Fetty Wap, Rae Sremmurd, Schoolboy Q and More Included in Forbes 30 Under 30
Forbes released their annual 30 Under 30 selections today (Jan. 4), which highlights the brightest young talent in 20 different sectors, and hip-hop is well represented within music. Among the selections, Forbes has included rappers Fetty Wap, Rae Sremmurd and ScHoolboy Q.
Singers the Weeknd, Jason Derulo and Kehlani, producers Boi-1da and Metro Boomin, and TDE President Dave Free and engineer and DJ MixedByAli are also on the lauded list. Mac Miller, a 2012 selection, served as one of the judges in deciding this year's picks.
For Fetty Wap, 24, the strength of his debut single "Trap Queen" and the subsequent radio hits earned him a spot, while ScHoolboy Q, 29, was celebrated for his album Oxymoron, which while released in 2014, was up for a Best Rap Album Grammy in 2015. As for Slim Jimmy, 23, and Swae Lee, 22, the brothers who compose Mike Will Made It's group Rae Sremmurd, the strength of their album SremmLife carried by the their party hits "No Flex Zone" and "No Type" proved too much for the panel of judges to ignore.
Elsewhere, Straight Outta Compton stars O'Shea Jackson Jr., 24, and Jason Mitchell, 28, were among those selected in the Hollywood & Entertainment category, while Stephen Curry, 27, Mo'ne Davis, 14, Cam Newton, 26 and Russell Westbrook, 27, all received nods within Sports.
Past music honorees include Kendrick Lamar and A$AP Rocky, who appears on the publication's 30 Under 30 print cover despite being on last year's list.
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