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The Weeknd, Rae Sremmurd, and Kehlani also among those listed.

The Forbes 30 under 30 list is definitely the first step in one day being listed in one of the bigger categories, and many rappers have taken that step this year. 

On this year's list, we have ScHoolboy Q (29), Slim Jimmy and Swae Lee of Rae Sremmurd (23 and 22 respectively). Fetty Wap (24), The Weeknd (25), Kehlani (20), Boi-1da (29), and Metro Boomin (22). 

Of course you can only make the list once, so artists like Drake and Kendrick Lamar, while still killing it in their 20s do not appear among the 2016 class. However, Forbes did make sure to catch up with Kendrick, writing of the rapper "Compton's latest Cash King earned $15 million over the past year, setting him on the path of mentor Dr. Dre--but the thoughtful lyrics and funky beats of new album "To Pimp A Butterfly" have earned him something priceless: a position as the conscience of hip-hop."

Check out the full list here. Who got snubbed?

ScHoolboy Q, Fetty Wap, Metro Boomin Make Forbes "30 Under 30"

The Weeknd, Rae Sremmurd, and Kehlani also among those listed.


The Forbes 30 under 30 list is definitely the first step in one day being listed in one of the bigger categories, and many rappers have taken that step this year. 

On this year's list, we have ScHoolboy Q (29), Slim Jimmy and Swae Lee of Rae Sremmurd (23 and 22 respectively). Fetty Wap (24), The Weeknd (25), Kehlani (20), Boi-1da (29), and Metro Boomin (22). 

Of course you can only make the list once, so artists like Drake and Kendrick Lamar, while still killing it in their 20s do not appear among the 2016 class. However, Forbes did make sure to catch up with Kendrick, writing of the rapper "Compton's latest Cash King earned $15 million over the past year, setting him on the path of mentor Dr. Dre--but the thoughtful lyrics and funky beats of new album "To Pimp A Butterfly" have earned him something priceless: a position as the conscience of hip-hop."

Check out the full list here. Who got snubbed?

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