Forbes unveils its 2016 class of Hip-Hop Cash Princes this week, which unsurprisingly includes Fetty Wap, following a breakout 2015.
The list doesn’t actually break down how much each hip-hop newcomer has made, but instead, summarizes their online visibility, tours and hit singles. The Class of 2016 was handpicked by judges such as Atlantic Records chief Craig Kallman, Lovebug Starski, Charlamagne tha God, list alum Hit-Boy, and three Forbes staffers.
As mentioned, we see Fetty Wap, who rose to fame with his multiplatinum smash, “Trap Queen” and followed with a number of hit singles and millions in downloads/sales.
Producer Boi-1da makes the list, with Forbes listing his biggest hits, such as Drake’s breakout single “Best I Ever Had”; Dej Loaf is there, thanks to her viral hit “Try Me”, which has earned more than 40 million views on Youtube to date; G-Eazy’s consistent grind has made him one of the genre’s brightest rising stars; and indie rapper Logic continues to make waves.
Others on the list include Lil Dicky, Joey Bada$$, producer Metro Boomin, and Young Dolph, among others. Head over to Forbes.com to read about the full list of Cash Princes.