Forbes’ Hip-Hop Cash Kings 2008 Released

Sean Combs and his children by David Shankbone

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Forbes released its 2008 list of Hip-Hop’s biggest earners for 2008 and in at number one is Mr. Fiddy Cent himself with $150 million, followed by Sean “Jay-Z” Carter and Sean “Diddy” Combs. The trio was also the top 3 in the list last year with 50 Cent overtaking Jay-Z thanks to a lucrative deal with Coca-Cola, selling his stake in Vitamin Water. Kanye West (or is that Kanye “Kanye West” West?) may have beat 50 in the soundscan battle but he comes fourth on the list with $30 million.

As fun as this list is, I’m actually more interested in these rappers’ real names, like Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley and Aliaune “Akon” Thiam. Really, I had no idea. But no matter what, I’m still going to refer to Jonathon Smith affectionately as Lil John. Yeah!

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