7. Kanye West – $22 million

He didn’t crack the top five on this list, but Kanye may have had the biggest year of any hip-hop cash king. Among his highlights were a memorable Grammy performance, a new Adidas shoe launch and an announcement of intention to run for president in 2020. Does he really intend to give new meaning to the term West Wing? With Kanye, one can never say never.

8. Wiz Khalifa – $21.5 million

Pittsburgh’s best-known rapper may have relocated to “Pixburg” (Los Angeles) but he continues to keep his hometown on the rap map. This year is his best yet, thanks to his Furious 7 duet “See You Again” and incessant touring—plus accompanying sales of his weed-themed merch. “It’s part of my personality,” he told FORBES. “It wasn’t conscious at first, but then when I saw how far it was going and I was like, ‘Why not?’”