10 young rappers competing for commercial success
American Forbes top 10 for the first time introduced the novice rappers, who have all the chances to reach the richest hip-hop stars. This project - a continuation of the list of the wealthiest "Kings of Rap," which revision is seven years in a row (in 2013 at the top proved to Diddy with an income of $ 50 million). Musicians who are on the list of promising commercial success, there is no 30, but they already collect stadiums and earn millions. Many of the young rappers convert fame into money.
List of "princes of hip-hop" was compiled on the basis of expert estimates and calculations of Forbes. Among them - the former leader of the rating of "kings" Brian Uilms, studio co-founder of Cash Money Records, one of the pioneers of hip-hop Fab 5 of Freddy, founder Kevin Liles studio and former president of Def Jam Recordings Kevin Liles.
A $ AP Rocky
Age: 25 years
This American rapper has earned the top spot in the rankings due to the commercial success of the album $ ap Long.Live.A (2012), which hit the top of the charts Billboard 200. To date, sold more than 400,000 copies of the records. A $ AP Rocky successfully converts fame into money - he became the face of DKNY clothing store and was involved in several ad campaigns for fashion brands. Artist - a real fan of the fashion industry. "Fashion is all around us - the Forbes he said in a recent interview - I've been watching her since childhood."
Age: 22 year
The only woman in the ranking, Azalea released a new album and gave a lot of concerts last year. From June 2012 to July 2013 (this period is reported in the preparation of the rating of the richest rappers) Banks earned more than $ 1 million. The main income it brings live performances. Her EP disc sold more than 32 000 copies in the US alone. She stated in an interview to the Forbes, that the "feminine charms - the most powerful force that gives an advantage in the male world of hip-hop."
Age: 25 years
Detroit native Sean Anderson released his debut album three years ago, but only came to fame in 2013. "Big Sean" was lucky enough to take part in the recording of several tracks of famous artists, including Kanye West. As a result, Big Sean solo record climbed to the third spot of Billboard 200.
Chance the Rapper
Age: 20 years
Rapper from Chicago in 2013 has been recognized Internet audience. His mixtape Acid Rap users downloaded more than half a million times. Besides, with his record of 13 songs he was in the chart Billboard Top R & B / Hip-Hop Album. The young rapper did not shy away from mainstream - he has recently appeared in the show Justin Bieber.
Age: 29 years
Real name of the rapper - Karim Harbouch, he is from Morocco. French Montana has successfully converts popularity into money: musician launched his clothing line and opened a recording studio. During one performance, he earns up to $ 30 000. The debut album Excuse My French was published in May 2013 - just a week it sold 56,000 copies.
Age: 29 years
Second studio album Born Sinner rapper bought up eagerly: a week spent nearly 300 000 copies. Thus, the singer almost broke mastodon such as Kanye West, with its plate Yeezus. Due to this success, as well as the launch of his own label Dreamville, J.Cole became the sole representative of hip-hop in the Forbes ranking of "30 Under 30" (the most talented representatives of the business under 30 years).
Age: 26 years
In 2012, Dreams and Nightmares of the musician's debut album reached the second line of the chart Billboard 200. Since then, the rapper not wasting any time in Philadelphia - in the wake of the popularity he made several advertising contracts. Meek Mill collaborate with the manufacturer Beats headphones, tried sneakers Puma in advertising and made the advertising face of a new clothing line. Meek Mill - Master chic parties: after the "Grammy" -2011 he organized event, which brought a lion, a camel and monkey. The rapper admitted Forbes, only on the organization of this action has spent $ 200,000.
Age: 21 year
This producer and rapper from Houston helped create tracks such titans of hip-hop scene as Kanye West and Jay Z. His mixtape Owl Pharaoh, released in May, has received extremely favorable reviews from critics. The musician attributes its success to the patronage of mentors, in particular, T.I., which he admitted in an interview with Forbes.
Age: 24 year
This young rapper already have their own clothing line and brand name watches, as well as a contract with Reebok. A native of Los Angeles is not the first year, rising to the top of the charts. His aim, as recognized by Tyga, - the creation of the brand, not just music.
Age: 29 years
This rapper from Washington - on the outskirts of the rating of the richest rappers in the world. If 2012 brought him $ 5 million in revenue in 2013, the musician has earned $ 25 million. If Wale does not slow down, it will be exactly on the throne of "king of commercial hip-hop." Rapper talked about his ambitious plans in an interview with Forbes - he wants to be in the Forbes ranking of a year or two.