PRINCES 2016
You can also get a closer look on how this year’s Hip Hop Cash Princes & Princesses were chosen:
By Jnelle Belle