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40 Most Expensive Rappers: Cost Per Show

/ November 20, 2014

10) Wiz Khalifa ($115,000)

This American rapper and singer-songwriter released his debut album Show and Prove in 2006. He performed at Under the Influence of Music Tour 2012.

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9) J. Cole ($125,000)

This American hip hop recording artist, songwriter and record producer first received recognition in 2007 after the release of his debut mixtape The Come Up.

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8) Kendrick Lamar ($125,000 plus)

This American hip hop recording artist is a member of West Coast hip hop supergroup Black Hippy. He accompanies Kanye West on his Yeezus Tour.

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7) 50 Cent ($150,000)

This American rapper, investor, entrepreneur and actor gained prominence with East Coast hip hop group G-Unit, of which he is the de facto leader. Throughout his music career, he has sold more than 30 million albums and won many awards, including a Grammy Award, 13 Billboard Music Awards, six World Music Awards, three American Music Awards and four BET Awards.


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6) Nicki Minaj ($250,000 plus)

This American rapper and songwriter earned her fame after releasing three mixtapes between 2007 and 2009. She was the first female artist to be included in MTV’s Annual Hottest MC List.

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