Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list has served as an indicator of today’s prominent musical figures. The 30 Under 30 2018 edition is out and it finds a generous helping of notable Hip Hop artists making the final cut. In the music section, one of 20 categories in the list, nine of the genre’s most prevalent artists make the cut. It’s a slight change of pace from last year’s list and only eight were included.
Playboi Carti makes it to the list of culture shifters. His chart-topping single “Magnolia” brought him superstardom along with his six-figure deal with Interscope and association with A$AP Mob’s A$AP Rocky. Cardi B is the second on the list as “Bodak Yellow” brought her to limelight and its subsequent run at the top of Billboard’s Hot 100. Lil Uzi Vert’s success with “Luv Is Rage 2” on Billboard’s Hot 100 and the popular single “XO Tour Life” got him on the Forbes’ list. Migos and its list of radio hits, including “Bad and Boujee,” “T-Shirt,” and, most recently, “Too Hotty,” earned the trio a spot.
Travis Scott’s “Pick Up The Phone” and “Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight” earned him a spot on the list. Young Thug, who is featured on “Pick Up The Phone,” also made the cut with his unique fashion sense in music. Young M.A, Khalid, H.E.R. and SZA were also included on the list for their outstanding achievements and projected future success.