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Cardi B, Post Malone, 21 Savage, Lil Pump Among Forbes’ 2018 Hip-Hop Future Moguls List

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Cardi B arrives at E11EVEN on November 22, 2017 in Miami, Florida.
Cardi B arrives at E11EVEN on November 22, 2017 in Miami, Florida.

*Cardi B, Post Malone, 21 Savage and Lil Pump are among a number of buding hip-hop acts gracing Forbes’ newly-named Hip-Hop’s Future Moguls list, formerly known as Hip-Hop Cash Princes.

Forbes renamed their original male-centered roundup in a move to be more inclusive and diverse. The list broadens this year’s criteria to include “age, ethnicity and gender,” making way for artists like Cardi B and Lizzo to appear on the list.

Forbes tapped founder of Rap Coalition Wendy Day, Charlamagne tha God, and Universal Hip-Hop Museum President Rocky Bucano for their input in picking this year’s class.

Cardi B enters the Hip-Hop Future Moguls list thanks to the success of breakout hit “Bodak Yellow,” which topped the Billboard Hot 100 for three consecutive weeks and made the Bronx emcee the first female rapper to top the chart solo. Detroit rapper Lizzo and producer Wondagurl are also featured on the list.

Post Malone and 21 Savage make the list following the release of their respective albums — Malone’s 2016 best-seller “Stoney” and 21’s 2017 breakout effort “Issa Album,” as well as the pair’s eight-week chart-topping collabo “Rockstar.”

Lil Pump appears on the list thanks to his smash “Gucci Gang” and for his meteoric leap from unknown SoundCloud rapper to mainstream star.

Tyler, the Creator earned a spot on the list thanks to his tracks “Flower Boy” and “Who Dat Boy” featuring Rocky, which became the first song from his catalog to chart on the Billboard Hot 100.

Vic Mensa and Playboi Carti made the cut as well.

View Forbes’ entire Hip-Hop Future Moguls list here.

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