Top 20 Rappers With the Most Expensive Booking Fees (2017)


– [Narrator] If you haven’t noticed, the rap business has changed. You probably know this because
you and all your friends likely haven’t paid for an
artist’s music in a minute. Due to torrenting,
streaming, and music sharing, basically the internet, records just don’t sell like they use to. So with record purchases more or less going the way of Blockbuster rentals, those who make their living through music have had to find another
way to make money. The answer: touring. Here are the top 20 rappers with the most expensive
booking fees in 2017. His name may be related to
the famous film company, but Kodak Black is not just
taking pictures with money. He is getting 20 thousand to 30 thousand every time he hits the stage. This Florida rapper of
Haitian roots will continue to get rich as long as he can put his legal troubles to rest. Atlanta rapper 21 Savage
maybe one of the newer names on this list, but he is already raking in at least 33 thousand dollars per show. With popular tracks like No
Heart, X, and XXL Freshman, 21 Savage is just getting
started with his cash collection. It is absolutely no surprise
that Georgia rapper Lil Yachty is making 40 thousand dollars each show. Yachty has appeared in a Spray
commercial with Lebron James. He was cleverly picked to
be the face of the Nautica and Urban Outfitter collection. and Yachty’s and Targets, It Takes Two video, with Carly Rae Jepsen. With over 1.1 million Twitter followers and over one million YouTube subscribers, Lil Uzi Vert isn’t having any trouble getting his 45 thousand
dollar performance price. With successful influences on his career, such as ASAP Rocky, Marilyn Manson, Pharrell Williams, Kanye
West, and Lil Wayne, that show fee should surely
be going up very soon. Rick Ross’s charisma, big boss status, and long legacy in the music industry has solidified his pay
rate of an astounding 50 thousand dollars per show. Big Sean’s latest hit record, I Decided, along with his previous
albums, Finally Famous, Hall of Fame, and Dark Sky Paradise, have added onto this
young Detroit rapper’s stellar 75 thousand
dollar earnings per show. Despite negative press
from his feud with Drake and breaking up with
mega star Nicki Minaj, there is still no shortage of
fans and money for Meek Mill. He doesn’t have to perform for less than 80 thousand dollars. Even though it’s been somewhat of a relaxed few years for Rocky in terms of his musical output, he still gets 80 thousand
dollars per show. Group that together with
guest appearances from ASAP Mob and it’s easy
to see why he demands 80 thousand dollars per show. Atlanta has many rappers
that have made this list, including Young Thug
with 100 thousand dollars per performance, it’s a good thing that he’s serious bank per show because he has six children
by four different women. Anyone who’s ever been to one
of Travis Scott’s live shows has to feel like this is a bargain for how hard dude goes
at every performance. Travis rocks out on stage to the tune of 110 thousand dollars every performance. Signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, J. Cole is the purely gifted MC who doesn’t need guest appearances to make platinum selling albums or to earn 120 thousand dollars on stage. Another titan of the Atlanta rap scene has arrived on this list. Future may chart history
by scoring two different number one albums two weeks in a row. When he dropped Future and Hendrix, couple that with Future’s determination to have at least one mega hit per year and it’s easy to see why Future makes over 130 thousand dollars per show. Migos keep cranking out
the hits and the dollars with their asking price of at least 150 thousand dollars per show. With songs like Bad and Boujee, T-Shirt, and damn near the entire Culture album, there is still no stopping Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff from moving up the ranks of the music world. King Kendrick released Damn in 2017 and continues to be considered the greatest hip hop
artist of his generation, earning a monstrous 150 thousand plus every time he performs, yeah, 150 thousand is a lot of money, but it fills low for one of
the premier names in hip hop and it will only go up as
Kendrick’s star continues to rise. Chance the Rapper has graduated to being Chance the Grammy winning Rapper, making an incredible 220 thousand dollars for his strong stage presence and that’s without a pesky 360 deal taking some of his precious show money. The queen of current hip hop, Nicki Minaj gets paid 250 thousand dollars each time she leaves her queendom to perform for her loyal supporters. Lil Wayne has been getting
300 thousand dollars per show since the Tha Carter III launched him into international stardom. While haters incorrectly declared that Wayne fell off with his lack of music due to legal issues with Birdman, he is still a top 10 rapper of all time. While Drake hasn’t played
any major festivals where rappers can make the most money, besides his own OVO since
going from the boy to the man, Jersey still commands a
hefty price for his services averaging anywhere between 400 thousand to 800 thousand per show. Kanye’s hit fill discography
including The College Dropout, Graduation, and My Beautiful
Dark Twisted Fantasy has led him getting a super huge range of 500 thousand to one
million for each performance. Jay-Z is easily the top
contender on this list of large loot earners. In order for Jay-Z to
leave his business empire to roll out his huge
collage of hits on stage, be ready to have at least one
million dollars to book him.

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100 thoughts on “Top 20 Rappers With the Most Expensive Booking Fees (2017)”

  1. Angelice Ouloupohi says:

    T.I not on the list hmm

  2. Angelice Ouloupohi says:

    Eminem not on the list hmm

  3. Chris Thayer says:

    Chance’s concert was the best I’ve ever been to

  4. Young Mando says:

    Wait nicki minaj get more payed than kendrick and chance holy bullshit her liveshow is sad saw her once at a festival i cried cause it was so horrible

  5. michael soeterbroek says:

    I was expecting him to say: The answer: Drugs

  6. Real Mart Ent says:

    These numbers are not at all right wtf you lying for niga

  7. African Music Tv says:

    My people invest your money and stop making it rain just to show the world that you got dollars. Most people who have big money stay respectful and focused on making more.

  8. Im NOT a dumb I mean it says:

    Wheres emniem

  9. Trap God Shiva says:

    Meek Mill easily makes $300k a show. There’s no way in hell Young Thug makes more than him per show.💀

  10. Alex Minaj says:

    Nicki Minaj is the only female rapper 👑

  11. Will Will says:

    Share This clip of Will Will it won't be out long ☝🏽👀

  12. Will Will says:

    I need a music booking agent you no one I need to get on some show an festival r a tour do you no one ?

  13. michael moyo says:

    What the fuck
    Where is Eminem

  14. Talley Todo says:

    Where is em???boy you gotta be kidding me..🤣🤣

  15. VERBBB O says:

    List should be changed to. Our top mumble rappers

  16. Zenrom NC says:

    Nicki sells more than drake lmao look it up

  17. Mark R says:

    Mumble wappers- they go da da da di da

  18. Mr Myles Montego says:

    This is on earth is meek charging more than his boss Rick. .wack news

  19. 214huesos says:

    Lil uzi vert makes 45k onna show this shi is fake

  20. enoh abaz says:

    You wanna say DRAKE pay his RR with 1 show only 👌💲🤣🤣

  21. Donald Phenix says:

    Yall paying these wacc ass rapers

  22. COOKIEor Else says:

    Bitch u forgot Eminem

  23. beauty soft says:

    where is eminem dude are u lost your mind

  24. Lilgucci891 Ok says:

    any one watchin in 2k19

  25. Xsane says:

    EMINEM !

  26. Israel Andrade says:

    90059 be the zip🔥🔥 jay rock instrumental

  27. Alex M says:

    And after tax each rapper would get half of that even if these numbers are true or not

  28. Adin Mason says:

    There's no way this is true where's em at ik he's getting that doe

  29. Derrick Sanchez says:

    I don't know half these dumb bitches

  30. Praylv says:

    My kingdom for all of these idiots to be irevelant

  31. Motebang Mokoena says:


  32. Tom Hrsly says:

    East London rapper 21 savage

  33. Victor Alonso says:

    21 savage is a british rapper. Not Atlanta

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  35. Giffy Money says:

    They have no choice but to hike up their fee for a show because with the 360 deal which has been the standard since physical records stopped really selling, the record labels now get broke off of every financial gain attached to a artists name to supplement the money they used to make when record sales were lucrative. This includes, but is not limited to: movies, commercials, streams, shows, merchandise, clothing lines, writing, shows, etc. Basically anything with a artist's lyrics/music, face, name, etc on it, or involved in it, the label gets a cut. That's how 360 deals work. With that said, a artist has to basically be expensive af with performance fees among other things to make money for themselves or they would literally just be performing and doing music solely for the label to get paid which totally defeats the purpose of having a record deal in the first place. Music in itself isnt the money maker it used to be, like in the "golden era". Dudes ain't getting million dollar or multi million dollar solo/ group deals no more, and that's why artists these days are dipping into so many different lanes.

  36. juggalo news network J.N.N says:

    Kodak black , 21 savage , lil yahti , lil Uzi vert are not rappers they are mumbling 💉 junkies. And the rest on this list just suck

  37. juggalo news network J.N.N says:

    Everyone knows white boys rap better now a days

  38. Big Chung says:

    The video is all made up and bullshit

  39. Josh Rodriguez says:

    Prince better than everyone on this list combined and made sure his tickets we're only $25

  40. Kinyua says:

    Chris Brown commands $900,000 every time he performs yet he's not in this list.

  41. DJ TECH says:

    Asking for and getting is two different thing 🤣🤣

  42. Hongyi Qian says:

    You mean British rapper 21 savage?


    I wount not use a dollar on kanye

  44. juliansmind says:


  45. dan tan says:

    Artistes ?

  46. kalai vaanan says:


  47. Red Shirt says:

    So pretty much the 2016 freshman list

  48. Ronnie Kiarie says:

    The title should be when you run out of content and don wanna be irrelevant…… Smh 🙄

  49. Dean Smith says:

    So Travis scot gets paid more than meek mills and rick Ross bs

  50. hiphopmusicallday says:

    1m to book jay z but Jay z can sell out Orlando stadium 🤔🤔🤔

  51. HARRIS vincy says:

    Come on really…..and the rap GOD aka Eminem ????

  52. Michael King says:

    Latinos definitely making more money then black any latino make 100k for show the biggest make 1mil

  53. Niko Trbojević says:


  54. Nate the Great says:


  55. Project X says:

    Eminem ??

  56. Big Country says:

    Jay-z & Beyoncé concert seats started at $500 they not lying but most of the others was str8 cap

  57. aliba Clement says:

    very fake list

  58. Kris Vicious says:

    So you're telling me Eminem makes less than 30,000 per show?

  59. eltoro gillz says:

    who would pay that auto tune machine future that much

  60. Wildomar Sanders says:

    Where's Eminem????

  61. SKNDER says:

    Chance the rapper is one of my favourites. I really hope to work with him one day. Listen to one of my songs if you got like a minute. You'd be Surprised

  62. Dean Grondin says:

    These numbers aren't real

  63. PJ says:

    why no EMINEM?

  64. Jeriel Thunder says:

    It’s 2019, why is just now in my recommandations

  65. Tyhler Novac says:

    Not one single '' Rapper' on this list is worth what they want for booking .. I can Mumble rap on my own..

  66. Asad Aden says:

    Made up numbers

  67. Thomas World says:

    This is bullshit Young Jeezy charge 80k a show and ain't even on the list

  68. k krezagang says:

    That’s ridiculous because how do you think they have net worths in the 10 -100 million and touring is how you get rich.

  69. Alex says:

    Where we get these numbers from

  70. Retardus says:

    UK rapper*

  71. Datt Nigga says:

    where these agents come from

  72. Kushal Rai says:

    Where's emminem ,wiz, Snoop etc

  73. aka tha Hood Boy says:

    Eminem n snoop must have been too heavy to be put in this video as all the rappers in this vid does not even reach a half of what they earn

  74. Joel Delacruz says:

    I thought eminem is the #1

  75. Leon Montreal says:

    Lol they all got 360 deals no wonder

  76. Malcolm Avocado says:

    Non of them are making that much a show they’ll Male at most %30 of those figures a show due to labels taking all their money

  77. Michael Logan says:

    Shit eminem crash them all

  78. Michael Logan says:

    Where logic and eminem ..that seem all made up bc your missing some rappers on this bs list

  79. T_Car_King The Mighty says:

    Imagine paying for Nicki Minaj rather than k dot and jcole together

  80. DRIFtCHO says:

    #1 james charles

  81. BIGDADDY A1738 says:

    Records don’t sell anymore ? Physical music has been outselling digital music for years.

  82. Mrsznewyawk says:

    SAD. if you are a TRUE fan you would support your favorite artist financially 🤷🏽‍♀️

  83. Mrsznewyawk says:

    welp 2019 an we all know how kodaks career ended smh 🤣

  84. Dawn Bennett says:

    Logic said he made 100k every show

  85. Rayne Bailey says:

    These numbers are wrong but ok

  86. jahn wishart says:

    Twenty rappers with crap tattooed on their faces..where's that 69 kid with the rainbow hair? WTF happened to hip-hop? This music is dire….I suspect this is some Millenial / Influencer shite..have fun kids..

  87. ISS Sway says:

    Yo big sean fake as hell

  88. Morgan Stokes says:

    Eminem and 50 cent?


    “It is absolutely no surprise that Lil Yachty is charging 40k” that’s a huge surprise bro😂

  90. Prajwal Gurung says:


  91. Ronnie Patrick says:

    Fuck JZ period

  92. Maaso Kulutimbe Full HD says:

    Meek mill is 250k a show now

  93. 1236_teezy DaVIs says:

    You Cap n

  94. Mac-Zen J says:

    looool it’s now triple that for most of these

  95. Dr Truckenstein says:

    Google and checkout the magical booking price 4 this act 10/foe(WARNING This is only 4 the true gangsters)👽😲

  96. Nasty B says:

    idk if these numbers true!i know for a fact that nicki charges 250k for a guest verse,and no way chance get momre then these other cats

  97. JONDOB1 says:

    70% of trash

  98. Dominican Montano says:

    Chance in a 360 deal? Y'all buggin

  99. Caleb Cicero says:

    So when artist go on tour they pay for the venue or the venue pays them?

  100. TheGreatMeshach says:


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