Today, Forbes released their newest class of Hip-Hop Cash Princes, and unsurprisingly, Fetty Wap made the list after the incredible year he had. Second to their annual list of Hip-Hop Cash Kings that denotes the most successful in the industry, their third ever list of Princes picks out the ten most promising acts under the age of 30 who are most likely to conquer the Hip-Hop Cash King list someday. The Class of 2016 was handpicked by judges including Atlantic Records chief Craig Kallman, Lovebug Starski, Charlamagne tha God, list alum Hit-Boy, and three Forbes staffers.
Fetty Wap has undoubtedly earned the top spot after scoring two Grammy nominations and a multi-platinum hit with “Trap Queen.” Logic also made this year's list with his most recent release, The Incredible True Story, debuting at No. 3 on Billboard’s album chart and selling more than 135,000 units. Following the release of her debut EP #AndSeeThatsTheThing and reaching No. 47 on the Billboard 200 charts, Dej Loaf is also crowned. Little Simz was another choice for the judges after being named by Kendrick Lamar as one of the “illest doing it right now.” The North London rapper's “Dead Body” reached No. 10 on the Billboard charts and she is currently touring the world. The other rappers that made the Class of 2016 are Boi-1da, Dej Loaf, G-Eazy, Joey Bada$$, Lil Dicky, Metro Boomin, and Young Dolph. You can read more up on here.