Forbes’ “Hip-Hop Cash Princes: The Class Of 2016” was unveiled today (February 9).
The list includes 10 “of the most promising acts under the age of 30—the ones most likely to ascend to our Hip-Hop Cash Kings list someday,” according to Forbes’ website.
Thanks in large part to the success of his “Trap Queen” single, Fetty Wap appears on Forbes’ “Hip-Hop Cash Princes: The Class Of 2016.”
DeJ Loaf was one of the other acts selected. The Detroit rapper earned her spot thanks to the success of her “Try Me” single, her work with Kid Ink on his gold “Be Real” single and the buzz surrounding her #AndSeeThatsTheThing EP.
The success of Logic’s The Incredible True Story album helped the Maryland rapper secure a place on Forbes’ list. The collection sold more than 135,000 units its first week in stores.
Forbes’ “Hip-Hop Cash Princes: The Class Of 2016” was selected by Hit-Boy, Charlamagne Tha God, Atlantic Records chief Craig Kallman, Lovebug Starski and three FORBES staffers.
“To form our list of Hip-Hop Cash Princes, we took votes from all four celebrity judges and combined them with the ballots of our three staff experts,” Forbes says of how it compiled the list. “All artists on the list must be primarily classified as hip-hop/rap acts, need to be under age 30 as of the list’s publication and cannot have appeared on our Cash Princes or Cash Kings list previously.”
To read the full list of Forbes’ “Hip-Hop Cash Princes: The Class Of 2016,” visit Forbes.
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