Cardi B, Post Malone, Lil Pump & More Among Forbes' 2018 Hip-Hop Future Moguls List
Cardi B, Post Malone, Lil Pump, and 21 Savage and a slew of other upcoming hip-hop acts had a monstrous 2017, fueled by their ubiquitous, Billboard Hot 100-topping singles. As we head into the new year, Forbes has recognized these artists (and more) as hip-hop's new class of moneymakers as part of its newly-named Hip-Hop's Future Moguls list, formerly known as Hip-Hop Cash Princes.
Forbes renamed their original male-centered roundup Hip-Hop Cash Princes to Hip-Hop Future Moguls as a push towards inclusivity and diversity, broadening this year's criteria to include "age, ethnicity and gender," making way for artists like Cardi B and Lizzo to appear on the list.
Cardi B enters the Hip-Hop Future Moguls list thanks to the success of breakout hit "Bodak Yellow," which sat atop the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1 for three consecutive weeks and made the Bronx rapper the first female rapper to top the chart solo. Detroit rapper Lizzo and producer Wondagurl are also featured on the list.
Post Malone and 21 Savage are fitting entries on the list, following the release of their respective albums -- Malone's 2016 best-seller Stoney and 21's 2017 breakout effort Issa Album -- as well as the pair's infectious collab "Rockstar," which took the No. 1 spot on the Hot 100 for eight weeks. Vic Mensa, Playboi Carti and Lil Pump also make Forbes' list as well.
View Forbes' entire Hip-Hop Future Moguls roundup here.