It’s that time of year again, the Forbes 30 Under 30 2016 list! Let’s take a look at the hip hop influencers that made the cut.
Known for producing hits like “Headlines” and “Best I Ever Had,” Boi-1da got his start with OVO founder Drake.
Metro Boomin, 22
Came a long way from his start in middle school. He produces beats for Future, Gucci Mane, Ludacris and more.
Leon Bridges, 26
His album “Coming Home” hit No. 1 last year on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip Hop list.
Jason Derulo, 26
From ghostwriting for Lil Wayne and Diddy to making 14 top 100 hits, Derulo made the cut for Forbes 30 Under 30 2016.
Dave Free, 29
Jason Derulo’s manager took him under his wing. Since then he’s sold millions of records and won multiple Grammys for his work.
Mixing engineer for Top Dawg Entertainment, MixedByAli has a huge year coming up. Why? Because he played a significant role in Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp A Butterfly.”
Schoolboy Q, 29
The California rapper released “Oxymoron” in 2014, reaching No. 1 on the charts for his debut.
Rae Sremmurd 22,23
The rap duo/ brothers took the hip hop world by storm with their debut in 2014 and made the Forbes 30 Under 30 list.
DJ Snake, 29
The French DJ made headway in hip hop with the song “Turn Down For What?” He continues to make noise in the EDM industry.
Fetty Wap, 24
Fetty Wap made the list. We don’t really have to go into why he did; his 2015 portfolio speaks for itself. Congrats Fetty!
The Weekend, 25
The Weekend is another artist whose work speaks for itself. Making the Forbes 30 Under 30 2016 list was well deserved.
If you’re wondering why hip hop artists Kendrick Lamar and Drake didn’t make the cut, it’s because they’ve made the list once already. As you know, you can only be nominated once for the Forbes 30 Under 30.
Is anyone else missing from Forbes 30 Under 30 2016? Do you think someone got snubbed from the list?