With the launch of the first generation of smartphones, the fastest rapper on earth is now a reality.
The fastest rapper is currently the No. 1 on Forbes’ list of the world most valuable rappers with a value of $1.2 billion.
But it’s not just the world of sports that has given rappers such a powerful platform.
Rap music is also making its way into the mainstream and beyond, and has become a lucrative business for artists.
The Top 20 rap albums in the US and the Top 40 rap albums worldwide were released in 2017.
The world of rap has become mainstream.
And with that comes a lot of money.
The top 20 rap artists in the USA, according to Forbes, earned a total of $3.1 billion in 2017 alone, making it the second most profitable year ever for the music industry behind 2014.
There were also millions of dollars of earnings for the top 50 rap artists, according the Forbes report.
The Top 50 rap albums were released last year, but the total revenue came in just under $2.3 billion.
Top 50 rap album revenue in 2017: