Coming 2ND on our list, who is no surprise at all, is Kansas City, Missouri’s own Tech N9ne. The independent phenomenon started making headlines in the early stages of his career with investor and partner Travis O’Guin starting in 1999. The rapper then went on to sell out shows, merchandise and music which amounted to their massive fortune with Strange Music Group.
aster P is hands down the most successful independent rapper of all time. His current business empire and portfolio ranges from gas stations, to energy drinks, to energy and internet companies. The list goes on and on. The man has been on his own mission since day one and never really stopped, even after his label stopped operating. Today, Master P’s assets is still valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Salute to the general of independent record sales!
As one of the pioneers in the southern chopped and screwed movement, Slim Thug had amassed his fortune even before his commercial fame with Pharrell and Universal Records. When mentioning successful independent rappers, the name Slim Thug will always be on the top five charts. The Houston based rapper has sold millions of units independently and even more commercially, making him one of the most successful indie rappers to ever grace the mic.
As a well known Houston based rapper, South Park Mexican amassed a fortune from his music sales. The rapper was so successful at one point he didn’t know what to do with his earnings! SPM is one of the key figures when mentioning successful independent rappers even until this day. He built his fortune in 1995 when he started Dope House Records with his brother.
When you hear the word “underground rapper” who is the first person you think of? That’s correct! Immortal Technique has been killing the game with powerful independent sales for over a decade. The powerhouse rapper is very well respected among his cult followers which brought him millions in earnings from albums and merchandise alone.
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