Forbes has unveiled its list for The World’s Highest Paid Hip Hop Artistes 2018.
Rapper JAY-Z clinched the No. 1 spot with a whopping $76.5 million, soaring past last year’s No. 1, Sean “Diddy” Combs, who lands at No. 2 with $64 million. Kendrick Lamar sits in the No. 3 spot with an impressive $58 million.
From his endorsement deals with Nike and American Express to sold-out dates on the TDE: Championship Tour and among others paid off for him. Drake in at No. 4 with $47 million and J. Cole rounds out the Top 5 with $35.5 million, while Dr. Dre and Nas are tied for No. 6 with $35 million.
This is the first time Nas has made the list since emerging with Illmatic in 1994. DJ Khaled lands at No. 11 with $27 million, Travis Scott at No. 15 with $21 million, Lil Uzi Vert at No. 17 with $19.5 million and Logic at No. 19 with $17 million. While Russ, Swizz Beatz and Meek Mill are tied at No. 20 with $15 million.
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