The list, curated annually by Forbes Magazine features a number of artists who have remained on the list for years as well as a few newcomers. The biggest shocker of the list is that Rapper Jay Z has overthrown mogul Diddy on the number 1 spot which he has held for years. Those listed here are the top ten rappers who are raking in some major cash. Accumulatively, hip hop’s ten highest earners made $422.5M; the equivalent of Ksh4.2T.
10.Kanye West – $27.5M
Chicago native Kanye West raked in $27.5M for his music, ( as a rapper and producer) as well as his deals with Adidas and clothing line Yeezy.
9.Future – $30M
“King’s Dead” rapper is not doing too badly. With a new album out “Hndrxx,” he has gone on to grow his brand; curating the soundtrack for “Superfly” which came out in June 2018.