Forbes released its Hip Hop Future Moguls list. The 2018 edition of the elite 10-member club features 21 Savage, Cardi B, Lil Pump, Tyler The Creator and Post Malone amongst others. The list was called the Hip Hop Cash Princes in previous years but was renamed in 2018 to promote inclusion. This year’s list is more diverse in terms of the ages, ethnicities and genders of the selections.
Cardi B had a major breakthrough in 2017. Last summer, her platinum “Bodak Yellow” landed at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100, making her the second female rapper to ever top the chart without any features. Tyler The Creator made it to the Forbes’ list. In 2017, he mostly shed his OFWGKTA roots and created the Flower Boy album, which peaked at No.2 on the Billboard 200. Lil Pump hit the Forbes list from his popular track “Gucci Gang,” which at No.3 on Billboard’s Hot 100.
21 Savage and Post Malone also hit the Forbes list, following 21’s Issa Album and Malone’s Stoney, which dropped in 2016 and saw massive success throughout 2017, as well as their collaborative effort on “Rockstar,” which led the Hot 100 chart for eight weeks in 2017. Wondagurl, Lizzo, Playboi Carti, Vic Mensa and Dave East are also on the list.