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Lil Wayne Moves Down A Spot, But Makes More Than Last Year On Forbes’ 2012 Hip-Hop “Cash Kings” List

Even though Lil Wayne has moved down a spot on the 2012 Hip-Hop Cash Kings list created by Forbes from last year, he still made nearly double of what he made in 2011. Weezy came #5 on the list earning $27 million that includes revenue from his latest album Tha Carter IV, his new clothing line TRUKFIT, and his partnership with Mountain Dew for the “DEWeezy” campaign.

The hip-hop artists who came above Tune in the list are: Dr. Dre with $110 million, Diddy with $45 million, Jay-Z with $38 million and Kanye West with $35 million. You can view the top 20 earners list after the jump below, which shows YMCMB’s Drake, Birdman and Nicki Minaj just behind Tunechi!

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Lil Wayne’s “Right Above It” Single Feat Drake Tops iTunes Charts x Forbes Hip Hop Top Earners List

Lil Waynes Right Above It Single Tops iTunes Charts

Yesterday, we reported Lil Wayne‘s “Right Above It” single featuring Drake was officially put on iTunes, and now today it has made #1 on both the Rap/Hip Hop charts and the Overall charts. The record is the first single from Weezy‘s upcoming I’m Not A Human Being EP which is dropping on his birthday, September 27th, and if you didn’t buy your official copy from iTunes, then you can do so here!

Hit the jump to see where Lil Wayne came on the Forbes hip hop top earners list:

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