Rappers are people who chats or talks freely, or sings in a fast motion as if knocking on a door. Rap is a form of poetry put to a beat.
Rap is considered one of the most controversial genres of music. Some people are of the view that rap music does not make any sense, totally baseless and meaningless. While there are many people, who simply enjoy it and considers it to be the toughest thing to do as it does involves the appropriate usage of metaphors, idioms, similes and proficient writing. Rap music creates a positive energy. People can relate to the wordings of the rap music. Rap isn’t just an entertainment but also can be used as a medication tool for many people. It brings out the emotions and whatever is in mind. A musical display of emotions through creative wordplay is rap music. The lyrics simply twist the mind; spark the brain and takes to another world full of tough beats and varying emotions.
In today’s period, many people and children want to be rappers as they are considered to be cool and funky. They do follow very well-known rappers in the world and try to imitate and pick their style. They are the most followed celebrities who keep on entertaining through their unique and mind-boggling moves and music. Many of rappers rose from rags to riches by working hard. Following are the Top 10 Richest Rappers in the World:
10. Kanye Omari West
Kanye Omari West has a net worth of $90 million as stated by Forbes . He started his musical career by producing tracks for various well-known artist such as Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Ludacris, and many more. Kanye West started getting recognition for his work first as a Producer and gradually with time, turned into a well-known rapper . His first album in public was released in the year 2004 by the name “The College Dropout” and became immensely popular. The album even won the Best Rap Album Award. He has the tendency to create rap that touches the soul, and his unique fashion sense presents a different personality of him thereby, setting him apart from others. He has received maximum awards for his rap and therefore, tops the chart of the most awarded artist of all time. Kanye West, on business side has been indulging into successful business activities like Clothing line, and restaurants. In 2009, he introduced his own line of shoes designed for the luxury goods brand Louis Vetton. Also, he is a great philanthropist and works for underprivileged children and the society.
9. Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. is an American Rapper and Producer. Lil Wayne has a net worth of $95 million thereby, grabbing him a position in the top 10 richest rappers. He started his musical career with the rap group Hot Boys. He gained lot of popularity and fame with the group’s album Guerrilla Warfare. In sometime only, he reached at No.3 on the Billboard Charts with his solo album “The Block is Hot” and it was a biggest hit. His next albums created a buzz in the music world. He reached at high levels with his album “Tha Carter” and later many versions of the album were released attracting more audience and huge sales. In 2005, he founded Young Money Entertainment. His songs have created a record. With time, he reinvented himself as a superb and million-selling rapper.
8. Ice Cube
O’Shea “Ice Cube” Jackson is an America Rapper, and also tried his hands in other fields as well thereby, became Producer, Actor, Director and Screenwriter too. He has an estimated net worth of $ 100 million that spots him a position in the Top 10 Richest Rappers. Ice Cube is known for his brutal lyrics and is a skilled rapper who has a talent of portraying situations or things into story. He is one of the greatest storytellers. Ice cube sold millions of albums as a solo artist and even discovered himself as mainstream actor and producer.
7. Snoop Dogg
Calvin Cardozar Broadus, Jr. is also known as Snoop Dogg , has an estimated net worth of $120 million as per Forbes. He was discovered by Dr. Dre. Snoop Dogg was known as a freestyle rapping technique. He made his entry into the Rap world through Dr. Dre “The Chronic”, later was signed to Death Row Records and became the one of the most popular rappers of all time. He has also acted in some films and television shows. He has a good sense of rhythm and there is a smooth flow in his rap – jazziest and funkiest.
Eminem also known as M&M has a net worth of $140 million. He is an American multi-platinum selling rapper, record producer and actor. His real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III. His debut solo album was Infinite and later released The Slim Shady LP that helped him not only to spot a place among the famous and fine rappers but also earned him the Best Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. Eminem is one of the greatest rappers of all time- smooth, rapid, rhythmic. He is an efficient rapper who runs with the beats and lets the whole world rap along with him through his unique and rhythmic rap style. Year 2002 marked a great success for him with the release of his “The Eminem Show”.
Bryan Williams aka Birdman, an America Rapper, has a net worth of $150 million. Birdman founded Cash Money Records along with his brother and established himself as an enterpreneur. Birdman is a versatile artist and a producer. He also contributed to the making of Young Money Cash Money Billionaires which gave him more popularity and fame. Cash Money Records is the most commercially successful label in the history of Hip-Hop music. His solo and collaborated albums earned him immense popularity among the masses. He loves to play football and is AFL football player.
4. 50 Cent
Born Curtis James Jackson III with net worth of $250 million is an American rapper, Entrepreneur, and Actor. Success touched his feet with the release of his album “Get Rich or Die Tryin” and “The Massacre”. He has earned most of his net worth through endorsements and record sales. After the success of album Get Rich or Die Tryin, he founded label G-Unit Records, launched G-Unit Clothing Company, written several books, and has acted in several movies. Also, 50 Cent has other businesses as well – owns SMS Audio headphones, G-Unit Films and many more.
3. Dr. Dre
Andre “Dr. Dre” Young, an American Rapper, Entrepreneur and Record Producer with net worth of $350 million. Dr. Dre has been a big support and launched the careers of many rappers including, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Eminem etc. He is ranked as the third richest rappers in the world. He became rich and grew in large numbers with Aftermath Record label. He’s an iconic West Coast Rapper who popularized rap music with slow and heavy beats all over. He is stated as a perfectionist and is known for his flawless recordings.
2. Jay- Z
Born Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name Jay-Z is one of the most financially successful and influential rapper and entrepreneur in America. Jay-Z has sold 50 million albums worldwide and received 17 Grammy Awards for his musical work making his net worth of $475 million. This spots him at the second place among the Richest Rappers in the world. A reigning rapper of all time. His album “Reasonable Doubt” and “the Blueprint” were the stepping stones towards his success and fame. He is considered to be the master of the FLOW. He also established himself as an Entrepreneur having record companies and clothing lines.
Sean John Combs known as Diddy is the riches rapper in the world with net worth of $580 million. Diddy has built his wealth through various business ventures including clothing lines and musical career. Acting gigs and television shows also added to his net worth. His debut album “No Way Out” went seven times platinum and from then the list of superhit albums started increasing to his fortune. He is one of the most innovative and coolest Rapper of all time.