Hustler of the Year

2 Chainz

2 Chainz

Here’s an inescapable truth: everything sounds better with 2 Chainz. You’d be hard pressed to find a rapper who brought a flare as unique to everything he touched this past year. 

Jay-Z

Jay-Z

Last year’s winner continued his cash windfall, recognized by Forbes of one of the highest paid celebs. Besides his partnership in the Brooklyn Nets franchise and his post as Roc Nation CEO, he earned millions as one-half of The Thone. Not too shabby, Jay.

Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne

Wayne’s Young Money label roster maintains its hold on the hip hop landscape. But Weezy also scooped cash through his partnership with Mountain Dew, which included advertisements, public appearances and the creation of a skate park. 

Rick Ross

Rick Ross

His solid squadron of artists on his Maybach Music Group label proves his ear for talent. But he’s still a boss of the charts releasing his fourth number one LP God Forgives, I Don’t

Kanye West

Kanye West

He ruled hip hop alongside music partner Jay-Z with the release of the platinum-selling Watch the Throne and the subsequent tour. Moreover, Kanye stormed the women’s fashion world when he debuted his DW fashion line last year. 

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