Forbes just released their Hip-Hop’s Future Moguls Class of 2018. Formerly known as Hip-Hop Cash Princes, the publication says “it was time to change the name of the package from Cash Princes to the gender-neutral Future Moguls” to reflect burgeoning diversity in the mainstream hip-hop world.
After a chart-topping, record-breaking 2017, Bronx rapper Cardi B makes the cut, as does Post Malone and 21 Savage, whose “rockstar” collab just broke the Spotify record for the longest number 1 run on their global charts, in addition to breaking Apple Music’s first week streaming record.
Along with Cardi B, body-positive rapper-singer Lizzo and producer Wondagurl give the Forbes Class of 2018 its highest percentage of female representation yet.
Other honorees include Tyler, the Creator, Highsnobiety Issue 15 cover star Playboi Carti, Dave East, Vic Mensa, and Lil Pump.
Check out the full piece over at Forbes right here.
In other music news, Kim Kardashian confirms that Kanye West rapped over FaceTime for a terminally ill fan. Get the full scoop right here.
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