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Kanye West Tops JAY-Z on Forbes’ List of World’s Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Artists for 2019

Kanye West Tops JAY-Z on Forbes’ List of World’s Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Artists for 2019

Looks like JAY-Z didn’t do a good job “watching the throne” this year against rival rapper Kanye West. <i>Forbes</i> is out with its rankings of the highest-paid hip-hop artists in the world for 2019–and for the first time, ‘Ye has topped Hova to take the #1 spot. While JAY-Z was #1 and Kanye a paltry #10 on last year’s list, it seems West’s Yeezy collaboration with Adidas–which is expected to rake in $1.5 billion in 2019–propelled him to the top of this year’s rankings, leaving JAY-Z at #2, where he barely brought in half of what Kanye banked within the past year. Here are the top 10 for 2019 (check the link for more):<div><br /></div><div><ol><li>Kanye West, $150 million</li><li>JAY-Z, $81 million</li><li>Drake, $75 million</li><li>Diddy, $70 million</li><li>Travis Scott, $58 million</li><li>Eminem, $50 million</li><li>DJ Khaled, $40 million</li><li>Kendrick Lamar, $38.5 million</li><li>Migos, $36 million</li><li>Childish Gambino, $35 million</li></ol></div>

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