KANYE WEST Tops “2019 Highest Paid Hip Hop Acts”

The year of 2019 in Hip Hop is slowly coming to an END. with so many Hip Hop heads racking in cool stacks from their hard work and efforts which was earn via ALBUM SALES, TOURS, FEATURES, ENDORSEMENTS & OTHER MERCHANDISE, We are safe to say the above list of artist are those who did rocked the game this year ranked by FORBES.
At number one is surprisingly the YEEZY man who thanks to his eponymous shoe line with Adidas. is expected to top $1.5 billion in sales this year or about half of what Nike’s Air Jordan pulls in boosting West’s pretax income to $150 million over the past year and making him hip-hop’s cash king for the first time ever.
Another career first: West out-earned Jay-Z, who ranks second on this year’s list with $81 million, buoyed by the tail end of his On The Run II tour with wife Beyoncé. and the OVO Drake, who is the most-streamed artist of any genre, rounds out the top three with $75 million.
1. Kanye West – $150M
2. Jay Z – $81M
3. Drake – $75M
4. Diddy – $70M
5. Travis Scott – $58M
6. Eminem – $50M
7. DJ Khaled – $40M
8. Kendrick – $38.5M
9. Migos – $36M
10. Childish Gambino – $35M
11. J. Cole ($31 million)
12. Nicki Minaj ($29 million)
13. Cardi B ($28 million)
14. Swizz Beatz ($23 million)
15. Meek Mill ($21 million)
16. Birdman ($20 million)
17. Future ($19.5 million)
18. Nas ($19 million)
19. Wiz Khalifa ($18.5 million)
20. Pitbull ($18 million)

All in all, the top 20 acts in hip-hop banked a combined $860 million, up 33% from $648 million last year. The bar for entry is $18 million, the highest it’s ever been. Our numbers represent pretax income from June 2018 to June 2019 before deducting fees for agents, managers and lawyers; figures are based on data from Nielsen Music, Pollstar, Bandsintown and interviews with experts, handlers and some of the stars themselves.