‘The Midwest’s Answer To Cash Money’ – Tech N9ne Places In Forbes Magazine’s ‘Cash Kings’, The World’s Top 20 Earners In Hip Hop

Sep 24 2013

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What started as a conversation between Kansas City’s leading emcee and a fan (who also happens to be an extremely successful and shrewd businessman) has found its way into becoming a hip hop empire. 14 years after its creation, Strange Music is profiled in Forbes Magazine and Tech N9ne is named one of Hip Hop’s 20 biggest earners.

Forbes Magazine just unveiled their much-anticipated list of Cash Kings, hip hop’s 20 biggest earners worldwide. Tech N9ne undoubtedly has turned some heads through his #18 ranking, placing ahead of notorious big earners like 50 Cent and Rick Ross.

Click here to see the listing of Hip Hop’s Cash Kings of 2013

Forbes also published an accompanying article and video which profiles Tech N9ne and Travis O’Guin and their combined efforts to make Strange Music what Forbes calls “a leaner, stealthier, Midwestern version of Cash Money.”

The article highlights what can be an overlooked aspect of Strange Music: for as brilliant as the artistic minds are on the label, there’s just as much genius behind the Kansas City empire’s approach to business.

Click here to read the article.


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