Obtaining royalty in the rap game is an effort that needs to be groomed and the same can be side for earning the riches that comes along with being a Hip-Hop megastar.
Forbes has extended its annual Cash King list for the 2015 Hip-Hop Cash Princes stat sheet which honors some fairly established artists who are well on their way to playing big bank with the big boys.
Miley Cyrus isn’t exactly known as a paragon of hip-hop music, yet “We Can’t Stop”—one of her most iconic songs—was crafted by one of the genre’s top up-and-comers, Mike Will Made It.
Born Michael Len Williams II, the 26-year-old rapper-producer has a knack for working a diverse cast of musicians. In addition to his eight songs on Cyrus’ Bangerz, he’s had a hand it hits by acts from Kanye West to Rihanna to Lil Wayne to Mariah Carey.
“When I do music, I don’t think about urban music, pop or country,” Williams told FORBES. “I just think about a good song.”
This year’s list was selected by a panel of expert judges including Cash Princes alum Tyga, Cash Kings alum DJ Khaled, Hot 97 Morning Show host Peter Rosenberg, FORBES staff writer Natalie Robehmed and yours truly. Any hip-hop act under age 30 as of March 31st, 2015 is eligible for the list, as long as he or she hasn’t appeared on a previous Cash Kings or Princes list.
Scroll through the gallery below to see who made the cut for the 2015 Hip-Hop Cash Princes. It also includes one princess, who everyone is well acquainted with.
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