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Drake Beats Out Dr. Dre On 2015 Hip-Hop Cash Kings List


Drake Beats Out Dr. Dre On 2015 Hip-Hop Cash Kings List

Forbes just released their annual Hip-Hop Cash Kings list, and the top-3 the biggest shake up we’ve seen in the last few years, as Drake, yes – the 6 Gawd himself – nabs the top money-making spot from Dr. Dre. The reason? No, Dre didn’t fall of – not hardly. The report mentions Drake’s constant tour schedule as the likely cause for his bump in the list, though it doesn’t mention his deal with Apple which likely also landed huge chunks of change in Aubrey’s Wells Fargo account.

As for Dre, who topped last year’s list because of his own Apple/Beats deal, Forbes says that his checks from Apple haven’t slowed up, they’re just much smaller than the one that netted him the top spot last year. The report also mentions that his profits from Straight Outta Compton and his new album won’t show face until next year’s list.

Eminem, Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa​, Nicki Minaj​, and Birdman round out the top-10, while Kendrick Lamar went from spot 15 last year to 13 this year. 50 Cent is one of the bigger names that dropped off the list completely, more than likely due to the bankruptcy and multiple judgements against him. Don’t think Fiddy is hurting, though. With a third season of the Starz hit ‘Power’ on the way, he’s seeing some ching ching.

Check out the full list below.

1. Diddy – $60 million
2. Jay Z – $56 million
3. Drake – $39.5 million
4. Dr. Dre – $33 million
5. Pharrell – $32 million
6. Eminem – $31 million
7. Kanye West – $22 million
8. Wiz Khalifa – $21.5 million
9. Nicki Minaj – 21 million
10. Birdman – $18 million
11. Pitbull – $17 million
12. Lil Wayne – $15 million
13. Kendrick Lamar – $12 million
14. J. Cole – $11 million
15. Snoop Dogg – $10 million
16. Rick Ross – $9 million
17. Tech N9ne – $8.5 million
18. Ludacris – $8 million
19. T.I. – $6 million
20. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – $5.5 million

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