The days of making mad loot off of albums alone have gone the way of the VCR, the electric typewriter and Lamar Odom’s career. It’s history. Therefore, many of your favorite hip hop heads depend on touring and doing special shows to help them maintain their swag and continue to push their expensive whips past our star-gazing eyes.

Even more than record sales, you know how hot you are based on the fee that you are able to command to perform at each venue. Some of your most beloved rappers are raking in serious stacks for a couple of hours work. Even the scrubs or the not-so-hot and beyond-their-prime suspects are getting mad love from fans and promoters alike.

Check out what some of our most well-known and old-school acts are getting paid to perform, per show, according to Pretty Polly Productions Inc. –terry shropshire

Terry Shropshire

I'm a lover of words, pictures, people and The Ohio State Buckeyes. A true journalist from the soul.