The (hip-hop) future looks bright for Cardi B…
The 25-year-old half-Dominican American rapper, who has a monstrous 2017 fueled by her Billboard Hot 100-topping single “Bodak Yellow,” has been named to Forbes magazine’s Hip-Hop’s Future Moguls list.
The list represents hip-hop’s new class of moneymakers, with Cardi B joining Post Malone, Lil Pump and 21 Savage as some of this year’s honorees.
Formerly known as Hip-Hop Cash Princes, Forbes renamed the original male-centered roundup o 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.
With her gargantuan hit “Bodak Yellow,” which clocked more than 400 million on-demand streams—the fifth highest total for any song this year—she’s now grossing $150,000 or so per city on the road.
Detroit rapper Lizzo and producer Wondagurl are also featured on the list.
Vic Mensa, Playboi Carti and Lil Pump also make Forbes‘ list.
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