The 10 highest-paid rappers earned a total of $405.5 million together.Rap is the one of the biggest genre of music in the US.America has the largest rap audience in the world.
Jay Z took the first spot on the list bringing in a total of $76.5 million from his stakes in Tidal,Roc Nation,Armand de Brignac champagne and D’Ussé cognac,touring and 4:44 album sales.
For the first time in years Diddy took second place with $64 million thanks largely to endorsements with Ciroc vodka, DeLeón tequila and Aquahydrate alkaline water.
Kendrick Lamar wasn’t left behind snagging the third spot and bringing in 58 million from his solo tour around the world and endorsements from Nike and American Express.
Drake dropped from second place last year to fourth place this year bringing in $47 million.Drake had 5 billion streams in the past 12 months thanks to his new album Scorpion and beloved song Kiki but didn’t do as well as last year due to slowing down his touring pace.
J Cole took fifth place after dropping his album KOD.The rapper brought in 35.5 million from his tour with the same name.
Nas and Dr. Dre tied at sixth place bringing in $35 million each.Dre is still collecting compensation from his Apple deal along with income from his extensive back catalogue.Nas is a newcomer on the list thanks to stakes in companies such as Lyft and Coinbase and also online media games.
Pitbull took eighth place bringing in 32 million from his joint tour with Britney Spears meanwhile Future took nineth place from his endorsements with Reebok and StubHub and streaming services.
Kanye West took tenth place with 27.5million thanks to his endorsement with Adidas,his clothing line and good album sales meanwhile DJ Khaled took eleventh place bringing in a whopping $27 million from his endorsements Apple, Ciroc and Weight Watchers.
The Migos weren’t left behind taking thirteenth place with 24.5 million after souring album sales,club appearances,touring and streaming services.Eminem took fourteenth place with 23 million from his album Kamikaze and night club appearances.
Taking fourteenth place is Chance The Rapper who brought in 21.5 million from performances and purchasing Chicagoist.Astroworld rapper Travis Scott who took fifteenth place and with 21million thanks to his Astroworld album sales.
Bird man took sixteenth place with 20 million from Cash Money Records that has artists like Drake while Lil Uzi Vert took seventeenth place bringing in a total of $19.5million from touring and album sales.
Lil Wayne took eighteenth place thanks to performing and also his settlement with Cash Money Records that saw him go home with 10million.Enthusiast Logic brought in 17 million and took nineteenth place on the list thanks to his chart topping singles.
Meek Mill and Swiss Beats both took 20th place both bringing in 15 million each.Meek Mill got most of his money from his endorsements with Puma and Amazon while Swiss made most of his money from his endorsement with Barcardi.