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40 Most Expensive Rappers: Cost Per Show

/ November 20, 2014

5) Lil Wayne ($300,000 plus)

Lil Wayne joined Cash Money Records when he was just nine years old. In the year 2012, this American rapper toured North America with 2 Chainz and T.I. on the second America’s Most Wanted Festival.

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4) Drake ($350,000 to 600,000)

This Canadian rapper and songwriter has released many mixtapes like Room for Improvement. He embarked on the worldwide Club Paradise Tour which became the most successful hip-hop tour of 2012, and grossed more than $42 million.


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3) Macklemore ($350,000 to $700,000)

This American rapper has independently released one mixtape, two albums and three EPs. His single Thrift Shop reached No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2013. He performed during the Heist Tour in November 2012.


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2) Kanye West ($500,000 – $1,000,000)

This American rapper, songwriter, record producer, director entrepreneur and fashion designer began rapping in the third grade. He is an outspoken and controversial celebrity. Kanye West’s Yeezus Tour was the second best selling tour of 2013.

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1) Jay-Z ($1,000,000)

This American rapper, record producer and entrepreneur is one of the most financially successful hip hop artists in the world. Forbes estimates his net worth at around $550 million.


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These rappers are seen as top in rap music and draw huge crowds.