Forbes has officially released its list of the highest–paid hip–hop artists of 2018 with rapper Jay Z topping the list with $76.5 million, soaring past last year’s No. 1, Sean “Diddy” Combs, who lands at No. 2 with $64 million.
Kendrick Lamar claimed the No. 3 spot at $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.