Forbes has released their 2015 Hip-Hop Cash Princes list, those included in the list include; Iggy Azalea, Migos, Rae Sremmurd, Ty Dolla Sign, Kid Ink, Nipsey Hussle, YG, Young Thug and PartyNextDoor.
Nipsey Hussle, real name Ermias Asghedom, made $100,000 in a day in 2013 by selling 1,000 copies of mixtape Crenshaw for $100 apiece from a pop-up store in his native Los Angeles, plowing profits into his label, All Money In No Money Out. Jay Z bought 100 copies.
Hussle is now selling 100 copies of new record Mailbox Money for $1,000 each as part of his Proud2Pay campaign. The high school dropout says he’s made over $60,000 so far from limited editions that come with keepsakes and fan experiences including concerts, priority access to new material, and one-of-a-kind gifts, like an old rap notebook or signed photo.
The list mainly consisted of rappers, however the three producers who made the cut: DJ Mustard, Hit-Boy and Mike WiLL Made It.
The all-star panel that selected the Cash Princes included Tyga, who has appeared on the list before, DJ Khaled, Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg and two Forbes staff writers. Any artist who is under 30 and has not been on a Cash Kings or Princes list before is eligible.