20 Richest Rappers of 2013

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In commercial hip-hop, your money game is even more important than your ability to rhyme. If you've got money, you've got rhymes, and if you don't have money, you fake it till you make it.

For these top earners, the faking days are over. Making Forbes' list of biggest rap bank accounts is proof you walk the way you're talking, and if you're real about numbers, your fans can believe you're real about other things, right?

Maybe that's faulty logic. But either way, these are the richest rappers of 2013.

See also: 13 Richest DJs of 2013

20. Questlove: $6 Million, tie
We're going to go ahead and call Questlove, director of the Legendary Roots Crew, the best drummer in the whole game. He's brought his intelligent gang up from the bottom to prime time. Perpetual underground heroes, they're now in households across America every night as the backing band for Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Plus, he's been DJ'ing a lot lately for extra cash.

20. Young Jeezy: $6 Million, tie
Jeezy (he actually dropped the "Young" recently because he's 35) hasn't released an album since 2011, but Forbes said a successful clothing line (8732 Apparel) and touring money has pushed him into the illustrious top 20.

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Susy Castillo
Susy Castillo

all the miami new times stories are really lame. They need dramatic stuff to catch your attention. what is up with that?

Erik Swagerty
Erik Swagerty

20 Biggest pieces if shite would be more accurate.

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...............if they have a house in ALPINE new jersey then they made it = period

Justo J. Sánchez
Justo J. Sánchez

with names like Gucci Mane and, then, to hear them preach about political correctness and the civil rights that a principled generation fought and died for. I call this hypocrisy.

Sandor Urban
Sandor Urban

Wow, 12 pages.... could you all have spread it out further? Seriously, whats with all the ties too? Grab the top 20 and if there are ties for a given slot assign the 'winners' to the correct number of slots... way to milk it.


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Laurie Allen
Laurie Allen

One of the top five owe me $$ for a gig...and trust me it not that much.

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