Top Hip-Hop Earners of 2013: Nicki Minaj, Diddy And More

Riding around in expensive cars, shopping in designer stores, and wearing bling are some of the perks of being a rapper. It use to be that putting out music made you one of hip-hop’s top earners, but the game and times have changed and marketing your name has added a whole new twist to hip-hop pioneerism. VIBE counts down the top 5 highest hip-hop earners of 2013. While rap gurus like Dr. Dre and Jay Z obviously make the list, there’s one female MC who is giving the guys a run for their money.