Forbes' 2010 "Hip-Hop Cash Kings" List, With Musical Accompaniment

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You might not know it from the way that they dress or the kinds of cars they drive, but some rap music artists make a very respectable living. Forbes magazine, in fact, has made an annual tradition out of their listing the biggest earners in the field. This year’s edition came out this week. But it’s important to remember that these artists also make music. So here’s Forbes’ list, augmented by each of these very wealthy individual’s best recorded musical performance.

1) Jay-Z

2) Diddy

3) Akon

4) Lil Wayne

5) Dr. Dre

6) Ludacris

7) Snoop Dogg

8) Timbaland

9) Pharrell Williams

10) Kanye West

11) Drake

12) T.I.

13) Swizz Beatz

14) Eminem

15) 50 Cent

16) Young Jeezy

17) Common

18) Soulja Boy

19) T-Pain

20) Lil Jon

21) Gucci Mane

22) Rick Ross