Forbes has just released its annual list of “Hip-Hop Cash Princes” for 2017 and it features big names such as Lil Yachty, Desiigner and Stormzy. Forbes curated the list with the help of TDE’s Dave Free, Little Simz and Too $hort, along with Forbes writers Zack O’Malley Greenburg and Natalie Robehmed.
Desiigner (19), Lil Yachty (19) and D.R.A.M. (28) all made the list for their commercial impact. English rapper Stormzy (23) also made the list due to his impact overseas and the release of his promising debut album, Gang Signs & Prayer. Chicago MC Noname‘s (25), contributions to Chance The Rapper’s career, along with her mixtape Telefone, took her into the top.
In order to make it onto the Forbes Cash Princes list, the artist must be primarily classified as a rap/R&B artist, must be under 30 years old and must have not appeared on the list in years prior. Checkout the full list below:
Forbes “Hip-Hop Cash Princes” – Class of 2017
Lil Uzi Vert
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