Nas hits $44 million over the past year, an income made from tours, endorsement deals and equity stakes from venture capitalist Ben Horowitz.
Nas took the number six spot in this year’s Forbes list of world’s highest-paid hip hop acts, the first time since his debut album.
Topping the list this year is JAY-Z with an earning of $76.5 million, followed closely by Diddy with $64 million from his stakes in Ciroc and Deleon tequila.
Next on the list is Kendrick Lamar whose huge Black Panther project, Nike and American Express deal puts him on number three spot with $58 million.
Drake and J.Cole take fifth and seventh spot with $47 million and $35 Million respectively.
Sadly, no female star makes this year’s top 10 spot.