Forbes just released their 2018 list of Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Acts This year, JAY-Z sits in the No. 1 spot with a whopping $76.5 million, soaring past last year’s No. 1, Sean “Diddy” Combs, who lands at No. 2 with $64 million.But it’s Kendrick Lamar who takes number 3 and has accomplished a career-best with an impressive $58 million. From his endorsement deals with Nike and American Express to sold-out dates on the TDE: Championship Tour, K. Dot’s epic year has paid off.
Drake slides in at No. 4 with $47 million and J. Cole rounds out the Top 5 with $35.5 million.Dr. Dre and Nas are tied for No. 6 with $35 million. It marks the first time Nas has made the list since emerging with Illmatic in 1994.Elsewhere on the list, DJ Khaled lands at No. 11 with $27 million, Travis Scott at No. 15 with $21 million, Lil Uzi Vert at No. 17 with $19.5 million and Logic at No. 19 with $17 million.Russ, Swizz Beatz and Meek Mill are tied at No. 20 with $15 million.
— Forbes (@Forbes) September 12, 2018