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.