After a major co-sign from Adele, English rapper Stormzy, 23, is named a Cash Prince because of his impact overseas (he’s sold out three tours in the United Kingdom) and the release of his promising debut album, Gang Signs🤘🏽 & Prayer🙏🏾.
“Stormzy gets and understands the bigger picture and isn’t afraid to broaden his horizons,” Little Simz says of her fellow Brit. “He is an inspiration to many and there are no limitations on how far he will take it, because he’s doing this on his own terms.”
The Class of 2017 features a diverse roster, including Lil Uzi Vert (22), Tory Lanez (24), Bryson Tiller (23) and Young M.A (24). Forbes curated the list with the help of TDE’s Dave Free, Little Simz and Too $hort, who joined Forbes writers Zack O’Malley Greenburg and Natalie Robehmed in making the selections.
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They call him gun-shot Mike or Mr Skeng but the rest of the world knows him as the savagely awesome grime sensation Stormzy🌪. He has sold out tours all over the UK and moved millions world-wide.
Bryson Tiller. (23)
After rocking the game with his label debut TRAP SOUL which sold less than 30 000 in its first week but later steam rolled its way to platinum status, Bryson’s influence can’t be denied. He is now netting at least $100 000 (R1, 3 million) per city and he is also slatted to join the weekend on his tour.
If there’s one “rapper” from the new school with a target on their backs, it would have to be lil boat aka lil yachty. He somehow found himself as the bud of every joke as well as the face of everything that’s wrong with hip hop today.
But regardless of all the hate the young man stays winning, appearing in commercials for major brands such as target and Sprite and not to mention he is also reportedly pulling in close to $100 000 (R1, 3 million) per gig.
Lil Uzi Vert. (22)
“Ya ya yaaaa” Sound clouds most followed artist of 2016 Uzi Vert makes the list having had a huge 2016 because his roll in Migos mega smash hit “bad & boujee”. His asking fee for gigs has reportedly gone past $60 000 and if 2016 is anything to by, lil uzi is going to see that 60 turn to 100 real quick.
Infamously known as the guy who sounds like future and in need of no introduction we have the second youngest rapper on the list Desiigner, who easily had the biggest impact of any new comer last year and with his 3X platinum mega smash hit Panda. Because of all this success designer is reported to command north of $135 000 (R1, 8 million) for a performance.