Forbes Names J. Cole, A$AP Rocky, Meek Mill & More As “Hip Hop Cash Princes”

(AllHipHop News) Forbes magazine has been crowning “Hip Hop Cash Kings” for the past seven years. Some of the heavyweights in the game like Jay Z, Diddy, and Dr. Dre have made the publication’s annual list of top earners in rap.

[ALSO READ: Diddy, Jay Z & Nicki Minaj Make Top 5 Of Forbes Cash Kings List]

Forbes is now acknowledging 10 rappers under the age of 30 that are on the cusp of reaching the throne with its new “Hip Hop Cash Princes” list.

“These ten artists are the rising stars with the best chance of vaulting to the next level of commercial viability—and they’re the ones most likely to make the leap to the Cash Kings list in the near future,” states Forbes.

The 2014 Hip Hop Cash Princes list includes A$AP Rocky, Azealia Banks, Big Sean, Chance The Rapper, French Montana, J. Cole, Meek Mill, Travis Scott, Tyga, and Wale.

The finalists were chosen by rap music industry insiders Bryan “Birdman” Williams, and Fab 5 Freddy, Kevin Liles along with Forbes reporters Natalie Robehmed and Zack O’Malley Greenburg.

[ALSO READ: J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, & Wiz Khalifa Make Forbes “30 Under 30″ Music List]

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26 Responses to “Forbes Names J. Cole, A$AP Rocky, Meek Mill & More As “Hip Hop Cash Princes””

  1. MrNoName2K

    “A$AP Rocky, Azealia Banks, Big Sean, Chance The Rapper, French Montana, J. Cole, Meek Mill, Travis Scott, Tyga, and Wale”.. on some real nigga sh*t, this is pure garbage.

    • golder1

      Nigga shit? Nigga sit down. You calling this nigga shit is ignorant. All of those on the list have been putting in the work and all have talent. When another man starts hating on another for making moey…thats nigga shit

    • Arrie Mental Woodard

      because this isnt a list based solely off rapping. Everytime they mention a list kendrick’s name does not have to come up. he is not cashing out like the other names on this list.

  2. Black Jay

    I don’t know…. This list has kind of an East Coast lean to it. Not to say no one from the West or the South isn’t on it. But it definitely has an East Coast lean. My list would’ve been drastically different. But I don’t run Forbes so who really gives a sh*t about what I think…..

  3. Elayorx El

    Man, whatever happened to Hip-Hop setting the standards for it’s own success? Here lies the gift, and the curse of “modern day” success, at least here in America. I believe 50 was on this list as well, but herein lies the issue with mediocre material, but plenty of dollars to show for, what exactly? No shade, get your paper, but are we to believe the quality of the music is diminishing commercially, yet we as a society are supposed to be advancing at the same time? I guess this does not apply to Hip-Hop music, which is becoming more blurred with each new listen. Grunge has suffered also, which ironically, shared many characteristics with Hip-Hop. Hmmm.

  4. RomeRebel

    I congratulate everyone on that list because they put in the work to get there. Let’s face it, unfortunately it isn’t just rhymes in Hip Hop that catapult your career anymore….

  5. Devonte Mccray

    I feel Like J.Cole, Big Sean, Wale & Chance The Rapper are the only ones that really deserve to be on this list.. A$AP To a certain degree. Everybody else on there is wack.

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