Jay-Z Tops 2009 Forbes Hip-Hop Cash Kings List

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Forbes dropped their annual Hip-Hop Cash Kings list of rap’s biggest earners today, and Gloria’s Warrior has taken back the #1 spot from Sabrina’s Baby Boy.

1. Jay-Z – 35 Million
2. Diddy – 30 Million
3. Kanye West – 25 Million

4. 50 Cent – 20 Million
5. Akon – 20 Million
6. Lil Wayne – 18 Million
7. Timbaland – 17 Million
8. Pharrell – 16 Million
9. T-Pain – 15 Million
10. Eminem – 14 Million
11. Dr.Dre – 13 Million
12. Snoop Dogg – 11 Million
13. Ludacris – 10 Million
14. Common – 8 Million
15. Will.I.Am – 8 Million
16. T.I. – 8 Million
17. Swizz Beatz – 8 Million
18. Andre 3000 – 7 Million
19. Big Boi- 7 Million
20. Flo-Rida – 6 Million
21. Rick Ross – 6 Million
22. The Game – 6 Million
23. Young Jeezy- 6 Million

So yeah, enjoy the rest of your recession.

Also included in their Cash Kings coverage are pieces on how Akon has stayed afloat during the economic downturn, The Roots’ stint on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Cars of Hip-Hop Stars, and Curtis co-author Robert Greene.


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223 Responses to “Jay-Z Tops 2009 Forbes Hip-Hop Cash Kings List”

  1. dominica Says:

    Lup is doing a show in NYC, Governer’s Island on 9/11

    –Im there, Imma hit up the Qtip show on July 18th and rock the bells in august. Its gonna be a hawt summer

    ^^

    don’t forget Labour Day in Brooklyn

  2. BD Gabor - I keep a niche of niggas but I'm not a whore Says:

    Of course he does!

  3. Farouq (ya thats my government) aka Nah’s Ving Rames in Baby Boy Says:

    ADM FLO RIDA?????

    that nigga caking off Ringtones and shows at Vacation spots

  4. TheCo!!inB aka Portly Gentleman #1 Says:

    I bet niggas read #20 and threw up in their mouths a little bit.

  5. dominica Says:

    how’d the fuck did flo-nada make $6mil

  6. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    R.J.Orion Says:

    July 9th, 2009 at 2:49 pm
    word… Oddisee is ridiculously slept on; beats and rhymes … sometimes i feel like im the only one who knows who he is, besides his friends and family … Kenn Starr on the mic is a beast too …

    ***I’m a fan, but I slept on that project he did with Pete Rosenberg…Oddissee+ Unspoken Heard + Wale= DC>>>>B-more

  7. Harlem World Says:

    Some of these numbers are fabricated, i refuse to believe that Rawse is worth 6 mil.

  8. TheCo!!inB aka Portly Gentleman #1 Says:

    jay made $3,544 off KFC last year and he has no association with them at all.

  9. dominica Says:

    ditto for Game….

    the last time he dropped a charting album was?

    fuck Forbes, this shit can’t be right

  10. Big Homie Says:

    X.O. Go Hard remix >
    The District got a dope rap scene going on right now.

    ^ Cosigns

  11. eskay Says:

    Flo-Rida sold like a bazillion ring tones and I understand those pay pretty damn well.

  12. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    TheCo!!inB aka Portly Gentleman #1 Says:

    July 9th, 2009 at 2:53 pm
    I bet niggas read #20 and threw up in their mouths a little bit.

    dominica Says:

    July 9th, 2009 at 2:53 pm
    how’d the fuck did flo-nada make $6mil

    ***LMAO…seriously, can’t knock a successful hustle, but that nigga flat out sucks (none)

  13. Ahmad Mossad Says:

    Damn. I’m hating. I listen to these people’s music and they always calling me nigga but they make like 10 million x as much as i do. Fuck rappers

  14. Big Homie Says:

    How come Scott Storch didn’t make the list lol

  15. Farouq (ya thats my government) aka Nah’s Ving Rames in Baby Boy Says:

    Ross will probably creep up more on next years list

  16. eskay Says:

    >>Some of these numbers are fabricated, i refuse to believe that Rawse is worth 6 mil.

    it’s not worth, it’s what they earned in the last year, and I’m sure some of the numbers are off, but it’s Forbes best estimate.

  17. dominica Says:

    exactly why I download shit

    these motherfuckers brag about how much money they make

    if ur gonna flaunt ur wealth dnt be upset if i download your shit

  18. D_block_4_life Says:

    Ohhhchiieeeee yeahh baby cakes…

    hi guys.

  19. JayRight Says:

    How the Fuck did Flo Rida make 6 mil

  20. BD Gabor - I keep a niche of niggas but I'm not a whore Says:

    dominica Says:

    July 9th, 2009 at 2:56 pm
    exactly why I download shit

    these motherfuckers brag about how much money they make

    if ur gonna flaunt ur wealth dnt be upset if i download your shit

    ^THAT…I’m proud to not have contributed one penny to that list

  21. Ahmad Mossad Says:

    fuck that tho. I’m still ballin in my 98 plymouth Voyager on 14’s

  22. Farouq (ya thats my government) aka Nah’s Ving Rames in Baby Boy Says:

    this is JUNE 2008 to June 2009 estimates

    Game Tours year round. so do some of the bottom tier of people

  23. dominica Says:

    isn’t the neptunes on a 50/50 split as far as revenue goes?

    i know pharrell has outside investments but are they saying that he

    made $9m on his outside investments…

    if he made $16m i’m sure that asian (or w/e he is) dude made atleast $6m

  24. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    Diddy’s been caking like 25-30 million a year, for like the past 10 yrs, easy…wow…

  25. TheCo!!inB aka Portly Gentleman #1 Says:

    the only reason I believe the numbers aren’t a true reflection (esp in Rawse and Flo’s case) is because their label CEO’s would have to make more than them just off of how most deals are structured. it’s like saying Bleek would make more than Dame if he had a single that did well….but I aint mad.

  26. CiCi The Intern Says:

    # JayRight Says:
    July 9th, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    How the Fuck did Flo Rida make 6 mil
    ^^^

    Dude has hit records. Top 40 radio LOVES his ass.

  27. D_block_4_life Says:

    Rawse the Bawse

  28. Joe 88 Says:

    Diddy’s been caking like 25-30 million a year, for like the past 10 yrs, easy…wow…

    ^and he got the nerve to make niggas walk to brooklyn for cheese cake

  29. Big Homie Says:

    *hugs Babydoll*

  30. kallywood Says:

    good for big boi and 3 stacks..cant believe there on that list..

  31. Farouq (ya thats my government) aka Nah’s Ving Rames in Baby Boy Says:

    Soljia Boy should be on that list. I refuse to believe he didnt earn atleast 6 mill.

  32. aWIRE Says:

    I thought Kelis said Nas was loaded?

  33. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    18. Andre 3000 – 7 Million
    19. Big Boi- 7 Million

    ***That’s a good look for them, considering they’ve been pretty low key since Idlewild- I guess there have been scattered film roles, but still….”I live for the beat like you live check to check/If it don’t move your feet then I don’t eat, so we like neck to neck” no longer applies…

  34. dominica Says:

    Joe 88 Says:
    July 9th, 2009 at 2:59 pm
    Diddy’s been caking like 25-30 million a year, for like the past 10 yrs, easy…wow…

    ^^^^

    debt to income ratio…

  35. Farouq (ya thats my government) aka Nah’s Ving Rames in Baby Boy Says:

    debt to income ratio
    ^^^^
    word

  36. Rey Says:

    orbes dropped their annual Hip-Hop Cash Kings list of rap’s biggest earners today, and Gloria’s Warrior has taken back the #1 spot from Sabrina’s Baby Boy.

    ^^^

    Can we start calling Jay-Z “Gloria’s Warrior”? That’s awesome.

    Huzzahs for ‘Ye!

  37. Big Homie Says:

    16. T.I. – 8 Million

    ^ *roffles*

  38. Harlem World Says:

    Do rappers still pay “super producers” up to a quarter mil for a beat?

  39. dominica Says:

    soulja boy sold more ringtones than flo rida
    he stays on the road
    and his album did better numbers than flo rida
    plus he did decent numbers as a independent artist
    before his contract
    so i’m sure he got a decent deal
    so how’d he NOT make $6million

    forbes mag lost

  40. TheCo!!inB aka Portly Gentleman #1 Says:

    Donnie Hathaway singing What’s Going On > Marvin Gaye singing What’s Going On

  41. D_block_4_life Says:

    Talk about being haters…

    Lol, ya’ll some characters…

    So and so CAN’T HAVE THIS MUCH…

    Ol’ what niggas eat make ya’ll shit…

  42. kallywood Says:

    Does this mean we get a new 1 2 3 forbes track

  43. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    Harlem World Says:

    July 9th, 2009 at 3:02 pm
    Do rappers still pay “super producers” up to a quarter mil for a beat?

    . Timbaland – 17 Million
    8. Pharrell – 16 Million
    17. Swizz Beatz – 8 Million

  44. Farouq (ya thats my government) aka Nah’s Ving Rames in Baby Boy Says:

    blog.ingamenow.com/2009/07/09/tatiata-kozhevnikova-world-record-31-lbs-lift-with-vagina/

  45. dafirestarta Says:

    yo pap or fux, random ass question: wanna hook a brother up with a gilt invite or whatever going around? wanna check it out. (pause where applicable)

  46. dominica Says:

    16. T.I. – 8 Million

    T.I.’s attorney fees from June 2008 – June 2009 = $13 Million

    so T.I. = $ -5 Million

  47. Happy Recession!: Jay-Z, Diddy, Nas & Ludacris Are Rolling In Millions! | Gyant Unplugged Says:

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  48. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    D_block_4_life Says:

    July 9th, 2009 at 3:03 pm
    Talk about being haters…

    Lol, ya’ll some characters…

    So and so CAN’T HAVE THIS MUCH…

    Ol’ what niggas eat make ya’ll shit…

    ****Right, because observation is hating….I think it’s more like, if you meet Caron Butler on the street, and be like, “Damn, I ain’t know dude was that fuckin’ tall”, LOL and n/h….

  49. Farouq (ya thats my government) aka Nah’s Ving Rames in Baby Boy Says:

    dafire whats your email

  50. GMZ Says:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell_Rell

    Funniest thing I have seen in awhile

  51. Farouq (ya thats my government) aka Nah’s Ving Rames in Baby Boy Says:

    giltgroupe.com/invite/shwaniaram

  52. rrahha Says:

    t.i. only 8? damn fif didn’t do anything but still made 20…

  53. D_block_4_life Says:

    Right, because observation is hating….I think it’s more like, if you meet Caron Butler on the street, and be like, “Damn, I ain’t know dude was that fuckin’ tall”, LOL and n/h….
    ^
    GTFOH, if you took offense to it, then….

    Ya’ll hating because i said so….happy?

  54. eskay Says:

    maybe Soulja Boy made 5 million. smh @ ya’ll acting like ya’ll know more than the Forbes editorial staff.

  55. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    the only nigga hating on that list right now is Dame Dash….standing on top of a mountain of past due bills, angrily shaking his fist to the sky, and screaming (none)

  56. JayRight Says:

    *Flo Rida’s it up*

    *Takes on stage name Connect I Cut”

    *Gets Connecticut tatoo on back*

  57. TheCo!!inB aka Portly Gentleman #1 Says:

    nobody pays a producer a quarter mil for nothing…..if they do it’s to get a whole album done and they get exec producer credit.

  58. GMZ Says:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell_Rell

  59. D_block_4_life Says:

    smh @ ya’ll acting like ya’ll know more than the Forbes editorial staff
    ^
    I’m sayin’

  60. dominica Says:

    smh @ ya’ll acting like ya’ll know more than the Forbes editorial staff.

    ^
    smh at you acting like forbes is some gospel…

    i’m an actuary and i can tell you on many instance when they were DEAD wrong

  61. Farouq (ya thats my government) aka Nah’s Ving Rames in Baby Boy Says:

    I wanna know who the fuck would buy Curtis’s Cologne

  62. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    D_block_4_life Says:

    July 9th, 2009 at 3:06 pm
    Right, because observation is hating….I think it’s more like, if you meet Caron Butler on the street, and be like, “Damn, I ain’t know dude was that fuckin’ tall”, LOL and n/h….
    ^
    GTFOH, if you took offense to it, then….

    Ya’ll hating because i said so….happy?

    ***Nah, I didn’t take offense…just offering a counter point, an “observation”, if you will….for real, the only m’fukka that seems offended is you- the rest of us are just incredulous, that bum ass niggas make that kind of money, which is half the fun of reading and discussing lists like this…

  63. dominica Says:

    icon (trillbert arenas) Says:
    July 9th, 2009 at 3:06 pm
    the only nigga hating on that list right now is Dame Dash….standing on top of a mountain of past due bills, angrily shaking his fist to the sky, and screaming (none)

    ^

    THAT

  64. sleep AKA I'M 2 COOL 4 U DUDES 2 RIDICULE Says:

    anybody with sense know this shit isnt accurate, weres suze orman to back me up

  65. Harlem World Says:

    # TheCo!!inB aka Portly Gentleman #1 Says:
    July 9th, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    nobody pays a producer a quarter mil for nothing…..if they do it’s to get a whole album done and they get exec producer credit.

    ^^^
    Im pretty sure I heard a timbo/dre beat can cost up to $250’000.

  66. dafirestarta Says:

    dsotojr@gmail.com (fuck i need a incognito email) lmao

  67. Dre Says:

    16. T.I. – 8 Million

    T.I.’s attorney fees from June 2008 – June 2009 = $13 Million

    so T.I. = $ -5 Million
    ___________________________________

    hahaha

  68. dominica Says:

    *fuck forbes*

    *renews subscription to Black Enterprise*

  69. Farouq (ya thats my government) aka Nah’s Ving Rames in Baby Boy Says:

    Im pretty sure I heard a timbo/dre beat can cost up to $250′000.
    ^^^^
    in 2001….. not now

  70. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    sleep AKA I’M 2 COOL 4 U DUDES 2 RIDICULE Says:

    July 9th, 2009 at 3:08 pm
    anybody with sense know this shit isnt accurate, weres suze orman to back me up

    ***I just saw her a minute ago, with your girl….j/k…jokes, nigga, jokes, lol…

  71. D_block_4_life Says:

    the rest of us are just incredulous, that bum ass niggas make that kind of money, which is half the fun of reading and discussing lists like this
    ^
    Bum ass niggas sounds like hate to me and why would i be offended? I’m happy these niggas are gettin’ money, why wouldn’t i be…

  72. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    dominica Says:

    July 9th, 2009 at 3:09 pm
    *fuck forbes*

    *renews subscription to Black Enterprise*

    ***Black Enterprise is like my financial bible, lol…the Vibes, and whatever else can go by the wayside, but if BE falls off, I’mma be perturbed…

  73. Farouq (ya thats my government) aka Nah’s Ving Rames in Baby Boy Says:

    dafire just use this

    giltgroupe.com/invite/shwaniaram

  74. R.J.Orion Says:

    LOLSMH @ Ahmad Mossad

    the Hasidic Muslim dude? … Chea?

  75. Harlem World Says:

    *Buys beats off timbo on credit*
    *album flops*
    *gets in huge debt*
    *Loons it to Saudi Arabia*

  76. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    D_block_4_life Says:

    July 9th, 2009 at 3:10 pm
    the rest of us are just incredulous, that bum ass niggas make that kind of money, which is half the fun of reading and discussing lists like this
    ^
    Bum ass niggas sounds like hate to me and why would i be offended? I’m happy these niggas are gettin’ money, why wouldn’t i be…

    ***I don’t really care, either way….but being offended that niggas are offended is even gayer than being offended in the first place….I’m the last nigga to hate…

  77. Aram "Mr. Coke is a Popular Drug" aka Alfable Alpaca aka Congenial Complexion Says:

    YO let this shit breath

  78. sleep AKA I'M 2 COOL 4 U DUDES 2 RIDICULE Says:

    ross and soulja boy sold the same amount of records, about 300k. but sb tours more than ross and sells way more ringtones.

  79. FaMs! Says:

    i30.tinypic.com/wj6r90.jpg

  80. Aram "Mr. Coke is a Popular Drug" aka Alfable Alpaca aka Congenial Complexion Says:

    thebiglead.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/monica_cruz_legs_2.jpg

    she is perfect

  81. D_block_4_life Says:

    ….but being offended that niggas are offended is even gayer than being offended in the first place
    ^
    Blank Stare.

  82. dominica Says:

    no shots but:

    breathe > breath

  83. eskay Says:

    >>smh at you acting like forbes is some gospel…

    like I said above, it’s their best estimate and it could be wrong. that said, I’m sure the Forbes staff put a lot of real research into it whereas you came in here and were like “Soulja Boy sold alot of ringtones, this can’t be right”

  84. 4real? Says:

    This list is all BULLSHIT…payed publicity!

  85. R.J.Orion Says:

    ^^
    Big Boi – 7 million

    ——————-

    *blank stare*

    *enrolls at Weed Carrier State Community College*

    *pays attention in class*

  86. A tribe called quest aka The Latin Teddy Ruxpin Says:

    Damn fif was making 150mill a couple yrs ago. Now its down to 20. This recession is getting in niggs pockets

  87. Aram "Mr. Coke is a Popular Drug" aka Alfable Alpaca aka Congenial Complexion Says:

    YOOOOOOO LET THIS SHIT

    BREAFFE

  88. Aram "Mr. Coke is a Popular Drug" aka Alfable Alpaca aka Congenial Complexion Says:

    Word thank you very much

    This is Fux btw

  89. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    D_block_4_life Says:

    July 9th, 2009 at 3:14 pm
    ….but being offended that niggas are offended is even gayer than being offended in the first place
    ^
    Blank Stare.

    ***nothing to say? Surprising…I’ll ride with that comment, though…the realest shit I ever wrote…some niggas spend all day worrying about how other m’fukkas are supposed to think/feel/react to shit….nigga, save that shit for your kids and little brothers, or whatever….

  90. A tribe called quest aka The Latin Teddy Ruxpin Says:

    *blank stare*

    *enrolls at Weed Carrier State Community College*

    *pays attention in class*

    –Has to be the radio personality

  91. dominica Says:

    thebiglead.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/monica_cruz_legs_2.jpg

    ^^^

    what is she famous for?

  92. dafirestarta Says:

    good looooooookin’

  93. Beezy Says:

    Forbes isn’t worth the paper its printed on…

    Fortune >>>

  94. Beezy Says:

    what is she famous for?

    ^Penelope’s sister

  95. the real truth Says:

    How does Curtis make more than Em every year?…Vitamin Water?

  96. Aram "Mr. Coke is a Popular Drug" aka Alfable Alpaca aka Congenial Complexion Says:

    what is she famous for?
    ^^^^^
    she is a spanish actress. hasnt hit US Mainstream yet but she is a decent actress and hotter than her sister

  97. sleep AKA I'M 2 COOL 4 U DUDES 2 RIDICULE Says:

    you would have to know these rappers contracts to calculate such numbers, this aint sports.

  98. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    A tribe called quest aka The Latin Teddy Ruxpin Says:

    July 9th, 2009 at 3:16 pm
    *blank stare*

    *enrolls at Weed Carrier State Community College*

    *pays attention in class*

    –Has to be the radio personality

    **Speakerboxxx was dope…Big Boi’s no 3000, but he can hold his own…dude’s come a long way since being “cooler than Billy Ocean sipping a milkshake in a snowstorm”, lol…

  99. dominica Says:

    the Cruz sisters can get it

  100. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    n/h @ “hold his own”, lol…

  101. Aram "Mr. Coke is a Popular Drug" aka Alfable Alpaca aka Congenial Complexion Says:

    johnnycupcakes.com/design/1103/GreyButtonUpShirt

    ^^^^
    this is a dope Chambray shirt

  102. Harlem World Says:

    Well, at least the game can name drop forbes now.

    “Album out soon, bout to make a killing, check the FORBES list made 6 million.”

  103. cOLD Says:

    family guy earthed penelope cruz, on some give her a carrot to eat type shit. lol I think it was cleveland that fed her a carrot…no A chick.

  104. sleep AKA I'M 2 COOL 4 U DUDES 2 RIDICULE Says:

    they forget to calculate the money hov made from the raw lol

  105. SeeAmI? Says:

    its obvious jay has to be illuminati thats the only other way he can be on the top of the list

  106. Harlem World Says:

    id love to smash both cruz sisters

  107. A tribe called quest aka The Latin Teddy Ruxpin Says:

    Penelope > her sister

  108. SNORT_SNORTCRAZY88SINCE88 Says:

    ALL NEW 2010 Jag XJ

    autoblog.com/2009/07/09/2010-jaguar-xj-we-get-hands-on-with-coventrys-new-big-cat/

  109. the real truth Says:

    the Cruz sisters can get it

    ^
    This

  110. D_block_4_life Says:

    ***nothing to say? Surprising…I’ll ride with that comment, though…the realest shit I ever wrote…some niggas spend all day worrying about how other m’fukkas are supposed to think/feel/react to shit….nigga, save that shit for your kids and little brothers, or whatever….
    ^
    I gave you a blank stare because you implied i was offended at you being offended which made absolutely no sense. MY initial post included an “lol” and implied a “smh” at niggas hating.

    You wanna call niggas “bum ass Niggas” like calling them that because they made copious amounts of bread isn’t a degree of hating, to each his own.

    But for discussion sake who’s really a BUM on that list? an argument for FLo-rida can be made but calling niggas BUMS because of some chips they banked sounds like hate to me. Plus keep in mind i wasn’t even talking to you directly…then you wanna call niggas BUM’s and further cement my original contention…FOH

  111. dominica Says:

    no shots but i’m not wearing a shirt name Johnny Cupcakes

  112. Big_seth Says:

    3. Kanye West – 25 Million
    ^^

    WOOOOW,

    Ye getting paid.

    I had no idea.

  113. Beezy Says:

    How the fuck did 3k make any money?

  114. R.J.Orion Says:

    Big Boi is top 5 worst MC in hiphop history … that bamma is complete garbage … fuck what you heard … no shots … but that nigga be rhyming gibberish all off key and off beat and whatnot …

  115. cOLD Says:

    figure what the forbes figured then figure more, becuase they forgot to account for what I did with the raw.

  116. D_block_4_life Says:

    some niggas spend all day worrying about how other m’fukkas are supposed to think/feel/react to shit…
    ^
    Further more, you worried about how i reacted to other peoples reactions, the irony…

  117. FaMs! Says:

    I can’t stand bummy ass tough niggas with nothing to live for…NIGGERS

  118. Aram "Mr. Coke is a Popular Drug" aka Alfable Alpaca aka Congenial Complexion Says:

    cOLD Says:

    July 9th, 2009 at 3:21 pm
    figure what the forbes figured then figure more, becuase they forgot to account for what I did with the raw.

    ^^^^^^^
    *UGGGGGGH Face*

  119. Beezy Says:

    3. Kanye West – 25 Million
    ^^

    WOOOOW,

    Ye getting paid.

    I had no idea.

    >>he toured all Summer ’08

  120. the real truth Says:

    Big Boi is top 5 worst MC in hiphop history

    ^
    Now i skip past 90% of big boi’s verses…but theres a lot of niggas worse than him

  121. A tribe called quest aka The Latin Teddy Ruxpin Says:

    How the hell did that purple african make 20 mill when i havent heard one song from him

  122. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    But for discussion sake who’s really a BUM on that list? an argument for FLo-rida can be made but calling niggas BUMS because of some chips they banked sounds like hate to me. Plus keep in mind i wasn’t even talking to you directly…then you wanna call niggas BUM’s and further cement my original contention…FOH

    ***Kick rocks, nigga, seriously…the only ammo you got is “bums”, which by the way, came as a response to your own “worrying about other niggas feelings” ass comment, ol Dr. Phil lookin’ ass nigga..and I didn’t even specify who I was calling a bum…like I said…I’ll stand by my statement, and for the record, Flo Rida is a bum, lol…don’t act like you like everybody….

  123. Joe 88 Says:

    I’m happy these niggas are gettin’ money, why wouldn’t i be…

    ^uh, because your not getting none? I mean you don’t have to hate, but I don’t see what’s to be happy about. I’m not spending none of that roc nation money

  124. Harlem World Says:

    # A tribe called quest aka The Latin Teddy Ruxpin Says:
    July 9th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    How the hell did that purple african make 20 mill when i havent heard one song from him

    ^^
    Lady Gaga

  125. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    D_block_4_life Says:

    July 9th, 2009 at 3:21 pm
    some niggas spend all day worrying about how other m’fukkas are supposed to think/feel/react to shit…
    ^
    Further more, you worried about how i reacted to other peoples reactions, the irony…

    ***Yep, it’s a vicious cycle, lol…THIIIIIS nigga….

  126. cOLD Says:

    How the hell did that purple african make 20 mill when i havent heard one song from him

    ^ that purple african got diamond mines, and other arist he eats off…. who else has a gas station at the crib.

  127. R.J.Orion Says:

    the real truth Says:

    July 9th, 2009 at 3:22 pm
    Big Boi is top 5 worst MC in hiphop history

    ^
    Now i skip past 90% of big boi’s verses…but theres a lot of niggas worse than him

    ———-

    but they prolly not on that list making dumb loot, either …

  128. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    purple african

    **chuckles***

  129. sleep AKA I'M 2 COOL 4 U DUDES 2 RIDICULE Says:

    i wonder when rappers say when they see this list and they then realize they didnt make half as much.

  130. Aram "Mr. Coke is a Popular Drug" aka Alfable Alpaca aka Congenial Complexion Says:

    Akon is eating off like 5 other niggas on that list. Its like reverse slavery.

    TPain is arguably a bigger artist than his owner

  131. R.J.Orion Says:

    word… Akon is freakin horrible too …

  132. SNORT_SNORTCRAZY88SINCE88 Says:

    autoblog.com/photos/2010-jaguar-xj-4/2134405/full/

    ^^^
    Mean!

  133. dominica Says:

    “purple african”

    for real?

    but anywho….

    1. let’s not forget all the hooks he has popped on

    2. his album

    3. t-pain’s album

    4. his songwriting

    5. rock city is signed to his publishing deal, and they wrote the pussy cat dolls biggest hit song (when i grow up) and they wrote Jennifer hudson’s song that won a grammy… so that’s how he makes money

  134. Aram "Mr. Coke is a Popular Drug" aka Alfable Alpaca aka Congenial Complexion Says:

    Lady Gaga is on KONVICT?

    woooooooooo

  135. Beezy Says:

    I wish I was T-Pain’s owner (no 18th Century cracker)

  136. sleep AKA I'M 2 COOL 4 U DUDES 2 RIDICULE Says:

    akon is one of the biggest artist worldwide, the world is bigger than america word to soccer

  137. FaMs! Says:

    Nah, what’s your definition of a NIGGER?

  138. Harlem World Says:

    23. Young Jeezy- 6 Million
    ^^^

    I dont wanna hear another word about trappin from this liar again. Otherwise, that would make him as bad as rawse.

  139. JayRight Says:

    # Harlem World Says:
    July 9th, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    *Buys beats off timbo on credit*
    *album flops*
    *gets in huge debt*
    *Loons it to Saudi Arabia*

    *Flies to Saudi Arabia*
    *Finds Harlem World*
    *Holds gun to his head*
    *Forces him to drink bacon infused patron*
    *Slaps koofi off* (no Jim Jones)

  140. Aram "Mr. Coke is a Popular Drug" aka Alfable Alpaca aka Congenial Complexion Says:

    when HEALTHY MIKE BROWN the Safety was super nice

  141. Joe 88 Says:

    *Flo-Rida’s it up*

    *does 439624467280782759023 push ups*

    *incorperates twista style with children singalongs & christmans carols*

    *Raps over beats left over from the last black eyed peas album*

    *makes 6 million dollars*

  142. dominica Says:

    akon is one of the biggest artist worldwide, the world is bigger than america word to futbol

    *fixed

  143. Harlem World Says:

    TPain is arguably a bigger artist than his owner
    ^^^
    Good point but Akon appeals to an older demographic then T-Pain does.

  144. SNORT_SNORTCRAZY88SINCE88 Says:

    jee fuckin wiz, its only 330!!!

  145. the real truth Says:

    Hoe does Nas never make the List?

  146. Harlem World Says:

    # JayRight Says:
    July 9th, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    # Harlem World Says:
    July 9th, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    *Buys beats off timbo on credit*
    *album flops*
    *gets in huge debt*
    *Loons it to Saudi Arabia*

    *Flies to Saudi Arabia*
    *Finds Harlem World*
    *Holds gun to his head*
    *Forces him to drink bacon infused patron*
    *Slaps koofi off* (no Jim Jones)

    ^^
    rofl

  147. D_block_4_life Says:

    ***Kick rocks, nigga, seriously…the only ammo you got is “bums”, which by the way, came as a response to your own “worrying about other niggas feelings” ass comment, ol Dr. Phil lookin’ ass nigga..and I didn’t even specify who I was calling a bum…like I said…I’ll stand by my statement, and for the record, Flo Rida is a bum, lol…don’t act like you like everybody….
    ^
    Fuck you ike, nah but i wasn’t even worrying about niggas feelings like that. Saying niggas were hating was a pretty general statement and again if you were the only one that responded so you must of felt like you qualified for being a hater…

    Further more, i really don’t give a shit like that and no i don’t like (nh) every nigga on that list but 90% of them niggas get down in their respectable lane…

    Daps.

  148. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    Joe 88 Says:

    July 9th, 2009 at 3:27 pm
    *Flo-Rida’s it up*

    *does 439624467280782759023 push ups*

    *incorperates twista style with children singalongs & christmans carols*

    *Raps over beats left over from the last black eyed peas album*

    *makes 6 million dollars*

    ***Head spins right round (no Exorcist)

  149. Joe 88 Says:

    Good point but Akon appeals to an older demographic then T-Pain does.

    ^Really? I need to get out more, I never heard anyone 38+ of age aww or bump a akon song.

    In my eyes “locked up” was his biggest single

  150. Mac Brown Says:

    SNORT_SNORTCRAZY88SINCE88 Says:

    July 9th, 2009 at 3:29 pm
    jee fuckin wiz, its only 330!!!

    ^^um……its 2:30 cst (so at least ur an hour ahead of me)

  151. R.J.Orion Says:

    futbol sucks too

  152. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    Fuck you ike, nah but i wasn’t even worrying about niggas feelings like that. Saying niggas were hating was a pretty general statement and again if you were the only one that responded so you must of felt like you qualified for being a hater…

    Further more, i really don’t give a shit like that and no i don’t like (nh) every nigga on that list but 90% of them niggas get down in their respectable lane…

    Daps.

    ***LOL @ “Daps”…no problems, fam…I’m just playing the devil’s advocate, Keanu style…whoa….(none)

  153. Mag Says:

    RINGTONE MONEY IS NO JOKE….

    WORD to Flo Rida

  154. Beezy Says:

    ring-tone rap > serious rap

  155. the real truth Says:

    Holy shit i forgot akon dropped an album not too long ago…had tht Lil Wayne & Jeezy joint on It…was Trash lmao

  156. dominica Says:

    In my eyes “locked up” was his biggest single

    maybe in the hood
    but as far as sales

    smack that, mama africa and others sold more

  157. D_block_4_life Says:

    Cause of this niggas i just copy and pasted “kick rocks nigga” into my spread sheet , i stay shit like this…

  158. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    In my eyes “locked up” was his biggest single

    **that was his lead single for his debut, and that jawn only moved 5K its first week….still, it’s easily my favorite Akon jawn- the jawn with Jeezy is a close second, though….in fact, those two songs are the entire list, lol..

  159. Joe 88 Says:

    Who still buys ringtones?

    Who still has ringtones on there phone?

    Last thing I wanna hear is Young Jeezy “who dat” go off while i’m getting some neck

    And niggas get ringtones for free nowadays.

  160. Aram "Mr. Coke is a Popular Drug" aka Alfable Alpaca aka Congenial Complexion Says:

    Yo Ringtones and Itunes can cake you up. For real they charging like 3bucks or so for a fucking track or a snippet. That shit is BALLLLLLLER! no chinchilla welcome mat

  161. State of Grace Says:

    Don’t forget Ross got all that off-the-books cocaine money still rollin in all the…I can’t even make it through the sentence.

  162. Bob f Says:

    i like that , word to soccer

  163. the real truth Says:

    “who dat”

    ^
    This Joint >>>>>>

    & Circulate

  164. dominica Says:

    if i can hear your phone go off
    you need to get smacked
    leave that shit on vibrate 24/7

  165. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    Joe 88 Says:

    July 9th, 2009 at 3:33 pm
    Who still buys ringtones?

    Who still has ringtones on there phone?

    Last thing I wanna hear is Young Jeezy “who dat” go off while i’m getting some neck

    And niggas get ringtones for free nowadays.

    ***My ringtone is #7 on the list that came with my phone (no Girl 6)…sounds like a ripoff of an EW&F instrumental, lol….

  166. Aram "Mr. Coke is a Popular Drug" aka Alfable Alpaca aka Congenial Complexion Says:

    Yo whats Curren$y’s number for aint no Mixtape. I know like 10 niggas here who copped.

    he sold it for 9.99 digital download sold say 10k thats a 100k off the top. WOOOOOO!

  167. Joe 88 Says:

    Ringtones get niggas popped up, I know it got me popped up before.

    Vibrate > Ringtones

  168. FaMs! Says:

    got that message board up and niggas got shady on me…niggas acting funny now.

    it’s all good through

  169. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    Ha…they’re making a “MacGruber” movie…

  170. dominica Says:

    remember they make money from commercials and television shows that play their music….

    so jeezy had that my president is black joint

    so he made mad cake off of that from november – january

  171. Aram "Mr. Coke is a Popular Drug" aka Alfable Alpaca aka Congenial Complexion Says:

    why isnt Drake on the list? he made like 5million off of Ringtones and Itunes already….lmao

  172. Ghost Writer Says:

    Where’s my name on this list?

  173. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    Aram “Mr. Coke is a Popular Drug” aka Alfable Alpaca aka Congenial Complexion Says:

    July 9th, 2009 at 3:35 pm
    why isnt Drake on the list? he made like 5million off of Ringtones and Itunes already….lmao

    ***Rhymefest made “a billion dollars off ringtones” (c) Fever, lol

  174. Big_seth Says:

    # Beezy Says:
    July 9th, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    How the fuck did 3k make any money?
    ^^

    By being Great.

    & probably movies & that Benjamin Bixby shit he got goin.

  175. D_block_4_life Says:

    Hater

  176. Mac Brown Says:

    icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    July 9th, 2009 at 3:35 pm
    Ha…they’re making a “MacGruber” movie…

    ^^LMFAO……..

    That shit might have more explosians than the “shock & awe” bombings of 03′

  177. Big_seth Says:

    OR maybe he got Child support from Badu.

    DIdn’t she drop an album last yeat. LOL

  178. Joe 88 Says:

    My ringtone is #7 on the list that came with my phone (no Girl 6)…sounds like a ripoff of an EW&F instrumental, lol….

    ^lol. the ringtones that come with the phones are classic, shit sound like backround music for nintendo wrestling games. Ringtones sound like level 3 on skate or die 2, lol

  179. MCB Says:

    Tell Kelis to check out the list

    saying Nas makes all that, yeah well he mad einvestment into Livenation, FOR THE BABY not for you.

    Hope she gets only what she deservces

  180. dominica Says:

    why isnt Drake on the list? he made like 5million off of Ringtones and Itunes already….lmao

    ^^

    don’t believe everything those israelites tell you

  181. Harlem World Says:

    they need to make a broke rapper list

    1)Loon
    2)Cappadonna
    3)Young Buck

    and so on

  182. Aram "Mr. Coke is a Popular Drug" aka Alfable Alpaca aka Congenial Complexion Says:

    Rhymefest get a check for 50k every 6months for Jesus Walks

  183. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    ‘SNL’ spies opportunity
    Forte’s MacGruber headed for the bigscreen
    By DAVE MCNARY

    Will Forte’s bumbling spy MacGruber is headed for the bigscreen as the latest in a long line of “Saturday Night Live” characters to make that transition.
    “SNL’s” Kristen Wiig will reprise her Vicki character for the feature. Val Kilmer and Ryan Phillippe are in talks to join the cast.

    Forte — who will return to “SNL” in the fall — debuted the parody of the 1980s action-adventure series “MacGyver” in 2007. He’ll co-write with “SNL’s” Jorma Taccone and John Solomon; the logline’s being kept under wraps. Taccone will direct.

    Relativity Media topper Ryan Kavanaugh, Lorne Michaels and John Goldwyn are producing the project, which will begin shooting next month. Relativity’s Tucker Tooley will exec produce along with Erin David and “SNL” head writer Seth Meyers.

  184. eskay Says:

    >>that Benjamin Bixby shit he got goin.

    I don’t know they had that shit on the sale rack at Barneys. Probably his flicks and cartoon.

  185. Ghost Writer Says:

    How is diddy still making money when all of Bad Boy’s artist are flopping and his perfume aint selling

  186. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    Aram “Mr. Coke is a Popular Drug” aka Alfable Alpaca aka Congenial Complexion Says:

    July 9th, 2009 at 3:38 pm
    Rhymefest get a check for 50k every 6months for Jesus Walks

    ***I can believe that…plus, I’m sure he’s got a bunch of ghostwriting credits, too….

  187. Joe 88 Says:

    remember they make money from commercials and television shows that play their music….

    so jeezy had that my president is black joint

    so he made mad cake off of that from november – january

    ^what TV show did they play that on? I never seen a commercial with my president is black playing in the backround. Just saying, I really never seen it

  188. Harlem World Says:

    # Aram “Mr. Coke is a Popular Drug” aka Alfable Alpaca aka Congenial Complexion Says:
    July 9th, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    Rhymefest get a check for 50k every 6months for Jesus Walks

    ^^^
    I love publishing.

  189. R.J.Orion Says:

    that phone call COMPLETELY ethered Young Buck’s career …

  190. Aram "Mr. Coke is a Popular Drug" aka Alfable Alpaca aka Congenial Complexion Says:

    I don’t know they had that shit on the sale rack at Barneys
    ^^^^
    WORD

    he had some decent garments though

  191. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    Ghost Writer Says:

    July 9th, 2009 at 3:38 pm
    How is diddy still making money when all of Bad Boy’s artist are flopping and his perfume aint selling

    ***Sean John is a respected brand, though…getting that ’92 Karl Kani, Maurice Malone money, lol…

  192. Ghost Writer Says:

    Seriously though where’s my name?

  193. dominica Says:

    How is diddy still making money when all of Bad Boy’s artist are flopping and his perfume aint selling

    ^

    publishing

    mtv

    sean john

  194. The Truth... Says:

    >>>exactly why I download shit

    these motherfuckers brag about how much money they make

    if ur gonna flaunt ur wealth dnt be upset if i download your shit
    _______________________

    Don’t agree with that logic for a second…..do you, don’t worry about them. That’s still stealing….So you mean to tell me you only download shit from artists who made it big and you purchase cds from smaller artists?

    free downloading is the reason why ringtone rap exists and why you hear the same 4 songs on the radio….

  195. Joe 88 Says:

    How is diddy still making money when all of Bad Boy’s artist are flopping and his perfume aint selling

    ^Television I guess, didn’t he have 2 shows this year? Making the band, and something on Vh1 “I wanna work for diddy” I think that’s what it was

  196. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    free downloading is the reason why ringtone rap exists and why you hear the same 4 songs on the radio….

    ***Nah, that’s payola and corny program directors….like this one dude at WPGC in DC said when he was asked why they don’t play more local or underground music, “our job isn’t to break artists, it’s to play your favorite song”…

  197. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    Joe 88 Says:

    July 9th, 2009 at 3:41 pm
    How is diddy still making money when all of Bad Boy’s artist are flopping and his perfume aint selling

    ^Television I guess, didn’t he have 2 shows this year? Making the band, and something on Vh1 “I wanna work for diddy” I think that’s what it was

    ***Did anybody ever win that Curtis reality show? That shit just ninja vanished, 3 episodes in….

  198. dominica Says:

    Joe 88 Says:
    July 9th, 2009 at 3:39 pm
    remember they make money from commercials and television shows that play their music….

    so jeezy had that my president is black joint

    so he made mad cake off of that from november – january

    ^what TV show did they play that on? I never seen a commercial with my president is black playing in the backround. Just saying, I really never seen it

    ^^^

    my pointe was that for some of the artist they get paid when television stations license their music

    the jeezy example was based on itunes sales, everyone was bumping/buying that shit

    white kids was driving around bumping that joint

  199. Ghost Writer Says:

    Oh yeah Sean John and TV

  200. Hoskins Says:

    Nah, what’s your definition of a NIGGER?

    ^^^ Casket/Fams is the only example of such a phenomenon

  201. Ghost Writer Says:

    icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    July 9th, 2009 at 3:42 pm
    Joe 88 Says:

    July 9th, 2009 at 3:41 pm
    How is diddy still making money when all of Bad Boy’s artist are flopping and his perfume aint selling

    ^Television I guess, didn’t he have 2 shows this year? Making the band, and something on Vh1 “I wanna work for diddy” I think that’s what it was

    ***Did anybody ever win that Curtis reality show? That shit just ninja vanished, 3 episodes in….

    ^
    Lol….no one won I guess….

  202. Bones Jackson Says:

    Hoe does Nas never make the List?

    ^^^^^

    How>Hoe…sometimes

    Your name is the real truth and you’re seriously asking this question?

  203. Geronimo P Says:

    1. 50 Cent – $150 million
    2. Jay-Z – $82 million
    3. P Diddy – $35 million
    4. Kanye West – $30 million
    5. Timbaland – $22 million
    6. Pharrell Williams – $20 million
    7. Swizz Beatz – $17 million
    8. Snoop Dogg – $16 million
    9. Dr. Dre – $15 million
    10. Ludacris – $14 million
    11. T.I. – $13 million
    12. Lil Wayne – $13 million
    13. Eminem – $12 million
    14. Common – $12 million
    15. Akon – $12 million
    16. Jermaine Dupri – $11 million
    17. Lil Jon – $11 million
    18. OutKast – $10 million
    19. Chamillionaire – $10 million
    20. The Game – $10 million

    There’s a huge difference in the numbers from last year to this year. Technically, only diddy’s numbers are consistent. The reason for 50 and Jay’s numbers are the vitamin water and rocawear deals respectively, but overall, the amount of money earned for everyone is down

  204. Geronimo P Says:

    Akon also made a come up… them blood diamonds are working out nice for him

  205. Remixznflow Says:

    # icon (trillbert arenas) Says:
    July 9th, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    purple african

    **chuckles***
    ^
    yep

  206. CD Says:

    YOU KNOW DIDDY BEEN GETTIN’ ENDS FROM CIROC! YOU PEEP THE NEW AD?
    http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid271521316?bctid=28441713001

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  208. G-Roc Says:

    I thought T-Pain made more than that.

  209. MrWah Says:

    aWIRE Says:

    July 9th, 2009 at 3:00 pm
    I thought Kelis said Nas was loaded?

    ^^^^^

    Nas is loaded, #1 he has old money!! #2 they ended this list at 5mill(he probably was right in that 3-5mill range, he gets serious gwap for shows) #3 he is a smart nigga, his money is more than likely tied up in Swiss Accounts, property, equity, etc… Shit if any of us made even 1mill last year, we’d be some happy campers

  210. Rick Says:

    When has Nas ever been real business savvy “search light publishing”

  211. saxx Says:

    wheres 50 on there even though i dont like him just wondering

    hovvvv

  212. Leon Says:

    50 cent was fourth on the list!

    Damn Jay is killing it consistently every year.

    Is he going to be the first Billionaire rapper? Looks like he could be on his way.

  213. uptown nyc homeofdahaze Says:

    what about gucci mane?
    smh

  214. WhenWeDETOXING? Says:

    What the fuck did DRE do to make 16 mill???????

  215. T dot Says:

    Flo-Rida is trash and you tellin me Weezy sold a million records in a week and doesnt make more money than Akon?!

    Kanye had Glow in the dark + 808’s is almost 2x platinum

    RIP MJ…

  216. THELUPEND Says:

    I like the top 3.But akon??? 20 million. that shit aint right. and i’m glad 50 cent starting to fall of.it’s pretty amazing that dr.dre still makes plenty of money.Does anybody think it’s weird that theres only one white guy on the entire list?

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  218. lea Says:

    **sidebar, if Ross is in top 5 of that DAMN MTV rapper list crap I may have a coronary!
    Flo-Rida are kiddin me! DAMN TI was at $20 last year or year before 8 mil aint nothin to sneeze at either! Weezy doesnt see that money, cause Baby and Slim see most of that money! Akon is a super producer and international pop star, his earnings is understandable.

  219. THELUPEND Says:

    I’m pretty sure Forbes doesn’t consider soulja boy to be a rapper.

  220. Max Profit Says:

    Nice to see big money being made by black folks!!

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  223. No Chance With B » Blog Archive » Strength In Numbers? Says:

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